HDCC held its 20th Annual General Meeting on 30 November and Sudantha Akmeemana, Managing Director, Thima Jewelers was elected as the President of HDCC for the year 2013/2014. The chamber said 25 others were elected to the Board of Directors and among them were three women.
The members of the new Policy and Financial Committee are M. Shaheed Usuph – Immediate Past President, Sudantha Akmeemana - President, K.H. Padmalal – Senior Vice President and D.W. Upul – Vice President. At the end of the meeting, Najeeb Deen, Managing Director, Deen Brothers Imports delivered an inspirational speech to the business people in the Hambantota District.
The Director Board (25) comprises: President – Sudantha Akmeemena, Thima Jewellers, Beliatta; Senior Vice President – K.A.H. Padmalal, Premadasa Industries, Ambalantota; Vice President – D.W. Anura Upul, D.W. Agencies Ltd., Tangalle; Immediate Past President – Shaheed Usuph, Al Najath Import & Export Ltd., Hambantota; and Directors – Suresh De Mel, Lanka Fishing Flies Ltd., Tangalle; Sisira D. Jayasinghe, Jayasinghe Stores, Walasmulla; Sunil Abeysooriya, Malsha Fashion Center, Belliata; Vishaka Darshani Bandara, Darashane Beauty Centre & Body Fashion, Tangalle; Samapala Manamperri, Dilantha Super Service & Rice Mills, Tissamaharama; Nihal Asoka Egodage, Asoka Industries, Kirama; W.G. Gunadasa, Samagimini Stores, Sooriyawewa; W.H. Gamanie, W.H.G. Group of Companies, Tissamaharama; N.N. Samarasinghe, Samarasinghe Brothers, Warapitiya; Kalinge Padmathilake, Isuru Industries, Hambantota; W.S. Chithra Sumanaseeli, Chanaka Metal Ltd., Tangalle; S.J.L.K. Mannakkara, Nugesewena, Tangalle; Jayantha Pieris, Jayantha Produce, Ambalantota, P.A. Sunil Shantha, Iresha Rice Mill, Tissamaharama, M. Chaminda, Dumindu Industries Ltd., Hambantota, G.B. Nimal Premathilaka, Hambantota Ruhunu Bakers Ltd., Hambantota, Nihal Weerasinghe Gunasekara, Weldisi Ltd., Ambalantota, Dayarathna Jayasooriya, Jayasooriya & Sons, Tangalle, W.M. Sriyani, Shellview Paint House, Tissamaharama, A.H.V. Wajira Hewage, Manager, Sampath Bank, Tissamaharama, Rohan L. Fernando, Angel Aquarium Ltd., Piliyandala.