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HDCC spotlight on Hambantota’s best entrepreneurs


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The ‘Best Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards ceremony for entrepreneurs of the Hambantota District organised by the Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce (HDCC) in collaboration with the University of Ruhuna was held on 30 November at the Singapore Conference Hall, Hambantota. This is the 11th time that HDDC organised an awards ceremony for the business community of the Hambantota District to acknowledge the success of local entrepreneurs. True Value Products Ltd., Vinseth Engineering Ltd., DFCC and HNB banks, CEAT Kelani International Tyres Ltd., Angel Aquarium Ltd., Grand Udawalawa, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, SriLankan Airlines and many other private companies cooperated with HDCC to make this competition a success. Minister of Southern Province Fisheries, Cultural, Food Supply and Distribution Trade and Cooperative Development D.V. Upul participated in this awards ceremony as the Chief Guest while R. Ragunathan, Consular General, Indian Consular General Office in Hambantota participated as the Guest of Honour and Dr. Nayana Alagiyawanna – Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Ruhuna attended as the Special Guest. Representatives from the Government, NGOs and private institutes participated in the event, at which 26 winners were selected by a panel of judges led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Ruhuna. The competition was held under the categories of Best Entrepreneur (open), Best Youth Entrepreneur and Best Woman Entrepreneur.

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