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Royal College Class of ‘72 to hold forum on inspiring leadership


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The greatly anticipated leadership seminar ‘Excellence in Action’ is back again this year, with our nation’s young professionals in mind. This career and leadership development seminar is aimed at encouraging the future leaders of today to both achieve great heights in their lives and to make a positive difference in our country.

This year’s event will feature six influential and inspiring personalities as presenters. The key speaker is none other than Mahela Jayawardene, former captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team. 

A man known for his impressive accomplishments, Mahela’s batting abilities and philanthropic endeavours make him a celebrity both on and off the cricket field.

Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson is today the Managing Director of Hemas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Hemas Logistics and Maritime Cluster. 

In 2015, Kasturi was awarded the Outstanding Women Leadership Achievement Award, followed by the Women Super Achiever Award in 2016 at the World Women Leadership Congress Awards held in Mumbai, India. MAS is a leading name in the Lankan apparel industry. Ajay Amalean, Co-founder and Director of MAS Holdings, also serves on the company’s board of directors. An engineer by profession, Ajay has filled several distinct positions in the past three decades.

Ratheesan Yoganathan, Chairman and Founder of the Lebara Group had an early start in the business world. Today, Ratheesh leads LBR Investments, family office, with a mixed portfolio of direct and co-investments.

Kapruka is a popularly known name to Sri Lankan online shoppers. Dulith Herath, Chairman and Founder of the Kapruka Group is often hailed as the King of E-commerce in Sri Lanka. He is the winner of numerous awards including the Asia Pacific Young Entrepreneur Award, Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of 2017.

CEO of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Dhara Wijethilake, is a lot more besides. She serves both as a member of the Public Service Commission and a member of the Law Commission of Sri Lanka.

Excellence in Action is well known for being beneficial to management professionals and entrepreneurs. 

The experiences and advice shared by this year’s six highly-regarded presenters will no doubt inspire attendees to live up to their maximum potential. 

The event aims to implant a relentless ‘can do’ attitude in the minds of our nation’s aspiring leaders. Knowledge for fine tuning of skills, team building and people-focused improvement will be disseminated. Participants will gain motivation and confidence to take on the modern world and face the challenges it presents. For those who are striving to reach the top, Excellence in Action provides a great opportunity to learn from the very best that Sri Lanka has to offer. The event will be held at the Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand (Colombo) on 21 February from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at Rs. 7,500 each from Shums Travels, 33A, Queens Road, Colombo 3. For inquiries, please call Shums Travels on 011 259 9253 or day of the seminar at the event counter.


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