Articles Posted in the Specials Category

  • Entrepreneurs-06

    50 Most Powerful Women- Entrepreneurs

      #14 NILOUFER ANVERALLY FOUNDER, Cotton Collection Niloufer Anverally started her readymade clothes and leather goods retail venture from her home. It’s now an established chain of high street stores with a combined square footage of…

  • capital markets-01

    50 Most Powerful Women- Capital Markets

    #20 ASHVEENI SHANTHIKUMAR CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CAPITAL ALLIANCE INVESTMENTS Capital Alliance Investments – the mutual fund and asset management unit of investment bank Capital Alliance (CAL)– increased its assets under management (AUM) more than three fold…

  • bluechips-04

    50 Most Powerful Women – Blue Chips

      #9 NILANTHI SIVAPRAGASAM GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, Aitken Spence   Sivapragasam heads the finance function in a group of companies that has operations in six countries. She is also a member of Aitken Spence’s Board of…

  • Lawyers-01

    50 Most Powerful Women- Lawyers

    #11 RAJITHA JAYASURIYA DIRECTOR LEGAL,MAS Holdings MAS, a giant apparel-manufacturing firm, has gone through a number of business transformations. It introduced lean manufacturing years ago when the concept was unknown here and now the group-wide…

  • Multinationals-09

    50 Most Powerful Women – Multinationals

    #30 CHANDI DHARMARATNE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, Virtusa Of Virtusa’s team in Colombo, over 85% are so called millennials, or those born after 1980 or so. Virtusa’s head of human resources Chandi Dharmaratne has the…

  • ad-01

    50 Most Powerful Women – Advertising

    #16 VARUNI FERNANDO CO-FOUNDER & JOINT MANAGING DIRECTOR, Triad Varuni Fernando thrives in her role of being the conscience of, and the culture guardian of Triad. The firms associated with Triad have built an ethos based on  taking pride about…

  • Design-02

    50 Most Powerful Women – DESIGN

    #32 DARSHI KEERTHISENA DIRECTOR DESIGN, Buddhi Batiks     Darshi Keerthisena has transformed a business – which her father founded – by fusing modern fabrics with a traditional fabric printing technique. Buddhi Batiks has demonstrated…

  • Banker-08

    50 Most Powerful Women – Bankers

    #36 RAMANIKA UNAMBOOWE DGM, COMMERCIAL BANKING, NTB   Around 30% of NTB’s loan book is committed to corporate lending and the share has grown over the last year. Most of Ramanika Unamboowe’s career has been focused on corporate…

  • Research-07

    50 Most Powerful Women – Research

    #19 SUBHASHINI  ABEYSINGHE SENIOR ECONOMIC ANALYST, VERITÉ RESEARCH Peaceful does not always mean prosperous Last year Subhashini Abeysinghe emerged as an astute and forthright contributor to the economic debate in Sri Lanka. Here she outlines some post war…

  • Second Gen-03

    50 Most Powerful Women – Second Generation

    #29 NEELA MARIKKAR CHAIRPERSON,Grant Group of Companies “As the Chairperson of Grant Group, change has to begin with me; so it is a constant process of acquiring new knowledge and challenging the status quo,” says…