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PIMA Olympics

The History

The forerunner to PIMA-Olympics was the PIMA Platinum Honours, it is the most respected and iconic management awards ceremony of year in Sri Lanka. The Industry’s leading CEOs, Directors and Senior Managers will be contending for their position in the prestigious round table and this event would grab the spot light of every member of the management community in Sri Lanka, compelling them to join the countdown to gage who will prevail as the platinum honouree of the year Living up to the truest sense of being Sri Lanka’s pinnacle of Management Alumni’s.

Last year PIM Alumni honored following PIM Alumni with Platinum Honours:

  1. Aravinda Perera, Managing Director, Sampath Bank PLC.
  2. Ravi Jayawardana, CEO – Sales & Marketing, Maliban Biscuits (Pvt) Ltd.
  3. Thushara Perera, Group Director – Sales & Marketing, TV & FM Derana (Pvt) Ltd.

Platinum Honours will mark a breakthrough milestone in its history this year. With a vision of becoming the most honoured and respected Management awards ceremony of the year. PIMA Platinum Awards this year will be partnering with leading chambers in the country, namely the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, National Chamber of Commerce and European Chamber of Commerce and launching the inaugural PIMA-Olympics: National Management Awards. In launching the event of year to felicitate the professional managers of varied Industries & public sector; including professional expatriates who have contributed in many aspects towards the development of Sri Lanka and also the Sri Lankan professionals who are serving in the Middle East.

Having a spectrum of 7 total awards Sri Lanka’s best professional managers will contend each other to win the most admired Icon award of the year in their respective categories.

PIMA Olympics winners 2016

PIMA Diamond Shield for Life Time Achievement Awards
Mr. Rohan Pallewatta, Chairman, Lanka Harness Co. (Pvt) Ltd.
Dr. Jagath Peiris, Chief Executive Officer, Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka

PIMA – CCC Diamond Service Award for Most Outstanding Business Manager of the Year
Mr. N. D.  Sanjeewa Nishantha Samaranayake, Managing Director, Hemas Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd. and Hemas Surgicals & Diagnostics (Pvt) Ltd.
Mr. Samitha Manjusiri Perera, Director/CEO, CBL Foods International (Pvt) Ltd.

PIMA Platinum Awards
Mr. Ajith Priyal de Alwis, Professor, University of Moratuwa
Mr. R. M. Senapala Sarath Kumara, Commissioner General, Department of Registration of Persons

PIMA Women at the Helm Award for Most Outstanding Female Business Leader of the Year
Ms. Gayani de Alwis, Management Consultant & Lecturer

PIMA Best four under 40 Managers of the Year
Mr. H. U.  Pradeep Samantha, Head of Human Resources, LOLC Group
Mr. Indika Udana Prematunga, Director, Smiles Global

PIMA Best three under 30 Manager of the Year
Mr. Kalindu Punsara Kanake Sooriyaarachchi Liyanage, Sales Commercial Officer, Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd.

PIMA NCC Award for the Most Outstanding Manager in Corporate Social Responsibility
Mr. Ravin Basnayake, CEO & Country Head, Citibank

INDU3728i PIMA Olympics winners with Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri, Director – PIM and Immediate Past President – PIMA


Panel of Judges