Pan Asia Bank continues its efforts to recognize aspiring SMEs as the main sponsor of the ‘Western Entrepreneur of the Year 2020’, organized jointly by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka & the National Enterprise Development Authority for the fifth year in succession at the BMICH on 10th March 2020.
Considering that the year 2020 was one of the most difficult years in the recent past for SMEs, Pan Asia Bank took the initiative of supporting this event to recognize emerging SMEs who are spearheading the economy, especially from the Western Province. In fact this is the second year in succession that Pan Asia Bank has sponsored this event.There were 25 awards presented to winners in the categories of Industry/Manufacturing/ Agriculture/ Livestock & Fisheries/ Hospitality & Tourism/Other services.
In addition, two special awards were given for Best Entrepreneur Recovered & Best Entrepreneur Survived during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This award scheme is designed to distinguish achievers and motivate Sri Lanka’s very own entrepreneurs to reach the pinnacle of achievement and to encourage the business community in the Western Province to improve their business practices and attain a high level of entrepreneurship.Photo caption : Mr Naleen Edirisinghe – Senior Deputy General Manager of Pan Asia Bank is seen handing over the Merit