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Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards for 10th year

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Head table from left, Waruna Algama, Sarah Twigg, Dr, Sulochana Segera, Shiromal Cooray and Danielle Cohen Pic by Dharmasena Welipitiya

By Steve A. Morrell

Women in Management (WIM) will launch its ‘Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards’ in or around November this year.

Founder / chairperson WIM Dr. Sulochana Segera introducing the awards programme said the awards ceremony this year would mark the 10th year these awards are made.

This year would also mark the sixth consecutive year these awards are made in association with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a sister organization of the World Bank, working in more than 100 countries.

WIM is dedicated to the success of women in management, Segera said.

The press conference was also addressed by Programme Manager for Women in Work, IFC, Sarah Twigg who said recognizing women in their chosen careers, created a legacy that inspired others. She said that IFC’s 50 year operation in Sri Lanka would continue to provide skills – building and opportunities for women while assisting women entrepreneurs in their selected fields of endeavour.

Shiromal Cooray, chairman and Managing Director, Jet Wing Travels, who would chair the panel of judges to select the 50 winners said the WIM competition was gaining recognition. She said women were as competent as men in their appointed functions.

The press conference was also addressed by Danielle Cohen representing the Australian government who is a partner in the WIM programme.

 

 

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Sandas Aura offers ‘cosmic energy’ treatment for ailments

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Sandas Aura and Natural Healing centres in Battaramulla, Kurunegala and Gampaha offer the opportunity to experience the healing properties of this energy.

This programme is run by astrologer, Reiki master and spiritual treatment advisor K. A. U. Sarathchandra.

“Since the trinity of the mind, the spirit and the body are treated through universal cosmic energy treatment, not only physical diseases but also psychological and spiritual ailments too can be cured through this. This is a unique feature not found in other treatments,” he says.

“There are many universal cosmic energy based treatments in the world such as Reiki, Pranic, Cosmic, Anglican and Jore. Majority of the illnesses we get including non-communicable diseases, and the resultant suffering, can be cured through universal cosmic energy. You can get your your aura checked through the latest 3D aura machine and obtain universal cosmic energy treatments at the centre”, he says.

“Through Reiki treatment, not only can the curing of disease and suffering be alleviated but physical regeneration, reinvigoration and reimmunization can be developed. Through the immunity that results, the contracting of communicable diseases and viral diseases can be prevented”, Sarathchandra says.

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Dwaraka vegetarian spot opens in Mount Lavinia

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Dwaraka, a pure vegetarian spot for authentic North and South Indian flavors opened their second restaurant at No.10, Old Quarry Road, Mount Lavinia recently. The fully air conditioned restaurant has a spacious dining area that comfortably accommodates 100 diners with all modern facilities. In a move to be truly Indian in what is prepared, Dwaraka employs a set of chefs brought from India specialized in South Indian and North Indian cuisines. It offers more than a fine dining experience for a family with convenience and comforts .The location is ideal for spending more time with family or friends. Dwaraka – Mount Lavinia is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The main branch of Dwaraka situated at No 37, Jaya Road, Colombo 04, is open from 7 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.

Naan, parata, masala, rotty, chettinad cuisine, paneer, dosai, string hoppers ,rice, noodles ,fried rice, kottu, vadai, soup, biriyani, short-eats, salads, raita, starters, fruit juice, lassi, soft drinks, tea, coffee etc. are available at Dwaraka.

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Union Assurance makes way for kids to dream big

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The Union Assurance Sisumaga+ stall was abuzz at the Colombo International Book Fair with kids dreaming big about what they wanted to be when they grow up.  An interactive photo booth had aspiring kids posing as doctors, graduates, pilots, engineers and even YouTubers. The event was a hive of activity with raffle draws, scratch and win competitions and advisors educating parents on the possibilities for securing and protecting their children’s higher education aspirations. 

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