The Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the year 2017 – Mr. Aelian Gunawardene

Sri Lankan Entrepreneurship has taken the lead in fostering growth and economic development, creating and sustaining businesses in challenging environments and have gone to yield outstanding results for the country.

The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) salutes these outstanding and enterprising people by recognizing and rewarding them through this prestigious awards programme which is now in its 22nd year.

Land, Labour and Capital are identified as passive factors with no economic significance unless they are organized for production. Entrepreneurship is the fourth and most important factor responsible for identifying and organizing resources and effectively utilizing them in production process. The basic characteristic of an “entrepreneur” is twofold; risk taking and management control. The entrepreneur is therefore the only active factor, the driving force that is central for all forms of economic activities.

The Platinum Award of the 22nd Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 and the Provincial Gold Award (Extra Large Category – Western Province) was taken home by Managing Director of JAT Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Aelian Gunawardene, at the award ceremony which was held at BMICH, Colombo 07 on the 11th of December 2017.

We at JAT are proud of Mr. Gunawardene and his achievements!

Press article:

http://dailynews.lk/2017/12/13/business/137177/jat-holdings-wins-entrepreneur-year-award

http://www.ft.lk/front-page/JAT-s-Aelian-wins-Entrepreneur–of-the-Year-Award/44-645018