2017 Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year Awards JLanka CEO wins two Gold awards

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By 2017-12-24

JLanka Technologies announced via press release that they were recognized at the Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for 2017, with JLanka CEO/Technical Director Dr. Mayura Jayasoma winning both national and provincial gold awards in the Extra Large Industry Category. Organized by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL), the awards were held on 11 December at BMICH.

The company stated that the wins affirmed the leadership of Dr. Mayura Jayasoma that has positioned JLanka as the country's dominant solar solutions provider since its establishment in 2011. Initiated by Dr. Jayasoma with a vision to resolve Sri Lanka's looming energy crisis through the integration of sustainable and renewable energy solutions, the company advocated the adoption of solar power across Sri Lanka, facing a tough challenge to change consumer perceptions of solar power as a needlessly exorbitant solution, the release added.

With a business model that focused on 'educating' consumers rather than simply 'promoting' products, JLanka combined locally-based research & development with global expertise in the subject, producing financially-feasible, innovative solar solutions for segmented market groups across the country since its inception. The company went beyond their operational function to spread awareness of the benefits of solar energy, creating platforms for debate and forums for knowledge dissemination.

"Solar has become a booming business in Sri Lanka today," Dr. Jayasoma commented. "We have always believed in solar solutions as a value-addition to the nation, and today the results speak for themselves. With our growing product portfolio and highly-customized industrial, commercial and residential solar solutions, we are nurturing entrepreneurs, new business ventures and adding novel revenue streams to improve Sri Lanka's economy. Solar is also sustainably increasing property value across the country today. We have created a mind-shift in our consumers in a period of six short years, and are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts with the National Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year Award."

Today, JLanka's solutions generate 22MW of clean solar energy, creating a sustainable ecosystem that saves 12,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually. Coal consumption has been reduced by 10,000 tons and diesel by 9 million litres each year. The company has thus far planted 40,000 trees across the island to offset the country's carbon footprint. Powered by 350 individuals representing multiple areas of expertise, the 15 JLanka branches across the country offer islandwide coverage to over 2,500 clients in domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.

The company is closely working with the Government to promote renewable energy education in the country through the establishment of an educational institution in 2018. JLanka is in the forefront of an energy revolution across the country, creating a greener and sustainable ecosystem while contributing positively to the national economy, the release concluded.

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