Contribution to financial services industry :
Commercial Credit Chairman honoured
Commercial Credit Chairman Vagdevi Fernando was recently presented
with an award by Sthree Mela (Voice of Sri Lankan Women) in recognition
of her outstanding contribution to Sri Lanka's financial services
Central Province Governor Tikiri
Kobbekaduwa presents the award to Vagdevi Fernando
Central Province Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa presented the award to
Fernando at the Kandy City Centre organised by Voice of Sri Lankan Women
which is headed by Visakha Dharmadasa in Kandy. Other awardees at this
event were Lalitha Dissanayake (Public Services), Jean Arasanayagam
(English Literature), Pearl Stevens (Social Service), Ena de Silva
(Batiks) and Chandra Ranaraja (First Woman Mayor of Kandy).
Speaking on behalf of all the awardees Fernando said she was happy
and proud that women are finally being recognised for the work they do
"It is very difficult for women to enter into a man's world. But now
with the formation of these Associations, women could now forge ahead.
This reception is proof that women are being recognised."
She thanked everyone for their participation and wished the
Association `Voice of Sri Lankan Women' the very best.
Fernando has been at the helm of Commercial Credit PLC as its
Chairman for the past 23 years and steered the company to greater
heights during this period with her keen business acumen.
A relatively new entrant into the financial services industry, the
company's rapid turnaround to become one of the most notable success
stories in recent history has garnered it the trust, recognition and
respect of the industry.