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Entrepreneurship Day 2014

Entrepreneurship Day 2014, one of the major and annual events in the calendar of The Department of Commerce and Financial Management (DCFM) concluded on the 22nd of August 2014 at the Sunil Shantha Memorial Auditorium, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies University of Kelaniya with yet another promising experience for both the university system and industry symbolizing how it can grow further with mutual co-operation and this time the event was in action with the theme Revitalizing the Entrepreneurial Thinking thus inculcating entrepreneurship conception in the minds of undergraduates ultimately marching to contribute and strengthen the country’s economy by being the backbone of the country. The Entrepreneurship Day 2014 was organized with the strategic partnership extended by DELL Corporation Sri Lanka for the first time. This was a wholesome experience for DELL representatives and the resource personnel sharing unprecedented knowledge and experience with the undergraduates. Among the resource persons were both Ms. Sandya Salgado, Founder/CEO, Ogilvy Action (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Rohan Pallewatte, CEO, Lanka Harness Company (Pvt) Ltd. The resource persons shared and enriched entrepreneurial thinking coupled with some emphasis on Corporate Entrepreneurship, one of the emerging management discipline in the today’s context, and also they energized the student’s will power to stand firm amidst hardships in their both professional life and day to life confronts. This was a yet another unique experience for the students in the DCFM as usual. The winners being Creative in T-Shirt Designing team, Easy T-Shirts, of the Best Business simulation game, Based on one of the subjects in the degree focusing on encouraging students to run a business funded and managed by themselves, was also chosen and awarded in the event after a rigorous selection procedure as it was intense in selecting the winner among other teams competed for the same conquest and Both DELL Power pitch and Power talks coincided in the middle of the event. The event was graced by the presence of Chief Guest Dr. C. Pathirawasam, Head, Department of Commerce and Financial Management and the Heads of the other Departments of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya.