It is with much pride and glory that we announce that AIESEC in University of Sri Jayewardenepura was able to emerge as the champions of Asia Pacific Region in the global awarding ceremony of AIESEC – International Congress Electrolux Excellence Awards 2021 organized by AIESEC International. This indeed establishes a great milestone in the history of AIESEC Sri Lanka as this marks the highest achievement ever in the history of AIESEC Sri Lanka to have been secured by a Local Committee.
AIESEC is the world’s largest youth run organization which has an extensive presence worldwide in more than 120 countries. Each year, this international awarding ceremony is held in order to recognize the most successful accomplishments made by the AIESEC entities on a global scale. All the AIESEC entities in the world compete for these awards and being recognized as champions at this widely reputed global platform is in fact a truly commendable achievement. AIESEC in University of Sri Jayewardenepura was recognized as the overall Champions of the Asia Pacific region for its excellence, bagging two of the most prestigious awards; Excellence Award for Local Committees – Asia Pacific Region and the Outgoing Global Talent Award – Asia Pacific Region.
Furthermore, the Local Committee was nominated for the following awards representing the Asia Pacific Region; Engage with AIESEC Award, Finance and Legal Award, GTe Collaboration Award, Network Engagement Award. AIESEC in University of Sri Jayewardenepura has truly set the bars high in excellence and glorified the impactful youth of Sri Lanka by giving credibility to the efforts of its valuable membership. It is truly admirable how AIESEC in University of Sri Jayewardenepura still initiated productive engagement in the youth and fostered growth through various projects and initiatives despite the hardships of the Covid 19 pandemic that has threatened the world community at large.
The President of AIESEC in University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Vikum Wijekoon along with his Executive Board would like to deem this opportunity to extend the sincere gratitude to the Vice Chancellor Prof.Sudantha Liyanage, Staff advisor of AIESEC in USJ Prof. Prasad Jayaweera, the Career Guidance Unit of the university and most importantly, the beloved and hardworking membership of the Local Committee who have contributed massively to secure this remarkable accomplishment. AIESEC in University of Sri Jayewardenepura, now more than ever, is determined to progress forward with refreshed ambition and enthusiasm to create a positive impact in the young community of Sri Lanka, while inspiring thousands of young lives globally.
News Credits – Theshani Weligamage (Local Committee Vice President – Incoming Global Talent & Teacher AIESEC in University of Sri Jayewardenepura)