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Vindya Perera shines as the Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2022 WCIC Awards

Vindya Perera, the Managing Director of Brilliant Cuts (Pvt) Ltd has once again achieved fame and recognition of her accomplishments by being crowned the Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at the highly-anticipated The Women's Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) Prathibhabhisheka - The Women Entrepreneur Awards 2022.


This award ceremony was held under the patronage of President Ranil Wickramasinghe and First Lady Prof. Maithree Wickramasinghe. It was an exciting night showcasing the many achievements of women entrepreneurs of Sri Lanka and the event was brimming with inspiration, appreciation and celebration of these amazing women. But the star attraction of the event was Vindya Perera who was awarded the ultimate honour for her contributions and achievements.


As a certified gemmologist at the National Gem and Jewellery Authority Sri Lanka, Vindya has made her mark in the industry with her tenacious effort and innovative ideas. Her perseverance, diligent work ethic and dedication have not gone unnoticed. As a result, over the the years, she has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her trailblazing and “cutting-edge” work. The latest of these being the 2022 Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award at this year's WCIC Prathibhabhisheka.


Vindya's journey to success has not been easy but she persevered in the face of adversity . With her unwavering determination and her passion for entrepreneurship, she has become an universal role model for women who aspire to triumph and flourish in the world of business. Through her ongoing efforts, she continues to persistently inspire more women to follow in her footsteps and venture into business to purposefully chase their entrepreneurial dreams.


Vindya heads Brilliant Cuts in tandem with fellow Director Mrs. Malani Polgampola. The company is a leader in the Sri Lankan gem and jewellery industry. Their premium quality products promoting and endorsing the spectacular beauty of wonderous Sri Lankan gems have heralded hope and opportunities to young and talented lapidarists who crave recognition of their skills and abilities. This mother-daughter duo's guidance has moulded and catalysed Brilliant Cuts soar to new heights and their continued success is a testament to the power of women entrepreneurs.


The WCIC Prathibhabhisheka Awards honour women entrepreneurs for their perseverance and tenacity to scale and grow. These awards help recognise the significant impact of women entrepreneurs on the Sri Lankan economy. Being awarded the prestigious Young Entrepreneur award in 2022 is richly deserved recognition of Vindya’s hard work, dedication and contributions to the gem industry and to society.

Vindya's journey to success has not been easy but she persevered in the face of adversity . With her unwavering determination and her passion for entrepreneurship, she has become an universal role model for women who aspire to triumph and flourish in the world of business. Through her ongoing efforts, she continues to persistently inspire more women to follow in her footsteps and venture into business to purposefully chase their entrepreneurial dreams.

To quote Vindya herself, she acknowledges that "This is a great honour for me. As a successful female entrepreneur, I want to inspire other women to venture into business. I want young women to rise to the top in their fields. Winning the award for Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year is very special for me."


So, let's celebrate this incredible young woman entrepreneur Vindya Perera. You are a true inspiration to us all and this award is a tribute in recognition of your achievements through hard work, sheer talent and dedication. May you continue to unfailingly inspire every woman to chase their dreams and contribute and influence the world as you have done.


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