June 17, 2016
Sri Lankan fashion designer Yasisurie Kiribandara, founder of Yasisurie Pvt. Ltd, has been selected by the U.S. Embassy to join four other entrepreneurs from Sri Lanka to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at Stanford University in California next week. The summit will serve as a forum for top entrepreneurs and executives from Silicon Valley to share their experiences and ideas with entrepreneurs from around the world.
“We know that when women succeed, the whole country succeeds,” said U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap. “Women entrepreneurs play an important role in expanding these opportunities.”
First initiated in 2010 by U.S. President Barack Obama, Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 will include more than 700 entrepreneurs from over 170 countries. In addition to Kiribandara, the other entrepreneurs from Sri Lankan are Thobiyas Vasanth Kumaar, Director of Reliance Networks; Suhail Hisham, media entrepreneur; Marx Ranaweerage, Director of BytesRack Hosting; and Dinuska Chandrasena, Editor/ Managing Director, Double Dee Publications.