DJ Products win big at ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’
She received one award as the “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” at the National Level and the other in the Large Scale Category of the Western Province.
Dr Amarasinghe has earlier won many accolades including the NDB Bank Awards the Wantabhimani Award, the Shrama Abhimani Award, and the 2018 Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award for Best Female Entrepreneur.
Founded in 1998 as a food company, DJ Products later expanded into spice, surgical gauze, bandages and textiles. They had the opportunity to design official saris for many occasions and institutions, including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Institutions under Dr Amarasinghe, who constantly empowers women, have employed more than 200 women living in remote villages. DJ Products also holds several quality certifications, including ISO 9001, ISO 22000, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). She is also the only female entrepreneur who has continuously been supplying products to the Lanka Sathosa for a long time under the Lanka Sathosa brand. Plans are also underway to bottle and export food items with the contribution of women in remote areas. The factory for this purpose is situated in the Gampaha district.
“We are constantly giving more opportunities to women in our business and providing quality products to our customers. That is one of the main reasons why we continue to be awarded,” she added.