A Sri Lankan Among World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders 2010

In development, magerata on March 27, 2010 at 12:42 pm

The World Economic Forum just announced its annual list of Young Global Leaders, recognizing “between 200 and 300 outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world”.

Being chosen to be a Young Global Leader of this annual selection of young leaders from all over the world is a great honor. The final list of about 200 is drawn from a pool of about 5,000 equally tallented leaders , the Young Global Leaders 2010 were chosen by a selection committee, chaired by H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and comprised of eminent international media leaders.

One of the Young Global Leaders 2010, World Economic Forum

I was very happy to notice Nandasiri Wanninayaka, Founder, Horizon Lanka among the likes of Roger Federer, Professional Tennis Player (from Switzerland), Evan Williams, CEO, Twitter (from the USA) and Mark Zuckerberg of facebook.

Congradulations Nadisiri Wanninayaka.

I think Nandisiri deserve the honor for he has accomplished what many would consider to be impossible task of building a successful enterprise out of the jungles of Wanni. He started all these when the country, specially the area he was working, was constantly under murderous tiger threats.

I have not met the man but from the testimonies from his own students speaks a world of him. He has basically built a BPO operation from, nothing but his will.

My only hope is that Sri Lankans too recognize him for what he is!.

The 2010 honourees will become part of the broader Forum of Young Global Leaders community that currently comprises 660 outstanding individuals. The YGLs convene at an annual summit – this year it will be in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2-7 May 2010, the first time in Africa and the largest ever gathering of YGLs – as well as at Forum events and meetings throughout the year.

You can find more information at

Wanninayaka’s blog

  1. Great achievement! I have met him once. He is very down to earth and his determination is amazing.. My best wishes to Mr. Wanninayaka!

    • Hi KP,
      I think he deserves all the encouragement and praise. You should see the parties in San Francisco already. Two companies I work with, has two leaders nominated. The way they are treating it as if they won a seat in UN. All the more the significance of Mr.Wanninayake’s win.

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