The 68th AIESEC International Congress was held in Warsaw, Poland, from 14 th to 23 rd of August 2016. It is deemed a significant event in the AIESEC calendar, that brings together high-calibre youth from all over the world, and fosters in them the leadership potential to shape the future for a better world.
IC 2016 was undoubtedly a remarkable milestone in the long journey undertaken by AIESEC in Sri Lanka. Electrolux Award Ceremony which takes place at IC, receives a great deal of attention, as it brings to light the most effective national member committees every year. This year, AIESEC in Sri Lanka was acclaimed with the Electrolux Cluster 3 Excellence Award, as an accolade for the unique impact it has been creating over the years.
It is for the first time in twelve years the entity was held in high regard at an International Congress. Being a small entity in the Asia Pacific region, AIESEC in Sri Lanka has been striving for excellence throughout its history of 20 years, while persevering through difficult times too. So this award is worth the wait! At IC 2016, AIESEC in Sri Lanka manifested its excellence as an entity, in inspiring the youth to make brave actions happen.
Samith Siriwardena, Member Committee President of AIESEC in Sri Lanka 2015/2016
“It is with great pride that I pen down these thoughts on our recent achievement. At the beginning of our term we faced so many challenges but those challenges couldn’t stop us because we as an entity were focused on continuous improvement. Finally the hard work of the membership of AIESEC in Sri Lanka, paid off and I am very proud to say that after 12 years AIESEC in Sri Lanka won the Global Excellence Award. But most importantly it is far bigger than an award because we believe AIESEC enables young people to explore their leadership potential and help them to become better versions of themselves. It is about the development of the youth in Sri Lanka, hundreds of exchange experiences for local and international students, numerous social projects on SDGs and the impact on thousands of people in Sri Lanka. It is the impact that we have created throughout the year to make a better Sri Lanka.”
Kaneru Godagama, Local Committee President of Colombo Central LC 2015/2016
“Congratulations to AIESEC in Sri Lanka for its recognition at the global arena. On behalf of AIESEC Colombo Central Executive Board 2015/16, it is my utmost pleasure, extending my sincere gratitude to everyone who worked towards a better version of themselves and to empower others. Good luck in delivering many more high quality experiences”
Sohan Wijegunawardhana, Local Committee President of Colombo North LC 2015/2016
“Congratulations to AIESEC in Sri Lanka for this great achievement which is the dream of us for the last decade. This is the best example to prove the impact AIESEC is creating in Sri Lanka. As a Colombo North LC it is my honor to be a part of this great achievement. Wish you all the very best to deliver more and more life changing experiences in the future.”
Dehan Vithana, Local Committee President of Colombo South LC 2015/2016
“Congratulations to AIESEC in Sri Lanka for winning the Electrolux Cluster 3 Excellence Award at AIESEC International Congress 2016, Poland. This has proven the gravity of the impact that has been created by AIESEC in Sri Lanka by developing young leaders during the past years with utmost commitment and dedication. As AIESEC in Colombo South, it is a great pleasure and honour to be a part of this because together we could bring glory and grandeur to our motherland at the international plenary.”
Kalpa Nallahandi, Local Committee President of Jayawardenapura LC 2015/2016
“AIESEC In SRI LANKA did it again! So glad I could be a part of this great achievement. As the LCP of JLC in term 15/16 I would like to thank each and every member from all our local committees and expansions for dreaming this and sweating towards bring this honor to our entity!”