Feb 12, IRVING, TEXAS, Leaders and innovators from a broad range of business sectors, and from Fortune
500 companies to successful small businesses, were honored Feb. 7 in Dallas at the annual Minority
Business Leader Awards, presented by the Dallas Business Journal.
Sri Lankan-born entrepreneur Mr. Susantha Shan Sisilchandra, co-founder and CEO of Ceyhinz Link International,
Dallas, Texas based company, was among the honorees recognized by the Dallas Business Journal at a luncheon
attended by 500-plus at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Dallas.
This year's recipients were a mixture of corporate executives, business owners and community leaders. But
they all share a thread of learning from their lessons along their path to success, and finding a way to
give back. Mr. Susantha is the first native Sri Lankan and the youngest Texas based business entrepreneur
to receive a Minority Business Leader Award in Texas.
Mr.Susantha received the award for his success in building and leading Ceyhinz Link International, parent
company to Riococo Worldwide and Ceytips Ceylon Tea. Awards were presented to 28 business leaders, determined
by a panel of business leaders who reviewed a large list of nominees.
Dallas Business Journal publisher Tracy Merzi and editor Katherine Cromer Brock presented the awards to
honorees on stage at the event. Video commentary from each honoree was also shown during the presentation.
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