Shiromi wins Gold for Leadership Excellence in Corporate Media


Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Development Dr. Harsha de Silva presents the award to Shiromi Masakorala.

Head of Group Sustainability and Corporate Communications at Hemas Holdings PLC Shiromi Masakorala won the prestigious and coveted Gold Award in "Leadership Excellence in Corporate Media" at the Women in Management Awards 2015, held on Friday.

Leading the Hemas' award-winning Piyawara CSR initiative, she is an Executive Director of the Hemas Outreach Foundation and has been heading the Company's Corporate Communications Division since 2003. She has also undergone periodic local and foreign training in corporate communications and has been extensively working with the Sri Lankan print and electronic media.

She has been a popular TV personality with the highly rated 'Darupatiyage Lokaya' chat show sponsored by Baby Cheramy and is also the co-author of the popular booklet of the same name.

Masakorala is a Graduate in General Psychology and holds an Advanced Diploma in Developmental Psychology and Counseling Psychology. She is a member of the National Counsellors' Associaton of Sri Lanka, the National Committee on ECCD (the policy making body of the Ministry of Children's Affairs) and is also a Director to the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA).

A past Visakhian, she is the daughter of the legendary surgeon Dr. B.J. Masakorala and Mrs. Bandu Masakorala, and, is the wife of Major General Kumudu Perera.

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