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Mahamaya Girls College clinches CA Sri Lanka’s 2017 Business Plan Championship

Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy on Tuesday clinched the championship of the 2017 CA Sri Lanka Business Plan competition, beating six other leading schools in the country. The winning team will fly to Australia in May 2017 and will represent Sri Lanka at the BlueShift International Business Case Competition organised by the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

The first runner up at the grand finale was Richmond College, Galle while Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo came in as the second runner up.

A total of seven schools, including Visakha Vidyalaya - Colombo, Royal College – Colombo, Maris Stella College - Negombo, Mahamaya Girls College - Kandy, Richmond College - Galle, Maliyadeva Balika Vidyalaya - Kurunegala and Chundikuli Girls' College – Jaffna competed against each other in their bid to win the championship and the grand prize.

Deputy High Commissioner of the Australian High Commission in Colombo Mr. Tim Huggins, who was the Chief Guest at the event said that entrepreneurs were going to be critical for the future success of Sri Lanka’s economy. “I have been here for 20 months and I have been very impressed by the vision of the entrepreneurs and business people I have met here,” he said.

Mr. Huggins noted that these entrepreneurs will be doing great things for the next stage of Sri Lanka’s growth.

He said that it was possible for a person a person in his 20s to be a billionaire and this has been shown by tech giants who have been