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Colombo Leadership Academy announces strategic partnership with LIFT

Roshani Leanage - Chairperson LIFT, Niroshani Leanage - Managing Director LIFT, Riaz Hassen - CEO / Managing Director CLA, and Niroshi Siriwansa - Head of Business Development CLA
Roshani Leanage – Chairperson LIFT, Niroshani Leanage – Managing Director LIFT,
Riaz Hassen – CEO / Managing Director CLA,
and Niroshi Siriwansa – Head of Business Development CLA
Colombo
Leadership Academy (CLA) recently announced a strategic partnership with the
Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology (LIFT). CLA is a reputed provider of
professional leadership development tools to a wide range of industries in Sri
Lanka. The partnership is an extension of CLA’s recently launched Young
Entrepreneur Development Program and is aimed at developing the skillset of
graduate entrepreneurs and empowering them to successfully step into the
industry as future innovative entrepreneurs.

Speaking on
the partnership, Riaz Hassen, CEO & Director Colombo Leadership Academy
explained, “We are excited to partner with one of Sri Lanka’s leading fashion
schools, known to hone the talent of promising young students and helping them
reach their potential. As an extension of the Young Entrepreneur Development
program, which is committed to inspire, empower and develop the graduate
students to drive their passion into business ventures and startups and to
begin their entrepreneurial journeys. The Colombo Leadership Academy’s
entrepreneur development program is designed with cutting edge content and
constructed with modules that would provide graduate students with a thorough
understanding of the foundations of entrepreneurship, identifying their unique
space in the competitive market and instigating creativity and innovation to
drive their business visions successfully.”

Having
successfully initiated a wide range of leadership competency enhancing programs
and seminars, geared to develop the leadership, motivational, management and
entrepreneurial skills of participants, Colombo Leadership Academy is now set
to boost budding fashion entrepreneurs to the next level by extending its Young
Entrepreneur Development Program to include the fashion industry, the Colombo
Leadership Academy provides valuable real-world learning on the startup and
operational skills needed to successfully manage a business.

Speaking on
how the program will benefit the industry and its new entrants, Niroshani
Leanage, Managing Director, Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology (Pvt) Ltd,
said, “We are happy to partner with the Colombo Leadership Academy to provide
future designers guidance and support in creating their niche in the industry
as future innovative entrepreneurs. We believe that this partnership with the Colombo
Leadership Academy will create great opportunities for
fashion designers”.

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