Achala Samaradivakara

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Co-founder and Managing Director of the Good Market in Reid Avenue, Colombo 7, Prioritising People and the Planet.

Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa
Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya

In a global economy where profit making is the core and the only objective of businesses, instead of working towards maximising short term profits, Achala has profoundly managed to put words into practice and uplift the living standards of the rural folk in Sri Lanka by providing them with a platform to display and sell their local, organic produce, thus, prioritising the People and the Planet and creating opportunities.
Achala Samaradivakara is co-founder and Managing Director of the Good Market. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Colombo and MBA from the University of Cardiff. Achala is specialized on Social Enterprise and Market linkages. The purpose of Good Market is to support an emerging new economy that is good for people and good for the planet. Here are some excerpts from our interview with Achala;

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