My first step as an entrepreneur started while I was still schooling. Born and bred in Matara and being a lady entrepreneur with out of the box thinking, I hardly had any financial or other support when I first started my education institute. But over the years after successfully completing my university education plus years of corporate exposure in Colombo, my passion for business overcame every other and Apex Business Academy started to spread its wings in the Southern Province as a trustworthy institute for quality education.
The small venture I started inside the garage at home has now expanded by leaps and bounds. My dream was to change the lives of the Southern youth for the better. Marking a milestone in the history of education I was able to bring down the best qualification for English in the world to the South. Apex proudly stands today as the only local partner for British Council in Sri Lanka conducting courses at our premises.
I note with pride that partnering with the British Council has slowly but steadily improved both my own self as well as those around me. Over a few years, I have touched the lives of thousands of students.
It all started in 2014 when I had the chance of discussing with the British Council about a possible venture for Matara. After a series of appointments and discussions and chains of e-mails, I was finally able to partner with the world’s leading English Expert – the British Council to conduct classes at the Apex Business Academy. This marked a milestone in my journey and I believe this is a great opportunity to improve and sharpen our language skills.
British Council has been very supportive and understanding throughout the years of our relationship as a partner teaching centre. This venture which was experimental for both parties became fruitful in a couple of years which led to the re-launching of a separate centre with all facilities and more resources in 2017. Over the years Apex with the British Council has been able to make a lasting impact in the hearts of the people in this part of the country. With the British Council, we have been able to create an English-speaking culture, especially with the school children even in the rural areas of Southern Province.
I note with pride that partnering with the British Council has slowly but steadily improved both my own self as well as those around me. Over a few years, I have touched the lives of thousands of students. It is my only hope now to expand our venture to more and more Southerners who would benefit from the British Council shaping their lives.