Mitra Innovation proudly celebrated their most glamorous event of the year, the Annual Mitra Gala 2019, which was held at the contemporary and dapper Stables Parkstreet Mews on Friday October 25th. More than 200 staff members including Mitra newcomers and interns and joined in on the fun, entertainment, food, and drinks.
The gala commenced with a cocktail reception, and a heartwarming welcome from Dammika Ganegama, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mitra Innovation— setting a profound start to a fabulous evening. This incredible evening celebrated Mitra’s successes, where Derek Bell, COO and Co-Founder of Mitra Innovation brought into surface a set of values that defines Mitra’s culture: namely Heart, Insight, Dependability, and Creativity—stating firmly that this corporate family is without a doubt “Brighter Together”.
Their presentation was followed by a fabulous 3-course dinner, the awards themselves; which honored Mitra employees who celebrated their 5th year at the organisation, and fabulous raffle draws. The evening’s entertainment also featured best dressed, a baila competition, and wonderful prizes that included hotel stays and trips.
Congratulations goes out to the winners of the biala competition, Nalaka Gamage and Thilini Fernando, the best dressed male, Harshan Senadhira, and the best dressed female, Heshareen Abdeen.
The night also belonged to Pasindu Soysa, a Mitra intern from Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) who won the grand raffle prize – Two return air tickets to a country of their choice out of Malaysia, or The Maldives.
While the majority of staff who attended the Gala went home with some gift or the other, like smart phones, laptops, and home theatre systems, the night wasn’t devoid of fun and glamour. Chathurika Wasala and Zolara Peiris of Mitra’s Human Resources team who helped organise the event thanks everyone for their commitment, “Our annual party was once again a huge success,” they said. “New and familiar faces joined us. Good people, good vibes, and a glass of bubbly. What more could one ask for when celebrating success.”
Kithsiri Ekanakaye and DJ Rana of Mitra’s marketing team also graciously said, “Once a year we meet up to celebrate our achievements, our hard work, and to show our appreciation for each other. Thank you to all the members of this corporate family for your support, commitment, and most of all, thank you for giving this company your best.”