Mano Selvanathan, who received this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, is one of Sri Lanka's leading industrialists.
As an industry leader and one with extensive business interest in Sri lanka and India, Mr. Selvanathan has been instrumental in introducing Indian business to the island nation.
Apart from chairing Sri Lanka's largest chamber of commerce, he was Founder-Chairman of the Indo-Lanka Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr. Selvanathan pursues a strong interest in philanthropy. His family trust contributes to a number of charitable causes in education, healthcare and care for the elderly. He is also recognised for his social work with the overseas Indian community.