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Mr. Ganesan Sugumar received The Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of his dedicated service to the community and for his achievements as a business immigrant in Canada.

Mr. Ganesan, a well respected and a valued member of the Sri Lankan community, has been a beacon of light to senators as he has made his presence felt among the people in need. He has been recognized as a successful businessman/entrepreneur. He is currently the vice president of the Canada- Sri Lanka Business Council.

On behalf of the community, the staff at The Times of Sri Lanka are delighted to congratulate Ganesan Sugumar for receiving this prestigious award and wish him well in all his future endeavours!

Commemorative medals are struck from time to time to mark important anniversaries and other great occasions. In keeping with that tradition, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal was Created in 2002 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ascension of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. The Medal was awarded to Canadians who have made outstanding and exemplary contributions to their communities or Canada as a whole.

The award focuses both on the achievements of those people who, over the past 50 years, have helped create the Canada of today, and on the achievements of younger Canadians who are actively contributing to our future.


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Diamond Jubilee Medal Created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. After her accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, this commemorative medal served to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians were recognized.

In order to ensure all regions of Canada were represented, various organizations are invited to propose candidates, including the federal, provincial and territorial levels of government; national professional, educational and cultural organizations; the military; the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; ‘veterans’ group; sports associations; and philanthropic and charitable bodies.


Mr. Sugumar Ganesan was one of the recipient of the Canada 150 Medal in a celebration of Excellence in Volunteer Service. He was recognized for his contribution and service to the Scarborough North community. Hon. Shaun Chen, MP of Scarborough North, honoured him with the medal.

Before Mr. Ganesan migrated to Canada, he had been a leading businessman and a social worker in Sri Lanka. He struck success in the travel trade and financial services. But, the unsettled political situation during that period forced him to move to Canada in his capacity as a business immigrant.

Mr. Weerasinghe Malimaratchi, former minister of Food and Cooperatives of Sri Lanka, pointed out that Mr. Ganesan was one of the bright young sparks in the Sri Lankan business community.

As a Chair for SAS International Private Limited and TRUST Group of Companies, he has almost single-handedly built up a small empire for himself. His organization is involved in half a dozen verticals, two of the core sectors being travel and finance. He has left a hallmark with his organization opening up gainful opportunities to over a hundred employees.

Mr. Ganesan Sugumar is an astute entrepreneur from Sri Lanka, whose multifaceted vision and talent has given him an immense success to lead amidst the Canadian business community.

Currently as the Chief Executive Officer of Sugshe Group of Companies, Mr. Ganesan is known to be an embodiment of strong human values and business ethics, which has led him to the path of success in Canada.

He is a charismatic business leader who bashful to share his success story with the community and his employees. His goals and vision is strongly rooted in his unshakable belief that a company needs to be responsible for its action-socially, ethically and environmentally.