The Business for Peace Foundation this week announced the selection of Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando, as one of the 2015 Oslo Business for Peace Honourees by the Award Committee of Nobel Laureates in Peace and Economics.  The Foundation annually names honourees for the Oslo Business for Peace Award in recognition of business persons who, through their own actions and commitments truly are business worthy, promoting socially responsible and ethical business practices in an outstanding way, and standing out as examples to the world. 

'I think the idea behind the Oslo Business for Peace Award, and the potential impact it may have, is important and inspiring. It is important to encourage businesspersons to be conscious of the role they can play as individuals to foster stability and peace.' Nobel Laureate H.E. Kofi A. Annan, commenting on the Business for Peace Award.

The Award Committee is formed by persons invited by former Swedish Prime Minister Hans G