I knew about the existence of the company, today I got the opportunity to listen to Mr, Rohan Pallewatta, CEO. It is an amazing story. Their turnover was USD 38Mn last year and company commenced its operations in 2003. The initial investment was USD 8Mn and they recovered that in 2 years.
All of the above is fine, what amazed me was the perseverance demonstrated by Mr. Pallewatta before he started operations. You should try to count number of samples of their product he has manufactured by himself and sent to Japan before he got his first order from a supplier to Toyota. I wish we could have 1,000 more like that in this country as that by itself could bring prosperity to this land.
He sang a song at the start of the session, we would have never guessed that to happen. He ended the session with a question, he wanted to know how many Pradesheeya Sabha members, Provincial Council members in the audience, none. As per him, that is the biggest problem, people who set legislations to govern us do not know what this country needs, as citizens who could add something differently to this aspect don’t do much as well and keep blaming thinking it will be fine one day!