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  • L-R Masaru Shimomura(Shizuoka University), Masamichi Yoshimua (Toyota Technological in Stitute - Japan) & Sheriozha Anthony Wijekoon, (Co-Founder, Director & CEO of RS Mines)

    L-R Masaru Shimomura(Shizuoka University), Masamichi Yoshimua (Toyota Technological in Stitute - Japan) & Sheriozha Anthony Wijekoon, (Co-Founder, Director & CEO of RS Mines)

  • It is amazing the way life guides us and leads us to our destiny. Sheriozha Anthony Wijekoon, on finishing his graduation at Brunel University, became the Co-Founder, Director & CEO of RS Mines. Little did he know that he was about to embark in an industry leading company halfway across the world in Sri Lanka. Winding back one and a half decades, the young Kent County Under 21 Snooker Champion received a call from his father, Ranjith Wijekoon. Ranjith was visiting his homeland Sri Lanka at the time. The rest of the story is an inspiring anecdote. The father son duo built one of the industry leading company in crystalline vein graphite mining and was one of the first to pioneer graphitic value-added products. Under the aegis of Sheriozha, RS Mines today is working on numerous ground-breaking projects, including the integration of its natural, high carbon & highly crystalline vein graphite products into the manufacture of multi layer graphene via a home grown green, wet chemical method. The company is looking forward to disrupting a wide range of industries ranging from the energy storage industry to pharmaceuticals and graphene sensors.

  • Sheriozha Anthony Wijekoon: A Ground - Breaking CEO Setting New Benchmarks in Graphite Mining

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Company Logo Company Name Company Management Company Description
AcenturaAcentura Chandana Ranasinghe,CEO For 20+ years Chandana is contributing to the development of various businesses with skills in entrepreneurship, technology leadership, and subject matter expert
Bellagio ColomboBellagio Colombo Clifford T. Casinader,Chief Executive Officer Contributing to the growth of businesses with 34+ years of experience in gaming, casino operations, and business development
Bank of CeylonBank of Ceylon Kanchana Ratwatte,Chairman He is renowned for his negotiation and corporate governance skills with knack for research, thus helping the finance sector to grow and progress
CargillsCargills Louis R. Page,Chairman/Non-Executive Director Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants United Kingdom with foremost leadership and mentoring qualities
Aitken SpenceAitken Spence Prasanna Karunathilake,Managing Director Expert in printing and packaging with tremendous leadership and mentoring skills contributing to the Export Development Board for the Printing and Packaging industry in Sri Lanka
CBL GroupCBL Group Saravanaraj Nadaraja,Group General Manager Experienced in the information technology sector with exhibited leadership and success in project management, management skills development, SAP business intelligence, planning and target based achievements
TIQRI CorporationTIQRI Corporation Shamira Dias,CEO Visionary leader with excellent mentoring and motivating skills that contribute to the progress of busiensses in agile, software project management and scrum
RS MinesRS Mines Sheriozha Anthony Wijekoon,Co-Founder, Director & CEO Highly skilled in management, research and business strategy development with utmost perfection and renowned for excellent engineering
LAUGFS HoldingsLAUGFS Holdings Sujeewa Goonetilleka,Chief Operating Officer Management professional with 20+ years of experience in different sectors, contributing to the development of Sri Lankan welfare
Lake HouseLake House W. Dayaratne, Chairman & Managing Director Legal professional who completed Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Open University of Sri Lanka and Masters degree in Law, extensively contributing to Sri Lanka Press Council

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