Chairman's Message

“Witnessing Sri Lanka’s immense investment opportunities and trading activities over the years has been an exciting experience. Sri Lanka is not only blessed with great natural resources but also visionary leadership for greater economy growth.

As a diversified group of businesses that maintains a common commitment to rigorous international standards across its extensive range of products and services, we are positioned to serve the foreign investors in various investment in different sectors in Sri Lanka.”

Dr. Ameer Mohamed Ismail

About Chairman

Lankaputra Dr. Ameer Mohamed Ismail is a leading businessman in Sri Lanka and with his business experience in industry and trading in international market, his business strategies and vision have made him successful and has enabled him launch many projects in Sri Lanka over the past few decades.

He was the CEO and Managing Director of a multi-billion dollar Group, ETA ASCON and Star Group of companies in Sri Lanka, from 1990 until 2010. The company was formed and established with an investment from ETA Star Dubai and Al Ghurair Group Dubai. He served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director until 2010. Some of his major trading activities which can be referred to his success are: Fertilizer Bulk sales under the brand name Laksaruphora, Cement / Clinker Bulk stock and sale under the brand name Double Bull and Tea export from Sri Lanka.

He had also successfully developed and launched various mega projects in Sri Lanka, which includes: Fertilizer production plant, Serendib Flour Mill, Golden Enclave (residential complex) and PANAMAX project (jointly with MAERSK called MAETA). Adding to the list, he had also collaborated with NECTAR for mobile packing operation in Colombo Port, established Western Auto network across island wide (where they imported automobiles from Japan, Dubai, UK and also was the exclusive importers of Toyota produced cars in Thailand), and finally, he was also the exclusive importer of Gulf Oil products to Sri Lanka.

He is a passionate traveller and has travelled to almost all the countries across the globe and has set footprints in those countries by meeting and venturing with local investors in setting up different projects across different countries. Some of the key international projects in which he has successfully executed were as follows:

Served as CEO/Managing Director in the Board of the following Companies, until 2010:

Chairman's Awards and Recognitions


  • Director of UN Human Rights in Sri Lanka.
  • Golden Member of United National Friendship Association.
  • Life Member of SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industries.
  • Life Member of Asia Pacific Chamber of Commerce.
  • Founder Member of Colombo and Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
  • Lifetime Special Member of Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Triple Gem Certificate from Sinhala Monks Association.
  • A member of Lanka Business Online CEO Forum.
  • A member of SAARC Member of Sri Lanka- India society.
  • Golden Supportive member of Sri Lanka – United Nation Friendship Organization (SUNFO).
  • Lifetime special member of CACCI (Confederation of Asia- Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry).
  • Doctorate from the Global Foundation for integrative medicine – USA.

Awards and Certificates

  • The Grand Order of Honorary Achiever conferred through a Doctorate for career achievement from the Open International University of USA
  • The Grand Order of Honorary Doctorate award service excellence and career achievement from the International University for Martial Arts (J.S.K & U. T. K. F) on 15th March 2009.
  • Certificate for successfully completing United States Study Tour on Advances in Agricultural Production and Fertilisation conducted by International Fertiliser Development centre. Alabama, USA- 2001.
  • Award of Life Corporate Membership of Sri Lanka- United Nations Friendship Organization (SUNFO) with effect from December 1st, 2001.
  • Award of SUNFO Golden Supportive Fellow Rank of Honour at the United Nations Day 2003.
  • Award of SUNFO National Appreciation for the United Nations Association in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka – 2005
  • Doctorate from the open international university for complimentary medicine- USA

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