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Dr. Kulathunga Rajapaksa Emeritus Chairman DSI Samson Group, conferred with second Honorary Doctorate

Posted on 9 January, 2020

Dr. Kulathunga Rajapaksa, Emeritus Chairman of the DSI Samson Group and respected business leader who was conferred with the honorary title ‘Doctor of Philosophy’ by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura was recently bestowed with a second honorary Doctorate. This was a ‘Doctorate of Letters’ conferred by the University of Westminister UK. Both doctorates were in recognition of his exceptional contribution to Sri Lanka’s business community, which also took into account his visionary leadership in making the DSI Samson Group the respected and successful business conglomerate it is today.

Dr. Kulathunga Rajapaksa is an accomplished entrepreneur and a pragmatic leader. He is a popular and well-known business leader who has won many prestigious business accolades including the award for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’. Prior to his recent appointment as Chairman, he was the group Managing Director of the DSI Samson Group for the past 35 years, during which time the Group saw rapid development and diversification.

During his formative years in business, he was fortunate to work closely with his father and founder of the DSI Samson Group, the late Mr. D Samson Rajapaksa. This enabled him to inculcate the vision, identity and philosophy of the founder into the core values of the organisation.

In addition to giving astute leadership to a group of successful and diverse business enterprises, he also divides his time in contributing to important national interests. Whilst being a popular and astute speaker at many business forums, he is widely respected for his perceptive business acumen and understanding on current business affairs. He is a past president of the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products and a President of the Sri Lanka Footwear Association. He has also served as an honorary council member of many prestigious universities.

He is currently an Executive Committee member of the National Chamber of Exports of Sri Lanka and is a Director of the Mawbima Lanka Padanama. He also serves as a member of the Advisory board of the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress.

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