Dhammika Perera, the richest business leader in Sri Lanka, has taken delivery of his prized - and perhaps the first in the South and Southeast Asia or the Middle East Bentley Mulsanne Hallmark, worth around Rs. 160 million, inclusive of import duty.
The car, the single most expensive sedan in the world, is inspired by precious metals and luxurious materials used by renowned master jewellers.
The Mulsanne Hallmark Series by Mulliner is limited to a production run of just 50 handcrafted cars, making each one as rare and sought-after as the elements that inspired its creation.
Dhammika’s purchase of the Blue and Porcelain White new Mulsanne Hallmark was the 50th and had arrived by air freight yesterday.
Apart from the West, there are only three such Mulsanne Hallmark Series units in Asia i.e. China. The catalogue price is Sterling Pounds 390,000 (around Rs. 84 million) and the duty on the dream machine is a staggering Rs. 76 million, according to Sri Lanka Custom sources.
Created for visionaries with the power to turn their ideas into reality, the Bentley Mulsanne is the flagship model of the Bentley range. It is much more than a luxury sedan - a pure expression of phenomenal performance and the pinnacle of exquisite luxury. The world’s finest handmade car represents the ultimate combination of both luxury and performance.
The car features exquisite design details from Mulliner – Bentley’s personal commissioning division. This includes: a Hallmarked silver or 23.9 carat-gold-plated ‘Flying B’ mascot, a matching fine line running the length of the body, silver or gold metallic hide lining the storage compartments, complementary painted veneer and a stunning precious metal veneer inlay.
Exquisite in the extreme, the Mulsanne Hallmark Series represents a glittering addition to the Mulsanne range – and a collector’s item in waiting.
According to the Bentley website, the famous retractable ‘Flying B’ mascot is engraved with ‘Commissioned’ on one side and ‘By Mulliner’ on the other, and is hewn either from solid silver (featuring the Bentley hallmark) or finished with carat-gold plating.
Both models feature an exquisite hand painted fine line running the length of the coachwork, in either gold or silver. Single or duo-tone paint finishes are available with the Hallmark Series by Mulliner. Imposing 21” polished alloy wheels and the distinct Mulliner grille create the ultimate statement of luxury. Additionally, the beautifully intricate new ‘Serenity’ grille is also available as an option.
Inside, the Mulsanne Hallmark Series by Mulliner features front and rear seats trimmed in contrasting hides, to create a bespoke colour split. Stunning silver or gold embroidery and piping complete the exclusive interior design.
Unique metallic silver or gold hide lines the Hidden Delights storage spaces, inspired by the tailoring for the very best Savile Row suits. The hide on the seats and door panels has the delicate Mulliner quilting pattern, while the veneer is painted to perfectly match the secondary hide colour, creating a considered and elegant interior inspired by current interior design trends. The fascia has a silver or gold overlay with a ‘Mulliner’ inscription, and there are silver or gold-plated inlays on all door waistrails.
Alcantara rear cushions matching the secondary hide, illuminated treadplates bearing the word ‘Hallmark’ and stainless steel plaques engraved with ‘1 of 50’ complete the truly extraordinary interior of the new limited edition Mulsanne Hallmark Series. (Daily FT)
Roads Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:04
People of this country must be very proud to have a exmpensive car on our well maintained roads.
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Lakshman Friday, 16 February 2018 22:14
Rs 84 76 million s is not bad. But I live in Trincomalee in a small house but nobody gave me a red cent even terrorism destroyed my house ( looters of SINHALESE and Muslim s ) did , better to enjoy his Karmas giving him.
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Chan Sunday, 18 February 2018 00:54
Dear Lakshman...don't b so jealous of what other people have achieved and don't expect others to drag you out of your misery.
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rodda Sunday, 18 February 2018 20:57
whatever the car he bought his dead body will not go in this to his home. it will be a hearse of an undertaker. (LOL)
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Jaliya Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:04
Great work Mr. Perera now you can impress the uncivilized just like you. I live in Panadura and travel to Colombo 04 everyday in my small Nissan March ... I bet your Bentley Mulsanne Hallmark cannot get me there any faster.
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Aj Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:58
Stupid tax paid not like politicians what u talking
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Cluless Thursday, 15 February 2018 19:57
Little over a milliom dollars, thats about a good player will get for 1 ipl season let him enjoy his car. Lets talk about the money this country has lost on corruption.
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Upali Friday, 16 February 2018 18:56
Jaliya darling,your problem is self obsession boardering on mental problem.
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ANTON Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:14
I ALSO BOUGHT A NICE PUSH BICYCLE RECENTLY FROM BORELLA BAZAAR , MUST BE THE BILLIONTH ONE.
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Rohan Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:26
It's ok at least he pays tax for the car not like our hardworking ministers.
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yaka mahathaya Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:37
blood money - black money
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ANTON Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:37
1600 LAKHS FOR A CAR , WHAT WOULD BE OUR FEELING WHEN WE , BY CHANCE , DRIVE THAT ON BUSY PETTAH STREETS.
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Rabaa Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:05
Have you seen the convoy he is surrounded with when he travels?
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Mali Friday, 16 February 2018 14:32
Our guys don't know which vehicles suitable to drive in busy congested colombo. Basically don't know what to do with excess money.
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Ranja Saturday, 17 February 2018 17:05
live it champ, have fun, enjoy your money you deserve it, cuz you get only shot in life. I'm not even fortunate to see your car. I'm happy for you sir
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Jeffrey Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:51
Well done to Mr Perera. What harm if has worked hard, paid duty and got one of the best cars in the world. I only have a Mitsubishi, but i have no jealousy. You have made sri lanka proud.
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Ravi Wikramasinghe Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:52
Pathetic hypcratic mentality is well displayed above.
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Soma Thursday, 15 February 2018 16:54
I only drive my scooter 1/2 km away from this car.
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Ceylon Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:03
Congradulations.he is enjoying his hard earned money.great.wish you for more progress.lanka needs more people like these.
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BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:05
Wouldn't it have been gracious if he agreed to pay this money to the Chinese to help the country out of its debt trap?
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malik Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:27
why so the country can get into more debt, to line pockets of politicians.
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RODDA Sunday, 18 February 2018 23:17
OMG! surely after parliament session tomorrow, Rajapaksas will buy the same next month.
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Ceylon Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:07
He can openly enjoy life with bently because this is his money.not stolen from people.many dozens more have more money than him,but stolen.so the theives cant enjoy life like him.
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Mali Friday, 16 February 2018 14:35
How did a casino man become a billionaire. Hard earned money!
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RODDA Sunday, 18 February 2018 23:22
if more and more people goes to casinos, then casino owners can byu such. we must include "how to play casino" in A/L syllabus.
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sena Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:11
Proud Sri Lankan
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Ceylon Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:11
Kindly dont show your 2500 years old great jelousy culture.wish him for much better success.
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Donton Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:20
Most sri lankans will never get this type of luxury because they expect everything free to be given and hence their jealousy
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Nina Kamal Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:11
Or steal it from the coffers... mata mataka nah, danne nah, naya gahuwa!!! Lol
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SL Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:54
He deserves all the comfort he brought with this car.A hardworking man with a vision.Good luck and wish you all the best to deliver good to my mother land
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Dilan Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:01
Thankx for giving 76million for sri lankans,
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Achinda Sunday, 18 February 2018 08:29
Well, 50% of it will be spent on maintaining our politicians and 40% for first class and remaining peanuts for local infrastructure and people as a general breakdown.
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Thanos Thursday, 15 February 2018 19:13
He deserves it. He started from very humble beginnings. This is money her earned unlike some others.
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Duminda Thursday, 15 February 2018 19:17
The tax charge is too less,
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Saranga Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:49
Go as ministers and stupid doctors whom pay nothing
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Damian Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:19
Just thinking of Mr Perera’s driver. He will drive it more than anybody.
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Nandun Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:30
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Raj Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:30
Congradulations .He is enjoying his hard earned money.Wonderful .wish you for more progress. We needs more people like these.Great example of hard work from a humble beginning.Very good example to all of us.Good luck for the future.
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Thusita Senerat Thursday, 15 February 2018 20:40
Be proud you Lankan's , He's Upali Wijewardena of the 21st centuary !Congrat's Mr Perera !Also don't forget to increase our interest of our FD's !!
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Ronn Thursday, 15 February 2018 22:31
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rosebud Thursday, 15 February 2018 22:41
Given his humble beginnings wouldn't it have been more ethical to support others in humble situations to give them a better life , rather than boost his ego with this fancy car?
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KGD Friday, 16 February 2018 13:14
Being a businessman, he has purchased a rare car; knowing that it will more valuable in the future.
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kathir Friday, 16 February 2018 15:31
Congrats! Appreciate Mr. Perera! Proud to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is really wealthiest country in the world since thousands of years. Ruled by the Kubera (Ravanas brother) the God of Wealth. But our folks yet to know. Abolish poverty thinking. We have everything in our motherland. Every Sri Lankan can become richest. Need change in attitude.
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L. Perera Friday, 16 February 2018 16:00
At least you have earned and contributed to the economy of the country to use what you like, what is the right for the politicians who are lootets in this country to use all what they are using
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A W Abdulkany Friday, 16 February 2018 16:28
Sincere congratulation and best wishes. If a man possesses wealth, he must display it. Should not live like beggars.
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Rasmy Friday, 16 February 2018 19:31
Tax on this high priced super luxury is less than its price. But, tax for a budget car, a maruti alto 800 is three times of its price. The rulers don't want poor people to become car owners.
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Achinda Sunday, 18 February 2018 08:35
Yes, this is not calculated from the normal tax formula
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Chamindade de Costa Friday, 16 February 2018 22:08
Most people seems to forget that Dhammika Perera provides thousands of well paid jobs in this country. Stop typical Sri Lankan hate and congratulate the man for his achievement.
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RODDA Sunday, 18 February 2018 23:11
Yes! Yes!! your money, your car, your petrol, our poor country. ;-)
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Fazmi Saturday, 17 February 2018 08:40
hunters are hunting and fools are counting.
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Mendis Saturday, 17 February 2018 22:10
We don't pray for love.We just pray cars. Nice car Mr Perera. can you deliver a bugatti chiron next year.
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Amila Sunday, 18 February 2018 08:22
Well, his effort and courage in his life took him there, he deserved it. But I bet his bently fails to race with my 125 cc motor bic from my home to kandy when the katugastota traffic jam is on :-)
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don udaya Sunday, 18 February 2018 11:36
Congratulations !!!. Hope I can get a free ride.Udaya
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Nimal Sunday, 18 February 2018 13:12
All in all "Happiness is a state of mind".
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akram Sunday, 18 February 2018 17:39
All meals are so tasty till they are laying on mouth.
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Chanaka Sunday, 18 February 2018 19:19
I am proud of this guy’s achievements. More people must strive to follow him instead of trying to find fault with his decision to buy this car. At least he paid with his own money which he has the right to do.
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RODDA Sunday, 18 February 2018 23:07
I need to learn a lesson from you Great Dhammika Perera. How do you protect it from 3-wheeler and private bus drivers?
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Sarcasm Monday, 19 February 2018 15:22
He got only one car. Big deal, I travel by different vehicles everyday. Sometime 4 or 5 different vehicles per day. It's called Tuk Tuk's and buses :D
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GustyGibon Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:27
Great Pick, However I'm wondering who would perform the services and maintenance for this car model locally.
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feedback Saturday, 3 March 2018 20:40
owww!! Nooo! That car is a second handed one poor dnammika can't you buy a new one
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