From left: Arthur C. Clarke Centre Senior Deputy Director Technology Eng. Shiran Walikala, Senior Research Engineer Eng. Nirupa Rathnayake, Engineering Assistant Pramila Jayasinghe, Research Scientist Chandana Peiris, Deputy Director General Technical Operations Eng. Kamani Ediriweera, Director Electronic Engineering Eng. Janaki Athuruliya and Director General and CEO Dr. Sanath Panawannage
From left: Leader Group Group Chairman Dr. Shriyanthe Cooray, Managing Director Dushanthi Cooray, Head of Technical Kolitha Fernando, Director/Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mithula Rathnayake, Factory Manager Chaminda Dissanayake and Manager Key Accounts Imraan Iqbal
In a groundbreaking achievement, Leader Group, a renowned Sri Lankan battery manufacturer, has set a new industry benchmark by receiving the first locally produced high-tech battery capacity tester from the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT).
This marks a historic moment, as it’s the first time the ACCIMT has prepared such a cutting-edge tester for a battery manufacturer in Sri Lanka.
The ACCIMT, a public research institution with a legacy of innovation, collaborated with Leader Group to create this revolutionary battery capacity tester. This state-of-the-art equipment has set the stage for Leader battery to not only meet but surpass Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) in various critical parameters, reaffirming its commitment to delivering high-quality batteries to its customers.
Leader Group Chairman Dr. Shriyanthe Cooray expressing his enthusiasm about this milestone said, “To power the world with tomorrow’s technology is our vision. We are on a mission to produce futuristic batteries for the world.”
“This partnership with the ACCIMT, under the visionary leadership of ACCIMT Chief Executive Officer and Director General Dr. Sanath Panawennage, is a step towards making Sri Lanka a high-tech hub. The SilverCell technology in our batteries, coupled with this remarkable testing equipment, allows us to confidently say that Leader batteries exceed JIS.”
Dr. Panawennage, highlighting the broader implications of this achievement for the nation’s economy said, “This embraces one of the key points that has been stressed repeatedly in the dialogue concerning the economic transformation in the country. The success of our economic transformation process hinges on how much of our export volume is genuinely high-tech.”
He noted, “Today, we’re discussing a product that not only streamlines high-tech manufacturing processes and supplies state-of-the-art products to global markets but is also versatile enough to be marketed to civilian manufacturers in this region and beyond.”
Leader Group offers its products under the brand names Kaijie, Riyelta, ESDEE, Dhara and Energ1 and there’s an overwhelming demand from the public and racing enthusiasts for its high-performance batteries.