Dinara Clothing won the Silver award in the large-scale category for the Central Province at the Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 organised by Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industries of Sri Lanka (FCCISL).
Dhammika Wijekoon started Dinara Clothing Ltd. with only eight machines operated by 12 employees. Wijekoon left his school in 1995 and joined Smarts Shirts Ltd. as a Coordinating Officer in 1996. He was incorporated into Ploytex Garments Ltd. in 2001 and left it as a Manager in 2004. He made his move with Dinara Clothing in 2006 with a sophisticated knowledge about the textiles industry.
Dinara Clothing markets its products under the brand name D Maxx with the tagline ‘Yawwana Wilasitha Lowe Ananthaya’. Nolimit had become its main buyer since 2007. It currently provide its products to leading showrooms such as ASB fashion, CIB, Richlook and Sriyani.
In 2012, Dinara Clothing established its main factory in Nugawela, Kandy. Over 500 employees are currently employed at Dinara Clothing. It has opened two mega showrooms in Kurunegala and Kandy under the brand name D Maxx.
Wijekoon has been entitled with honorary terms such as Deshashakthi, Deshamanya and Deshabandu in praise of the service he renders to the country by generating a pool of jobs through his businesses. Because of his workable vision in businesses and his personal success, he has been honoured with a doctorate.
Dinara Clothing has won several prestigious awards in award ceremonies organised by the Central Province Industrial Department in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Marking a peak, they were deservedly dignified as the Best Entrepreneur in the Central Province in Large category in 2017.