Jayantha Ratnayake General Manager Vehicle Sales receiving the award on behalf of DPMC Chairman David Pieris. SUNFO
is a non-political, non-racial and non-sectarian organization set up in 1999 to work towards the well-being and peace and harmony among mankind, in keeping with the principles of the UN
.The ceremony which coincided with the "International Family Day" and the 10th anniversary of the "International Year of Families" was organized to recognize those who had made a valuable contribution towards the betterment of the society. Mr. David Pieris
received the "SUNFO Family Service National Award - 2004" for the yeoman's service he's
rendered the society through the three-wheeler industry which now provides sustenance to nearly 1.5 million people, an estimated 8.3% of the country's total population.The ever popular Bajaj three-wheeler has become the "family vehicle" of the common people, a concept popularized by DPMC and acclaimed by its principal Bajaj Auto of India.
In a felicitation speech delivered at the ceremony, Mr. Pieris
was hailed as "a man with a vision and a mission" who had worked tirelessly to build up the David Pieris Group of Companies
, which is renowned for its "true level of professionalism and contented workforce," while providing the masses with a convenient and affordable means of transport.