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Mr. Asoka Hettigoda

Managing Director

Hettigoda Industries Ltd

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Company Description

Ayurveda - the ancient art of healing for healthy living; herbal remedies and Ayurvedic treatments; manufacturer and exporter of herbal products: balm, inhaler, oil, toothpaste, toilet soap, baby soap, dietary supplement, garlic-in-bee honey, massage oils ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Board Director

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Sri Lanka Tourism

Managing Director

Siddhalepa Ltd

President

National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

Affiliations

Council Member
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Chairman of the Organizing Committee
Ayurveda

Education

S.Thomas' College

B.Sc Honours

National Engineering Consortium's W.J. Everett Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership

Northwestern University

MBA

Postgraduate Institute of Management , University of Sri Jayawardenapura

doctorate

Web References (54 Total References)


Siddhalepa - Ayurveda, the ancient art of healing for healthy living; herbal remedies and Ayurvedic treatments; manufacturer and exporter of herbal products

www.thinkayurveda.com [cached]

Dr. Victor Hettigoda


Responsible Tourism Partnership Sri Lanka - Our Programme/Executive Committee

www.responsibletourismsrilanka.org [cached]

Asoka Hettigoda

Educated at S.Thomas' College, Mt Lavinia, Asoka received the B.Sc Honours in National Engineering Consortium's W.J. Everett Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership, Northwestern University, IL, USA in 1990. He is a MBA in Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, in 2003 and has worked at Price Waterhouse, USA, as Management Consultant from 1990-1995. Asoka is the Managing Director of Hettigoda Group of Companies since 1995. His company is involved in manufacturing, distribution & export of Ayurveda Products and providing health care services in managing a complete Ayurveda Hospital for Locals, as well as overseas visitors. The company also carries on the business of a 4-Star Category tourist hotel with Ayurveda Spa facilities, which is mainly patronized by tourists from Europe. Hettigoda Group is the first company in Asia to get ISO 9002 certification, and now it has ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and GMP. The company under the brand name of Siddhalepa exports Ayurveda products to over 40 countries around the world. Asoka currently works as ; the Co-Chairman of the NCED-Export Sector, Cluster Member - SME and Trade & Tariff Cluster, Hony.


Think Ayurveda - About Us

www.thinkayurveda.com [cached]

Dr. Victor Hettigoda


Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort - Sri Lanka

www.siddhaleparesort.com [cached]

Dr.Victor Hettigoda recalls the year he purchased an old Hillman Car, and that was in 1977. Besides the old car, he employed a 17 year old Youth to assist him in his clerical work and other business activities.

Dr.Victor Hettigoda, Chairman, Hettigoda Group of Companies, was born at Kananke, Matara in 1937 to a family of resounding standing, reputation and admiration. Victor was the fifth of a family of nine children. He received his education at Rahula College, Matara. On leaving school, he joined his father as a 'helper student' in pursuit of the ancestral noble profession of Ayurveda Medicine. It took him nearly 12 years to learn the art of Ayurveda Medicine. He spent many late nights burning the mid-night oil, engrossed in the "Ola Leaf" Manuscripts and books on Ayurveda. Victor's untiring efforts and devotion towards Ayurveda won the accolade of his father resulting in the reward of disclosing the secret Formula of "Siddhalepa" Balm - the Wonder Balm.
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Dr.Hettigoda's achievements in the sphere of Ayurveda Medicine is magnificient. In recognition of his colossal contribution to the field of Ayurveda Medicine and his services to the Industrial Community in particular,
Dr.Hettigoda was vested with the prestigious award of "Deshabandu" title by H.E the President of Sri Lanka in May 1990, followed by the "Vishva Prasadani" Award conferred on him by the Hon. Prime Minister in April 1996 for his outstanding contribution and service to the Ayurveda Industry in Sri Lanka. "Mahaveli Ran Diyawara" title was awarded to him in April 1998 by the Association of the United Engineers of the Mahaveli Authority in recognition of the valuable services rendered to the Nation. "Waidya Vidya Ratna Vibushana" honorary title was conferred in December 1998 by the Vidyalankara Pirivena, Kelaniya for his contribution to the Ayurveda Industry and his achievements in getting into the International Market. In August 2000 he was appointed a "Justice of Peace for the Whole Island" by the Hon. Minister of Justice.


Siddhalepa - Ayurveda, the ancient art of healing for healthy living; herbal remedies and Ayurvedic treatments; manufacturer and exporter of herbal products

www.thinkayurveda.com [cached]

Victor Hettigoda, the Chairman of the Hettigoda Group of Companies was born in 1937 in Kanake, Matara, Sri Lanka. Victor received his education at Rahula College, Matara. On leaving school he joined his father as a "student helper" to pursue the family profession of Ayurveda Medicine. Victor spent nearly 12 years learning the art of Ayurveda Medicine poring over "Ola Leaf" manuscripts and ancient books on the subject.

Victor Hettigoda's untiring efforts and devotion to Ayurveda won him accolades from his father. As a reward for his hard work, the secret formula of "Siddhalepa"- the wonder balm - was disclosed to him. He had a burning desire for independence and achievement but was encumbered by limited financial resources. However, an initial investment from a trusted relative in 1971 helped him commence his venture.
Victor Hettigoda's dynamism knew no limits. He travelled to every remote village in Sri Lanka to promote the Siddhalepa Balm. His tireless efforts were ultimately rewarded. Today, his Company is a resounding success with a global distribution network.
In recognition of Dr. Hettigoda's colossal contribution to the field of Ayurveda Medicine and his services to the Industrial community in particular, Dr. Hettigoda was vested with the prestigious award of "Deshabandu" by the President of Sri Lanka in May 1990. The "Vishava Prasadini" award was conferred on him by the Prime Minister in April 1996 for his outstanding contribution and service to the Ayurveda Industry in Sri Lanka. In addition, numerous journals and organizations have feted this outstanding entrepreneur. These include - Asiaweek, in December 1989, named him the "Balm King" in recognition of his contribution to the Ayurvedic industry. The Lanka Monthly Digest identified him as the "King of the Masses" and also as one of the "50 Greatest Sri Lankans since Independence". Dr. Hettigoda established the first Sri Lankan fertiliser company to manufacture organic fertiliser, and received the IFOAM International Organic Certificate for his "Suraya Compost Fertilizer" in 1995 The "MahaweliRan Diyawara" title was conferred on Dr. Hettigoda in April 1998 by the Association of United Engineers of the Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka in recognition of the valuable services rendered to the nation. The "VaidyaVidyaRatnaVibushana" honorary title was conferred on him in December 1998 by the Vidyalankara Privena, Kelaniya, for his contribution to the Ayurveda industry and achievements in getting products into the international market The "VishvakeerthiManawaHithawadiDeshamanya" title was conferred on Dr. Hettigoda by the Sri Jayawardenapura Guna Samaru Padanama in December 2000, in recognition of the services rendered to uplift national, religious, social, cultural and educational activities Sarvodaya Trust Fund conferred the National Award for the year 2001 in December 2001 to honour his services to society. Dr. Hettigoda was also selected as Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year 2000, and awarded the Bronze Medals for the Western Province and for the entire Island by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka in recognition of the Best Procedures adopted to enhance the performance of the Industrial Sector of Sri Lanka. The Faculty of Medicine - Medicina Alternativa Institute - affiliated to the Open University for Complementary Medicines conferred the Fellowship Register of Royal Complementary Practitioners (FRCP (MA)) in recognition of his contribution towards the field of Complementary Medicines in Sri Lanka.

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