NDE FOUNDER MR. S. A. AMARASIRI
An enterprising Sri Lankan Mr.Amarasiri, a veteran motor racing Champion tirough intense perserverance and proven talent, has overcome all obstacles to win motor vehicles manufacturing licence in Sri Lanka and their finished products are now in Japanes market. His two sons Duminda and Harsha in the compane of only sister Lakshika have joined this innovative entrepreneurship, located at "Duminda International (Pvt) Ltd" # 40, Industrial Estate, Katuwana- Homagama.
Amarasiri himself continues with the manufacture of the mini moke under an ambitious program LAKMINI, which means 'Mini-made in Lanka". A fair number of the Lakmini is already on our roads. The body of this vehicle which is a photo replica of the mini moke has been marketed at Rs. 375,000. It is fitted with a re-conditioned mini engine, which carries a guarantee covering 25,000 kms or one year's running which ever comes first.
An improved version has already been completed and this model is the first ever diesel operated Lakmini. The engine is that of a Daihatsu Charade.. Fuel tests have indicated that the car can cover 150Kms on a gallon (4litres) of diesel! This model is also available with air-conditioning. The present price for the non air-conditioned model without extra options and power fittings is Rs. 475.000. Lakshika and others are working near miracles with the latest modifications and attachments being done to brand new and reconditioned cars to make them look better than even the originals. They work with fiberglass, metal, aluminium and stainless steel and can convert the oldest looking vehicle to one which has not yet been even designed by any of the major automotive manufacturers, the world over.
All they need is the imagination of the client, and within a few weeks a totally new design is on the roads. They can convert a van into a car or vice versa! The conversion of a normal pajero into an Intercooler look a like takes, two weeks and costs Rs. 85.000 while a Toyota jeep (BJ40) Land Cruiser upgrade cost only Rs. 25,000. The conversion of a Lancer Mx to an Evolution 6 look a like takes up only two weeks of work and costs Rs. 125,000 increasing the value from a Rs. 600,000 vehicle to that of Rs. 3,000,000 model. This car is popular in Japan where it is used in competitions. New Duminda Enterprises also serves its many customers in a variety of ways such as repairing air bags for less than Rs. 5000 while a large number of body kits are also available ex-stock for quick jobs. The range covers hood spoilers, door visors 3rd mirrors, floor boards, jericans, sun roofs, crash bars, spoiler buffers, roller bars, canopy covers, wheel covers, wheel arches, side skirting and many others.
Manufacturers of Grills, Bumpers and Bumper ends Specialists in overfenders and side skirts, styled wheel covers, side steps, wheel arches, spare fuel Tanks, canopy covers for pajero and cabs. Repair and Plastic welding of Bumpers and Grills. Body stickers and Body kit for cars and vans Manufacture of accessories on orders undertake. Stainless steel Fabrication. All kind 4x4 accessories. SRS Air Bag Repairs.