After a career in the private sector with Chandra Senanayake Holdings and Cornel and Company, Sumal Perera, qualified Accountant started his business in 1990. Since its inception, Access Group, has been highly successful in securing major projects for infrastructure development in Sri Lanka funded by agencies such as Japanese OECF, World Bank and ADB. In addition the Group has the franchise for many world renowned brands for domestic sales.
The Group supplies trainer aircraft and helicopters to the Sri Lanka Airforce Maintenance, overhaul and service support for SriLankan Airlines and the Sri Lankan Air Force. They also are a major ground support equipment for SriLankan Airlines, SLAF, Maldives Airport Authority and Chittagong Airport in Bangla Desh. They also supply locomotives and continuous after sales service and support t he Sri Lankan Railways. Access Group also are a major supplier of communications equipment to the Sri Lanka Armed Forces. They supply voice and data transmission equipment to fixed line and cellular operators in the island. Other areas of business are, the exclusive supplies of Driving Licences to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, EDI solutions to the Apparel Industry.
Access also supply remote access servers to the Sri Lanka Telecom Internet Hub Expansion Project.
Main Companies are:
Access Telecommunication Services Pvt Ltd. - Telecommunication Service Provider
Access So;lar Pvt Ltd. - import, customize, and market, solar powered equipment, viz; solar home systems, telecom backup systems, slar TV, solar lanterns
Access Engineering Ltd. - contractors for design and construction f infrastructure development projects in the fields of irrigation, land, drainage, water supply
Access Industrial Sstem Pvt Ltd. - import and supply of elevators
E*Trade Private Ltd. - provide e-commerce and related technologies
Access Travels Pvt Ltd. - inbound and outbound travel
Access Agencies Pvt Ltd. - import and sales of bathroom accessories
Access Projects Pvt Ltd. - leading supplier and installer of ceilings
Asia Pacific Golf Course Ltd. - owns and manages Waters Edge Golf Course and Spa
Sathosa Motors Pvt Ltd. - established in 1962 when the Isuzu Agency was obtained by the CWE Ltd. and privatized in 1992 whose main shareholder is ITOCHU Corporation of Japan, holding 60%, 30% issued to public in the the CSE. Sumal Perera is a arge shareholder who is the current Chairman (2007) and owns the agency for Isuzu and Opel
Access Printing Ltd. - printing of stationery, corporate documents, packaging material and any other printing requirement
Access Natural Water Pvt Ltd. - established in 2001, one of the largest drinking water bottlers marketing the product under the name of AQUAFRESH
EuroMetallic Pvt Ltd. - joint venture concentrating on the manufacture and export of metal ceiling panels and grid systems
Access Realties Pvt Ltd. - Property Development Management