Dulith Herath

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Dulith Herath
Dulith Herath In Suit.jpg
Alma materRoyal College, Colombo
University of Kentucky
OccupationEntrepreneur
Known forkapruka.com, Grasshoppers, Global-Ecommerce

Dulith Herath is a Sri Lankan entrepreneur.[1] He is the founder and chairman of Sri Lanka's e-commerce organization, kapruka.com, and the co-founder of Grasshoppers Pvt. Ltd. which provides logistics to small enterprises in Sri Lanka.[2] Herath received an Eisenhower Fellowship for his project Grasshopper.

Early life & career[edit]

Dulith was born in Colombo. He did his schooling at Royal College, Colombo.[3] Dulith graduated from the University of Kentucky.

Herath founded Kapruka.com in February 2002.[citation needed] Kapruka was started with the idea of helping expats buy things in Sri Lanka.[citation needed]

In 2016, Herath along with Harsha Liyanage started logistics provider Grasshoppers Pvt. Ltd.[4] This project was seed funded by AFF (www.aavishkaar.in) and recognized by United Nations as an enabler for e-commerce in developing countries.[5]

Honors & awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lankan eCom Dulith Herath meets Jack Ma of Alibaba". 8 May 2017.
  2. ^ "DULITH HERATH".
  3. ^ Senanayake, Maheen (7 March 2015). "El Dorado". The Island.
  4. ^ Roy, Debjyoti (20 June 2017). "Aavishkaar strikes second deal in Sri Lanka". VC Circle.
  5. ^ "Kapruka founder Dulith Herath addresses UN World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva". Daily FT. 6 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Kapruka.com's Dulith Herath bags top Asia Pacific Young Entrepreneur Award". Daily FT. 22 February 2013.
  7. ^ Fernando, Lahiru (16 June 2017). "Entrepreneur Dulith Herath receives prestigious Eisenhower Foundation recognition". News 1st.
  8. ^ "National IT Conference honours pioneering innovator Dulith Herath with ICT Leader of the Year 2017". www.ft.lk. 2017-09-22. Retrieved 2017-10-08.

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