About Us

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Vision, Mission & What We Do

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We are;

  • * Hosting Vehicles for Direct Importers from Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, Thailand and China.
  • * Buying & Selling Local Vehicles.
  • * Updating Rules and Regulation Changes, Tariff Changes and Import related News Regularly.
  • * Providing Import related services such as Customs Clearing, Consultation Services, Goods Transportation Services, etc…
  • * Providing 24 X 7 Vehicle Breakdown, Carrying & Road-side Assistance Services.

Company History


LITTLE FROM OUR PAST…
Start over in an un-official manner but with high expectations, whereas a person who starts a long journey by keeping his first step. In the year 2010 October, the Founder of this company soon after completing his Bachelors degree at the University of Colombo, started to seek an opportunity to begin a business in an area which he always interested in and liked.

Beginning of the year 2011 initially, he started a business by being a middleman of importing reconditioned vehicles directly from Japan and the United Kingdom using contacts he has built up through his own. Vehicles were directly imported under customers’ name and while he gathering experience from it he started to provide other related services to his customers such as Vehicle Clearance from Customs and Port Authority, Motor Vehicle Registration at Department of Motor Traffic, Vehicle Insurance, etc…

Due to constant (annually or semi-annually) changes in government rules and regulations of importation of Motor Vehicles he understands that there is high risk involved in engaging around a single business sector. Therefore he started to trade locally used vehicles (registered vehicles buying and selling) and increase his business capital. While he was engaged in these activities he saw there was a golden opportunity to start up another business line together with the current businesses.  Custom Clearance of cargo and logistics was a well-grown business sector at that time and he identifies that professionals in this industry are a bit lesser though there are plenty of people engage in that business activity.

Hence, in the month of May 2012, he incorporated a Sole Proprietorship organization named ‘RAPID CLEARANCE AND LOGISTICS’ and started to carry out all business activities under one roof in a professional manner by providing a wide range of services. After three consecutive years, the management of RCL planned to separate vehicle importation and selling activities from it and come up with a fresh name in an official manner. As a tribute to his grand-father (Late Mr. Wimal Oscar De Silva) who oblate to bring him to the current position where he stands today, he named this company as WIOS (WImal OScar) AUTOMOBILES (PVT) LTD.

Through this company, we initially continue our two major business activities where the first one is local vehicles trading (buying and selling local vehicles from all possible sources) and the other is to facilitate Direct Importers and import of motor vehicles for local use.

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Our Management Team

Nimal Karunathilake
(Managing Director)

One of the most experienced person in the field of rent-a-car and tourism. Served for M/s Shineway Travels (Pvt) Ltd rent-a-car company for more than 25 years and Currently holding the Managing Director positions in both WIOS Lanka Automobiles and Travellers’ Selection. He is a person who has passionate about vehicles and because of this driving force he has spent most of his life with vehicles.

Dileepa Karunathilake
(Founder – Director)

Graduate of University of Colombo with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration specialized in Marketing and also he is the Proprietor of ‘RAPID Clearance and Logistics’ which is one of the leading and most reliable Customs House Broker company in the country. He is an Old Thomian, class of 2005 and he is a young talented person with over 10 years of experience in the field of Import Export, Suply Chain & Logistics.