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Our History

Rhino is a pioneer in the Sri Lankan roofing industry, a market leader in manufacturing and supplying roofing and ceiling sheets and has become a Sri Lankan household name. The company has a proud history; it began operations in 1962 under the leadership and guidance of the late Sir Cyril De Soysa and underwent a significant transformation in 1978 when Deshamanya A.Y.S. Gnanam took over as its Chairman/ Managing Director. His insightful and ingenious ideas led to vital changes taking the company and the roofing industry to new heights.


With the company and brand changing to Rhino and initiating new technology that rapidly increased production and enhancing quality, the company grew expeditiously over the years and today leads the roofing products field, with a market share of over 50%.


As a pioneer in the roofing industry in Sri Lanka, we mapped out our own route to excellence. Today Rhino is a household name, having earned the trust of the big names in the construction sector and millions of home builders across the island. We are hailed as the market leader in manufacturing and supplying roofing and ceiling sheets.

We set out on our journey in 1962 under the leadership of the late Sir Cyril de Zoysa. In 1978, when Deshamanya A.Y.S Gnanam took over as Chairman/ Managing Director, the company surged ahead in a different direction.

Under his stewardship, the name of our company changed to Rhino, with the logo depicting an animal symbolizing strength and the inherent ability to charge ahead. It is his vision that continues to inspire us to blaze new trails.

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As a Group we launched our long-term business strategy for Sustainable Development in order to mitigate the impact of climate change. During this year, opened its new showroom in Nawala.

Green House Gas

Rhino focused on obtaining the ISO14064.2018 Green House Gasses Inventory Verification.

Presidential Export Award

Rhino Roofing wins the prestigious Presidential Export Award! Another reason to raise the roof, even as we celebrate a milestone of sheltering homes for 60 years. Being the first cement roofing manufacturer from Sri Lanka to reach global shores, this award further validates our world-class quality and production capabilities that helps the world sleep soundly under a secure roof.

Best Exporter

Rhino, the nation’s leading provider of roofing solutions, marked the key milestone of exporting its first 1,000 containers of roofing sheets to South Asian locations.


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