1920 – 1927   > READ MORE

1920 – 1927 > READ MORE

  • American James Kennedy establishes a tanning business in Kosgama, Awissawella
  • Exotic skins were tanned and shipped to the USA
  • James Kennedy retires to the USA and offers the business to Arthur Perera
  • Arthur Perera, a pioneer of the Ceylon Leather Trade takes over the tanning business setup by James Kennedy
  • Tanning operations are shifted to Kelaniya
  • Arthur Perera continues to export exotic skins to clients in the USA