Ranjith Pandithage (Chairman and Managing Director of Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC) was recently bestowed with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, one of the most prestigious recognition an individual can receive from the German Government at a ceremony held at the German Embassy in Colombo.
The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany was instituted in 1951 by Federal President Theodor Heuss. It is the only honour that may be awarded in all fields of endeavour and is the highest tribute the Federal Republic of Germany can pay to individuals for services to the nation.
The awarding of the Order of Merit was done by His Excellency Jörn Rohde. The Ambassador went on to mention why and how Mr Pandithage was chosen for this honour. Pandithage spoke at the event where he traced his roots and his connections to Germany – as an engineering student and as a businessman.
DIMO has been representing the best of engineered German brands in Sri Lanka since 1939. DIMO represents more than 25 world class German brands including Blaupunkt, Bomag, Bosch, Claas, Demag, Detroit Diesel, Drager, Dremel, Fischer, Kaeser, KSB, Mercedes-Benz, Meditron, MTU, Osram, RZB, Schafer, SchwingStetter, Siemens, Still, thyssenkrupp, Vossloh-Schwabe and Zeiss.