NATIONAL DAY: February 4
Consulate of the Democratic Socialist
Republic of Sri Lanka
1703 Paula Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-3935
Honorary Consul Bede Dhammika Cooray
(Mrs. Nira Cooray) (January 01, 2017)
Bede Cooray's background is diverse, ranging from construction and
manufacturing to accounting and business management. He has lived and
worked in four countries - Sri Lanka, Dubai, Bahrain, and the United States.
Born and educated in Sri Lanka, Mr. Cooray left his native country in 1981 to
the Middle East. He started work on a construction project in Dubai building
the Jabel Ali harbor before being transferred to Bahrain. His forté
is accounting and project management. In 1983, he resigned and moved to
Honolulu to pursue an MBA in the United States. He worked for a
construction company exclusively engaged in Federal and State Government
contracts for ten years and left as the Vice President of Operations in order
to start his own company, Accounting Solutions Inc. The company has
grown steadily over the past 25 years, increasing its organizational
profitability each year.
In addition to his professional successes, Mr. Cooray has traveled around
the world, visiting more than 100 countries. He was the president of Rotary
Club of Windward Oahu, Hawaii. He has served as the International Service
Director for the same club for many years. He also holds memberships in the
Kailua Chamber of Commerce, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, and the American Chamber
of Commerce in Colombo, Sri Lanka. As the international service director of
the Rotary Club, he has visited and worked on projects aimed at benefiting
Ecuador, Ghana, and Sri Lanka.
Does U.S. Citizen need Visa? Yes
Passport issued location: Washington D.C.
Visa issued location: Washington D.C.