RENOWNED BUSINESSMAN D. EASSUWAREN PASSES AWAY | Sunday Observer

RENOWNED BUSINESSMAN D. EASSUWAREN PASSES AWAY

Respected Sri Lankan Business leader Mr D. Eassuwaren who was the Chairman of the famed Eswaran Brothers (Pvt) Ltd., a premier tea supplier and exporter of various other products in the country passed away yesterday (Saturday) in Singapore. D. Eassuwaren was the eldest son of the Late V.T.V. Deivanayagam Pillai, a well- known philanthropist and founder of Eswaran Brothers and the V.T.V Deivanayagam Pillai group of Companies & the late Mrs Sithambrathammal Deivanayagam Pillai.

A product of St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena, he pursued higher studies in India. At the time of his death, Mr Eassuwaren was a father of two sons and two daughters.

In March 2017, D.Eassuwaren received the Deshabandu national award from President Maithripala Sirisena. He had set up his first business to export tea and other Sri Lankan produce with the initiation by his father, V. T. V. Deivanayagam. Eswaran Brothers established their humble beginnings in 1964 with their first export of 300 chests of tea to Somalia.

D. Eassuwaren was also a philanthropist much alike his father providing facilities to less privileged schools, contributing to the construction of the 70 feet tall Samadhi Buddha statue in Rambadagalla, financially supporting rehabilitated former LTTE cadres to marry and working towards ensuring a sustainable tea business while protecting the environment. Mr Eassuwaren held many important posts during his lifetime and was a former President of the National Chamber of Commerce, former Honorary Consul of the Republic of Mauritius, Trustee of the Varatharaja Vinayaga Temple, Former President of the Kanban Kalagam Literary Association, Trustee of the Manitha Neyam Trust among many others.

The mortal remain of Mr Eassuwaren will be brought to the country at 2 pm today and will lie at No. 133, New Chetty Street, Colombo 13. 

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