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The Toyota Titans have solidified their position as champions in the CMTA Masterminds 2023

Tue, 28 Mar 2023

Toyota Lanka Team A secured the championship trophy in the CMTA Masterminds 2023, organized by the Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA), after competing against industry legends in the Sri Lankan Motor Industry.

 The competition featured 9 motor companies with 16 teams on March 21st, 2023 at the Colombo City Center.

 We extend our heartfelt congratulations to our Titans for bringing victory to Toyota Lanka. We are grateful to the team for their hard work and dedication in achieving this success.

Toyota Lanka Honours Authorized Dealers at 15th Annual Dealer Convention

Tue, 28 Mar 2023

Toyota Lanka (Private) Limited recently held its 15th Annual Dealer Convention at the Shangri-La Resort & Spa – Hambantota, to recognize and honour their 300 authorized partners from all over the country who played a vital role in the distribution of Toyota Genuine Motor Oil, Genuine Toyota spare parts, PIRELLI & Accelera Tyres. The convention was held under the theme Faster. Stronger. Forward.

The event presented awards to dealers who achieved exceptional sales performance over the 2022/2023 financial year. The Chairman of Toyota Lanka, Mr. Sachio Yotsukura, and the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Manohara Atukorala, awarded cash rewards to the winners in six categories.

Auto World (Pvt) Ltd was the recipient of the top award in the Overall Best Performer category, with Sterling Automobiles Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. as the Runner Up. Rukmal Motors won in the Service & Garage category, while Viskam Motors Service Centre (Pvt) Ltd. was the Runner Up.

Auto Miraj Group took home top honours in the Service Chain category, with Carepoint Group as the Runner Up. Pathma Motor Stores (Pvt) Ltd. was awarded Best Retail Partner, with Wimal Motors as the Runner Up. Stevans International (Pvt) Ltd. was the winner in both the Best PIRELLI Tyre Partner and Accelera Best Performer categories, while Olympic Tyre House (Pvt) Ltd. and Sandagiri Tyre & Battery Works were the Runner Ups in those categories.

At the event, Toyota Lanka (Private) Ltd. also announced the launch of the latest version of Toyota Genuine Motor Oil with updated packaging, as well as the introduction of the all-new Accelera Tyres. These tires are manufactured with cutting-edge technology and are renowned for their affordability, safety, and superior quality. Toyota Lanka (Private) Ltd. is the authorized distributor for both Toyota Genuine Motor Oil and Accelera Tyres.

Passing of TMC Honorary Chairman Shoichiro Toyoda

Wed, 15 Feb 2023

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of TMC Honorary Chairman Shoichiro Toyoda.

Shoichiro san was a great supporter of our Asia region, and his legacy and contribution can be felt across all of our entities even till today. Those who came in contact with him were struck by his vision, energy and curiosity.

This is a huge loss to the entire Toyota family, as he represented the passion and spirit of a great Toyota leader.

We wish his family all the peace and comfort as they face this difficult time.

Opening of Toyota Lanka Fulfilment Center

Fri, 23 Dec 2022

Toyota Lanka (Private) Limited, the national distributor of Toyota products, commemorated the 70 years of Japan – Sri Lanka diplomatic relations by ceremoniously inaugurating the state-of-the-art fulfilment facility in Mahara on 14th December, 2022.

The newly opened Toyota Lanka fulfilment center will support the operations of the island-wide dealer network and for all its allied products. Furthermore, a significant cost saving is anticipated with the facility being in full operation whilst improving customer convenience through the improved supply chain.

The fulfilment center located strategically at Mahara, Kadawatha, with quick access to all parts of the country, was built with an investment of US$ 15 million. The facility is built on a 30,000 sq. meter land extent with 13,000 sq. meter of storage facility for the company’s genuine parts, lubricants and accessories along with an ability to store more than 300 vehicles at a given time.

The facility is portrayed as South Asia’s model fulfilment center with multi-mode delivery systems and digitalized inventory management system. All processes are supported by Toyota’s hallmark processes, such as Just-in-Time and Seven Step Storage Techniques. Moreover, the fulfilment center will enable Toyota Lanka to support the development of the region’s auto professionals.

The Honourable President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wikcramasinghe graced the occasion as the chief guest. The presence of the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mizukoshi Hideaki, further made the event memorable. Senior representatives of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the holding company of Toyota Lanka, were also present at the event, headed by Mr Takuro Akasaka, Chief Operating Officer of the Automotive Division. On behalf of Toyota Lanka, Mr Sachio Yotsukura, Chairman and Mr Manohara Atukorala, Managing Director/CEO were part of the opening ceremony.

Special Notice from Toyota Lanka

Wed, 17 Aug 2022



Toyota Lanka partners with LOLC General Insurance to offer automotive collision repairs & restoration.

Wed, 17 Aug 2022

No Owners account payment for vehicles below 10 years from year of manufacture!

Revolutionizing the automotive collision repair industry, Toyota Lanka, the brand owners and representatives for TOYOTA and HINO, in Sri Lanka joined forces with LOLC General Insurance – a fully owned subsidiary of the LOLC Group to offer “a total priceless peace of mind” for customers with a hazel-free comprehensive insurance policy.   

Signifying this new insurance scheme, an MoU was officially signed between the two parties recently between Manohara Atukorala, MD/CEO of Toyota Lanka and Kithsiri Gunawardana, CEO of LOLC General Insurance in the presence of other officials representing both parties.

Any customer who owns a Toyota Brand New or Reconditioned vehicle below 10 years from the manufacture year are eligible for this offer. This unique insurance cover for Toyota customers, will not require the owners’ contribution when the vehicle is repaired by Toyota Lanka as the full claim will be settled by LOLC on behalf of the policyholders.  

Besides this unmatched offer, Toyota Lanka pledges to extend an exclusive free-of-charge services for collusion repairs above Rs. 250,000/= (labour charges). The additional benefits include wheel alignment, wheel balancing, interior cleaning, polishing, head lamp adjusting and vehicle washing which focuses customers’ safety and comfort.

This offers LOLC General Insurance policyholders and Toyota customers’ an expeditious auto restoration in collision repair, convenient and stress-free claim settlements with 100% trusted comprehensive repairs. Furthermore, it saves invaluable time and gives “peace of mind”.

Commenting on the significance of this insurance coverage, Manohara Atukorala, Managing Director/CEO of Toyota Lanka said, “We are happy to partner and collaborate with LOLC General Insurance, one of the fastest growing insurance companies in Sri Lanka to provide this hassle free vehicle repair facility and go-to-market benefits ensuring the customers’ peace of mind and safety. As a customer centric organization, we have looked in ways and means to develop and deliver innovative products and create better value proposition. Our efforts have paid-off with this ground-breaking synergetic partnership with LOLC General Insurance. He further said, “at Toyota Lanka, we are always committed to provide a best-in-class service on par with Toyota Global standards and that has led to win the trust placed on us by our customers.”

Kithsiri Gunawardana, CEO of LOLC General Insurance said, “We are delighted to partner with Toyota Lanka to cater to Toyota customers by taking-off the burden of owners’ account pressure. Now, Toyota vehicle owners no longer require to be worried of collision repair costs when they register with LOLC General Insurance and they can always look forward to the assistance of Toyota’s value-added services of the most trusted excellence. We invite all Toyota vehicle owners to avail these offers by registering for an insurance policy from LOLC General Insurance.”

Toyota Lanka is equipped with the best-in-breed technical engineers and auto professionals with special service tools and service facilities to restore vehicles back to original condition, whilst meeting customers’ expectations on time. More information of this insurance coverage is available at Toyota Lanka on 0112 939 000 and LOLC General Insurance on 011 500 80 80

Toyota Lanka expands its unparallel offerings with the latest service facility in Anuradhapura

Wed, 17 Aug 2022

Inauguration of Toyota Lanka’s newest Anuradhapura service center by distinguished guests


Toyota Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the exclusive dealer and distributor for Toyota vehicles and spare parts in Sri Lanka, and a fully owned subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC), Japan, recently relocated its service facility in the ancient city of Anuradhapura to offer all services under one roof. Expanding its presence in the rapidly booming north-central province of Sri Lanka, the modern new branch was declared open by Toyota Lanka Chairman Sachio Yotsukura. The Managing Director / CEO of Toyota Lanka, Manohara Atukorala together with officials of Toyota Lanka were present at the ceremony.

Toyota Lanka is the only automobile company in Sri Lanka to be 100% owned by its Japanese ‘parent’ company, the Toyota Group. The global backing from Japan makes Toyota Lanka a global corporate entity, contributing to the country, society, corporates, and its customers.

Commenting on the opening, the Chairman of Toyota Lanka Sachio Yotsukura said, “Toyota Lanka has been a trusted name in the vehicle industry in Sri Lanka for decades and we constantly strived to widen our reach to serve our valued clientele in the best and most convenient manner. We firmly believe in being closer and accessible to all our customers. We are pleased to serve our customers at our new location with the same quality and service you have experienced at “Toyota Lanka Head Office at Wattala”

The company first marked its presence in Anuradhapura in the year 2010 with the opening of its spare parts branch followed by the vehicle sales branch which was opened in 2020. Bigger and stronger, the beginning of 2022 marked the opening of the brand-new outlet providing all services under one roof. The modern branch provides services such as the sale of brand-new and used Toyota vehicles with the unmatched Toyota Lanka warranty, as well as after-sales service, and body and paint services.

“The north-central province of Sri Lanka is rapidly developing, especially with a focus on tourism and industries. We at Toyota Lanka have seen great potential in offering our products and services to existing and new customers through the Anuradhapura branch. We are also happy to mention that our customers can save time and money and finally get these products and services from Toyota Lanka in their own city without having to travel to Colombo.” added Manohara Atukorala – the Managing Director / CEO of Toyota Lanka.

The new service facility of Toyota Lanka provides people in the area with new job openings, training opportunities and empowers young people to increase their skills, they also intend to do more CSR and further improve the society in region.

This latest outlet in Anuradhapura is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and developed under Toyota’s international standards to offer the same Japanese experience to Toyota users in the region. The facility is also built under strict environmentally-friendly guidelines and compliances set forth by Toyota with its vision of sustainable business operations. Toyota-trained service engineers and technicians ensure the highest quality of workmanship and service delivery. The body and paint section has particularly been equipped with advanced welding machines, infrared heaters for speedy drying, and painting systems imported specifically to work on Toyota vehicles.

Toyota Lanka has established its presence not just in Colombo but in all major cities across the island, enabling the valued customers convenience in obtaining after-sales services at the closest Toyota Lanka center at Wattala, Maharagama, Ratmalana, Negombo, Hyde Park Corner, Ratnapura, Kandy, Matara, Ampara and Anuradhapura.

For more information, customers can visit the latest outlet at Kandy Road, Matale Junction Anuradhapura, or call on 025 2 226 750.

Toyota Lanka and LOLC General Insurance join hands to launch Toyota InsureX Sri Lanka’s first co-branded insurance package

Wed, 17 Aug 2022


Toyota Lanka and LOLC General Insurance joined hands at the Toyota Lanka headquarters to launch Sri Lanka’s first co-branded insurance package InsureX. The all-new package offers both Toyota Lanka and LOLC General Insurance customers a ZERO owners’ share for vehicles manufactured below 10 years, for automotive collision repairs and restoration with Genuine parts, at Zero cost. Customers can obtain the Toyota InsureX package via a Kiosk established at the Toyota Lanka Headquarters located in Wattala and avail themselves to a host of interesting features.

Commenting at the launch event, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Lanka, Manohara Atukorala stated, “This all-new insurance package brings together unrivalled expertise and service while conveniently providing all automobile and insurance related solutions under one roof. We look forward to an impactful partnership with LOLC General Insurance and continue offering many superior insurance solutions to our valued clientele.”

Through this package, customers will avail themselves with hassle free and convenient mobility solutions from Toyota Lanka and insurance solutions from LOLC General Insurance with value added features such as critical illness cover, household insurance and special discounts on vehicle services and repairs, tyre purchases and auto detailing.

Kithsiri Gunawardena, Chief Executive Officer of LOLC General Insurance stated, “We are delighted to partner with Toyota Lanka to offer this latest insurance package comprised with many benefits to our valued customers. We look forward to working together with Toyota Lanka, adding greater value to all stakeholders.”

The launch was attended by Sachio Yotsukura, Chairman of Toyota Lanka; Manohara Atukorala, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Lanka; Yoshihiro Tate, Head of Value Chain and Mobility Solutions; Kithsiri Gunawardena, Chief Executive Officer of LOLC General Insurance; Nadika Opatha, Chief Executive Officer of LOLC Life Assurance; Sanjaya Attanayake, Head of Sales of LOLC General Insurance; Thilina Samararathne, Manager of Business Development at LOLC General Insurance and Priscilla Moses, Manager Partnerships at LOLC General Insurance.


Toyota Japan appoints a new Chairman & 1st Local MD/CEO

Mon, 4 Jan 2021

Toyota Japan appoints a new Chairman & 1st Local MD/CEO

Toyota Lanka, the nation’s first flagship automobile company who is pursuing to be the island’s “Next Gen Mobility Solutions to the Nation” and the country’s first automotive company to pioneer 3S (Sales, Spare-parts & Service) concept has received a new Chairman and has appointed the first-ever local MD/CEO to its board for the very first time.  

Beginning: of a 25-year-old automotive empire

Established on 12 Dec 1995 as a 100% fully owned subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corp (TTC) of Toyota Group Japan; Toyota Lanka is currently a leading-edge advocate in the mobility transformation.

Today global automotive industry is being re-shaped by “CASE” phenomena, which denoted by (Connected Cars, Autonomous, Shared & Subscription mobility, and Electrification). Toyota Lanka as a part of its global multi-national background, is carefully evaluating these disruptions taking place to pioneer its new and next growth phase of transforming from a car company into a “next mobility company”.

Toyota Lanka is celebrating its 25 years of serving the nation and shown an exponential growth in expansions and extended product-lines with an unparallel symbiosis in customer service value addition.  

Arrival: of Chairman of Toyota Lanka

Chairman of Toyota Lanka                      Sachio Yotsukura

Newly appointed Chairman, Sachio Yotsukura expressing his new assignment in Sri Lanka said, “It has been a true privilege to join and able to lead this talented team Toyota Lanka. I am extremely excited to take the baton in wheeling into the next growth engine”. He expects to support Sri Lankan economy by looking at various other economic vitalities and business verticals such as renewable energy, next technology, global parts & logistics, electronics, and next generation                                                                 mobility.

New: Baton passed On – new Beginning!

At his first-ever press comments, Chairman also said “my commitment is to build-up on the success of my predecessors by accelerating our pace of progress”. He thanked the management and staff, for their unstinted commitment and dedication for delivering great products and innovative solutions for the last 25 years.

The Chairman: of the Board, Sachio Yotsukura                      

37+ years of experience spanning to many countries in the Toyota Group, Sachio Yotsukura has been a true leader of multi-national exposure. Previously he was the MD of Toyota Kenya, and Chairman of Toyota Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda, and Mauritius. He possesses diverse working experience in Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, and Southeast Asia.

New MD/CEO, Manohara Atukorala commented, “with the global experience and business leadership transformation, Chairman will give us a

fresh global think-tank with a locally-building business direction to re-direct Toyota Lanka in the mobility solution space in the new normal”.

The New: MD/CEO on board, Manohara Atukorala

Manohara Atukorala is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICSL) and holds MBA from University of Colombo. He is a product of De Mazenod College, Kandana. He joined Toyota Lanka in 2003 from an overseas hospitality industry as the Head of Finance. He was able to successfully transform the company to establish a new culture of “Customer-Guest-Experience”.

Largely he had been the cornerstone to turnaround the Toyota Lanka as a change catalyst-artist. By crafting and rafting the company strategy from an undesirable state into a state of growth and prosperity, had gained him a global attention as an “transformation leader”.

MD/CEO of Toyota Lanka                      Manohara Atukorala

He is the first-ever Sri Lankan MD/CEO to be appointed by Toyota Group Japan after six Japanese MD’s at the helms. It was during this time; he was tasked with revamping the company’s strong brand presence backed by after-sales services have come into more attention in design                                                                       and delivery.  

Chairman said, “it was the right decision to appoint Manohara Atukorala as the MD/CEO, who moved the company from 2003 and into the new era of automotive and mobility with deeper focus on customers.” During his career, Manohara Atukorala was monumental to introduce many Japanese customer service principles such as Toyota Way philosophy to Sri Lankan operations.

Chairman, representing Toyota Tsusho Corp (TTC), said that headquarters is extremely pleased with the achievements and leadership of Manohara Atukorala. He made Toyota Lanka the jewel of the crown in our group”. Speaking on this, Manohara Atukorala said “I’m very delighted to accept this appointment as MD/CEO and further rest assured of maintaining the highest customer focus and quality of service” to this nation.

Prior to this appointment, he was successfully completed an accelerated Global Advance Leadership Program which conducted in three phases in Paris France, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and Japan in 2019 on global leadership, strategy, and innovation at HEC Paris.  This program is only offered to, by the recommendation of Toyota Tsusho Group, Japan for few and selected C-Suite of the highest reflection of leadership and strategy. HEC. is one of the world’s oldest business schools established in 1881 and catering to prized CEO’s in the world.

Toyota Lanka (Private) Limited: (TLPL)

Toyota Lanka is the sole distributor for Toyota, HINO trucks and forklifts. As a Value Chain (VC) business with strong support on after-sales services; the company has it is own genuine spare parts & motor oil, accessories, and total industrial racking system covering a full-stack automobility solution.

Toyota Lanka is a 7 times gold award winner in most outstanding customer services excellence category, whilst global award-winning HR practitioner in the Toyota Group. Toyota Lanka has been recognized by Toyota Group as a  “role model” and placed it-self as a Center of Excellence (CoE) for South-East Asian region for the notable contributions of transferring technical skill and technology to SEA countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives.

Island- wide Network:  Epicenter of regional growth upliftment

Company is synonymous for operating vehicle showrooms and service facilities of world class standards. Wattala, Ratmalana, Kurunegala, Maharagama, Negombo, Matara, Kandy, Ampara and Ratnapura operates as a fully-fledged 3S facility. In a sprawling acreage, in Wattala, is also the home of island’s only dedicated Body Repair & Paint (collision repairs & car restorations) facility and established over dozens of its owned spare-parts branches catering to spare-parts needs of the island nation.

With the roll out of ambitious expansions, the company always takes a good care of life & community of people in the regions. Setting up operations and expansions, always means creating an economic and community development associated with mobility.

Whilst technology, technicality and automobile engineering skills are transferred, Toyota Lanka is in pursuance of spotting local talent, fostering their growth and development as new breed of auto-professionals. These mechanisms of creating home grown talent, has immense possibilities to place in the local industry employment. Beyond that as an entrepreneur. It also awaits possibilities of overseas employment which certainly uplift the most important economic vitality and financial empowerment to the country.

Forging: into to Future!

Amidst the unprecedented times and looking ahead, Toyota Lanka intends to extend Japanese-blended-Sri Lankan hospitality with customer obsessed-guest experience in all touch points. To cater local and global automotive skill demand, company continues to grow and harvest new breed-of-auto-professionals to the nation and beyond.

Signature: Customer “guest” Experience

In a recent global survey focusing Sri Lankan auto user experience, ranked Toyota Lankas as one of the most preferred automotive service brands. Digitally conducted survey reflected the services of Toyota Lanka as “guest experience”. This is a true manifestation of living Toyota’s DNA and brand heritage of Quality, Durability, Reliability & Safety by Toyota Lanka.

The simply: the best is yet to come!

Company is carefully strategizing in the newly dawn financial year to Recover, Re-adjust and Re-direct its pathways in the new normal. Digitalization, 3rd party collaboration and partnerships are welcomed to re-shape the industry connecting new forms of propulsion.

With the years of firm foundation laid long before, Toyota Lanka continues to explore opportunities to create value to customers, dealers, employees and shareholders for a vibrant future, amidst pandemic and “perfect storm” as the auto company describes the current industry situation.   

Adding final comments, Manohara Atukorala  express how’s the future focus going to be, said “looking at the expansions in global next mobility eco system, Toyota Lanka will assist the necessary government stakeholders in laying the country’s next mobility road map and framework to uplift the economic vitality to be best in Asia whilst preparing Sri Lankan youth to the global skill demand in need”.

Toyota Lanka Donation to Combat Covid – 19

Wed, 22 Apr 2020

“Toyota Lanka, the next-gen mobility solutions to the nation wheels into fight against COVID-19 with Government of Sri Lanka.”

As a global citizen – a member of Toyota Group and as a true Sri Lanka multi-national; Toyota Lanka donated 20 million rupees valued two (2) luxury Toyota Coaster Buses to Government of Sri Lanka which was ceremoniously accepted by His Excellency President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, at the president’s office today (22 April). These buses are planned to serve the country in the ensuing days, as a national endeavor for the mobility and transportation purposes of medical necessities, medical offices and utilities for the health sector in savings lives from the pandemic. The buses were accepted by the Ministry of Health & Indigenous Medical Services, where one Toyota coaster bus was donated to Medical Research Institute (MRI) for the swift and safety mobility of test-research kits, officials and medical equipment for epidemic control unit. The 2nd unit was handover to Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) for their special health promotion interventions for the fight against communicable and non-communicable diseases prevention projects throughout in Sri Lanka.

The donation of two units of Toyota Coaster buses took place at the Presidential Secretariat Office under the patronage of His Excellency the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Secretary to the President Dr. P.B Jayasundara, Principal Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Chairman of the State Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Corporation (SPMC) Dr. Uthpala Indrawansa, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Lanka Manohara Atukorala, General Manager-Sales Udaya Francis and Senior Head Service Operations, Nihal Palliyaguruge.”