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1936 On 12th February  Wimaladharma Brothers was founded at 1st  Cross Street, Colombo 11.
1938 Branch opened in Kandy
1939 Toured India  this year and in to gain business contacts.
1946 Wimaladharma Brothers moved to 120 Front Street.
1952 Gained the distinction of having one of the best stalls exhibiting  clocks and watches at the Colombo Plan Exhibition opened  by Rt. Hon.D.S. Senanayake  the first Prime Minister of Ceylon .  The Title  “The Time Keepers  to the Nation” awarded as a mark of appreciation for construction of the clock tower.
1955 W.A. Wimaladharma & Co. Ltd, was established branch named W.A. Wimaladharma & Co Ltd, opened in Kandy.
1956 At Grand Exhibition opened  by the Governor General Sir Oilver Gunatilleke, the Wimaladharma Stall won 1st prize.
1958 Complete re-organization with expansion in space and decor.  An attractive new Showroom was ceremonially opened by Prime Minster Dudley Senanayake at the same premises.
1959 Founder went on a study tour to Europe, Japan, America and other counties to gain expertise advice and explore the possibility of manufacturing clocks and watches locally.
1961 Silver Jubilee year.  Local assembly and manufacture of wall clocks and wrist watches commenced.
1962 Toured Europe and signed Agreements with German Company to manufacture Wall clocks in Ceylon  with some of the  imported Raw Materials.
1963 April – Wimaladharma Watch & Clock industries was established.
1964 Pioneered 100% local manufacture of clocks with basic raw materials  which was declared opened by Hon. Minister of Industries  Maithiripala Senanayake.  Many  distinguished x
1965 Stall and Clock  Tower erected at the site  of the Industrial Exhibition.
1968 A new Show Room at 171, Main Street, Colombo was ceremonially opened by the Hon. Junior Minister of Local Govt. Mr. R. Premadasa.
1970 Commenced manufacture of mathematical instruments and quality wooden toys for the export market.
1978 Diversified into industrial products.
1982  1982, 1983, 1984 participated in the made in Lanka Exhibition.
1989 In December a new  Show Room was ceremonially opened at the liberty plaza complex by the Hon. State Minister of Human Resources and Manpower Mobilization Mr. Daya icremasinghe.
1991 In April, a new Show Room was ceremonially opened at the Majestic City complex by the  Hon. Minister plantation Industries Mr. Rupa Karunatilleke.