The authors would like to thank the partners and employees of the Sumagi Tile Group,
Morukkuliya, Dankotuwa, Sri Lanka for their open doors and generous sharing of information.
We particularly thank Mr. Shelton Peiris, Mr. Lionel Perera, and Mr. T.Sivanadian for their
This work was funded by the Building Materials Programme of the Intermediate Technology
Development Group. We express appreciation to the donors for this opportunity to share a
successful industry with other countries and individuals who may wish to develop their own
ceramic roofing tile industries.