Watchguard is the household name in industrial security since 1993 which is the brainchild of Major Vijitha Welikala, as the best solution for the insecurity and the ever growing demand in the country. Since then, it has been spearheading in the industry, integrating cutting edge technological solutions in to the conventional industry making the number two industry into number one.
As of today, “Watchguard” has been triumphing in the industry giving a new dimension to the traditional perception of security and thriving in to new pinnacles as the most preferred stakeholder, finally accepted as the benchmark in the industry.
Today we are a proud company with over 3000 professionally qualified, highly trained and immensely skilled Security Officers since the inception of our humble journey with six traditional glorified guards. We are always innovative to dynamic global trends while setting industry norms with exemplary service by leading the team with awe-inspiring professionalism, commitment and integrity.
Corporate and Retail onsite guarding
Loss Prevention, Surveillance and Decoy services
Access Screening and Visitor Management
Vehicle park Management
Reception and Concierge services
To provide reliable, affordable and customized security solutions that exceed customer expectations.
To be the most trusted total security solution provider with unique and cutting-edge technology in Sri Lanka with a regional demand.
Watchguard employs more than 3000 professionally qualified, highly trained and immensely skilled Security Officers deployed throughout the country.
We believe and rely on our colleagues to deliver excellent customer service through company to flourish. They keep trust on us for sustaining and developing their lives. Quarter century long value system shaping up the unique culture and make the difference of our organization from the rest in the industry.
With over 3000 employees providing diverse security solutions to big names in cooperate sector within the Sri Lanka, Company partnered with some of global fortune companies for their high end security needs. Our strength is competent and dedicated work force who work with a passion .Moreover our able people as well as strong organizational culture and value system shape the way we work. Customer satisfaction through quality and reliable service is our foremost priority. We are an organization driven by passion, integrity, entrepreneurialism and our innovative spirit, as we continually strive to fulfil our vision
Our Management Team
Chairman, Major Vijith Welikala is a retired Army Major in the Commando regiment of Sri Lanka Army. He was trained in various military training academies around the world, including “Rangers” in USA, as well as in India, Pakistan and by British Army Training.
Major Welikala with few likeminded entrepreneurs in the field pioneered the formation of Sri Lanka Security Services Providers Association (SLASSPA) bringing all security service providers under one common forum. Having pioneered the formation of SLASSPA in 2004, he became the obvious choice to conduct the affairs of SLASSPA and was elected unanimously as the Hon. Secretary a position he held with due diligence and commitment. In the year 2010 he was appointed as the President of SLASSPA. He was reappointed as the President of the Sri Lanka Security Services Providers Association in 2019 and also, the serving President of the Ex- Commando Legion.
Major Welikala has won many accolades, including ‘Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the year 2003 and for the years 2003, 2004, and 2011 at both national and provincial levels for the innovative contribution for the development of the field.
Ms Jithmi Welikala is the Directress of Watchguard Group of Companies, which has Wild Holidays, M3 Force and Watchguard Securities and Investigations (Pvt) Ltd., as subsidiaries with a total of 3000 employees.
Jithmi holds a BSC in business management and marketing. She followed her graduate qualification with Masters in Management & Marketing from Leicester University, UK. Her research on e-marketing was adjudged the best research paper of her batch, demonstrating her capability of applying sophisticated modern business concepts to businesses. Her desire to be an authority in business management saw her embarking on a much coveted Black Belt course in 6 Sigma and Lean Management, which she completed successfully, becoming a Black Belt in 6 Sigma and Lean Management applications. Having gathered qualifications relating to Marketing and Operational Excellence, she undertook a Diploma in Capital Markets, with a view of becoming an investor in equity markets.
While gathering qualifications that equip her with essential knowledge and skills for management of modern businesses, she continued performing as a Directress in Watchguard Group of Companies. This exposure to real businesses, supplemented by a string of noteworthy academic and professional qualifications, has groomed her as a very successful business leader. Under her leadership, she has introduced numerous systems and processes to the subsidiary companies to improve operational excellence and thus business results.
Showing a keen interest on overall productivity improvement, Jithmi excels in expanding the businesses to new and innovative fields. As such, she was awarded with the first runner in "ICSE 2019:international conference on women Enterpreneurship" in recognition of innovative product-service offering under large enterprises category.