To be exceptional is to be prudent and zealous at the same time. To be successful is to be unique and vigorous in action. To be humane is to be honest and courageous in living. To be an exceptionally successful humane human is to be Dudley Sirisena. He is the wholehearted self-made entrepreneur and the Chairman of the world renowned Araliya Group of Companies. Born to a rural agrarian family, Dudley carved his way through to the elite ranks of Sri Lankan businessmen all the while carrying his humble upbringing and his heart of gold. Dudley Sirisena is a very practical man who has shared his fair share in this unforgiving society. Due to his social background he had to strive harder than anyone else to achieve social mobility. Dudley started his working career in a private company and then went through a plethora of jobs including working in a garage and operating a pump in a petrol station, all these experiences gained throughout his younger age made him versatile and gave him a range of practical and skillful knowledge which he later used to his advantage.