An enterprising Scotsman named John Walker attracted by the colonial outposts of the British Empire arrived in Ceylon.


John Walker founded the entity known as John Walker & Company, which specialized in mechanical engineering to service the plantation sector.


The firm assumed Limited Liability status in the United Kingdom as Walker Sons & Company.


With major infrastructure development going on at the time, Walker Sons & Company established itself as an expert engineering firm


Walkers was transformed into a rupee company, in keeping with the Ceylonisation policy of the Government of Sri Lanka. Walkers was involved in the installation of the first touch button elevator in Sri Lanka, the Maskeliya Oya project and the mega Mahaweli Diversion...