Born with natural beauty, cosmetology or beauty culture weren’t Mrs. Kotelawala’s primary interests. However, after marriage she had to give up her teaching post to accompany her husband to England for a short stay where her spare time allowed her to become inquisitive and curious about the latest Beauty Care product launches - while her husband was busy attending his business matters in the UK. This habit plus interest - quickly transformed to an urge and obsession which paved the way for her to study under prominent British Beauty Culturists seeing her qualified in Beauty Culture in the UK, Australia and New Delhi up to Post Graduate level.
It is apparent by the vast number of highly trained and qualified students that graduate from the Swinitha Kotelawala Beauty academy and the number of clients satisfied beyond their expectations - the achievement of Mrs. Kotelawala's goal - “Rendering a valuable service to the Sri Lankan society.”
With more than 50 batches graduating, in her own words, her biggest accomplishment is that she was able to fulfill her desire to serve her motherland. “Beauty culture is the best subject that one could ever teach and feel greatly rewarded” she states adding that the satisfaction she receives through the performance of her students is the fruit and reward she ever long for.
Almost all students who join and graduate through the Swinitha Kotelawala Beauty academy have got themselves well employed in the industry. All Academy certificates are highly recognized both locally and internationally.