SHIELDBIRD (PVT) LIMITED is an associate company of Watchguard Group which employs over 3000 personnel. The guards employed in SHIELDBIRD are of very high caliber as majority of them are well experienced military personnel. This particular branch commenced its operations in 1998 and has offered a different perspective to the industry and provided great deal of impact in the Industrial security industry in Sri Lanka. It has grown up to be an enormous tree with roots spread all over the island. With the experience gained over the years and under the clever leadership of Chairman, Major Vijith Welikala, the Company has turned out to be a highly professional resemblance which meets the demands on both external outlook and internal skills. SHIELDBIRD is an elite security service provider which exclusively consists of ex- service personnel with an attractive and professional look to service the clientele.
We stand ready to secure our clients by providing Private Bodyguards, VIP Protection, Cash Delivery & Escort Services, Event Management & Crowd Control, Private Detective Services, Emergency Physical Assistance, Fire Safety Equipment & Security Monitoring Systems.
The benefits of some of the unique services provided under Shield bird have been praised by many industry leading companies which had also contributed to its rapid growth.
“To be at the pinnacle of the security industry in Sri Lanka, being the most preferred choice for services on securing life and property of our clients.”
Setting Industry Norms,Providing Exemplary Service, And Leading The Team With Awe-Inspiring Professionalism, Commitment And Integrity.
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.