Mr. N. W. Odiris Perera, the Inventor of table top version of cranked hand operated coconut grater introduced his invention to Sri Lanka market in 1952, replacing the age old scraping blade fitted to a low bench which caused back pain, that made the coconut grating an arduous task. He made many firsts in Sri Lanka. Kerosene Stove, Pressure Lantern, Gas Converter for cars. One of his inventions in the recent years was the self dousing bottle lamp when tilting. He was featured in many national newspapers from time to time as a man of many talents in the industrial sector, and received recognition from trade Associations and the State.