A G Hinniappuhamy hailed from Galle, Sri Lanka in the southern tip of Sri Lanka and came to live down Sagara Road at Bambalapitiya in the pre forties.

Maliban biscuits industry was started by the late A.G. Hinniappuhamy in the 1950’s to cater to the sons of the soil and quality and now it is of paramount importance to the company.

He was known to be a very simple and a great philanthropist and charitable man during his years as Chairman of his biscuit manufacturing industry.

It is said that he started his original business down Maliban Street in the Pettah after which his industry was named. Maliban Street has recently been renamed A G Hinniappuhamy Mawatha in memory of this outstanding son of the soil who has contributed immensely to the development of the nation.