Coconut, the tree of abundance, drives a global industry in Sri Lanka, where delicious and rejuvenating food and beverages, sustainable horticulture products, and industrial raw materials born from the lush groves that scatter the island
With a culture that entwines with the coconut tree and a climate that ensures an around the year harvesting, Sri Lanka is the fourth-largest exporters of coconut products to the world. Among the most popular Sri Lankan coconut exports to the global market are desiccated coconut, virgin coconut oil and coconut water, while the country’s bristle fibre products manufactured through indigenous ‘Drum’ extraction method and activated carbon made with coconut shells are also in high demand.
With over a century of experience, “Adamjees” as we are more popularly known, have become renowned in our core business as a pioneer manufacturer and exporter of Coconut products and Spices. We are proud of our heritage as a prominent Company in Sri Lanka, and have consistently maintained our position as one of the largest exporters of combined Coconut Kernel products.
Established in 1993, we are a devoted organic and fairtrade company based in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Bio Foods (Pvt.) Ltd is registered under the Fairtrade Labeling Organization (FLO) and is a member of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM). Our fairtrade standards ensure that all our producers receive a fair price for their products despite the fluctuating markets, and the premiums they receive ensure a better standard of living in their communities. Due to the commitment to his vision and ethical standing, the founder and Chairman of Bio Foods, Dr. Sarath Ranaweera, went on to receive the first ever “World’s Fairest Fairtrader Award” in 2014.
CBL Natural Foods has its operational roots in 1989 when Cecil Foods commenced exporting fresh fruits & vegetables to the global market. The acquisition of Cecil Foods by Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) in the year 2003 made way for the company to change its name to CBL Natural Foods in 2007, to maximize its operational & marketing potential under the CBL brand.
Incorporated in 1978 the company is a leading exporter of Fresh Coconut, Desiccated Coconut, Spices and Fresh Fruits & Vegetables from Sri Lanka.
The company has a strong presence in the markets of the Middle East, South Asia, Mediterranean, Africa, Australia, Europe, United States and the United Kingdom, while simultaneously continuing to be Sri Lanka’s largest exporter for more than four decades.
The company also exporting Fresh coconut and Desiccated coconut out of India & Indonesia and export superior quality Dried lemon (black) during the season from Sri Lanka.
The company has got into the manufacture and export of processed fruit products such as Dehydrated Fruits, Fruit pulp, Coconut water, Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO). The processing factory is certified with ISO, HACCP, HALAL, EU, USDA, JAS & organic certification to meet International Standards.
We are a family owned enterprise owing our legacy to Mr. G. P. De Silva who founded the company 65 years ago in 1955. Today, we are a third generation business who has taken Ceylon Cinnamon and Ceylon spices to higher standards reaching customers around the world. We are experts in the global spice market exporting our spices to Europe, South America, Central America, North America, Australia, South Africa, India, and the Middle East.
Haycarb PLC is a world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of coconut shell activated carbon. Accounting for over 16% of the global market share, the company has an annual capacity of over 42,000 metric tons of activated carbon. Haycarb manufactures a complete range of standard, washed and impregnated granular activated carbon, powder activated carbon and extruded pellet activated carbon for a full spectrum of applications in Water Treatment, Air Treatment, Gold Recovery, Food and Beverage Industry, Energy Storage and Specialty Applications.
Jafferjee Brothers is a leading Sri Lankan family owned business conglomerate engaged in a diverse range of activities. Jafferjee Brothers was founded in 1944 and counts over 60 years experience in dealing with international markets and customers. The Group is currently engaged in the export of Tea & Herbal products, Apparel products, Activated Carbons, Coir Fibre products, Moulded and Extruded Rubber products, Financial Services and most recently in Power Generation. The JB Group’s manufacturing facilities are located primarily in Sri Lanka. In order to serve our diverse international clientele we operate regional offices in Tokyo, Shanghai, The Hague and Moscow.
Merchant Lanka established in 1998 is one of the leading exporters of Spices, coconut Products & Other non-traditional materials. Our products are sourced from carefully selected location and suppliers in many parts of Sri Lanka to suit the demanding quality criteria of our reputed buyers. With past experience of our staff and long standing employee backed by various systems, company is reputed of supplying high quality product.
A Swiss Company in the food and beverage, nutrition and wellness business. We are the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. Our mission of "Good Food, Good Life" is to provide consumers with the best tasting, most nutritious choices in a wide range of food and beverage categories and eating occasions, from morning to night. We operate on the principle of 'Creating Shared Value', which is a fundamental part of Nestlé's way of doing business that focuses on specific areas of the Company's core business activities ? namely water, nutrition and rural development ? where value can be created both for society and shareholders. The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles are at the basis of our company's culture, developed over 140 years, which reflects the ideas of fairness, honesty and long-term thinking.
The 4th edition of China International Import Expo (CIIE) will be held from 5th to 10th November 2021 at the National Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai, China. The EDB in collaboration with Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing and Sri Lanka Consulate General in Shanghai, China is making arrangements to organize Sri Lanka’s participation at the 4th CIIE-2021.
Coconut is one of the major plantation crops in Sri Lanka which accounts for approximately 12% of all agricultural produce in Sri Lanka. Total land area under cultivation is 395,000 hectares and about 2,500 million nuts are produced per year.
Coconut (Cocos nucifera), is highly valued and spoken of with great respect by people not because as a source of food and medicine but for its cultural significance, economic importance and many uses. It is named as “The Tree of Life”, "Kapruka", in Sri Lanka and "Kalparuksha" in Sanskrit. It is a part of the peoples’ diet and livelihood of many peoples in the tropical countries in Asia and the Pacific for over a period of thousand years.
Sri Lanka is the fourth largest exporter of fresh and dried coconut products in the world with popular exports including desiccated coconut, brown fibre, virgin coconut oil, and coconut water which are available through a number of exporters.