Discover the flavour that launched a thousand ships. Sri Lanka is the only source for true Ceylon Cinnamon and our terroir has greatly influenced the flavour of all the Ceylon Spices, making them a distinct ingredient of flavour and fragrance.
Sri Lanka, the only supplier of true cinnamon to the world, had been a global destination for the finest quality spices since time immemorial. Global superpowers in the 15th Century waged war over trading rights for Ceylon Cinnamon and Pepper, making Ceylon Spices, the flavour that launched a thousand ships. Today, Sri Lanka is a leading exporter of Ceylon Cinnamon, Ceylon Pepper, Ceylon Cloves, Ceylon Nutmeg and Ceylon Cardamom, all branded under the geographical indication of Ceylon Spices due to their unique aroma and flavour shaped by the terroir of the country. In addition, spice manufacturers in Sri Lanka also supply a range of essential oils and oleoresins derived from the spices grown in Sri Lanka.
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.
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.
The company was founded in 1955 by Garumuni Peter De Silva. He came from a small town named Balapitiya in Sri Lanka. In the early 1950’s he sold cinnamon out of a wooden cart and grew it to a sizable local business.
Expo Cement is subsidiary of Lanka Commodity Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd which is a leading commodity trading company in Sri Lanka. Established in 1990, the company aimed to import, export and trade high quality commodities. Lanka Commodity Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd entered into the cement market in 1994... The company entered the cement market by importing bagged cement from India and Dubai and distributing in the local market. Following the Pakistan and Indian Free Trade Agreement in 2008 the company was able to import high quality SLSI 107: 2008 Certified Cement into the country from ISO Certified Companies. The Free Trade Agreement allowed Expo Cement to obtain high quality cement and offer it to the market at a lower cost. In 2010 an agreement was signed between Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd and Indian Cement Ltd and Lanka Commodity Holdings Sri Lanka... Lanka Commodity Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd. has been trading its own "Expo" brand cement for close to two decades since 1994 fulfilling all the international and national requirements. Expo Cement also trades cement under the brand name "Falcon brand Cement" which is also backed by the Lanka Commodity Holdings Group, hence, customers will have a peace of mind about quality and satisfaction. We go by our motto which is: Built to last!
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.
We are a well-established cinnamon manufacturing, processing and exporting organization in Sri Lanka and the company is located in Karandeniya electoral area of Galle District. It was incorporated by Mr. Shelton Jayathunga in 1980. We started operations in 1980 collecting cinnamon from several local suppliers and started export operations in 2010.
Since commencement of operations in 1979, our passion and philosophy has helped us to provide an unrivalled range of products and services that are innovative yet affordable. Our personal touch and attention to each transaction adds true value that brings about a positive impact on our customer’s growth and prosperity. We understand that each customer has a unique requirement. Our dynamic team of professionals with extensive experience, in-depth knowledge and strong understanding of the various applications across business domains enable us to efficiently serve every diverse requirement we come across. Today, we are one of the largest producers of spice extracts, essential oils and natural food colours in the world. With a product portfolio ranging from oleoresins, essential oils, natural food colours, specialty extracts, micro- encapsulated products, whole and ground sterilised spices, we supply more than 500 products to over 80 countries worldwide.
Exporter and manufacture of Cinnamon quills,Cut cinnamon,Cinnamon quillings,Cinnamon powder,Cinnamon leaf oil,Cinnamon bark oil,Citronella oil,Black pepper,cloves,Garcinia Rings and other local produce.
Having seen humble beginnings in 1985, Rathna Producers Cinnamon Exports (Pvt) Ltd., is one of the largest exporter of Cinnamon in Sri Lanka and is considered to be one of the major foreign exchange earners to the country. The company is now an internationally recognised exporter approved by the Board of Investments in Sri Lanka. In recognition of quality assurance in its manufacturing process, the ISO 22000:2005 standards certification for Plantation Management, Harvesting, Processing, Packaging and sale of Cinnamon was awarded to the company in the year 2008.
EDB will be organizing Sri Lanka’s participation at Supply Side West, Las Vegas, USA from 25th to 28th October,2021 to promote value added Sri Lankan food ingredients, flavours and nutraceutical products followed by B2B meeting with leading buyers for food ingredient and food seasoning industry.
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.
Cinnamon was one of the first traded spices of the ancient world. Cinnamon was a popular spice in the ancient Arab world and Arab traders have paved the way for Cinnamon to travel a long distance through the spice route to the Europen market. Cinnamon has motivated many historical voyages leading to discovery of New World by Christopher Columbus and Vasco De Gamma to Sri Lanka & South India...
Ceylon Cinnamon is known to offer plenty of health benefits, including the following.
Diabetes. Recent studies have found that cinnamon may help control blood sugar levels. In 2003, for example, Diabetes Care found that people with type 2 diabetes who took 1, 3, or 6 grams of cinnamon reduced their fasting blood glucose levels by 18–29 percent, and also reduced triglycerides by 23–30 percent. It also reduced LDL cholesterol by 7–27 percent, and total cholesterol by 12–26 percent.
Sri Lanka is well known for the variety and quality of spices it provides. From Ceylon Cinnamon to cardamom, pepper, cloves, nutmeg, and various others, the spice exports of Sri Lanka are at an all-time high.