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Industry Facts

  • The 9th

    most important spice exporting nation

  • US $361 million

    export revenue in 2018

  • 30,000 MT

    annual export volume

Major Spices & Allied Products Exporters

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    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.

    Our product range includes:

    • Cinnamon all grades (whole and ground)
    • Cloves all grades  (whole and ground)
    • Black pepper all grades (whole and ground)
    • Nutmeg and Mace
    • Desiccated coconut

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    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.

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    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.

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    SDS Spices grows and exports all spices unique to the isle of Sri Lanka. Founded in 2002 backed by the founder's profound knowledge of spices, this fledgling company in a short period of time has grown rapidly to one of the largest exporters of Cinnamon in Sri Lanka. This has been achieved by the company's management, vigilantly striving to achieve total quality and thereby building a solid reputation amongst its varied customer base.

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    Samagi Spice Exports (Pvt) Ltd has its own Cinnamon & Other Spices collection centres and maintain high quality yield. The Managing Director Mr B A J C Abeyrathna is personally involved in the cinnamon selecting process to ensure that only the best is delivered to the word wide clientele. Meeting the current global demand in areas of both-food and medicinal requirements, our own immaculately managed state-of-the-art cinnamon processing and packaging factory ensure high turnover of cinnamon, meeting our clients’ needs. Stringent Quality control is maintained throughout the production process, keeping in mind, the final human consumption of products. We employ skilled and experienced work force in both traditional and latest technical processing methods. Knowledge and skill passed down through generations are employed in preserving the true, pure; Ceylon Cinnamon Production.

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    Yellowline Trading(pvt)Ltd is under Meezan Group, it's mother/parent company. Meezan Group established in 1974 and has been the most reputed import/export company. We have been successful in establishing long-term business relationships with companies world wide. Therefore it has bacome a leader in the imports and exports industry.

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Trade Fairs & Exhibitions

  • Supply Side West 2021

    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.

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  • The 4th edition of China International Import Expo (CIIE)

    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.

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  • Ceylon cinnamon as spice

    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...

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  • Why Ceylon Cinnamon?

    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.

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Ms. Nilmini Wanasinghe

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