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‘Gralgo Spices from Ceylon’, home grown organic spices to Europe market

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Gralgo Spices from Ceylon ventured into promoting Sri Lankan home grown organic spices in the local and global markets, was launched in an aromatic environment at Hilton Colombo recently. Gralgo Spices from Ceylon are fully biodegradable and an exclusive product, which has broken a long awaited anticipation of the spice industry, a product to have on the kitchen-shelf or table and ready to use.

The ceremony was graced by former Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine & Former Vice President of World Health Organization Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Andreas Hergenrother Chief Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka), and National SME & Programme advisor of United Nations Industrial Development Organization Mrs. Pamela Sumithrarachchi.

Gralgo Spices from Ceylon allows Sri Lankan cultivators to flourish in businesses sans financial exploitation and to assist in benefiting from fair trade. The company mainly targets organic Black Pepper, Ceylon Cinnamon, and Chili Pepper – spices that have endless demands locally and internationally.

Andreas Hergenrother mentioned “we have been anticipating for good and premium spice products and are elated about these products launched by Gralgo Spices.”

“Our products are Non-Genetically Modified Organisms (Non-GMO), and we look at exporting premium spices, especially regarding cinnamon and the 100% biodegradable packaging will decay in the environment within 6-8 weeks. There is a vacuum in the Sri Lankan market regarding biodegradable packaging, especially for spices and we are aiming at filling that gap, keeping in mind the greater global demand for same. Gralgo Spices breaks the norms of traditional packaging (glass and plastic) which usually takes over 1000 years to decompose in the environment, while giving thorough consideration to the natural essence of the spices and attractive colours, which are preserved with no added chemicals”. said Managing Director of Gralgo Spices From Ceylon Gayanaka Senarathne.

Commenting on the quality of the products, Director of Gralgo Spices From Ceylon Rahala Mudalige said “we look at the quality of the spices, and hope at an increased cultivation, especially in the rural areas. This is expected to generate more employment opportunities. We are also concerned about how the crops are harvested and ensures they are handpicked and purchased from the farmers.

The company is currently in the process of obtaining needed certification from the Export development board, which will enable the further expansion and growth of its products and ensures its widespread. The function proved a crowd puller while the duo walked out with a handful of local and international clients.

 



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Hemas Consumer strengthens portfolio with L’Oréal partnership in Sri Lanka

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Hemas Consumer, the leading manufacturer and distributor in Sri Lanka’s beauty and personal care sector has strengthened its portfolio of offerings in a groundbreaking partnership with the world’s number one beauty company, L’Oréal. With this partnership Hemas Consumer obtains distributor rights to leverage its sales network and innovative marketing approaches in taking L’Oréal’s wide range of beauty and personal care brands across Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the new partnership, Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Managing Director, Hemas Consumer & Executive Director Hemas Group said, “We have spent over fifty years building successful and strong consumer brands in Sri Lanka. In keeping with our promise of consumer delight and trust, we are elated to partner a world-class cosmetics group like L’Oréal expanding our existing portfolio with the world’s most sought-after beauty and personal care products.

We are well equipped in our distribution process with island-wide sales channels to serve all parts of the country. I believe this partnership will revolutionize Sri Lanka’s beauty care industry and more prospects await as we continue to look ahead with L’Oréal.”

Sabrina Esufally, Director Business Development and Innovation at Hemas Consumer said, “This partnership will enable Sri Lankans to access the iconic brands and solutions created through years of research and innovation by L’Oréal. In the fast evolving and dynamic beauty industry, the combined strength of Hemas’s local heritage and penetration, and L’Oréal’s global technology and trust is the perfect recipe for consumer delight.”

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DFCC Bank supports industrial excellence by partnering CNCI Achiever Awards

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DFCC Bank PLC, stepped up once again for the 3rd consecutive year to partner with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) as the principal sponsor and official banking partner of the CNCI Achiever Awards 2020.

The CNCI Achiever Awards was held for the 19th consecutive time to recognize the outstanding efforts of exceptional performers who have molded their respective industries with innovative solutions, while overcoming challenges and meeting the demands of their clientele. This year, the event was recently held under strict health guidelines at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank PLC Lakshman Silva stated, “We are pleased to have partnered with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), as the Main Sponsor and Official Banking Partner of the 19th CNCI Achiever Awards 2020. DFCC is honored to partner in reconciling successful Sri Lankan businesses from various industrial sectors. Our partnership with this prestigious awards programme aligns seamlessly with our commitment to foster and reward industrial growth across the country and support local entrepreneurs in MSME & SME sectors.”

 

 

 

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Lanka SSL triumphs with National Gold and Top Ten Awards

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CNCI Achiever Awards 2020

Lanka Special Steel Limited (Lanka SSL), a trusted name in wires and a fully-owned subsidiary of E B Creasy & Company PLC, was recently awarded the coveted National Gold Award under the Extra Large category in the Manufacturing Sector at the Achiever Awards 2020 for Industrial Excellence.

The annual event organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) was held in March 2021 at Colombo, and celebrated some of the leading industrialists in the country for their tremendous and continued efforts in uplifting and promoting quality standards, productivity, growth and strategy, R&D, employee welfare and others whilst contributing to both the society and economy at large.

‘We are immensely proud to have been recognized with two very prominent awards at this year’s CNCI Achiever Awards. It is a huge leap from just winning a Merit Award the last time around, and this incredible achievement certainly reflects our highly ambitious plans to strive for continued excellence. We would like to thank our valued customers and all stakeholders. We are grateful to our hardworking and committed staff at Lanka SSL who have made this possible,’ said Pravin De Silva, CEO of Lanka SSL.

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