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March 20, 2017

National Honours 2017- Akbar Brothers Chaiman, Mr. Abbas Akbarally

The investiture Ceremony of conferring national honours on distinguished personalities of the nation - the National Honours-2017 was held 20 of March in Sri Lanka under the patronage of President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena.

Eighty eight personalities who rendered a noble service to the Sri Lanka and its progress were bestowed

with awards by the President at the ceremony. Akbar Brothers Chairman, Mr. Abbas Akbarally, was conferred the title of Deshamanya (Pride of the Nation).

Deshamanya is the most prestigious honour awarded by the government of Sri Lanka for highly meritorious service to the nation.

Tea production is one of the main sector of the economy of Sri Lanka.

Ceylon Tea carries the "Lion Logo" on its packages, which indicates that the tea was produced in Sri Lanka. The use of the Lion Logo is closely monitored by the Sri Lanka Tea Board, which is the governing body of the tea industry in Sri Lanka. The name "Ceylon Tea" is regarded as a sign of quality throughout the world. Akbar Tea conforms to quality standards established by the Tea Board of Sri Lanka and there is a "Lion with sword" on Akbar tea packages.

Today the company Akbar Brothers is the largest exporter of Ceylon tea.


August 14, 2016

Akbar Brothers wins five Export Awards

Akbar Brothers Group won five awards at the Presidential Export Awards Ceremony conducted by the Export Development Board at the BMICH last week.

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December 17, 2015

Akbar Brothers extends lead as top tea exporter.

The pre-eminent standing of Akbar Brothers in the Sri Lankan Tea Industry has once again been affirmed and recognised with sweeping accolades at the Presidential Exports Awards. - See more at:

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June 23, 2014

Reputed French magazine names Joseph Sinniah as 'World's Best Tea Blender'

For the first time a Sri Lankan, Joseph Sinniah, Director of Akbar Brothers was conferred with the 'World's Best Tea Blender' award by the prestigious French international magazine, 'The Magazine' Some of the criteria for the selection of the award are; promoting and creating quality tea, track record of tea blenders who understand world tea from plantations to factories, and blending tea to consumers' taste, contribution of the tea blender to the tea community and reputation and integrity


June 05, 2014

Akbar Brothers marks 20 years as Sri Lanka's largest tea exporter

Akbar Brothers has marked 20 years as Sri Lanka's largest tea exporter with 2013 shipments topping 50 million kilos worth over Rs. 32 billion in valuable foreign exchange to the country.

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