Akbar Brothers recognized with Asia Pacific Employer Status by CIMA

We are delighted to announce that Akbar Brothers Group received the Asia Pacific Employer Status, accredited as “CIMA Training Partners” by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) UK – the world’s leading and largest professional body of Management Accountants.

Mr. Asgi Akbarally, Mr. Hussain Akbarally, Mr. Janek Jayasekara, Mrs. Devika Dhanapala, Ms. Zainab Abbas, Mr. Asanka Kodikara and Ms. Hasini Perera graced the occasion on September 14th 2022 upon receiving the APAC Employer Recognition Certificate.

This recognition reinforces on enhancing and further developing management professionals within our group of companies while providing opportunities for CIMA students, graduates and professionals to work with us.

We will be able to:

  • Upskill or Reskill our teams by offering a range of CIMA accredited courses, CPDs, PCGs, workshops etc.
  • Facilitate recruitment of the best talent
  • Use the CIMA Training Partners logo for professional use on promotional collateral and other types of company literature.
  • Corporate Branding for Akbar Brothers Group as an employer of choice.
  • And more!
We hope the enthusiasm of this partnership spreads positively, enhancing the growth of our employees and organization in every level now and in the future.

“A strong economy begins with a strong well-educated workforce with a drive to thrive.”


Akbar Brothers Group join hands with SSC to develop Cricket Infrastructure

An ardent supporter of local sports, the Akbar Brothers Group of Companies has entered into a three-year partnership with Singhalese Sports Club (SSC), as their principal sponsor from 2021-2023 across all cricket formats.

Established in 1899, SSC is the premier cricket club in the country. Over the years they have developed some of the finest cricketers in Sri Lanka, including many Test and ODI captains. SSC President W.T. Ellawala, said: “We are proud to be partnered with Akbar Brothers, the leading tea company in Sri Lanka. They have come forward to support cricket during these trying times, enabling us to further develop our legacy, taking cricket to new heights.”

In addition to being Sri Lanka’s foremost exporter of high-quality Ceylon Tea, Akbar Brothers have successfully diversified into sustainable power generation, healthcare, packaging, leisure, property development and environmental services. “It is a privilege to be invited to partner with SSC, the premier cricket club in the country. We share their vision and eagerly look forward to developing young, talented cricketers to pursue continued excellence,” said Akbar Brothers Group of Companies Executive Director Hussain Akbarally.

Former National Captain Mahela Jayawardena, in his capacity as Chairman of SSC cricket, said: “We are delighted to be partnered with Akbar Brothers, a company with an enormous reputation both for the success they have gained and the socially responsible way in which they conduct themselves. This partnership will go a long way in developing cricketing skills of players, as we modernise and upgrade the cricket infrastructure at the SSC.”

Akbar Brothers reinforces heritage of Brand Excellence Worldwide

  • Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd receives the Presidential Export Award for Globally Outreached Sri Lankan Brand for the year 2020/2021
  • The company was also presented the Best Exporter Award in the Tea Industry, for the 12th consecutive year.
  • This year marks Akbar Brothers’ receiving a record total of 38 presidential awards


Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd was bestowed with the Globally Outreached Sri Lankan Brand for the year 2020/2021, an award coveted for its recognition amongst all export industries in the nation. The awards recognize the substantial proceeds from Akbar Brothers’ exports, boosting Sri Lanka’s economy. Even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, Akbar Brothers continued its operation adhering to health guidelines and ensuring a steady flow of export revenue.

A family-owned conglomerate, Akbar Brothers aims to uphold the highest standards of Ceylon Tea in the global market as it has been doing so for the past 52 years. Recognized as Sri Lanka’s largest exporter of the finest Ceylon Tea for the past 29 years, the vision of the company is to uphold excellence in its century-old tea heritage whilst contributing towards the nation’s success.

The Presidential Export Awards (PEA) are the most prestigious awards presented by the Export Development Board (EDB), to exporters in recognition of their exceptional contribution towards the development of the nation. It is awarded by the President Sri Lanka and the selections are based on multiple criteria giving an opportunity for all export enterprises both large and small to be eligible for an award. The awards ceremony was held for the 24th consecutive year on the 26th November 2021 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).

Akbar Brothers’ “Marathon Long Service” for partnership with IFF

Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Limited was honored to receive an award and certificate in recognition of over 37 years of strategic partnership with the Worlds Largest Flavor house, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) at their 2021FH Channel Partner Meet. 

The award was acknowledged and received by the Directors of Akbar Brothers and the staff, from Chamath Mangalajeewa, IFF Account Manager on November 1st, 2021, at the Akbar Brothers head office.

Akbar Brothers are the agents for IFF since 1984 and have always strived for continuous success for growth and innovation. International flavours & fragrances recently merged with DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences (N&B), a company that specializes in ingredients for essential food and beverage innovations.

The merge of IFF’s taste and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences (N&B) created a division called “Nourish”. Nourish means to ‘feed with purpose’. The vision of this partnership showcases a wholesome approach with a sense of commitment and diligence to the world of consumers, changemakers and the planet.

Akbar Brothers is proud to be awarded for the recognition of strength in the partnership.

Akbar Brothers extends UoC Alumni Partnership for 2021

The leading tea exporter and conglomerate Akbar Brothers Group recently signed an MoU with the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo (UoC), extending its engagement with the UoC Partnership Program for another year up to 2022.

The University of Colombo Alumni Partnership Program is an initiative of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo which today represents all alumni of the University of Colombo, to work closely with leading private and public sector organisations to provide opportunities for enhanced corporate sector involvement and support in the UoC’s activities.

The Alumni Association of the University of Colombo which was formed in 1982 as a brainchild of the Late Prof. Stanley Wijesundera who the Vice Chancellor at the time saw the need to get together Alumni of the University of Colombo as a strong stakeholder and support group for the University. The Vice Chancellor is the Ex-Officio Vice President of the Association.

It is expected that this Partnership Program will provide further support to the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo to carry out its student development and welfare activities including mentoring, communication, soft skills and leadership programs, career guidance, inspirational talks, member engagement and social activities, which will be restructured to suit the post COVID-19 environment.

UoC Alumni President Rajeev Amarasuriya said he was extremely happy that for the second year running, and especially post-COVID-19, Akbar Brothers which is today a leading corporate have decided to continue this partnership and he thanked the management of Akbar Brothers for the trust and confidence they have shown by continuing in this program.

Akbar Brothers Group Executive Director Imran Akbarally speaking at the signing ceremony said that they were proud to renew the partnership with the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo as a Corporate Partner. “This collaboration strengthens our strategic initiatives around quality in setting up the research and development process within our tea sector especially. Our Group has provided with training opportunities and internship experience for the graduates of the University of Colombo which in turn furthers our motive of being a responsible corporate citizen in the development of our nation.”

WindForce to develop Karadiyana Waste to Energy Plant

Signs share sale and purchase agreement to acquire 92.5% of Fairway Waste Management

The plant will convert 500 MT of waste to energy daily to generate 10 MW of electricity to the national grid.

Sri Lanka’s largest publicly listed power company WindForce Ltd. aims to fast-track the development of the Karadiyana Waste to Energy Power Plant, having signed a share sale and purchase agreement with Fairway Holdings Ltd. With this agreement, WindForce acquires a controlling stake of 92.5% in Fairway Waste Management Ltd.

Renowned for introducing breakthrough technology to Sri Lanka’s renewable energy industry, the Karadiyana Plant will reflect that cutting edge prowess with a 400 metric ton per day incinerator plant and a 100 metric ton per day anaerobic digestor, together generating 10MW of electricity to the National Grid.

The plant, located just 15 km away from central Colombo, can accommodate a total of 500 metric tons of input daily, which will be a significant contribution to manage the 7,000 metric tons of daily waste being accumulated in Sri Lanka, of which 60% is from the Western Province alone.

Once commissioned, the anaerobic digestion plant will produce biogas through the input of organic waste, while the incineration plant will generate high pressure steam to operate a steam turbine.

Waste management continues to be a massive challenge for Sri Lanka, with waste accumulation in landfills getting a negative spotlight when the Meethotamulla 300-foot-high landfill collapsed in April 2017, killing 32 and affecting 1,765.

Mitigating catastrophic disasters like these are an imperative, while also keeping the country’s carbon footprint at a minimum. Adding the dynamics of limited space and value of life into the equation, innovation is key to managing climate disasters which in turn impact humanity.

Waste to energy plants will reduce landfills, conserve fossil fuels, and provide sustainable solutions that are not just environmentally friendly, but will also be the panacea for the continuation of life on earth.

Akbar Brothers (Pvt) Ltd, Hirdaramani (Pvt) Ltd and Debug Investments (Pvt) Ltd are the promoters of the company and with strong relationships in over 15 markets will see WindForce leveraging access into new overseas renewable energy opportunities. WindForce Ltd. is renowned for introducing breakthrough technology into Sri Lanka’s renewable energy industry, and these plants are well aligned with their sustainability ethos of creating a cleaner and safer Sri Lanka.

WindForce is renowned for introducing breakthrough technology into Sri Lanka’s renewable energy industry, and these plants are well aligned with its sustainability ethos of creating a cleaner and safer Sri Lanka.

LESAFFRE Awards Night 2020

Lesaffre Awards night 2020 was held on April 23rd, 2021, at the Arie Lagoon in Negombo. The event was fully sponsored by Lesaffre and was well-organized by the Falcon Marketing Team.

The Lesaffre Awards night 2020 was held on April 23rd, 2021, at the Arie Lagoon in Negombo. The event was fully sponsored by Lesaffre and was well-organized by the Falcon Marketing Team. The award ceremony was graced by Mr Imran Akbarally as chief guest to celebrate the sales team achievements for the year 2020 on the SAF brand sales. A hearty congratulations to the Sales team for their hard work and outstanding sales performance for the year 2020.