Homegrown Sri Lankan Brands to Check Out 0 204

Homegrown Sri Lankan Brands to Check Out 0 205

Sri Lanka has gained fame in the international domain for many reasons and some of the brands have patiently grown over the years have been responsible for this amazing achievement. From the finest quality tea to rich spices, you may have already come across a variety of products from Sri Lanka. Now that you are set to visit this amazing land, you can enjoy the best opportunity to learn more about these proud Sri Lankan creations. Here are some of the top homegrown Sri Lankan brands to check out.

  • Siddhalepa

Siddhalepa is not only one of the much loved brands in Sri Lanka but it has also grown to be part of our proud heritage. With its humble beginnings traced back to the year 1937, the powerful healing balm known as Siddhalepa has grown into a large conglomerate offering various Ayurvedic medicinal solutions. Today a wide range of these products like food supplements, medication for various ailments, herbal oils, personal care products and much more are marketed around the world under this flagship brand. They also operate a number of hotels and spas locally and internationally and offer the best quality Ayurvedic care for those who seek holistic healing for overall wellbeing through this traditional medicine.  If you happen to be staying in our villa in Wadduwa, you might want to drop by the Siddhalepa factory located nearby to see how these amazing products are made.

  • Harischandra

The history of the Harischandra Company dates way back to 1943 when it began as a rice mill. Later on the company ventured into other product categories like coconut oil, flour, soap and one of the most noteworthy products, their famous blend of coffee. An essential in most Sri Lankan households, Harishchandra coffee is known for its rich aroma and taste that will make you feel energized right throughout the day. You could visit their retail outlet at 455, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 8, which is open from Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm to pick up some of their good quality products available at very reasonable prices.

  • Carnival ice cream

As you explore the wonders of this tropical paradise, what better way to beat the heat than with a lovely scoop of ice cream? Carnival is one of the much loved brands of ice cream that has been around for over 3 decades. Located right in the heart of Colombo you can find this famous ice cream parlour at No. 263, Galle Road, Colombo – 03. Ideal for young and young at heart, you will be surprised by the wide range of flavours on offer at their outlet that will leave you spoilt for choice. If you are staying in our Rotunda Gardens Apartment you will be just a short distance away from this wonderful location which you might be tempted to visit many times during your stay.

  • Dilmah

Sri Lanka is known around the world as a leading producer of some of the finest quality tea. And one of the main brands that have contributed significantly towards this success is Dilmah. The story behind Dilmah is a very interesting one, where the founder Merrill J. Fernando fought incessantly against the commoditisation of tea and committed his life work towards offering the finest quality tea rich in flavour and packed with all its natural goodness. Today Dilmah boasts of a wide collection of teas which you can find in supermarkets and several branded tea shops around the world. In Sri Lanka you could visit their t-Lounge outlets to enjoy the finest blends of tea together with some other great tasting food options like pizza, tacos, toasties, waffles and even some tea inspired ice cream!

You can find their outlets at Dutch Square, Block B, 62/2, Chatham Street, Colombo and Arcade Independence Square, Shop No. 4, Colombo 7, which are open from 8:00 am – 11:00 pm. Out of Colombo the t-Lounge By Dilmah by the Beach – Negombo is at No. 112, Poruthota Road, Negombo, which is actually quite close to our hotel in Negombo. They offer quite an extensive menu so you might want to take your time browsing through the wonderful array of tea and other yummy food options. To enjoy the true essence of Sri Lankan tea, try the signature tea range priced between Rs. 350 – 550.

  • PickMe

One of the latest brands to rise to the limelight in Sri Lanka is the premier transport solutions provider, PickMe. This brand took the industry by storm with the introduction of their extremely user-friendly taxi hailing app. As you travel to a foreign country, one of the major concerns you would be faced with is how to get around, and PickMe is the ideal solution for you. Simply download the app for free and hail your taxi that can be anything from a tuk tuk, mini car, van or luxury vehicle, and enjoy a safe and hassle free ride to any destination around the country.  The app also allows you to add a drop location so you can get a ride estimate beforehand and even generates a route map for the ride. You can even book a tour package to popular tourist destinations like Kandy or Galle for just 80 USD for a 250 km journey.

These are just a few of the finest Sri Lankan brands that have made a name for themselves over the years. So as you holiday in this amazing holiday destination, you might want to keep an eye out for some of these brands you would find useful and will also make up some great items to take back home with you to remember your wonderful holiday experience.

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Rozanne is a marketing professional who has worked on various projects related to Science and Technology, Innovation and Sustainability. Throughout her career she developed a passion for writing and now aspires to be a professional writer. Rozanne looks forward to sharing her thoughts and ideas with readers and to provide inspiration through her experiences.

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