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Nestlé in Sri Lanka

Nestlé established its presence in Sri Lanka more than one hundred years ago, commencing as a trading company in 1906 with condensed milk and infant-food products.

Strengthening our deep history and roots in the island, we became a public-quoted company in 1983 and began manufacturing our products locally in our factory in Kurunegala from 1984.

Today, we are proud to be known as Sri Lanka’s ‘local multinational’ and one of the country’s leading food and beverage companies. We produce some of the country’s best loved brands, catering to local palates and nutritional needs. We provide direct employment to more than 1,300 people and positively impact the livelihoods of over 30,000 people in total through our business.

We are one of Sri Lanka’s largest collectors of fresh milk and one of the world’s largest exporters of coconut milk powder. We are also one of the top 10 companies on the Colombo Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation.

We are appreciated and recognised for our positive role in the country by our stakeholders every year. We were crowned Sri Lanka’s Best Corporate Citizen in the Manufacturing Sector by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in 2017 and 2018, and were ranked Sri Lanka’s Most Respected Food and Beverage company in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in the LMD Most Respected Entities Publication.

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