Presidential Export Award

From left to right: Sathya Goonasekera, Assistant Manager – Supply Planning; Rajiv Dharmarajah, Senior Executive – Procurement; Satish Daswani, Assistant Manager – Exports; Shivani Hegde, Managing Director; José Roldán, Vice President – Supply Chain; Lakshika Weeramundage, Senior Manager – Exports; Panchadcharam Sathiyenthra, Head of Procurement; Sujeewa Pinto, Assistant Manager - Customer Services; and Dhanushke Ramanayake, Manager – Procurement

We won the ‘Highest Foreign Exchange Earner’ award in the Coconut Kernel product category for 2017/18 at the 2018 Presidential Export Awards. This marks the seventh Presidential Export Award for the Company, in recognition of our strong contribution to national exports, and efforts to create sustainable livelihoods for local coconut growers and farm workers.

Previous awards include, ‘Best Exporter of the Coconut & Coconut Based Product Sector’ in 2010 and 2013, ‘Best Exporter of the Food & Other Beverages Product Sector’ in 2011, ‘Best Multinational Company (MNC) engaged in Exports’ in 2014 and 2015, and ‘Highest Value Added Exporter’ in the Coconut Kernel product category in 2017.

From left to right: Bandula Egodage, Vice President - Corporate Affairs & Communications; José Roldá​n – Vice President - Supply Chain; Shivani Hegde - Managing Director; and Dr. Harsha De Silva - State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs.

The Presidential Export Awards is an annual event organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board. It is the highest form of recognition given to exporters in Sri Lanka, awarding companies that have made a significant contribution to the local exports sector.