Island Dairies Private Limited, a leading dairy company in the country, bagged the Gold Award in Agriculture and Dairy Products Category and the Bronze Award in Fast Moving Consumer Goods Category at Small and Medium Enterprises Development Awards (SMEDA) 2022 organised by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM). Island Dairies Managing Director Sampath Liyanage received the award at a grand event held at Grand Monarch Hotel in Colombo. Founded as an individual project by Mr. Liyanage Karunarathna, Island Dairies has now expanded its branch network throughout the country and provided direct and indirect employment opportunities to many. It purchases milk from local farmers for best possible prices, and helps uplift the country’s economy and milk production. The Company also provides research opportunities for university students for their agriculture, animal husbandry, dairy and other related degree and diploma programmes.
With a proud history of more than three decades, Island Dairies’ wide range of products include Set Yoghurt, Fruit Yoghurt & Treacle Yoghurt, Three flavours of Drinking Yoghurt, Curd, Ice Cream full range with Pani Kadju, Ice Lollies, Orange Drink and Fresh Milk. Island Dairies supplies several milk products to Keels and Arpico in their brand names. “We started Island Dairies as an individual project, but we have achieved great success over the past three decades. Our Company has been honoured with many local and international awards. This time, receiving a national level SLIM award is a significant achievement for us. I express my gratitude to all the employees who have worked tirelessly for this achievement, as well as our customers from all parts of the country.” said the Managing Director, Sampath Liyanage.