Who we are

Founded in 1997 as an advocacy Group Sri Lanka Food Processors Association currently consists of over 140 member companies and is the apex body for all of the processed food sector in the country.

The Sri Lanka Food processors association is the apex body representing Small, Medium and large food processors in the country directly employing over 300,000 persons and connected to a multitude of farming communities around the country. We represent a majority of all the national brands presently manufactured in Sri Lanka.

Committed to the Development of the processed food and beverage industry,the Association consists of members from all relevant sub sectors addressing such issues as National Policy, Intra regional cooperation, Technology, Knowledge transfer and Marketing. The Group offers leadership to a small but vibrant National Processed Food Industry. Vital to the Island Nation’s Agro based economy the sector directly employees over three hundred thousand persons while supporting over four million back stream producers. We also aspire to contribute towards the revival of the national economy while assuring Sri Lanka’s food security by putting our might & efforts.

The SLFPA consists of all sizes of industry, including Multinational, Large, Medium, Small and Micro scale industries. The member industries consist of Food Ingredients, Grocery products, Confectionery and Bakery products, Frozen Foods, Fruit and Vegetable based products and Beverages.

The sector directly employees over three hundred thousand persons while supporting over four million persons who are dependent on agriculture related lively hoods. On the other hand, the membership through their processing facilities touch every single household in the country. The SLFPA consists of all sizes of industry, including Multinational, Large, Medium, Small and Micro scale industries. The member industries consist of Food Ingredients, Grocery products, Confectionery and Bakery products, Frozen Foods, Fruit and Vegetable based products, Beverages(carbonated & Non-Carbonated), Spice Processors & Exporters, Fish & Meat Processors, Essential Oil Producers & Support Service Providers to the food industry (Packaging, Packaging Machinery...etc).

OUR VISION

To be the voice of the Sri Lankan food and beverage industry, making it the best in the region whilst enriching the lives of our consumers.

OUR MISSION

Uplifting local food and beverage safety and service standards throughout the supply chain to a globally accepted level.

Foster innovation and collaboration within the industry and supporting services.

Promote global knowledge and technology transfer

Leading the Sri Lankan F&B industry to achieve global presence

Be the interface between the government, food processors and the consumer

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Key Objectives

  • 1. Develop image of SLFPA to be the apex representative for the Food Industry

  • 2. Increase membership involvement in SLFPA activities & Foster inter industry relationship and collaboration

  • 3. Be the interface between the government, food processors and the consumer

  • 4. Lobby for fair and reduced taxes on raw materials to make locally processed food products more competitive locally and globally

  • 5. Develop an efficient system to collect and distribute relevant information to the industry, which include
    • Market Information
    • Regulatory Information
    • Funding and other development opportunities
    • Marketing facilitation
    • Trends and technology

  • 6. Raising the standards of the Industry by
    • Developing a pool of qualified food industry professionals at all levels within the country
    • Developing R&D facilities for food processing in Sri Lanka
    • Promoting the adoption of a modern food regulatory framework for Sri Lanka.

  • 7. Improve export readiness

Our Team


Seated: (left to right) Mr.Damitha Perera (1st Vice President) | Mr.Delano Dias (President Elect) | Mr. Sarath Alahakoon (Immediate Past President) | Mr.Nishan Perera (President) | Mr. Aruna Senanayake (Hony.Secretary) | Mr.Nadeeshan Guruge (Treasurer) | Mr. Thusith Wijesinghe (Outgoing Secretary & 2nd Vice President)


Standing: Mr.Anil Fernando (Admin Manager) | Mr.Rasika Seneviratne | Mr.Sameera Jayathilake | Mr. Amila Weerasinghe | Mr. Lasantha Ratnayake | Mr. Jayanga Perera | Mr.Vasantha Chandrapala (3rd Vice President) | Mr. Sanjeewa De Silva | Mr. HemanthaBalasuirya | Mr. Dylan Gonawela | Mr.Niroshan Dalpathado | Ms.Sandya Fernando (Accountant)

   
Mr Nishan Perera CMC Engineering Export GmbHPresident
Mr Delano Dias Cargills Quality Foods LtdPresident Elect
Mr Damitha Perera FORBES & WALKER COMMODITY BROKERS (PVT) LTD1st Vice President
Mr Thusith Wijesinghe Trans Continental Packaging &Commodities (Pvt) ltd2nd Vice President
Mr Vasantha Chandrapala MA's Tropical Food Processing (Pvt) Ltd3rd Vice President
MrAruna Senanayake C W Mackie PlcSecretary
MrNadishan Guruge Mead Lee trading Co. (Pvt) LtdTreasurer
Mr Sarath Alahakoon Country Style Foods Pvt LtdImmediate Past President
Mr Lasantha Ratnayake Kelani Valley Canneries LtdAssistant Secretary
Mr Amila Weerasinghe Nestle Lanka PLCAssistant Treasurer
Mr Sanjeeva De Silva Unilever Sri Lanka LtdCommittee Member
Mr Jayanga Perera Ceylon Biscuits LtdCommittee Member
Mr Niroshan Dalpathado CDDE FONSEKA & SONS CO. LTDCommittee Member
Mr Hemantha Balasuriya Coca -Cola Beverages Sri Lanka LtdCommittee Member
Mr Ruwan Kumara Ceylon Cold Stores Plc.Committee Member
Mr Sameera Jayathilake Westmann Engineering Company (Pvt) LtdCommittee Member
Mr Roshan Ranawaka Control Union Inspections (Pvt) LtdCommittee Member
Mr Dilan Gonawala Virgin Oil International Pvt Ltd Committee Member
Mr Rasika Seneviratne BASF LANKA (PVT) LTDCommittee Member
Mr Kolitha Amarasinghe SGS LANKA PVT LTDCommittee Member

Past Presidents

  • 1. Mr.Marcel Peiris

  • 2. Mr.Ranjith Wijesinghe

  • 3. Mr.Rohantha De Fonseka

  • 4. Mr.Dhammika Gunasekera

  • 5. Mr.Nanda Kohona

  • 6. Mr.Mario De Alwis

  • 7. Mr Asoka Gopallawa

  • 8. Mr.Hamilton Diaz

  • 9. Mrs.Sunanda Weerasinghe

  • 10. Mr.Maliek De Alwis

  • 11. Mr.Sarath Alahakoon (Immediate Past President)