Home / Agriculture/ Best Performer Award to Watawala Tea Ceylon of Sunshine at Keells Supplier Convention 2018

Best Performer Award to Watawala Tea Ceylon of Sunshine at Keells Supplier Convention 2018

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Thursday, 5 April 2018 00:18

Watawala Tea Ceylon Limited (WTCL), a subsidiary of the diversified conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC, received the ‘Best Performance’ award under the Gold tier, at the recently-concluded Keells Supplier Convention 2018.

Held as an annual event, Keells Supplier Convention, organized by John Keels Holdings PLC (JKH), is an important platform for the company in recognising their top100 suppliers who have showcased outstanding sales performance. 

This year’s convention was held at the Cinnamon Grand and the awards were handed over to winners by Charitha Subasinghe, Vice President/Chief Executive Officer at  John Keells Holdings PLC and Sanjeewa Jayaweera, Chief Financial Officer at  John Keells Holdings PLC. 

Watawala Tea Ceylon Ltd. took away the accolade home after successfully fulfilling relevant criteria in the Gold tier including highest growth and fill rate. Apart from being recognised as one of the top suppliers of JKH, the award translates the excellence of WTCL brands that has won the hearts and minds of consumers. 

“Being recognised by John Keels Holdings as one of their top suppliers is a tremendous honour for us,” Surith Perera, Chief Executive Officer at Watawala Tea Ceylon commented. “With every tea brand that comes out of our company, we strive to deliver the highest level of taste and quality for all Sri Lankans. This award is a clear confirmation of our collective dedication to uncompromising customer service. At the same time, it is a motivator to continue pushing the boundaries we have set as an organization to drive towards customer and brand excellence. I would like to thank JKH for the recognition and congratulate my colleagues for their great dedication and commitment.”

Watawala Tea Ceylon is the largest branded tea producing company in Sri Lanka. It has the highest market share in the tea category with three brands: ‘Zesta’, ‘Watawala Tea’ and ‘Ran Kahata’ catering to three distinct market segments.  

Having built a strong foundation locally, the company has embarked on an expansion plan to penetrate into selected international markets by launching ‘Zesta Connoisseur’ – an extension of Zesta to cater to premium international consumers. The company is the exclusive tea supplier to the Shangri-La chain of hotels, servicing 100 luxury hotels spread across 23 countries.


Share This Article


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

The Brahmin footprint in Sri Lankan history

Saturday, 17 November 2018

It is generally said that there are no genuine “Sri Lankan” Brahmins in the island today, and that those Brahmins who officiate as priests in Hindu kovils (temples) are of Indian origin with close ties with Tamil Nadu.

Country paying for Sirisena’s childlike behaviour

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Many were surprised on 26 October to see former President Rajapaksa being appointed Prime Minister by the very man who defeated him a couple years ago, at a considerable risk to himself and to those who helped him win the election. Then events beca

The JR-MR effect

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Sri Lanka over the last few weeks has experienced a twin crisis. One is political provoked by its Constitution, and the other economic engendered by its politics. However, this crisis is the combined effect of two previous presidencies, those of J.R.

The fish that swallowed the whale

Friday, 16 November 2018

This is an easy-peasy, elementary effort of an ordinary citizen to comprehend the mad scramble for power among the political class. It is undertaken in the belief that the crisis we face is an opportunity to reject the family kleptocracy of Mahinda R

Columnists More