Home / Business/ Deepthi Plant Nursery bags Silver at Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards

Deepthi Plant Nursery bags Silver at Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:02

Deepthi Plant Nursery Proprietor B.R. Anton Mendis receiving the award


B.R. Anton Mendis, proprietor – Deepthi Plant Nursery, Polonnaruwa, was the proud winner of the Silver Award, Agricultural Sector, Medium Category at North Central Provincial Entrepreneurship Excellence Awards – 2019.

Founded by B.W.K. Mendis, father of Anton Mendis, way back in 1968, Deepthi Plant Nursery has achieved tremendous success over the years. It spreads over a six-acre land equipped with green houses, latest technology and best practices of traditional farming. Located in Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa, with a dedicated staff of 45 personnel it has made history as the first A grade plant nursery in North Central Province. The most valuable asset is the public trust it maintains as a nursery of high quality plants. The nursery is capable of supplying bulk orders for tree planting events of state and private sector.  Anton Mendis who is a well-known philanthropist, has founded ‘Deepthi Sadaham Foundation’ in order to extend his helping hand to people in need in his neighbourhood. Through his foundation Anton Mendis welcomes new entrants to grade 1 of Thambala Wewa Vidyalaya every year by giving away educational instruments and stationery. In addition to that, Deepthi Sadaham Foundation helps poor students in nearby schools and conducts blood donation camps.  Yet another CSR activity is the funding of the construction of pagoda at Mangala Bodhirajarama temple located in close proximity to the plant nursery. Mendis expressed his gratitude to all his staff ‘without whom achieving such a great feat would have been impossible’ according to him.


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


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 Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.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

Economy vs. environment – What you see in the mirror

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Do we buy organic vegetables? Or are we cost conscious and buy the regular vegetables? Would we rather live in United States or United Kingdom which have higher air pollution levels, or would we live in Myanmar or....

Seven Kartajaya mantras for Sri Lankan marketers

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Hermawan Kartajaya is the former President of the World Marketing Association and one of the top 50 marketing gurus who has shaped the world of marketing. His insight has made many companies change their business strategies....

When the saints go masquerading in

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

So that saintly MP has thrown a spanner in government’s works again. The pious member lashed out against a battery of citizens from journalists and lawyers to members of his own estate. Last week, much of his grievance was about the silence of the

So Sri Lanka; more like, so where are all the women in the hotel industry?

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

The tourism industry is a key service export of Sri Lanka. It is currently the third-largest export earner after foreign worker remittances and textiles and apparel and brought in $ 4.4 billion in 2018 alone, equivalent to 4.9% of the country’s GDP

Columnists More