G. P. de Silva and Sons wins export award
G. P. de Silva and Sons International, a producer and exporter of
cinnamon and other spices, clinched the 'Best Exporter' award in the
spices and allied products sector for 2010 and 2011 at the Presidential
Export Awards (PEA) at the Nelum Pokuna recently.
Managing Director, G. P. de Silva and Sons International, Lal de
Silva said, "We are delighted to have been recognized for our immense
efforts and contribution to the export sector. This reflects well on our
continuous drive to enhance and innovate on packaging, quality and brand
value while sharing knowledge and experience among others in the
The spices and allied product sector's exports rose to USD 319.45 mn
in 2015 from USD 260.3 mn in 2014, according to EDB statistics. The
major markets for 2014 were India, Mexico and the United States followed
by Germany, Peru, Colombia, Spain, UK, Guatemala and Ecuador.
Founded by entrepreneur G. P. de Silva in 1955, the company dominated
the domestic market during the period and in the late 1970s it ventured
into global markets with its first shipment to Chile.