We are proud to be the grower,
manufacturer & exporter
all in one

We are proud to be the grower,
manufacturer, exporter
all in one

Company Background

Recognized as one of Sri Lanka’s key exporters of tea, rubber and spices, the majority of our produce is handpicked in our own plantations spanning over 7,000 hectares. All produce is processed, packaged and exported from our own factories, delivering an exceptional level of quality, customisation options and price control.

Established in 1992, Malwatte Valley operates 

1 Spice processing factory

6Rubber Estates

2Rubber processing factories

16Estates in the lush Uva highlands



The group exports annually tea, rubber and spices worldwide. .

In addition to growing our own produce, Malwatte Valley also partners with numerous farming communities in remote areas of Sri Lanka, purchasing their produce and empowering them with knowledge

In 2016, the International Pepper Community recognised Malwatte Valley as Sri Lanka’s largest grower of pepper. Every ounce of Malwatte Valley spices, tea & rubber is testament to our values of sustainability, empowerment and quality – lived out by thousands of our hardworking partners.

Its real estate portfolio comprises amongst others of an office complex in the heart of Colombo city, a large state of the art warehousing complex just outside Colombo and beach properties on the East and West Coast of Sri Lanka.

Vision

Our vision is to become the model plantation company in the world through innovation, diversification and quality.

Mission

Malwatte Valley Plantations PLC is committed to achieving excellence and high-quality standards in every sphere of activity, by optimizing productivity and developing its employees.

We will become an increasingly profitable, stable and growth-oriented model plantation company, securing an acceptable return on investment whilst affording the highest priority for the environment and social needs.

Extraordinary possibilities

Being grower, manufacturer and exporter lets you, our clients, avoid paying expensive middlemen.

Even more excitingly, we are able to custom-produce different varieties of tea, rubber and spice that match your distinct requirements.

We are also able to partner your brand, by packaging our produce in your unique wholesaler label.

Milestones

Down the memory lane

22nd June, 1992

Malwatte Valley Plantations Ltd was incorporated.

22nd June, 1992

22nd June, 1997

The Company was converted to a Public Quoted Company and Wayamba Plantations (Pvt) Ltd purchased 51% of its share holding. Currently Wayamba holds 69% of Malwatte.

22nd June, 1997

2008

  • ISO 22,000 was obtained for all factories.
  • Commenced export of Teas.
2008

2009

Purchased an office complex in the heart of the city and a warehousing complex just outside, adding real estate to its portfolio.

2009

2010

  • August 2010 constructed more warehousing facilities in the Company owned complex to store its tea stocks and house the export arm of the Company.
  • Company carried out a diversification programme in marginal Tea lands to grow Fruits, Spices and Rubber.
2010

2011

Ethical tea certification was obtained for all Tea factories.

2011

2012

Commenced Rubber Exports.
New Tea Blending equipment was installed in our stores complex to enhance our facilities.

2012

2014

Purchased 09 acres of beachfront land on the East coast adding on to its real estate portfolio.

2014

2017

Rainforest Alliance certification was obtained for our plantations.

2017

2019

Our first spice processing centre commenced operations.

2019

2020

Malwatte commenced branding its products and entering both local & international markets 

2020

Local Awards

Aislaby Estate
  • Highest selling average in its brokers catalogue for its agro climatic district
  • The best improvement in its selling price compared to 2015
Uva Highlands Estate
  • The 2nd highest selling average in its agro climatic district
Dickwella Estate
  • The highest selling average in its agro climatic district
Attempitiya Estate
  • Ranked 1st for its selling average in its agro climatic district
Uva Highlands Estate
  • The highest elevational average in its brokers catalogue
Dickwella Estate
  • Highest sales average in its brokers catalogue in its agro climatic district Achieving top price for BOP1 in the sale of 1st September
Attempitiya Estate
  • Ranked 1st for its selling average in its agro climatic district
Uva Highlands Estate
  • The highest elevational average in its brokers catalogue
Dickwella Estate
  • Highest sales average in its brokers catalogue in its agro climatic district Achieving top price for BOP1 in the sale of 1st September
Sarnia Estate
  • All time record price achieved for FF1 Grade
  • Ranked No.01 in selling average in its brokers catalogue
  • Ranked 2nd overall in the district
Aislaby Estate
  • Award for obtaining the highest number of top prices for Uva high grown teas and achieving the 2nd highest selling average for the district
Attempitiya Estate
  • Two all time record prices in the high grown category in the sale of 14th and 21st August
  • Ranked No.02 in the Uva high grown category
  • Achieving the 2nd highest number of top prices in the Uva high grown elevation in its brokers catalogue
Uva Highlands Estate
  • Award for obtaining top prices in the sale of 28th August and 6th November
  • Highest sales average for the year in its brokers catalogue
  • Most number of top prices in its brokers catalogue
  • Second Highest overall ranking for Uva Medium Teas – Sarnia Estate
  • Highest overall ranking for Uva High Teas – UVA Highlands Estate
  • Second Highest overall ranking for Uva High Teas – AISLABY
  • Highest ranking in JK Catalogue for Uva Medium Teas – Sarnia Estate
  • Highest ranking in JK Catalogue for Uva High Teas – UVA Highlands Estate
  • Second Highest ranking in JK Catalogue for Uva High Teas – AISLABY
  • 85 Top Prices for Uva High teas – UVA HIGHLANDS
  • 50 Top Prices for Uva Medium teas – Sarnia Estate
  • 34 Top Prices for Uva High teas – AISLABY All Time Record Price of Rs 860/- for BOPF grade – UVA Highlands Estate
  • Special Award – Second Highest Quantity & Sale Average for any Uva Medium Mark – Sarnia Estate
  • Special Award -Second Highest Sale Average for any Uva High & Medium Mark – UVA Highlands Estate
  • Highest sale average in the F&W catalogue – Medium Grown (Orthodox Tea category) Silver award -Dickwella Estate
  • Most number of top prices for the year 2012 – F&W Off Grade category Sarnia Estate
  • Most number of top prices (All Island) 2012 – Uva Medium category – Dickwella Estate
  • Highest elevation Averages 2012 – Uva Medium Elevation Dickwella Estate
  • Highest sale average for the year 2012 – Hali-Ela agro climatic sub district Dickwella Estate
  • Special Award – Highest Improvement in sale average (Rs. 59.04) -Uva Medium Grown category – Dickwella Estate
  • Best performing regional plantation companies – High Grown category Highest GSA of (Rs. 424.01) in the year 2012 – Malwatte Valley Plantations PLC
  • Best performing regional plantation companies – Medium Grown category Second highest GSA of (Rs. 388.31) in the year 2012 – Malwatte Valley Plantations PLC
  • Best performing regional plantation companies – All Island category Third highest GSA of (Rs. 398.95) in the year 2012 – Malwatte Valley Plantations PLC
  • Second Highest overall ranking for Uva Medium Teas – Sarnia Estate
  • Third Highest overall ranking for Uva Medium Teas -WELIMADA
  • Highest overall ranking for Uva High Teas – Aislaby Estate
  • Second Highest overall ranking for Uva High Teas – UVA Highlands EstateUVA Highlands Estate
  • Highest ranking in JK Catalogue for Uva High & Medium Teas – Sarnia Estate
  • Second Highest ranking in JK Catalogue for Uva High & Medium Teas – Aislaby Estate
  • Third Highest ranking in JK Catalogue for Uva High & Medium Teas – UVA Highlands Estate
  • Fourth Highest ranking in JK Catalogue for Uva High & Medium Teas -Welimada 78 Top Prices for Uva Medium teas – Sarnia Estate
  • 74 Top Prices for Uva High teas – UVA Highlands Estate
  • 30 Top Prices for Uva High teas – Aislaby Estate
  • Special Award – Production of 1 million kilo of tea & second highest sale average for any Uva Medium mark -Sarnia Estate
  • Most number of top prices for the year 2011 (All Island) Uva Medium category – Sarnia Estate
  • Most number of top prices Off Grade Orthodox category – Sarnia Estate
  • The millionaires of Tea production 2011 Dickwella Estate (1,112,686)
  • The millionaires of Tea production 2011 Sarnia Estate (1,110,913)
  • Highest Elevational Sale Averages for the year 2011 (All Island) Uva Medium category – Dickwella Estate
  • Highest sale average for the year 2011 Hali-Ela agro climatic sub district – Dickwella Estate
  • Best performing regional plantation companies – High Grown Category 01st
  • Runner up Malwatta Valley Plantations PLC
  • Best performing regional plantation companies – Medium Grown category 01st
  • Runner up – Malwatta Valley Plantations PLC
  • Best performing regional plantation companies – Medium Grown category 02nd Runner up – Malwatta Valley Plantations PLC
  • Highest overall ranking for Uva Medium Teas – Sarnia Estate
  • Seventh Highest overall ranking for Uva High Teas – Aislaby Estate
  • Highest ranking in JK Catalogue for Uva High & Medium Teas – Sarnia Estate
  • Highest ranking in JK Catalogue for Uva High Teas – Aislaby Estate
  • 63 Top Prices for Uva Medium teas – Sarnia Estate
  • Special Award – Highest quantity & average for any Uva Medium mark – Sarnia Estate
  • Highest sale average for Malwatte / Welmada agro climatic sub district – Aislaby Estate
  • Highest sale average for Demodera / Hali Ela / Badulla agro climatic sub district – Sarnia Estate
  • Ceylon Specialty Tea, Uva region (Silver) – Sarnia Estate
  • Most number of top prices for the year 2010 (FW catalogue) Uva Medium category – Dickwella Estate
  • Most number of top prices for the year 2010 (FW catalogue) Off Grades Orthodox category – Sarnia Estate
  • The millionaires of Tea production 2010 Sarnia Estate (1,195,614)
  • The millionaires of Tea production 2010 Dickwella Estate (1,096,779)
  • Highest Elevational sale averages 2010 (Uva Medium Category) Sarnia Estate
  • Highest sale average for the year 2010 Hali-Ela agro climatic sub district – Sarnia Estate

International Awards

  • Uva Highlands estate received a Merit award at the ‘Ceylon Specialty Estate Tea of the Year’ competition in Dubai and Sarnia estate received a Silver & Gold award at the same competition.
  • Dickwella & Uva highlands won Silver and Bronze respectively at the “Ceylon Specialty Tea Awards” in Moscow, Russia.
  • Sarnia and Aislaby won silver and bronze respectively in the “Ceylon Specialty Tea Awards” in Tokyo, Japan.
  • St. James was judged the overall winner at the “Ceylon Specialty Tea Awards” in las vegas USA.