Our Story

A TROPICAL STORY
& AN ISLAND PHILOSOPHY

Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. Sri Lanka, natures treasure chest is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world.

Its location on the silk route brought many adventurous travellers to its shores. Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta and the Portuguese seafarers would have stepped off their boats on to the island’s coconut palm-fringed beaches. They may have rested under their shade, and the gentle and welcoming islanders may have offered them voluptuous coconut fruits filled to the brim with sweet coconut water to quench their thirst.

Three like-minded home grown entrepreneurs, with a singular love for all things coconut and vast family owned working coconut estates, were the magical combination that gave rise to a vision that evolved into the Ceylon Coconut Company.

Directors Profile

CHAMILA WICKRAMASINGHE

Chamila Wickramasinghe has a decade of banking and finance experience and has qualifications in business, psychology, nutrition and aromatherapy. Her passion is learning and researching on how to naturally improve one’s mind and body. Her prime area of focus at CCC is company strategy & finance, new product analysis and development, and co-ordination of new projects.

GEHAN DE ALWIS

Gehan De Alwis who has been involved with marketing and new business development for the past 15 years, is the main force behind client relations, sales and marketing at CCC. He actively seeks to provide a seamless and comprehensive service for all our clients, be it local retail, general international sales or our high-end private brand clients. He is an active Rotarian involved with many social service programs for the community.

KUMAR SANGAKKARA

Kumar Sangakkara, the most celebrated batsman and icon of Sri Lanka, is a non-working director; however he has been actively involved in brand development and enhancement. He liaises closely with the working team and establishes countless opportunities for growth and consumer attention.