Elephant House clinches two Golds and Special award at NCE Export Awards 2020


Sri Lanka’s legendary 155 year old and favourite household consumer foods brand Elephant House has clinched two Gold awards along with a Special Award at the 28th annual NCE Export Awards 2020.

Backed by the rich and strong heritage since 1866, Elephant House, synonymous with wholesome goodness and fun has established a longstanding tradition and culture of excellence that has truly won the hearts of its countrymen.

Chaminda Thambawita, Market Development Manager -International Marketing, Ceylon Cold Stores PLC receiving the Gold award for Confectionary and Beverage Products (Medium category.

Having bravely navigated through the business waters, persevering hardships and new challenges such as the Covid crisis, Elephant House has securely established itself as one of the most recognised brands in the local and international arena. Winning Golds in the “Confectionery and Beverage Products Medium” and in the “Processed Food Products Small” categories was a testimony of the commitment and dedication Elephant House has towards their consumers. These recognition are among the most recent in a long outstanding history of achievement where Elephant House has secured wins multiple times in many categories.

The Achievement of the Gold award for “Confectionery and Beverage Products” in the medium category was a strong indicator of the popularity and demand Elephant House has established among the consumers across generations. Elephant House also won a Silver in the ” Confectionery Products Medium” category in 2019, whereby the win in 2020 shows that the brand has set a higher bar and excelled to achieve success. This is the third consecutive year that Elephant House has been recognized and awarded for this category. 

Receiving the Special Award for “Best Performing Exporter in Emerging Markets” was an honoured achievement as it highlighted Elephant House’s initiatives to take Sri Lanka into the global sphere and the brand’s strong ability to remain resilient in markets like the Maldives and Australia during the pandemic crisis.

The Gold award for Processed Food products (Small category) was accepted by Jayanath Ekanayake, Assistant Manager – Export Operation, Ceylon Cold Stores PLC.

“We are humbled to be recognized and awarded for our contributions.  Elephant House will undoubtedly continue to push into new territories and international markets.  Our existing presence in over 30 markets worldwide, including UK, Switzerland, France, Italy, UAE, Australia, India and the Maldives, and our most recent entry in to challenging markets such as Seychelles in 2020 have proven our capabilities. ” commented Mr. Sudantha Victoria, Head of International Marketing.

Mr. Victoria further added, “We will continue to plan for the next stage of growth and expansion through product innovation and entry into new markets such as China and develop our presence in East Asian markets. This will be a continuation of our contribution to and growth of the export revenue of Sri Lanka. We are confident that we match the international standards in terms of our standout product attributes and superior quality.”

Elephant House is an undisputed leader in the industry. Showcasing its Sri Lankan roots, Elephant House has a presence onboard the national carrier SriLankan Airlines, welcoming guests with the refreshing beverages that are truly unique. The premium product ranges have propelled the brand into the international arena and placed Sri Lankan food products in global markets.  

Feature image caption: Sudantha Victoria, Head of International Marketing, Ceylon Cold Stores PLC received the Special award for Best Performing Exporter in emerging markets.  


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