THE CASH CROPS

TEA-COCONUT-RUBBER_compressedSri Lanka although diverse in natural resources and manufacturing skills is renowned for some of the following:

Tea, coconut and rubber are crops that are widely cultivated in Sri Lanka, our suppliers are known for their quality raw materials and a variety of products and by-products made from them.

SPICES

002_compressedSri Lanka has a rich history in trading spices, dating back to the 14th Century and through the Roman period.  Spices sourced from the island include, cinnamon, pepper, betel, clove, cocoa, ginger, lemon grass, nutmeg and mace, vanilla and cardamom.

TIMBER PRODUCTS

004_compressedHistorically Sri Lanka was known as a forested island and one of the attractions for the country being colonised was due partly to the valuable timber species in its natural forests. The historical pattern of forest utilisation has led to todays managed forest timber harvesting in a sustainable manner. Along with this rich history in timber plantations and harvesting comes numerous timber mill operations and an abundance of quality tradespeople, ready to undertake your timber requirements.

PRECIOUS STONES

001_compressedMany merchant travellers including Marco Polo suggested that Sri Lanka has the best sapphires, topazes, amethysts and other gems in the world. Persian traders have crossed the Indian Ocean since the 4th and 5th century to trade gems from Sri Lanka to the east. Sri Lanka still has the highest density of gem deposits compared to its landmass than any other country.

GARMENTS

005_compressedThe export of textiles and apparel is one of Sri Lanka’s biggest industries, accounting for half of its exports and 15% of its employment. Sri Lanka’s major export market for garments is the US with many large international brands being produced in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is proving quickly that it is a fierce rival in the ethical manufacturing sector of textiles and garments and that it can compete with the EU market.

CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN PRODUCTS

porceline_compressedDue to Sri Lanka’s purity and high quality raw materials such as quartz, feldspar, dolomite and china clay it is known to produce a higher standard of ceramic and porcelain product when compared to its Asian competitors. Various island suppliers produce a large amount of; ornaments, utility ware, wall and floor tiles, sanitary and bath ware, earthenware and stoneware, cements, glass, redbrick, roof tiles and terracotta products.