Applications Open for New TV program

We’re calling for families to join our newest reality TV show ‘Family Cook-off with MA’s’.

Test your family’s favourite recipes against other family teams and you could win a trip to Singapore.

Click ->Family Cook-off with MA’S to open our application form or email for more information. Entries close 20th May 2015. * Please note entry closing date has been extended to the 26th May 2015. 

Hotel Show 2014

MA’s will be attending the Hotel Show exhibition at BMICH from 13-16th June. The company’s dedicated food solutions team will be present to discuss individual options to meet the varying needs of each company in the industry. Ma’s specialised food solutions range comes under the brand Katersafe.



Ma’s Gourmet opens in Colombo 05

During May, Ma’s has opened their first speciality food store in Colombo 05. Ma’s Gourmet is a new concept for the company and presents to the consumer a hub for recipe inspiration and ideas for creating meals from around the world.

Alongside the entire range of Ma’s products, including their organic range, the store will feature other high quality products from reputable local producers and speciality imported products.

Ma’s Gourmet is located at 472 Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 05.

Biofach 2014

MA’s will be attending Biofach 2014 this week from 12- 15th February in Nuremberg Germany. MA’s will be showcasing their organic range of curry pastes, ready to eat curries & coconut milk products.

The MA’s booth is in Hall 1 Stand 156

Please email if you would like to arrange a meeting.

MA’s Foods meets Prince Charles

During the recent CHOGM event held in Sri Lanka our Managing Director, Mr. Mario De Alwis, had the privilege of introducing Prince Charles to the MA’s Happy Life Kitchen Organic product range. MA’s participated in a ‘mini’ Good Market held at the British High Commission to celebrate The Princes 65th birthday celebrations.

Prince Charles is an advocate of organic farming and we were all thrilled to be able to show our very own Sri Lankan products produced entirely organic.

MA’s Foods now Fair Trade

MA’s Foods, one of Sri Lanka’s top meal solutions providers, has recently completed the certification process and obtained Fair Trade Certification by Flo Cert to support their ethical trading and employee framework.


Fair Trade implies a trading partnership which contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, producers and workers.


‘MA’s was established over 25 years ago and was built and developed based on the values of fair trade- many years before the movement was formalised. As a leading firm in the Sri Lankan food processing industry, we are extremely proud to have achieved external certification to confirm our company’s adherence to the high ethical values it was founded on.” says Maliek De Alwis, CEO. ‘One of the intents of fair trade is to deliberately work with marginalized producers and workers in order to help them move from a position of vulnerability to security and economic self-sufficiency. We believe our work in regional Sri Lanka achieves just that.’


MA’s has guided and supported a small-scale farmer network from around the country which will result in the farmer group also obtaining independent Fair Trade certification. By the end of 2013 MA’s will be able to offer a range of fully fair trade certified products to the world which will in return empower some of the poorest farmers in Sri Lanka.


FLO Cert is the leading International Social Certification Body, working in over 70 countries around the world and is the approved certification body for fair Trade International. Their Fairtrade Certification system monitors compliance with Fairtrade Standards governing the production, buying and selling of a product to the point where it is consumer packaged and labelled. Fair trade is an alternative approach to conventional trade based on a partnership between producers and traders, businesses and consumers. The international Fairtrade system – made up of Fairtrade International and its member organizations – represents the world’s largest and most recognized fair trade system.

Certified Organic Range Launched in Sri Lanka

MA’s had the pleasure to take part in the weekly Good Market at Diyatha Uyana (near Water’s Edge) for the first time on the 26th September. MA’s Happy Life Kitchen certified organic product range has been exported across the globe however this was the first time in Sri Lanka the products were on offer. The range includes a variety of curry pastes, curry powders, spices & coconut milk which will suit a variety of tastes.

MA’s supports the local farming community surrounding their manufacturing facility by promoting and supporting the certification of organic agriculture.

Traditionally spice production uses very little chemicals and is based on organic farming principles, by providing organic farm certification to a number of small scale farmers in the Matale district, MA’S increases the capacity for the farmers to increase their income and also establish a farming system that enables the forthcoming generations to continue farming successfully well into the future.

The range is certified organic under the JAS, EU & US standards. For more information on the product range visit the brand page.

MA’s will also be taking part at the market on the 3rd October 2013 at stall 149

Export Gold for MA’s

MA’s Foods has once again claimed gold at the annually National Chamber of Exporters Export Awards on the 20th September 2013 at Hilton Colombo.
MA’s has seen a promising increase in export sales over the last financial year, this in conjunction with the development of key value added sectors has enabled the company to obtain Gold in the Medium Agriculture Value added category.
Everyone at MA’s is extremely proud of the achievement and will gain tremendous motivation & encouragement to further excel in their export activities from obtaining this award.

MA’s Opens 3rd Spice Shop In Negombo

During February 2013 MA’s opened its third Spice Shop in Kattawa, Negombo.

In addition to all the Company’s products being available a selection of cookery books are also on display.

To celebrate the opening there are random giveaways during the Month of March and in addition MA’s dedicated Spice Club Members are entitled to a 10% discount on the full price at the shop.

MA’s expects a fourth shop to be open by the middle of the year.

Tusker Restaurant, 83 Ethukala Road, Kattuwa, Negombo