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Our History

  • Current

    MA’s employs over 200 persons within the group which stretches through the entire manufacturing process.

  • 2006

    MA’S purchases a coconut milk processing and canning facility. The facilities are modernized to meet the company’s strict food safety standards. MA’s begins to export coconut milk; both organic and conventional.


  • 2005

    MA’s begins processing organic products under EU and JAS standards. MA’s also helps support 35 small scale farmers gain organic certification.

  • 2003

    MA’s achieves Safe Quality Food 2000 &HACCP certified supplier status – a first in the Sri Lankan food industry.

  • 1999

    RAPID (Regional Agri-Business and Perennial Crop Initiatives and Development) was launched by the company as a backward integration project strategically designed to discharge the company’s CSR agenda. During the same year the company purchases a 90 acre estate in Matale, an area renowned for spices, and immediately begins conversion to organic agricultural practices.

  • 1998

    MA’s diversifies its product portfolio and begins manufacturing and marketing Pastas. This is a first on a commercial scale for in Sri Lanka.

    During the same year the company launches a range of sauces under the brand Dad’s Garden.

  • 1992

    The company opens its first marketing and administrative office in Colombo.

  • 1991

    The company expands its product range by acquiring the Happy Home brand and launching pickle and chutney items.

  • 1990

    MA’s opens its first outlet in Colombo – The Spice Club.

    The ‘MA’s Village’ is constructed – a worker residential facility which includes single and family living facilities, a modern cafeteria,  a staff laundry facility and a play ground.

  • 1986

    MA’s was founded by Mario & Suzette De Alwis as a micro industry in Dambulla.