Imperial Teas strongly believe in family values and their talents. In light of this, the company’s newsletter committee organized an art competition in the month of February for the children of Imperial Teas staff and factory workers under the theme; The Tea industry. Around 50 submissions were received in three age categories; below 8 years, between 8-18 years and another open category for individuals over 18 years which allowed staff and even spouses to participate. Upon receipt of some beautiful drawings, the Imperial newsletter committee organized an art exhibition at the office to display all the entries received. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category were selected by an independent panel of judges at the exhibition and winners were rewarded with new laptop bags and gift vouchers at an awards ceremony held on 7th March, 2019. As a token of appreciation for participating in the competition, all the individuals who submitted entries were gifted a custom designed mug, courtesy of the Imperial Teas Group as well. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of our Newsletter committee, Imperial was yet again able to conduct a successful event for its employees! Here are some highlights from the exhibition and awards ceremony!
One of the Imperial Groups key initiatives is helping and supporting underprivileged school children. Keeping this in mind, a group of staff from Imperial Teas once again voluntarily travelled all the way to the Anuradhapura/Medawachchiya district with the goal of bringing new life to the school and classrooms of these students. An expedition that commenced at 3.30am on 6th February ended successfully with 02 of the schools buildings and classrooms as well as students tables and chairs being painted and given a new lease of life!
- A/Mahakoongaskada Vidyalaya
- Thammannakulama Vidyalaya
Dawning of the New Year at Imperial Teas Group commenced with the lighting of the traditional oil lamp followed by the launching of the Group website after months of hard work and dedication by the staff involved. The new site launched is available and the URL is www.imperialteasgroup.com
If you have visited our website before, you might notice that it looks different this time. That is because we have updated the site with a new design, new features and new content. Our goal with the new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to learn about our group activities and also to allow our visitors to browse information based on their choice. Amongst the new features, the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to facilitate improved communication with our clients. The new website will provide easy access for information concerning our individual subsidiaries.
The final phase of the New Year programme was the opening of a specially designed room to house the numerous trophies both local and international awarded to our group.
As part of the company’s ongoing CSR activities staff of Imperial Teas Group were engaged in a beach clean up operation on Monday 12th November, cleaning the beach from Wellawatta railway station up to Mount Lavinia. Our staff devoted the whole day for the clean up operation and thereby doing their part in keeping the environment clean and persevering the beautiful beach which is one of the major tourist attractions of Sri Lanka.
A team from Balton Trading company, Uzbekistan visited our office and factory during October 2018, to discuss matters of mutual interest including purchasing, distribution and promotional activities for 2019.
As the 2nd largest exporter of value added Pure Ceylon Tea from Sri Lanka we consider Uzbekistan as a market with great potential for our flagship brand IMPRA. We are confident that our combined efforts will enable us to increase market share.
Imperial Tea Exports, one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of high quality Ceylon Tea in the country, was awarded the Gold for the 10th time since 2001 at the Awards Ceremony organized by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE). The rapid progress in the international market facilitated the company to stand amongst the top 10 Tea Exporters from Sri Lanka.
Imperial Spices, subsidiary walked away with the Gold Award for the Best Performer in Emerging Markets.
The prestigious NCE Awards, held every year recognizing the best performing businesses from all sectors that have contributed significantly towards national economic development. Corporate entities were evaluated based on the results achieved in terms of business and financial performance.
The 19th Annual General Meeting of the TEA was held on Friday, 31st August 2018 at the Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand from 7.00 pm onwards. Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe, Prime Minister was the Chief Guest of the event. It was a proud moment for the IMPRA team to see our Managing Director, Mr. Jayantha Karunaratne who is the Chairman of the Tea Exporter’s Association of Sri Lanka address the gathering with facts on the current situation of the Sri Lankan tea industry and the way forward. He went on to talk about the theme of the day which was ‘Out of the box thinking’. Here are a few captures from the event.
Our Group is continuously focused on helping underprivileged children and supporting communities. Last month, a group of staff travelled to the North of Sri Lanka to conduct a full-day workshop to help and guide students in underprivileged schools preparing for the Grade 5 Scholarship exam, which is a highly competitive examination in Sri Lanka conducted by the Department of Examinations of the Ministry of Education. Students who score exceptional scores at this exam have the opportunity to get transferred to a prominent school with better facilities for development.
The workshop was conducted for 85 students from 4 different schools in the North where students were tested with a sample exam paper and thereafter with the help of a qualified teacher, the different problem areas in the paper were discussed. Refreshments and lunch during the workshop were also provided by the company.
Additionally, the parents of these students and teachers were given advice on how to aid their children in the preparation process for these examinations and all students were provided with Past Examination Paper bundles to practice as most of these students or schools do not have access to these kinds of information and guidance.