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The Spice Council



Sri Lanka to be within the top five branded and value added spices and allied products marketers in the world



The mission of The Spice Council is to facilitate and implement Competitive Strategies to achieve the Industry Vision.

The Spice Council to act as the Apex Body to meet the aspirations of stakeholders by unifying their efforts to realize the Industry Visioin.

To be highly innovative and customer value driven.

To promote the Global Market Position of Sri Lanka and contribute to National Economic Growth


You can now download following application forms

  1. APPL.FORM-ORDINARY [ MS Wod document ] MS word format [ 34 kb ]
  2. APPL.FORM-ORDINARY -Sinhala [ MS Wod document ] MS word format [ 44 kb ]
  3. APPL.FORM-ORDINARY -Sinhala [ PDF document ] MS word format [ 69 kb ]
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The Board of Management 2012 - 2013

Board Of Management


Mr. Sarada De Silva,
Intercom Exports Pvt Ltd



Vice Chairmen
Mr. Nanda kohona,
Intl commodity Traders Pvt Ltd


Sanath De Silva,
SDS Spices Pvt Ltd


Mr. Lionel Gunaratne,

Mr. Damitha Perera,
Forbes and Walker Commodity brokers Pvt Ltd  

Prof. Jayasiri Lankage



Mr. Vijayantha Ariyaratne, Lalan Group.


Immediate Past Chairman

Mr. D. A. Perera,
EOAS International



Exporter Representatives

  • Mr. Sarada De Silva, Intercom Exports Pvt Ltd.

  • Mr. Sanath De Silva, SDS Spices Pvt Ltd

  • Mr. M. Inshaf, Ishana Spices

Producer Representatives

  • Prof. Jayasiri Lankage

  • Mr. A. D. W. K. De Z. Jayatilleke, Dassanayaka,            Walauwa Plantation

  • Mr. N. M. Wikramasinghe, Tropical Island Products

Processor Representatives

  • Mr. Ananda Kularatne, Citro Essential Oils Pvt Ltd 

  • Mr. Nanda Kohona, Intl commodity Traders Pvt Ltd

  • Mr. Fazal Mushin, Link Natural Products Pvt Ltd

Service Representatives

  • Mr. Deshapriya Liyanage, SGS Lanka Pvt Ltd 

  • Mr. Damitha Perera, Forbes and Walker Commodity brokers Pvt Ltd

Dealer Representative

  • Mr. W.I De Silva

Government Representatives

  • Mr. Lionel Gunaratne, Director General, DEA

  • Mr. K.G. Sriyapala, Director General of Department of Agriculture (or nominee)

  • Dr. D. B. T. Wijeratne, Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture

  • Mr. P. M Karunaratne, Director, Ministry of Industry and Commerce

  • Ms. Inoka Nilmini, Sri Lanka Export Development Board

Academic Representatives

  • Prof. Upali Jayasekara, Singapore Informatics

  • Mr. R. S. Kularatne Department of Agriculture

  • Dr. Shantha Amarasinghe, University of Moratuwa


Broker Representative

  • Mr. Damitha Perera  
    Forbes & Walker Commodity Brokers Pvt Ltd

Industry Experts

  • Mr. Vijayantha Ariyaratne, Lalan Group

  • Mr. Janalal Rodrigo, P.W Rodrigo Estates Ltd

  • Mr. Anver Chatoor, A. S, Chatoor & Co. Ltd

  • Mr. N. K. A. Rupasinghe, Deputy Director, DEA

  • Ms. Devi Devanayagam, Devi Trading Company

  • Mr. K. R Dayananda, Silver Mill Group

The Executive Officer

  • Mr. Tharaka M. Perera


  • Mr. T. P. L. Raj, Lanka Organics

  • Mr. Aruna Weerakoon, Agro Culture Trends

  • Mrs. R.M.C.M Herath, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Export Agriculture

  • Dr. G. A. S. Premakumara, Industrial Technology Institute

  • Mr. Udayasri Kariyawasam, Director General of the Industrial Development Board

  • Mr. Dilruk Ranasinghe, General Manager, SLECIC

  • Mr. Dhammika Gunasekara, Adamjee Lukmanjee & Sons Pvt Ltd

  • Mr. Mahanama Wijegunaratne, President, Cinnamon Cultivators Association (CinCA)

  • Mr. O. H. J Gunawardena, Secretary, CinCA


The Spice Council, Sri Lanka
42/9, Rosmead Place Colombo 07.
Telephone: +94 11 763 5025 / +94 11 268 2834
Fax: +94 11 763 5025 / +94 11 268 2835

Mr Sarada De Silva – Chairman
Tel: +94 11 251 4808

Mr D A Perera – Immediate Past Chairman
Tel: +94 11 272 2223


The primary objectives of The Spice Council are:

  • To ensure the ability of all Sri Lankan Spices and Allied Products Industry segments to compete effectively and profitably in the spices and allied products markets at home and abroad.

  • To serve as the central forum for consensus building among Producers, Exporters, Processors, Dealers and others involved in Spices and Allied Products and to promote high standards of business conduct.

  • To engage in and promote Scientific Research in the Sri Lankan Spices and Allied Products Industry.

  • To conduct training and development programs at industry level.

  • To be the unifying force in working with the Government to ensure that Spices and Allied Products Industry interests are considered.

  • To carry out the mission and objectives of the Council with the help of democratically developed policy.

  • To initiate annual policymaking through recommendations generated by the Council's Programme Committees:

    • Production Development
    • Research & Development
    • Market Development
    • Government Affairs & Administration
    • Finance
    • Workforce Development & Training
    • Membership Development

  • To refine and approve the committee recommendations and adopt same.

  • To increase production and productivity of growers and processors.

  • To improve the quality, consistency and quantity of supply.