Awards and Certifications

Obtaining the highest levels of accreditation in accordance with the most stringent international standards for quality, health and safety, and environmental management systems is considered an indispensable activity within the Stassen Group, and thus our Group of Companies are the proud recipients of numerous certifications and awards which recognise our exemplary systems, products and services.




Taiki Akimoto 5S Award Presidential Awards Good Organising, Manufacturing & Hygienic Practices
Idulgashinna Bio Tea Garden wins MeritAward in 2006. Stassen Exports wins 5 consecutive times for ‘Outstanding Performance. dulgashinna Tea Factory awarded ‘Excellence in Good Organising Practices – 3 Star Rating’, ‘Excellence in Good Manufacturing Practices’ and ‘Excellence in Good Hygienic Practices’ by Sri Lanka Tea Board in 2008.
15th Anniversary – World’s First Organic Tea Garden Ceylon Specialty Tea for the Year – Japan, 2009 – 2010 All-time Record Price PEK/PEK1
Naturland congratulates Stassen Natural Foods in 2002 on the 15th Anniversary of the world’s First Organic Tea Garden Project. Kirkoswald ‘Gold Winner’ for PEKOE – Dimbula region. Kirkoswald Estate – Rs. 780/- Per kg, Western High Grown PEK/PEK1.
Specialty Tea of the Year, 2005 – 2006 Specialty Tea of the Year, 2002-2003 Most number of Top Prices
Kirkoswald (Leafy Grades) – Award of Excellence. Kirkoswald (Small Leaf Grades, BOP, BOPF, Fannings) – Award of Excellence. Kirkoswald Estate, Western High Grown Category – Most number of top prices (85 top prices).
All-time Record Price FBOP All-time Record Price Dust 1
Kirkoswald Estate – FBOP Rs. 480/- Kirkoswald Estate – All-time record price Dust 1 Rs. 305/-


SLIM Advertising Awards
SLIM Advertising Awards, 1997 Win for Product ‘Daily’ in Outdoor Category Win for Product ‘Daily’ in Point of Sales Category

Pattipola Livestock (Pvt) Ltd

Best European cow Best Large Scale Farm
Received award for the best European cow – Ministry of Livestock Development in 2007 New Zealand Farm in Pattipola awarded Best Large Scale Farm in Sri Lanka by Ministry of Livestock Development in 2007.

Lanka Milk Foods (CWE) Limited


Best Corporate Reporting and Accounts (ICASL) Superbrand Status
Best Corporate Reporting and Accounts (ICASL), 1990 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) – Certificate of Compliance (Private Sector Non-Group Companies). Awarded Superbrand Status by the Sri Lanka Superbrands Council from 2006 – 2008.

Melsta Regal Finance Ltd

A+(lka)/Stable, Fitch Ratings
Fitch Ratings assigned Melsta Regal Finance Ltd a A+(lka)/Stable Rating in 2013.

Continental Insurance Lanka Limited

Strategic level training partner (ICASL)
Appointment as a strategic level training partner of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) in 2013.


Accredited Supplier
Texpro is an accredited supplier for Marks & Spencer (UK), Next (UK), and C&A (Germany).

Lanka Bell Limited

Best Television Commercial of the Year, 2012 Peoples’ Advertisement of the Year, 2012


Wins ‘Best Television Commercial of the Year’ for the “Thambili” commercial which was part of Lanka Bells ‘Sri Lankan Values’ corporate thematic campaign at the 17th Annual Sumathi Awards. Wins the ‘Peoples’ Advertisement of the Year’ for the “Thambili” commercial at the SLIM-Nielsen Peoples’ Awards 2012.

Splendor Media

Cannes Awards 2011 Shortlist
The HNB Shanthi Home Loans Campaign (Walking Dreams) was shortlisted under the Film Lions Category (A21 Banking, Investment & Insurance).

Aitken Spence PLC

Best Corporate Citizen of Sri Lanka and Sector Awards, 2012 STING Corporate Accountability Index 2012 – No. 2 Ten Best Corporate Citizens of Sri Lanka
Awarded by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for ‘Best Corporate Citizen of Sri Lanka’, and Sector Awards for ‘Environment’ and ‘Economic Contribution and Governance’; and a Category Award for ‘Financial Performance.’ Aitken Spence PLC was ranked No. 2 out of 63 leading business entities and SMEs in Sri Lanka by STING Consultants, and is the Highest Ranked Diversified Holdings Company in the Index. Ranked among the Ten Best Corporate Citizens of Sri Lanka for the 6th consecutive year (Ceylon Chamber of Commerce).
ICASL Annual Report Awards, 2011
Aitken Spence PLC, Diversified Holdings Category – Silver Award.

Hatton National Bank PLC

The Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka, 2012 The Bank of The Year 2012 Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka, 2011
Awarded ‘The Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka’ 2012 by The Asian Banker Magazine. Wins The Banker Magazines’ Bracken award for ‘The Bank of the Year 2012’ in Sri Lanka. Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for their performance in 2011 awarded by The Asian Banker Magazine.
Sri Lanka Sustainability Reporting Award, 2011 (ACCA)
Runner up (Large scale category).