Established by Chas. P. Hayley in 1878, Hayleys is now one of Sri Lanka’s largest and most respected diversified business conglomerates. The legacy of Hayleys’ innovative solutions and bold forays into pioneering products and services with a commitment to ethical business, has built a rich heritage over a century.
On January 10th 1878, Chas P. Hayleys & Co. was founded in Galle to import such luxuries as claret and to export local products, spices, coir yarn and essential oils. Over a century later, Hayleys has grown through overseas expansion, diversified into agriculture, manufacturing and service industries, and won acclaim as a Superbrand, and as the Best Corporate Citizen of Sri Lanka on four occasions.