Tea of different regions has distinctive characteristics. Kelani Valley Plantations PLC estates span three agro-climatic zones.
KVPL is known for its Oliphant Green Tea. Manufactured at the highest elevation of 1,950 metres above sea level, the tea fields mainly consist of small china jat of species ‘Camellia Sinensis’ and benefit from the South West monsoon –all of which are factors that help us to produce the finest green tea from Sri Lanka.
All 13 black tea factories have received the internationally recognized HACCP (Sri Lanka), and ISO 22000:2005 (Switzerland) accreditations. All our tea plantations are Global G.A.P. certified and 14 tea estates have been certified under the Rainforest Alliance Programme. All rubber plantations are certified for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Panawatte and Dewalakande rubber factories have received the FSC Chain of Custody Certification for manufactured sole crepe and latex crepe.
‘Lovers’ Leap, ‘Mahagastota’, ‘Inverness’, ‘Fordyce’, ‘Ingestre’ and ‘Kelani’ are some of the esteemed marks of KVPL.
Located close to main highways place KVPL at a distinct advantage to enter into tourism and other real estate development ventures with suitable joint venture partners. Horticulture, mineral resources for commercial exploitation and timber processing are some of the other opportunities that we are exploring.