Watawala Plantations recognised as Most Respected Plantation Company in Sri Lanka by LMD

Watawala Plantations PLC (CSE: WATA), Sri Lanka’s leading diversified agribusiness company has been recognised as the number one plantation company in Sri Lanka by LMD (Lanka Monthly Digest) Magazine in its 15th ‘Most Respected Entities in Sri Lanka’ edition. In addition to being honoured as the most admired plantations company, Watawala Plantations has been listed…

Sunshine Holdings’ oil palm estate in Nakiyadeniya discovers endemic fish species

A pioneering bio diversity study conducted in the freshwater streams of Nakiyadeniya Oil Palm Estate, an oil palm estate managed by the agribusiness arm of Sri Lanka’s diversified conglomerate Sunshine Holdings PLC, has led to a remarkable discovery of a new fish species. Scientifically named as Schistura scripta and commonly known as ‘Sri Lanka Mountain…

The fruits of success: Binesh Pananwala elaborates on the continuing journey of Watawala’s burgeoning oil palm sector

Despite first being established in 1968 on Watawala Plantations’ Nakiyadeniya Estate in the Galle district, oil palm has until recent times gone under the radar as one of Sri Lanka’s most promising cash crops. While this is true both in terms of its ability to generate substantial profits for estates and the remarkably positive socio-economic…

Achievement by NKD Rubber Estate

Every year PHDT is organizing an evaluation on excellence in Social Developments through EWHCS (Estate Worker Housing Corporative Society). Nakiyadeniya Rubber Estate won the Silver award for the year 2015 among all the estates in the final round. Nakiyadeniya Rubber became first in the regional evaluation, beating 56 estates, went to the final round and…