In 1952, the business was founded by M.D. Dias Appuhamy in the address of 171, Colombo street kandy. His main line of business was the trading coir products. He decided to call this business “JANASIRI”. This was the foundation of today’s multi enterpriced “Janasiri Group”.
In 1972, M.D Ariyawansa, the second son of founder was handed over the reins after his education at Dharmaraja College. The Young M.D Ariyawansa infused the business with fresh ideas and developed the business both in turnover and diversity.
In 1990, in addition to his existing business he decided to venture in to the food and beverage industry. He established “JANASIRI TRADERS”, at a new address of 147, Colombo street kandy. His client base was both the retail and the wholesale sector comprising of hotels and institutions.
In 1998, in a case of history repeating itself the elder son of founder Janasiri Traders , Chamilal Ariyawansa join the business to after his education at Dharmaraja College Kandy.
In 2005, The Janasiri Traders, relaunched as “JANASIRI DISTRIBUTORS (PVT) LTD, and also strikes a major deal with MNC Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and becomes the sole distributors for the Kandy, Central Province Sri lanka. Popular brands Anchor, Ratthi, Anlene, Anmam, Newdale, Pediapro, are all distributed currently by the company.
Also after 2005, Janasiri Distributors, expanded the food service wing to all over the Sri Lanka. The youthful energy of the management team and the customer service has made the establishment one of the largest and reputed food supplier to HORECA channel in Sri lanka.
Also in 2014 Janasiri Distributors (Pvt) Ltd, has entered in to Imports of FMCG brands and as a result the company now owns large number of International brands for benefit its customers.
Today Janasiri Distributors (Pvt) Ltd, has developed as the only one player of providing ‘Total Food Solution’ to our clients including, huge number of items under one roof.
Despite the unhealthy business environment surrounding our industry “Janasiri Distributors “has grown strength to strength. It’s because we value our Clients and their needs and deliver the superior customer service.
This website is designed to provide a comprehensive and in-depth review of our Company and its products for our existing and new customer’s island wide in Sri Lanka reflecting the pride we, as Janasiri Distributors partners across the island, have in our continuing growth and current success. It conveys our sense of mission and vision - to become the preferred one of the leader in food service in Sri Lanka.
The Janasiri Distributors corporate culture is characterized by its ability to adapt quickly to our customer needs and requirements. From the Company’s start in 2005 to the present day, our tradition of ingenuity has driven continuous improvement in the way we operate and a relentless drive for growth. As a food service company, our business meets the needs of customers in all over the county every day, our products touch the lives of millions of people all around Sri Lanka. From Imported food items, to local dry food items, Agency brands - Janasiri Distributors products trusted by the reputed organization around the country.
Through our website, you will discover our products and services, our vision and mission, our history of experience, CSR projects, and new products alerts, Special offers and online ordering system to communicate with us directly. Also you can brows career opportunities’ to join with our dynamic team.
We are striving to sustain and build on the remarkable success which we have enjoyed since Janasiri Distributors’s launch. Our focus then and now is to challenge the status quo; working proactively with our customers to find the best solutions and applications to assure ‘sustainable’ long term relationships.
These are exciting times for Janasiri Distributors (Pvt) Ltd, and I think you will get a sense of our passion, expertise, reliability, and innovative nature as you browse through this website.