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CIC Agri Businesses wins Gold at NCE Awards

H.G. Wajira Priyankara, Director, CIC Agri Produce accepting the Gold award at the NCE Awards
H.G. Wajira Priyankara, Director, CIC Agri Produce accepting
the Gold award at the NCE Awards
CIC
Agri Produce Export (Pvt) Ltd, a part of CIC Agri Businesses recently won a
highly acclaimed gold award in the Agriculture Value Added Small Category at
the 22nd National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) Awards Ceremony. CIC
has previously been awarded a gold award and silver award in 2012 and
2011 respectively in the same category.
CIC
Agri Produce Export (Pvt) Ltd, produces rice of the highest quality for both the
local and export markets. The company is known for producing many traditional
rice varieties like Suwandel, Kaluheenati and Madathawalu. CIC’s speciality
rice products are made using purified and genuine seeds which produce different
varieties of rice and are supplied by strong and well established out-grower farmer
network. The varieties include LOW GI (Glycemic Index) Red Basmati rice which
is extremely popular among people who are health conscious. This Red Basmati rice
is certified as a LOW GI product by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
of Australia.  The rice variety was developed by CIC’s Research and
Development team and similar products will enter the market in the near
future. 

The NCE Award won by CIC
The NCE Award won by CIC
The
rice varieties produced by CIC are on par with local and international
standards and specifications. CIC is globally certified and has ISO 22000:2005,
HACCP (Food Safety Management Systems), SEDEX (Empowering sustainable and
ethical supply chains) and US FDA certifications. The rice produced by CIC is
mainly exported to the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle
East. Locally, CIC supplies rice to leading hotels and institutions across the
country. As a testament of its quality, Nestle, a leading global brand, uses
CIC rice for the production of infant cereal.
CIC Agri Produce collecting the acclaimed Gold award in the Agri Culture Value Added Small Category at the 22nd National Chamber of Exporters Awards
CIC Agri Produce collecting the acclaimed Gold award in
the Agri Culture Value Added Small Category at
the 22nd National Chamber of Exporters Awards
Commenting
on the award, H.G. Wajira Priyankara, Director, CIC Agri Produce Export (Pvt)
Ltd. stated, “We are honoured to receive this prestigious gold award from the
NCE. CIC has won an award in this category for three consecutive years and this
gold award highlights the company’s continuous commitment to delivering quality
and excellence. CIC’s Agri Businesses works with an extensive network of
farmers and partners to ensure that all our products are of the highest
quality. In the near future we hope to continue producing the best grown rice
in Sri Lanka for both local and international markets.”

CIC
Agri Businesses, the only ‘Seed’ to ‘Shelf’ agriculture company in Sri Lanka,
manages over 10,000 acres of its own farm land. The company also works directly
with over 20,000 rural farmers to produce a variety of agricultural and livestock products
like seeds, rice, fruits, vegetables, eggs, yoghurt, curd etc. Produced under its
own brand name for the local and export market, CIC Agri Businesses maintains
its commitment to enhance farmer incomes, improve the rural economy and contribute
towards the development of agriculture in Sri Lanka with a view of transforming
the island into a more nutritious and healthy nation. CIC has been a leading blue-chip conglomerate in
Sri Lanka for decades and its business portfolio extends into the areas of
agriculture, animal feed, nutrition, healthcare, industrial materials and
consumer products.  

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