News 39- 09.05.2013
9th RAIGAM TELE’ES – 2012 NOMINATIONS LIST
News 38- 05.03.2013
9th RAIGAM TELE’ES – 2012
The evening of the 27th of February 2013 saw the first Press Conference on the 9th
Raigam Tele’es being held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo. Professor Patrick Ratnayake,
Chairman of the Judge Panel, the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, the Managing Director of Raigam,
and DGM-Marketing & Business Development of Sampath Bank were present for the occasion.
The 9th Raigam Tele’es will be held at Water’s Edge on the 17th of May 2012 from 6 p.m. onwards.
News 37- 05.03.2013
Introduced of "Gold Meat Soya"
For the first time in Sri Lanka a Soya Product with the goodness of five
added cereals – Mung Beans, Chick Peas, Corn and Cow Pea, specially aimed at the younger generation for
their urgent growing needs has been introduced to the market by RAIGAM MARKETING SERVICES (PVT) LTD. Gold Meat Soya comes in nine delectable flavours - prawn, chicken, cuttle fish, cheese, onion, cheese & onion, curry and savory - to add spice and flavor to your table.
News 36- 05.02.2013
Official Launch of "DEVENI BATHA"
30th of January was the day chosen to officially launch the 100%
rice noodle Raigam perfected after so much research and so much expenditure.
The exercise took almost three years.
This important event was attended by Hon. Basil Rajapakse,
Minister for Economic Development and Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene,
Minister for Agriculture Development with Hon. Ratnasiri Wickramanayake,
Senior Minister for Good Governance and Infrastructure Development and former
Prime Minister gracing the occasion as Chief Guest.
News 35- 12.12.2012
Press Conference – Raigam 'Deveni Batha'.
12th of December saw the holding of the first Press Conference on the introduction of “Raigam Deveni Batha”to the media. Held at the Otters Aquatic Club, the Press Conference was well attended by representatives of all the news papers in the island. Chairman/CEO addressed the gathering explaining the need of the moment for this product which is made out of 100% rice flour.
With the attraction of the very reasonable price and the health benefits, Raigam Deveni Batha is going to be another feather in the Raigam cap.
News 34- 01.12.2012
Raigam 'Deveni Batha'
Raigam is synonymous with innovation and pioneering! We pioneered the Soya industry in Sri Lanka.
We were the first private entity to enter the salt industry….And now… responding to a pressing national need,
we have, for the first time in Sri Lanka, manufactured a noodle made 100% from rice flour which is envisaged
to offer a two-fold benefit to the country; reduce and finally stop the draining of foreign exchange for
wheat imports and offer a solution for the excess production of rice so that the local rice farmer is safe guarded.
This onerous project took more than three years to perfect and is now manufactured at Raigam’s most advanced
facility situated in Homagama and built at a cost of more than three hundred million rupees.
Called “Deveni Batha” Raigam Rice Noodle does not need special preparation and is ready in
two-three minutes and comes to you at a very reasonable price.
On the 1st of December this innovative product was introduced to the market
through the island-wide distribution network that Raigam is proud to own.
From day one the signs are that RAIGAM DEVENI BATHA is going to be a roaring success.
Here’s wishing DEVENI BATHA a most successful run indeed!
News 33- 16.07.2012
An Exhibition of Drawings of School Children
An exhibition of drawings of school children in the southern province was held on the 16th of July at the Kingdom of Raigam.
Spread over three days, the exhibition was held in five segments; Pre-school, 1ST to 5TH Grade, 6th to 10th Grade.
From the thousands of entries receives two hundred selected entries were given certificates by the Raigam Management.
News 32- 02.07.2012
The Annual Raigam Sales Convention 2012
The Annual Raigam Sales Convention was held at the Battaramulla Janakala Center on the 2nd of July 2012.
Special Achievers received their awards from the Chairman/ CEO.
Best performers for the year 2011 was awarded for the following categories.
* Star Sales Representative - DLS Channel
* Star Sales Representatives - National Channel
* Best Area Sales Executive and Area Sales Manager – ALL CHANNELS
Our heartiest congratulations to all Sales Staff for their outstanding performance!
Keep up the Good work!
News 31- 11.05.2012
RAIGAM TELE’ES – 2011.
Taking a new approach as to the venue, the Raigam Tele’es -2011 was held at the Grand Banquet Hall of Waters Edge on the 11th of May 2012.
More than fifty awards were given away to the deserving talents of the tele-industry. In the absence due to ill-health of the Prime Minister who was billed to be the chief guest, the ceremony was launched under the patronage of the former Prime Minister Hon. Ratnasiri Wickramanayake, Senior Minister for Good Governance and Infrastructure Development accompanied by a number of Ministers and Parlimantarians.
As usual, the biggest and brightest stars of the TV and Cinema were there for all to see and the curtain came down on another wonderfully successful Raigam Awards Ceremony.
News 31- 23.03.2012
Mr. Ganaka Amarasinghe appointed as the President of AAT Sri Lanka for the period of 2011-2012
It is with great pride and pleasure we announce that the Managing Director of the Kingdom of Raigam,
Mr. Ganaka Amarasinghe has been elected the 7th President of the Association of Accounting
Technicians of Sri Lanka for the term 2012-2013. He was admitted to its membership (AATSL) in 1988 at the
inaugural convocation of the institute.
After the completion of his primary education, Mr. Ganaka Amarasinghe selected finance and accounting
professionas his career path and within a short period, was elected a Fellow Member of the Association of
Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (FMAAT), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA)
and also the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCMA). He obtained his Bachelor's
Degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardhenapura.
He has over twenty five years experience in finance, accounting and business in the
private sector as well as the government sector organizations where he has held several
senior positions for significant periods. Today he is the Managing Director of the well
known Sri Lankan conglomerate, the Raigam Group. He has been with the Raigam Group since 1999.
Mr. Amarasinghe is also a Director of Puttalam Salt Limited.
Mr. Ganaka Amarasinghe has played a prominent and active role in the academic field since 1990
as a Visiting Lecturer of the Faculty of the University of Ruhuna, the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and the Institute of Accounting Studies. He has extensively
contributed to the accounting profession in Sri Lanka as a Member of the Governing Councils of AATSL
(2006 - 2009) and CA SriLanka (2008 - 2011). As a member of the Governing Council of AATSL he Chaired
committees of Education, Training, Information Technology, CPD and many subcommittees. He has also
been the Chairman of Library, Education and Curriculum Development Committees of CA Sri Lanka and a
Member of Disciplinary, Investmentand Buildings Committees.Mr.Ganaka Amarasinghe was a Member of the
Panel of Judges for Presidential Awards for TourismIndustry in Sri Lanka and National Exports Awards.
All of us at the Kingdom of Raigam wish our Managing Director Mr. Ganaka Amarasinghe many more
laurels on his distinguished and deserving career.
News 30- 18.01.2012
8 th Raigam Tele'es 2011 - 11 th May 2012 at Water's Edge.
The first press release on the forth coming Raigam Tele'es was held at the Grand Oriental Hotel on the 10 th of January 2012. Present on the occasion were
Professor Patrick Ratnayake – Chairman, Panel of Judges
Mr. Ganaka Amarasinghe – Managing Director, The Kingdom of Raigam
Dr. Ravi Liyanage – Chairman, The Kingdom of Raigam
Mr. Aravinda Perera – Managing Director, Sampath Bank Ltd.
Mr. Prashantha Nanayakkara – Director, Dream Life Science (Pvt.) Ltd.
News 29- 20.07.2011
The National Green Reporting System
In our pursuit of excellence we have accepted the National Green Reporting System and have committed ourselves to be associated with the Tier One of the Reporting System and have received the Certification to that effect from the Ministry of Environment from 17 th June 2011.
News 28- 15.06.2011
Raigam Wins National Quality Merit Award
The pouring rains on the morning of 7th June saw Raigam receive the National Quality Merit Award at the 16 TH National Quality Awards Ceremony at the BMICH . Sri Lanka National Quality Awards scheme, based on Malcolm Baldridge Criteria for Performance Excellence is organized by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution. So, Raigam looks in to the future with every confidence to uphold its slogan "The 21 st Century's Local Company".
News 27- 15.06.2011
RAIGAM - New Champs of Mercantile Cricket Association – “C” Division.
In the Final worked out between Stafford Motors and Raigam at the CCC Grounds on 04 th June 2011, Raigam romped home by 7wickets with more than half the overs remaining after dismissing the Stafford Motors for 90 runs.Raigam won the toss and invited Stafford Motors to take the first lease of the wicket which saw the opposition folding for just 90 runs. Raigam scored the required runs for the loss of only three wickets leaving them the Champions of 2011. Lasantha Kumara of Raigam was adjudged the best Bowler of MCA C Division.
News 26- 18.05.2011
Raigam Tele'es 2010
As all art lovers know now, the Raigam Tele'es was concluded on the 13 th of May at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium with many Senior Ministers, Ministers, Provincial Governors, Members of Parliament, other dignitaries and Artists participating.The resounding success of the Tele'es and feed back from various sectors of the public confirmed that yet another feather has been added to the Raigam Crown.
News 25- 28.02.2011
Launch of Nehara Shampoo
Dream Life Science (PVT) Ltd. introduced the much awaited Dazzling – Nehara Range of Shampoos, marking the event by a press conference at the Galle Face Hotel on the eve of 8 th February 2011 .Present at the occasion were Dr. Ravi Liyanage – Chairman/ CEO and Mr. Ganaka Amarasinghe – Managing Director from The Kingdom of Raigam, Mr. Prashantha Nanayakkara – CEO and Mr. Amarasiri Wickramage – Director Marketing from Dream Life Science and Ms. Nehara Peris , Brand Ambassador.We wish our sister company every success in this new venture!
News 24- 28.02.2011
Buy Sri Lankan
It is with great pride and pleasure we announce that Raigam Marketing Services (PVT) Ltd. received on the 25 th of February 2011 , the much coveted approval to use “SOORIYA SINHA” Logo on its products.
News 23- 20.01.2011
Raigam Tele'es – 2010
The Press Conference on the 7 th Raigam Tele'es, used to be known as Raigam Tele-Awards was held at the Grand Oriental Hotel on the evening of 18 th January 2011 . Present for the occasion were Dr. Ravi Liyanage (Chairman/CEO, Raigam), Mr. Kishan Theodore (Deputy Chairman, Raigam), Mr. Ganaka Amarasinghe (Managing Director, Raigam), Mr. Prashantha Nanayakkara ( Finance Director, raigam) and Mr. Aravinda Perera ( Deputy Managing Director, Sampath Bank)
News 22- 10.12.2010
Another jewel for our Crown.
We are proud and happy to announce that our Chairman / CEO, Dr. Ravi Liyanage was presented by the prestigious “ACHIEVERS AND LEADERS AWARD FOR BRAND BUILDING ”by the hand of the Deputy Minister of Ministry of Buddhasasana & Religious Affairs, Mr. M.K.A.D.S. Gunewardene and Shri. Bhaskar Chatterjee – Secretary of the Government of India, Department of Public Enterprises, at a function held at the Galadari Hotel on the 5 th of December.The award ceremony was organized and presented by the 1 st Sri Lanka, India, Africa and Singapore Partnership Summit.
News 21- 15.10.2010
We have a great news item for you. Horana Sports Club sponsored by the Kingdom of Raigam won the runner up position in the Kaluthara District Qualified Tournament Division III. The final was played against C.E.F. Sports Club VS Horana Sports Club at the Bandaragama Public Ground on 9 th Oct, 2010. The captain of the runner up team is Mr. Mahesh Kuruppu.
News 20 - 10.08.2010
New Sanitary Napkin Building.
The foundation Stone for the new Sanitary Napkin Building was laid on the 2 nd of August 2010 by our Chairman/C.E.O, Dr. Ravi Liyanage and Director Finance, Mr. Prashantha Nanayakkara at 9.40 am.The function was attended by the staff members of Dream Life Science (PVT) Ltd
News 19- 20.05.2010
Press Briefing on the Raigam Tele-Awards 2009
The usual post tele-awards press briefing was held on the 19th May at the Galle Face Hotel where the print and electronic media was well represented. Dr. Ravi Liyanage (Chairman/CEO), Mr. Kishan Theodore (Deputy Chairman), Mr. Ganaka Amarasinghe (Managing Director), Mr. Amarasiri Wickramage (General Manager- Marketing) and Dr. Patrick Ratnayake, (Chairman, Panel of Judges) were present and the new concept “TELE’ES” was introduced for the first time. This will be implemented next year. Included in the plans are more awards by increasing the number of categories to cover more diverse areas of the tele-drama industry.
News 18- 10.05.2010
Raigam Tele Awards Ceremony 2009
7 TH of May saw the 6 th consecutive Raigam Tele-awards Ceremony being held at the SL Exhibition and Convention Centre. The Hon. Prime Minister, many Cabinet Ministers and a host of other VIPS graced this wonderful occasion which is held each year to recognize, appreciate and encourage artists and technicians and others engaged in every facet of the tele-drama industry. The awards were won as follows.
Best Actor - Jayalath Manorathne in Arungal as Sugunapala , Best Actress - Duleeka Marapana in Isuru Bhawna as Violet . Most Popular Actress - Nehara Peiris, Most Popular Actor -Menaka Rajapaksa, The Best tele-drama - Arungal produced by Saman Priyankra.
Most Popular tele-drama -Isuru Bhawana directed by Janaka Suranjith and Susiren de Silva, Most Popular Mega Tele-drama - Ithin Eeta Passe directed by Chandika Wijesena.
This year's Prathibha Prabha Award was received by Mr. Sathischandra Edirisinghe for the immense contribution he has made to the performing arts in his long career.
The speech of the Hon Prime Minister rounded off the evening's activities marking the end of another memorable event organized by the Raigam Tele-drama Secretariat.
News 17- 10.04.2010
Press Conference on IPO
Merchant Bank Auditorium was the venue for the press conference on the 5th of April held to mark the successful completion of the IPO, which saw the establishment of a record for the highest over-subscription factor of the decade, by almost twenty times.Principles governing the allocation of shares were also discussed and finalized. Dr. Ravi Liyanage, Chairman of the Raigam Group made a special statement thanking the subscribers for the trust shown in the company and reiterated that this trust would be safeguarded no matter what.
News 16- 19.03.2010
The First Salt Harvest of Bata-Atha Saltern
The First Salt Harvest of Bata-Atha Saltern in Hambanthota, was held on the 17 th of March. After more than two years of dedication, sacrifice and determination has turned a body of water, more than 250 acres in extent, in to a saltern producing crystal salt of the highest quality . In this season, around 2000MT of salt has been deposited in the Saltern, out of which 1000MT is expected to harvest within the first week. This would not have been possible if not for the cooperation and help extended to us by the villagers of the area who stood as one behind Raigam to make this venture successful, realizing the contribution it could make to the prosperity of the area.
The harvest of the Bata-Atha Saltern in Hambanthota will be processed at the Bata-atha Industrial Park where Raigam will be putting up a refining plant before the year is out.
News 15 - 17.03.2010
The Launch of the Wayamba Salterns Ltd. IPO
The launch of the Wayamba Salterns IPO was concluded on the 11 th of March at Taj Samudra. The event was well attended as Wayamba Salterns Limited is seen as the Crown Jewel of The Kingdom of Raigam. 80 million shares, each Rs.2/50, will be offered to the public on the 23 rd of March enabling everyone to be part of this blue chip venture.Wayamba Salterns has passed many a milestone on its prosperous journey. No doubt the IPO will go down as another very important, very successful and an unforgettable chapter.
News 14 - 12.02.2010
Sixth Raigam Tele Awards Ceremony
Press Conference for the 6th consecutive Raigam Tele Awards Ceremony was held on 9th February, 2010 at the Galle Face hotel. Present for the occasion were our chairman Dr. Ravi Liyanage and members of the Director Board.
All past Raigam Tele Award Ceremonies have been undisputed successes. Taking all constructive criticisms and advice the Raigam Tele Awards Secretariat is ready to take this year’s Raigam Tele awards Ceremony to even greater height
News 13 - 25.01.2010
Mercantile Cricket Tournament 2009/2010
16th of January 2010 saw The Kingdom of Raigam losing at the semi-final stage to Commercial Bank who went on to win the championship.The unique feature of the tournament was although we lost, our captain, Mahesh Kuruppu was adjudged the best batsman of the tournament. We wish Mahesh will perform even better in the future.
News 12 - 05.11.2009
Newest Addition to the Raigam Family from the East
The 2 nd of November saw the soft opening of the biggest single saltern in the island.Periyakarachchi Saltern in Kuchchaveli, Trincomalee is 1600 acres approximately in extend. At the auspicious time of 11.16 am, GA Trincomalee, Major General Ranjith .T de Silva, Additional GA Mr. Nadarasa, Divisional Secretary Kuchchaveli Mr. Umar Maheshwaran and Deputy Divisional Secretary Mr. Nageswaran along with our chairman, Dr. Ravi Liyanage laid the foundation stone to the newest addition of the raigam family, Raigam Eastern Salt Companies Saltern, which is the biggest project in the east under the “re-awakening of the east” programme of His Excellency the president.
News 11 - 25.10.2009
News-reader from Raigam
Raigam Family is proud that one of its members – Mr. Dhanushka Ramanayake- has been selected as News-Reader by one of the leading radio channels in the country, LAKHANDA FM.May he receive strength and guidance to scale even greater heights
News 10 - 25.09.2009
The Real Sri Lankan.
The Launching of as a sale motto was launched on 23 rd Sept 2009 .It was a simple ceremony at the Galle Face hotel with the main purpose of building up a collective cooperate outlook to withstand and defeat colonial forces that face the local, indigenous business.
Soft Launch of Dream Cosmetics
Soft opening of our new venture Dream Cosmetics was held on 2 nd July 2009 , which plans to introduce Cosmetics as well as a range of Aurvedic Balms and ointments. The simple ceremony was officiated by the Managing Director, Director Marketing, Director Finance, General Manager–Finance and other officers of the new company.
News 8 – 11.6.2009
Raigam Tele Award 2009 - Open Forum
The Raigam Tele-Awards Open Forum was held on 26 th May, 2009 at Holiday Inn, which the print and electronic media represented well.Dr. Ravi Liyanage (Chairman/CEO), Mr. Kishan Theodore (Deputy Chairman), Mr.Ganaka Amarasinghe (MD) and Mr.Prashantha Nanayakkara (DF) represented the organizing committee while the Chairman, Dr. Patrick Rathnayake, Mr. Chandrasiri Bogamuwa, Dr. Ajantha Hapuarachchi , Mrs.Jayantha Rukmani Siriwardana, Visharada Edward Jayakody represented the Panel of Judges.Drama Directors and Award winners were also among the invitees of this event, which was held to have an open discussion and share views about the judgments of the panel and the organizing committee and to make room for suggestions to improve and share ideas to make the sixth Raigam Tele-Award an even more successful and glamorous night to be remembered .
News 7 – 16.5.2009
5 th Raigam Tele Awards Ceremony
The Kingdom of Raigam is proud to announce that Raigam Tele Awards Ceremony held on the evening of 15 th May 2009 at the BMICH was a huge, glittering success.The 5 th Consecutive Raigam Tele Awards Ceremony was graced by the Honorable Prime Minister Rathnasiri Wickramanayake as the Chief Guest and several senior ministers.Veteran Actor Janak Premalal received the award for BestActor for his role in “Karuwela Gedara” while seasoned actress Nilmini Tennakoon was picked for the Best Actress award for her role in “Handawa”.The Best Teledrama of the year award went to “Karuwela Gedara” directed by Sudath Rohana, while the award for the Most Popular Teledrama went to “Satharadenek Senpathiyo”. “Muthu Kirilli” was voted the Most Popular Mega Teledrama of the year.Actor Amila Abeysekara and Actress Nehara Peiris were awarded the Most Popular Actor and Actress respectively.
The Tribute Award (Pranama Sammanaya) was awarded to Veteran Actress Irangani Serasinghe and Veteran Senior Television Engineer K.N.Gunawardana.
Veteran Titus Tottawatte was awarded the Special Life-time Achievement Award (“Prathiba Prabha Sammanaya”) by the hand of Hon. Maithripala Sirisena, marking the end of another successful glamorous event organized by the Raigam Tele-Awards Secretariat.
News 6 – 28.4.2009
Refinery at Bata-Atha.
The Kingdom of Raigam laid the foundation stone for their third Salt Refinery at the Batha-Atha Industrial Park , Adjacent to their Kunukalliya Lewaya. The raw material for the refinery Crystal-Salt, will be supplied by this saltern.The first Harvest from the saltern is expected in October 2009 and is it envisaged that the output from the Kunukalliya Lewaya will contribute in a big way in the prevention of imports of salt and salt based products to Sri Lanka.
News 5 – 16.3.2009
Raigam Tele Awards
The evening of 15th May will see the 5th consecutive Raigam Tele Awards Ceremony in all pomp and pageantry at the BMICH under the patronage of the Hon. Prime Minister.
This event is billed as the crowning day in the Sri Lankan Tele Awards Calendre.
Established exclusively for the recognition and appreciation of the efforts and achievements of artists, technicians and everyone associated with the tele-drama industry, Raigam Tele Awards Ceremony this time promises to be the biggest and the best awards ceremony held in Sri Lanka.
~ Golden Moments of the Last Tele Awards Ceremony ~
News 4 – 11.3.2009
Now we are an ISO 22000 certified organization
Being leaders in Sri Lankan FMCG market we are proud to announce that we have just received ISO 22000 Certification for Food Safety Management System, which assures safe food products for Raigam consumers. Sri Lanka Standards Institution, the certifying organization has confirmed that Raigam systems comply with International Food Safety Management Requirements by granting us the ISO 22000 certification.
Our goal is to manufacture food products confirming to the highest Standards in quality and safely. We have been continuously driving towards this goal and its achievement is a stimulant for us to reach for greater heights in the field of food quality and safely.
News 3 – 21.02.2009
RAIGAM - New Champs of Mercantile Cricket
In the Annual Bajaj Trophy Mercantile Cricket Tournament 2008/2009, preliminary matches, Raigam was able to beat Lion Brewery by a huge margin of 300 runs and Commercial Bank by 160 runs. Two teams who out-performed the rest reached the finals for the Bajaj Trophy on 21st February, the two teams being Raigam Marketing Services (Pvt) Ltd and LB Finance.
LB Finance won the toss and decided to bat on a good wicket. Superb fielding demonstrated by Raigam fielders put tremendous pressure on LB batsmen and they were limited to 189 all out in 35.5 over. In pursuit of a victory target of 190 in 40 overs, ensured the winning run of 190 with a beautiful cover drive boundary in the 31 over by recording 192 on the board for the loss of only 4 wickets.
Raigam is doubtless the best known local company in the food trade due to the leading role it has played in the field of Soya and Salt apart from its other products such as Coffee, Vinegar etc. Its leadership in the commercial field to the field of cricket, Raigam has taken the first step on a long journey in Mercantile Cricket and let this be the stepping stone to scale greater heights.
News 2 – 18.9.2008
A medical Camp was held at the Raigam factory premises in September 2008 for all of the Raigam staff. A panel of nine doctors and support staff of nurses dispensed medicine free of charge. This camp was such a success that Raigam management has now decided to make this an annual event.
1 – 15.10.2007
Venus Consolidated (Pvt) Ltd.
Situated in the very heart of the commercial the sector of
Colombo, Venus Consolidated (Pvt) Ltd boast of a four storey
building to facilitate its whole sale business of Raigam Products.
This company was specially created to cater to the demand
from the Hotel and Catering industrial sector for our products,
especially Salt and Soya. A people turn away from traditional
Crystal Salt to the hygienically convenient Table Salt, prospect
for Venus seems to be very good indeed.