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LIFE AT CBL

I. M. Khan- Group General Manager – Sales

“CBL fosters a mutually beneficial, win-win relationship between itself and its employees. It has allowed me to develop myself meeting personal targets, a process which has empowered me to achieve my part in meeting CBL’s corporate goals. It has been rewarding working with a team of people from different cultures and religious beliefs; a team that values and respects each other. It was great to have been welcomed into a family that treats all its members alike.”

Asoka Neelakantha - Production Manager

“I started at CBL as a factory clerk in 1985 and I now serve as a Production Manager. Each day as I enter work, I enjoy the familiar sweet smell of CBL products. Working at CBL, the giant in biscuit manufacturing in Sri Lanka, makes my day fulfilling and it is with joy and pride I handle my responsibility and accountability.”

B. Piyadasa - Welfare Clerk

“It is with humble pride that I say that I have been with CBL for more than 43 years. I started as an office boy and I now manage the entire welfare of the CBL family. I’ve witnessed the company grow into a solid organisation, like an acorn growing into a large oak. Being the most senior employee, the trust and the confidence the management has put in me inspires me to continue my work.”

Chinthaka Abeyruwan - Area Sales Manager

“CBL is endowed with a culture that one would come across only rarely: a culture where personal development is a priority and humanitarianism is practiced at its finest. I started as a Sales Representative in 1998 and am now in charge of a sales team of more than 50 members. I am truly pleased to work under the CBL brand which is renowned nationally and internationally and to be associated with its iconic crown that promises uncompromising taste and quality.”

Nayana Rathnayaka - Assistant Research and Development Manager

“Having started as a Management Trainee 11 years ago, I was promoted as a Quality Assurance Executive in 2007. Today I am in the field of Research and Development as Assistant Research & Development Manager partaking in the company's innovation and development of its premium quality brands, incorporating the knowledge and the experience I gained through my degree in MSc. in Food Science & Technology. CBL is a progressive and innovative business entity that provides a stimulating working environment with excellent growth opportunities for employees who perform well.”

Aidra Hettiarachchi - HR Executive

“Having joined as a receptionist in 2005, I now manage administration related functions of the junior staff at CBL and have been supported by the management in my ideas to enhance team spirit at CBL club activities. I have been able to excel in sports, representing CBL at Mercantile Athletic Tournaments and winning Gold & Silver medals. I have been a member of Mercantile Women's Hockey team from 2005 and was its Vice Captain in 2010.  I will continue to work hard and pursue my plans of climbing up the career ladder step-by-step.”

Management Trainees

“CBL has opened doors for us to reach new horizons - acquiring knowledge, skills & experience, giving the wonderful challenge of cooperating with a highly diversified workforce. The atmosphere at CBL is absolutely vibrant and fun filled but yet so disciplined. It has a positive work culture and an environment which fosters friendliness, freedom and ethnic diversity. It’s with great pride that I say that I’m part of the CBL Family.”

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