Though the main export of the Company today is natural rubber, we are also involved in the export of fibre, desiccated coconut and spices. As one of the major commodity exporters in Sri Lanka, Eastern Merchants caters to a broad international market spanning the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Presently, Eastern Merchants operates from its own premises in a prime location within the Central Business District of Colombo, with the Company’s warehouse complex located within an industrial estate in the Colombo suburb of Sapugaskanda. This warehouse complex was opened in 1997 and currently contains 75,000 sq.ft of storage space and purpose-built facilities for its operations. In 1998, the Company opened another office and processing facility in the south of the island in the heart of the Cinnamon plantations in Sri Lanka.
In what is a new era in the development of Eastern Merchants, the grandsons of the Karunaratne brothers have now joined the Company to continue the legacy left by their grandfathers.