Pelwatte Dairy strengthens operations with new appointments | Sunday Observer

Pelwatte Dairy strengthens operations with new appointments

Sri Lanka’s 100% local dairy manufacturer, Pelwatte Dairy Industries Limited (PDIL) has further strengthened its operations with the appointment of a new Managing Director and Operations Director at its state-of-the-art Buttala manufacturing plant.

Akmal Wickramanayake was appointed as Managing Director of Pelwatte Dairy Industries in early 2017, taking over management responsibilities of the company that was founded by his father Ariyaseela Wickramanayake. Under his guidance, Pelwatte Dairy has undergone corporate restructuring to better streamline operations and reposition the brand in a highly competitive market.

“We compete in a highly volatile market and it has always been my father’s vision to make Sri Lanka self-sufficient in milk. As an organisation, we strongly believe that this is an achievable dream and we constantly strive to better the lives of dairy farmers and their families, while also supplying a 100% Sri Lankan product to consumers,” Akmal Wickramanayake said.

PDIL has also recruited talented personal to senior management positions and has implemented good practice policies within its corporate office and at the manufacturing plant.

One such recruitment was that of Toshan Wickramanayake, who took over as the Director of Operations at the Buttala Factory towards the latter part of last year.