- Bagged Gold award in the large manufacturing category in the Ceramic and Porcelain Product Sector at the 28 th Annual Export Awards 2020
Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC., Sri Lanka’s premier manufacturer of porcelain tableware, recently
announced that the Company was the recipient of the Gold award in the large-scale manufacturing
category in the Ceramics and Porcelain products sector at the recently concluded NCE Export
Awards 2020. Awarded by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE), Dankotuwa
Porcelain won this award for the second consecutive year, a testament to its 37 years of rich
heritage and plating of gastronomy in Sri Lanka and over the world.
Commenting on this illustrious win, Channa Gunawardana, Chief Executive Officer of Dankotuwa
Porcelain PLC, stated, “It is with great pride that we acknowledge this accolade. The year 2020 was
indeed a trying one, with the Coronavirus Pandemic altering market dynamics, especially ways in
which corporates managed businesses and responded to change. Dankotuwa Porcelain, as an
organization, has always been resilient and has been able to adapt positively to the changes in the
external environment. This award is dedicated to our dynamic team; our employees who have
been resilient and focused during these difficult times”.
Mr Gunawardana further stated “Over the years, Dankotuwa Porcelain has gained manufacturing
excellence, trailblazing products and earning a stature amongst the nation’s topmost corporate
leadership. The Company has designed, developed and mastered the art of producing innovative
world-class porcelain ware. It is our sense of creativity, the design techniques used and developing
a quality product with exquisite designs that has given us the opportunity to enjoy a diverse
customer base from various parts of the world. This award is a further testament to our sense of
creativity, our dedication, passion for excellence and attention to detail and the reason as to why
Dankotuwa Porcelain is a leading exporter of tableware in Sri Lanka.” he concluded.
The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) has been conducting the NCE Export Awards
for the past 28 years with the objective of recognizing and rewarding the excellence of Sri Lankan
Exporters who have marked Sri Lanka’s presence in the international market arena through the
manufacturing and marketing of local products to global standards. Evaluation of applicants and
selection of award winners are usually conducted by a technical panel of professionals who bring in
expertise and experiences from various industries related to exports. This year’s ceremony was
conducted according to the norms of the ‘new normal’, taking into consideration COVID-19
guidelines and precautionary measures advised by the Government of Sri Lanka. Mr Rohan
Fernando, Chairman SLTMobitel was the Guest of Honour at this prestigious event that was held at
the Main Ballroom, Shangri-La Colombo.
Dankotuwa Porcelain has earned a reputation for being the best in Asia, Europe, the Southern
Hemisphere, US and the UAE. As such, the Company continues to maintain a broad global client
base for brands such as- Macy, Jashanmal, Country Road, CMT, Migross, Caskata, Kashida, Michael
Wainwright, Witz, Nishita Design, Bergoff, Narumi, Porsgrund.
A subsidiary of Ambeon Group, Dankotuwa Porcelain is known across the world for achieving a
remarkable whiteness, that radiates a sense of pristine beauty. The Company prides itself as the
only Sri Lankan porcelain manufacturer to be recognized by the European Union through their
European Product Design Awards (ePDA) 2017. These high whiteness levels and luxurious gold and
platinum designs have made Dankotuwa Porcelain the preferred choice whether it is for
extravagant indulgences or gifting purposes, catering to the diversity of the international palate
within the scope of lifestyle-based products, casual eating to high-end dining services.
Dakotuwa Procelain is safe for all aspects of dining as the raw materials used for the white products
are lead and cadmium safe (based on international standards such as ISO 6486 – 1:1999, ISO 6486
– 2:1999, ASTM C 738 – 94 (Re-approved 2016) and California Proposition 65 Compliance) and
does not contain any bone ashe. The company has the unparalleled distinction of being the first
tableware manufacturer in Sri Lanka to obtain the relevant ISO certification, thus maintaining high
quality standards where products can be used in a microwave or a dishwasher.