Dushyantha De Silva, Managing Director and co-founder of SOZO Beverages (Pvt) Ltd was
recently featured by Forbes in its seventh annual “30 under 30 Asia” The Arts (Art & Style,
Food & Drink) list, obtaining recognition for Sri Lanka through international quality
Dushyantha together with his wife, Gianee, initiated home kitchen experiments in 2016 to
create bottled iced tea and innovative fruit beverages and marketed them to consumer for
guilt free drinking pleasure and convenience. This experiment soon escalated and led to
SOZO, a thriving business which has sold over a million bottles of fruit juices, iced teas and
syrups made only with 100% natural ingredients and no preservatives. Today SOZO is a well-
loved and much sought-after brand that has enraptured the beverage industry, propelling it
to new heights of innovation and flavour.
Commenting on the recognition, Dushyantha said, “This recognition is timely and is a great
dose of encouragement to keep doing what we love and to go on to greater heights. I am
extremely thankful to our loyal customers for the continued support and belief they had in
us, right from the inception. They have been our source of strength throughout the
challenging years leading to our success to date. We will continue to challenge the norm,
innovate and hope to delight you with exciting products in the months to come.”
As the fastest growing beverage brand, SOZO, a favourite among the youth, has constantly
strived to make dynamic changes through innovation in order to redesign the business and
give their consumers unique experiences. With its e-commerce channel
(www.sozoiced.com) growing 250% year on year with next day delivery to most parts of the
Island, SOZO also teamed up with several individuals, who are fondly called the SOZO
Partners, to create the first of its kind, virtual store concept in Sri Lanka operated ok
UberEats as well as PickMe Food ensuring delivery under 30 minutes to hotspot locations
based out of Dehiwela, Kotte, Colombo 07 and Negambo.
The Forbes list featured over 300 young, innovative entrepreneurs under the age of 30
across the Asia-Pacific region who have disrupted and inspired change through innovation
and creativity in their chosen fields and industries overcoming the challenges that were
thrust upon them by the pandemic. Furthermore 30 selected notable honorees were
featured under each of the identified categories.
SOZO is available in 300+ locations islandwide including leading Resorts, Hotels, Cafes and
leading Supermarkets. Log on to www.sozoiced.com for more details.