The company’s future focus is to inculcate a culture of change by launching several
projects in 2023
It is the largest employer in Ratnapura, creating over 3000 jobs
A pioneer of the Sri Lankan apparel industry, Hirdaramani Group recently
celebrated the 30 th anniversary of one of its oldest and largest manufacturing facilities,
Hirdaramani Industries Kuruwita.
Founded on the 26 th of November 1992, the manufacturing facility has continuously undergone
technological, product, and environmental evolution to provide world-class apparel for leading
The LEED-certified manufacturing facility has been recognised for its commitment to upholding
international standards and is certified by leading global bodies including US Fair Trade, HIGG
index and Worldwide Responsible Accreditation Production (WRAP).
“Our three-decade journey is a testament to Hirdaramani Group’s ability to remain agile and
constantly innovate to keep up with the changing times. We are thankful to our employees, who
are our greatest asset, as well as our customers and brands who have supported us over the
years,” Director of Hirdaramani Group, Aroon Hirdaramani said.
The manufacturing facility, which began with 485 employees, is now the largest employer in the
Ratnapura district, providing 3000 jobs and supporting the livelihoods of many. Furthermore, the
company is continusouly engaged in CSR projects to uplift the community. This includes notable
initiatives such as donating medical equipment and medicines to the Erathna and Ratanpura
Hospital amidst medical shortages, contributing to sports and welfare activities of schools in the
area and self-employment development programmes at the Kuruwita Prison.
As part of the group-wide commitment through the ‘Future First’ sustainability Roadmap 2025,
guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Hirdaramani Industries Kuruwita’s efforts in
going green have gone beyond its facility with the launch of several sustainability and
biodiversity projects over the years. Some of these efforts include partnering with the Central
Environmental Authority and SLT Mobitel in planting 10,000 trees, awareness campaigns in
schools on environmental sustainability, the introduction of rainwater harvesting and space
allocation for solar panels to generate 1.25 MW of electricity.
Additionally, as part of marking 30 years in the apparel industry, earlier this year, Hirdramani
Industries Kuruwita launched a programme to drive a culture of change within the organisation
by conceptualising “Team 50” – a group of cross-functional teams appointed to spearhead ten
projects on driving performance management, 5S and problem-solving skills. The manufacturing
facilitiyaims to become the best place to work under a 5-year strategic plan in collaboration with
True North Consultancy, expected to launch in 2023.
“While this is one of the longest-operating facilities of Hirdaramani, we will continue to invest in
expanding technology, manufacturing processes and innovation in the future. This is only
possible owing to the unwavering commitment and loyalty of our workforce,” Director & CEO,
Theodore Gunasekara, of Hirdaramani Industries said.
About Hidaramani Group
A pioneer of the Sri Lankan apparel industry, we brighten the world of fashion with new ways to
succeed. At Hirdaramani, we don’t just manufacture clothing. Our teams foster exclusive
relationships with customers to create style leading, cost-effective solutions to produce the
finest garments for discerning consumers worldwide. With innovative discovery labs, premium
production and an intelligent global network, we source, shape and deliver tomorrow’s trends,
today. As a future-focused organization, we also commit to do the right thing today, for a better