හලාවත වැවිලි සමාගම

Chilaw Plantations Limited

சில்லா பிளானேஷன்ஸ் லிமிடெட்

Chilaw Plantations Limited official website
Chilaw Plantations Limited,"Kapruka Sevana",No. 165 Puttalam Road,Chilaw.


History and background

 

Nationalization

The Land Reform (Amendment) Law,which came into effect in 1975,vested all company owned plantation lands, in the state. With this nationalization of the plantations, the management of estates were somewhat broad based, as the land vested was given over to several managing organizations.

 

Janatha Estates Development Board

There was the State Plantations Corporation which managed a few plantations prior to the nationalization and a new organization by the name Janatha Estates Development Board was created in 1976 under the State Agricultural Corporations Act No: 11 of 1972. In addition to these two organizations, new forms of organizations were created to manage some of the nationalized plantations. These included USAWASAMA (Up Country Co-operative Estates Development Board) and JANAWASA and electoral co-operatives. It has been argued that the allocation of land among several managing organizations resulted in a severe dislocation of the management, while it also resulted in several disadvantages such as a drop in output, wastage and inefficiency. The immediate impact of Land Reform was therefore not favourable to the industry. In view of this situation, the Government that came to power in 1977 took several steps to unify the management structures and practices in the interest of the industry. This included the abolition of USAWASAMA, JANAWASA and Electoral Co-operatives and the handing over of all the properties managed by these organizations to the Janatha Estates Development Board (JEDB) and Sri Lanka State Plantation Corporation (SLSPC). The management structures of these two principal managing organizations were decentralized through a system of Regional Boards thus granting freedom and decision making powers to the regions with a view of improving productivity.

 

Chilaw Plantations Limited

All estates managed by the Chilaw Plantations Limited (CPL) at present had been managed by the Janatha Estates Development Board V until the CPL was incorporated as a government owned Company in 1992 for the purposes of privatization.


Contact

  • Mailing Address

  • Chillaw Plantations Limited,
  • "Kapruka Sevana",
  • 165 Puttalam Road,
  • Chilaw 61000,
  • Sri Lanka.
  • Contact Number

  • +94 032 5741 312
  • mail : cplhop@gmail.com
  • Fax  :+94 032 2222 162