The heritage of 90 years

Lanka Canneries Limited is the successor to the Marketing Department, which was established by Mr.R.H.Basset, a British Civil Servant in the 1930’s. During the 2nd World War, many troops were stationed in Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon. The food shortage due to the war led Marketing Department to supply processed food especially fresh fruit Jam to the troops. After the 2nd World War, the company progressively improved its fruit processing facility at Narahenpita, Colombo by importing machinery from Europe. From the inception all products have been manufactured under stringent quality control and have been sold under the brand name ‘MD’. The range of products grew in variety from jams to sauces, canned fruits, canned vegetables, cordials, pickles and chutneys.

Fresh fruits & ingredients.

The heritage of 90 years in creating exotic products from fresh fruit make Lanka Canneries, Sri Lanka’s leading manufacturer, distributor and exporter of natural foods. MD commenced exporting products in 1992 and today we export to over 32 countries including the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and the Middle East.

Product Range


From the jam kings of Sri Lanka. “Let’s Jam food”


Original Sri Lankan sauce with more tomatoes


With double the fruit content


Meal accompaniment to make it more delicious


Delve into a world of sweetness and flavors


Taste buds tickle with MD Pickles


Squash concentrate with more fruits & more glasses

Canned Fruit

Fresh pieces of tropical fruit in a can

Sambols and Mixes

Spicy ready to eat Sri Lankan dishes

Pudding Mixes

Rich creamy delicious mixes for quick desserts

Fruit Creams

Sri Lankan authentic delicious creams with fruit puree


Fruits to quench your thirst

Instant Drinks

‘’On the go’’ healthy nutritious drinks


Spicy aromatic pastes for cooking

Preserves & Syrups

To make your baking complete

Cake Ingredients

Fulfilling your baking needs

Tomato Paste & Purees

Smooth thick pastes rich in tomatoes


Syrup in Kithul and coconut for Srilankan taste buds


Variety of vinegar for enhancing your dishes