About Us

Since 1930

Marketing Department widely known as “MD” is now leading in the market for food and beverage products carrying its brand legacy for 90 years.

We are proud to say we have been manufacturing, distributing and exporting natural food from a range of Jams, Sauces, Cordials, Nectars, 100% fruit juices, Chutneys, Pickles, Sambols, Fruit Purees, Canned Fruits and Vegetables, Pure Treacle, Vinegar, Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream, Spices, Jelly mixes, Pudding Mixes and much more in our product portfolio since the 1930s.

It is indeed a great honour for us have a brand presence in 32 countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and the Middle East etc.


Lanka Canneries Limited, established by Mr. R.H. Basset, a British Civil Servant in the 1930’s is the successor to the Marketing Department aka “MD”. The initial stages of the fruit processing was facilitated at Narahenpita, Colombo. With the importing of machinery from UK, USA and Europe we were able to expand our factories to Attanagalla with the latest machinery from Europe.

State of the art fully automated modern manufacturing machinery and the finest fruits and vegetables are used for our products. We strictly adhere to quality and our products are produced under stringent quality control standards with certification of HACCP and ISO22000, awarded by SGS and endorsed by UKAS Management Systems.



Is to be Sri Lanka’s Premier Fruit And Vegetable Processing Company offering quality Nutritious products of superior taste.


To facilitate team MD culture of continuous performance, adopting best business practices by developing high quality products for our customers and be the number 1 food manufacturing FMCG company in Sri Lanka.

Spread MD brand awareness to the international market and be a competitive market leader in the international market.


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