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Milestones

Year 1952
Founder Late Mr. E.B.R. Wimaladasa started manufacturing Chocolates in Mawanella under the name and style EDNA CORPORATION.

Year 1979
Incorporated EDNA CHOCOLATES (CEYLON) LTD with a view to restructure the company.

Year 1979
Incorporation of EDNA ENGINEERING (PVT) LTD for manufacture of cast iron components which previously operated under Edna Light Engineering.

Year 1980
Shifted Head Office to Sulaiman Terrace from Mawanella.

Year 1982
Introduction of new machinery to chocolate and confectionery line improving quality and capacity from Carle & Montanari, Italy.

Year 1985
Taking over the management of Moneragala Kumanawatta Plantation in extent of 5000 Acres in Rubber and Cocoa under Edna Plantations (Pvt) Ltd.

Year 1986
Shifted Head Office to 160, Bauddhaloka Mawatha property which was purchased.

Year 1989
Acquisition of Ceylon Weighing Machines Ltd and General Products Ltd sole agents for world renowned Avery - UK

Year 1989
Hunupitiya Printing facility catering to both in-house and outside customers.

Year 1991
Incorporation of Edna Exports (Pvt) Ltd to export Wooden Toys

Year 1991
Incorporation of Edna Appliances (Pvt) Ltd to import and distribute Water Pumps, Air Conditioners, Ceiling Fans, etc.

Year 1992
Commencing the manufacture of Liquid Glucose for the first time in Sri Lanka, under a new company Edna Refineries (Pvt) Ltd at Wedamulla, Kelaniya.

Year 1992
Acquisition of Multikem Industries (Pvt) Ltd which is manufacturing Adhesives both for in-house and for outside customers.

Year 1995
Edna Digital (Pvt) Ltd.,was incorporated to handle import and marketing of precision instruments.

Year 1998
Acquiring majority stake of Ceylon Paper Sacks Ltd engaged in manufacture of Kraft Paper Sacks for Cement, Tea, Desiccated Coconut etc.

Year 1998
Purchase of Grandpass property (No. 257) containing in extent 523 purchases and moving the Head Office to these premises.

Year 2002
Acquisition of Paper Mill at Matugama making Kraft paper out of waste paper –Sunbeam Paper Mills (Pvt) Ltd

Year 2003
Formation of Edna Eagles (Pvt) Ltd to manufacture and export fire fighting equipment in collaboration with Holmedge company of UK – a BOI venture

Year 2004
Take over distributorship of Torrent-India (Pharmaceuticals)

Year 2005
Capital Printpack (Pvt) Ltd for flexible packaging using a 10 colour Gravure Press catering to in-house and outside packaging needs.

Year 2007
Edna Cocoa Products (Pvt) Ltd was incorporated to export cocoa derivatives to KRAFT Cadbury

Year 2008
Take over distributorship of Nicolas Piramal India Ltd of pharmaceuticals currently known as Abbott Healthcare Private Ltd.

Year 2008
Acquisition of Weigh-Tech International (Private) Ltd sole agents for Mettler-Toledo Switzerland - Weighing instruments.

Year 2010
Acquisition of Uni Walker Packaging Ltd and Uni Walker Packaging Exports (Pvt) Ltd.

Year 1982
Introduction of new machinery to chocolate and confectionery line improving quality and capacity from Carle & Montanari, Italy.

Year 1985
Taking over the management of Moneragala Kumanawatta Plantation in extent of 5000 Acres in Rubber and Cocoa under Edna Plantations (Pvt) Ltd.

Year 1986
Shifted Head Office to 160, Bauddhaloka Mawatha property which was purchased.

Year 1989
Acquisition of Ceylon Weighing Machines Ltd and General Products Ltd sole agents for world renowned Avery - UK

Year 1989
Hunupitiya Printing facility catering to both in-house and outside customers.