Ocean Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the esteemed joint venture between Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited, Brandix Lanka Limited, and Hirdaramani Group, proudly inaugurated its new office premises on July 5th, 2023. The momentous occasion was celebrated with a grand ceremony and a captivating cocktail event, symbolizing a significant milestone in the collaboration between these esteemed organizations.
The welcome note was delivered by Dr. Austin Au, the Managing Director of Ocean Lanka, who expressed his gratitude and enthusiasm for this remarkable venture. He said “It is a new, happy and an exciting experience, to have our partners, suppliers, customers and others here tonight. This celebration is not only for the opening of our new office, it is also a celebration of our 25th year in operation, which we were unable to celebrate before due to the pandemic. We have entered into a new era of Ocean Lanka’s business, from our new look and vision, we are excited to see what the future holds.”
The ceremony also featured insightful guest speeches by key partners. Dr. Li Gang, Executive Director and Vice President of Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited, conveyed his excitement about the joint venture and the immense potential it holds for all parties involved. “I am very happy to be here at the new office of Ocean Lanka. This a challenging period of time in our industry, and I hope we will overcome it in time to come.”
Mr. Ashroff Omar, Group Chief Executive Officer of Brandix Lanka Limited, expressed his delight in collaborating with Ocean Lanka, emphasizing the shared values of quality and sustainability that will shape their collective journey. He said “I think Ocean Lanka was the first professional, educated textile plant in Sri Lanka. Because of Ocean Lanka, we became known as a nation of cut-and-sew knits. Ocean Lanka has done a fantastic job for the country, the industry, its shareholders and for its employees.”
Mr. Siddarth Hirdaramani, Director of Hirdaramani Group, commended the partnership and its potential to revolutionize the textile landscape in Sri Lanka. He said “To maintain our position as a market leader in Sri Lanka, we’ve had to adapt and innovate. This is something we have done with Ocean Lanka for many years and I hope we will continue to move forward. As one of the few large-scale fabric mills on the island, I think we have a unique opportunity to influence the future of our industry, I believe we have to continue exploring avenues of improvement, by investing in technology, and our environmental impact.”
The event was graced by esteemed guests including notable personalities from Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited, Brandix Lanka Limited, Hirdaramani Group, and prominent government officials. This distinguished gathering included Dr. Li Gang, Executive Director and Vice President of Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited, Mr. Liu Qing, Director of Ocean Lanka (Private) Co Ltd, and Ms. Cheng Wai Han Charmaine, Company Secretary of Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited. Representing Brandix Lanka Limited were Mr. Ashroff Omar, Group Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Feroz Omar, Director. From Hirdaramani Group, Mr. Anil Hirdaramani, (Director), Mr. Vinod Hirdaramani, (Director), and Mr. Siddarth Hirdaramani, (Director), graced the occasion. The presence of Mr. M.K.D Lawrance, Executive Director of the Board of Investment, and Mr. Kithsiri Kumarasinghe, Director of the Board of Investment Biyagama, further added prestige to the event. Dr. Austin Au, Managing Director of Ocean Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, spearheaded the company's representation.