Archive | March, 2011

Elpitiya Estates Globally Benchmarked for Food Safety

11 Mar

The Talgaswella and Deviturai estates of Elpitiya Plantations, owned and managed by Aitken Spence Plantations, have been awarded the ISO 22000 food safety certificate this month.
ISO 22000 specifies requirements to enable an organization to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing products that, according to their intended use, are safe for the consumer.
Elpitiya Plantations is please to have received this certificate as it proves that the organization has effectively communicated food safety issues to their suppliers, customers and relevant interested parties in the food chain.

Elpitiya Plantations PLC consists of 13 estates, situated in the upper, middle and low country regions .These estates cultivate tea, rubber, oil palm and coconut.
Talgaswella & Deviturai low grown estates produce more that 1.2 mn tea per annum. These plantations cater to the Middle Eastern and Russian markets and are known for producing leafy teas which are stylish and neater in appearance.

A few commendable initiatives of the estates owned by Aitken Spence Plantations would include Deviturai estate hitting a record of Rs 700 for Latex Crepe 1X in February, which was the highest economy price ever recorded for Latex Crepe 1X rubber in Sri Lankan history. The fact that Dunsinane, New Peacock and Nayapana estates have received the ISO 22000 food safety certificate is also creditable.
New Release 10-3-2010

Colombo to Host ASPAC 2012

2 Mar

Kiwanis Asia Pacific Convention 2012 (ASPAC 2012), hosted by Kiwanis Sri Lanka, is scheduled to be held in Colombo in March 2012. Aitken Spence Conventions & Exhibitions will be the main organizer of this event.
The Kiwanis Club of Colombo founded on the 4th of October 1982 is a part of an international organization of service clubs which was formed to serve the children of the world. Sri Lanka was the 76th country to join the international family of Kiwanis. Kiwanis projects over the years have raised tens of millions of rupees to equip hospitals in Colombo, Chilaw, Anuradhapura and Kurunegala. The club has done many projects involving Sri Lankan children, giving special attention to those affected by war and street children. Health, peace, education and child abuse are some of the other areas that the club pays special attention to.
Over 500 participants from the Asia Pacific region are expected to arrive in Sri Lanka for this event. It can be assured that Aitken Spence Conventions & Exhibitions with the backing of their professional team, state-of-the-art logistical infrastructure and their 17 years of experience in this business, will make this event a resounding success.
Aitken Spence Conventions & Exhibitions is the event management arm of the Aitken Spence PLC and is specialized in organizing meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. Being one of Sri Lanka’s most experienced professional conference organizers, whether the assignment is a full-scale international event involving hundreds of delegates from every corner of the globe or a weekday workshop for a team of local managers, the Aitken Spence Conventions & Exhibitions team undertakes it with careful attention to detail and regard for cost effectiveness. Aitken Spence Conventions & Exhibitions is all about providing first class services without the first class price tag.
News Release 02/03/2011