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Updated by Pushpitha Wijesinghe on Apr 28, 2015
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Sri Lanka's Best Companies to Work For - Top Sri Lankan Companies for Employment

As another financial year draws to a close the best companies in Sri Lanka are once again ranked for the benefit of all. Here are the top companies to work for in the island nation.


Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC

As one of the oldest entrees in the list the Ceylon Tobacco Company is ranked among the top institutions to work for in Sri Lanka. With 368 employees under its wing this veritable icon in manufacturing as well as production is a public company.


99X Technology

On the opposite end of the spectrum 99X Technology is a considerably new addition to the information technology sphere in the island nation. Employing 118 professionals this public company specializes in software engineering.

Employing an impressive 407 employees John Keells Holdings is perhaps the most well-known and diversified conglomerates in Sri Lanka. A veritable giant in the hospitality industry the John Keells Group manages a plethora of five star resorts and hotels all across the island while also managing a chain a supermarkets that holds a considerable portion of the market share.


AIA Insurance Lanka PLC

As one of the more recent additions to Sri Lanka's insurance landscape it is a pleasant AIA Insurance Lanka PLC has earned itself a spot on the list of most desirable companies in the country to work for. Employing a whopping 895 professionals the insurance and financial services giant is another public company.


Oxford College of Business

As the only entry from the sphere of education and institutionalized training the Oxford College of Business sets itself apart from the mushrooming business and marketing colleges across the island. Providing employment for a mere 52 employees this privately owned and managed business school is affiliated with many international colleges and institutions as well.


Union Assurance

As a company with a lot of history in the island nation Union Assurance also ranks itself among the best companies to work for in Sri Lanka. Offering its clientele a wide range of financial products and insurance services the public company has an impressive 1164 professionals under its wing.


Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC

With branches and outlets propping up in every nook and corner of Sri Lanka it is little surprise Singer Sri Lanka leads the pack when it comes to the best retail companies in the island. The public company with a long history of providing consumer goods employs a whopping 1567 professionals across countless branches all around the island.


Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC

Well-known as the premium retailer of Mercedes Benz and other luxury and semi- luxury vehicles in Sri Lanka Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC provides a variety of industrial related services to the Sri Lankan consumer. Employing 1521 individuals the company better known as Dimo Lanka is making large strides in the industry of its choice.



As the only pharmaceutical company on the list the biotechnology giant GlaxoSmithKline's Sri Lankan flagship is another successful and desirable workplace for professionals in the sphere of Pharmaceuticals. With nearly 400 employees under its wing the British conglomerate's Sri Lankan franchise is a successful company that is publically owned.


Mercantile Investments and Finance PLC

With nearly 500 employees under its management Mercantile Investments and Finance PLC is another financial institution on the list of most coveted companies for employment in the island.