Chaminda Jayawardana

Managing Director at Lumbini Tea Factory


Chaminda Jayawardana

Chaminda Jayawardana

Managing Director at Lumbini Tea Factory

Chaminda Jayawardana has worked in tea making for more than 20 years and has led the Lumbini Tea Factory to become the number 1 tea factory in Sri Lanka for five years straight.

Chaminda comes from a bio-science background where he dreamt of owning and running his own tea plantation. After much deliberation, he trained at a private tea estate for six months before being appointed as assistant superintendent at the Kahawatte Plantations. Two years later, he joined the New Vithanakande Tea Factory as assistant superintendent where he learned about manufacturing and processing tea before working with Asia Siyaka Commodities in Colombo as a tea taster.

Today, you can find Chaminda running the Lumbini Tea Factory which has won over 70 international and national awards under his leadership. In 2019, as Sri Lanka celebrated its 150th year in the tea industry, Lumbini received the Presidential Award for the Best Small Scale Tea Factory in Sri Lanka from President Maithripala Sirisena.