Halpe´ Tea bags top six honours at NCE Awards 2016


U.H.E.Group Director Marketing Eranda Aberathna, Manager  Exports Eranga Ekanayaka, Assistant Manager-Exports Deshan Ranathunga,  Accounts Excecutive Exports Chanaka Dissanayaka, Supervisor Production Wasantha Dissanayaka and Manager Operations Buddhika Senanayaka.

World renowned for its distinct and flavorsome produce, Halpé Tea, a subsidiary of the U.H.E Group, the nation’s diversified entity in exports and tourism, marked its trail blazing presence in Sri Lanka’s exports arena winning a remarkable six awards including Special awards and the inaugural Late Patrick Amerasinghe Challenge Trophy at the recently concluded National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) Awards 2016.

The annual NCE Export Awards 2016 is a platform to honour and recognize exporters who contribute significantly to the local economy and reward them for their exceptional achievements in the local and international markets.

At this year’s ceremony Halpé Tea which manages the export and direct delivery of factory fresh tea and herbal products, was presented with an epic six awards, A Gold for Bulk Tea, Gold for Value Added Tea, Gold for Most Outstanding Exporter Sectorwise – Tea Bulk, and special accolades such as the Gold Award for the Best SME Exporter, Silver for Most Innovative Exporter - Related Enterprise and the inaugural winner of the ‘Patrick Amerasinghe Challenge Trophy.’

Eranda Aberathna, Head of Halpé Tea (U.H.E Exports) and Director Marketing at U.H.E Group said, “It is an honor to receive these prestigious awards as it not only demonstrates the company’s role in exporting, but as recognition and praise from the industry for Halpé Tea’s spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce dedication.”


Halpé Tea Clinches Two Gold Awards at National Export Awards 2015



Halpé Tea, a subsidiary of U.H.E Group (Pvt) Ltd., was recognized with 2 gold awards at the 23rd Annual National Export Awards 2015, held on 18 September 2015 at Hilton Colombo.

The National Export Awards, organized by the National Chamber of Exporters in Sri Lanka is one of the most recognized award platforms in Sri Lanka that has taken place consecutively since 1992.

This year’s event was held to recognize and reward excellence of Sri Lankan Exporters in the year 2014.

The grand awards ceremony was attended by H.E. David Daly – Ambassador & Head of the EU Delegation in Sri Lanka, Hon. Sujeewa Senasinge, Minister of State for International Trade and Hon. Dr. Harsha De Silva – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs along with 600 participants.

“It is the hard work and dedication of the Team at Halpé Tea that has led us to win 2 gold awards at the National Export Awards.

As a family owned business, we strongly believe in ensuring our staff feel at home – as part of the family.

It is this understanding and practice that has held our staff at the heart of Halpé Tea.

By empowering our staff we create a company culture where ownership and independence is encouraged and leadership is cultivated – it is this thinking that has led us successfully to prosper and continue to grow”, commented Eranda Aberathna, Head of Halpé Tea (U.H.E Exports (Pvt) Ltd) and Director Marketing at U.H.E Group.

Halpé Tea, under the guidance and leadership of Eranda has within merely 2 years stood tall as one of very few manufacturer-exporters in Sri Lanka, who produce and directly export premium factory-fresh single origin tea to competitive international markets.

Halpé Tea, under their parent company Uva Halpewatte Estates, have continuously produced international bought, distinctively delicious tea-leaves such as black tea, value added tea, green tea, organic tea, fruit tea, herbal tea, white tea & instant tea.

All products are strictly manufactured in accordance with international ISO, HACCP, Ozone Friendly and Lion Logo (received from Ceylon Tea Board) quality standards and certifications, which have resulted in a host of accolades for consistency in product quality.

“Strengthened by the recognitions and awards conferred upon our efforts, U.H.E Group will remain dedicated to serve its clients with the best products and services, while contributing to the development of our nation” concluded Eranda.

The company’s zealous devoutness to popularizing tea has been a key factor in Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory emerging as the number one tea factory in Sri Lanka’s Uva region: an area renowned for its uniquely flavoursome tea.

Halpé Tea – UHE Exports (Pvt) Ltd., manages the export and direct delivery of factory fresh tea and herbal products, operating as part of UHE Group.

About UHE Group (Pvt) Ltd. 

U.H.E Group, based in Sri Lanka was founded by Mr. A. P. D. Aberathna (Chairman) and offers a diversified range of services and products for their worldwide clientele.

Having begun in 1971 with Tea manufacturing, the Group owns and operates four tea estates Island-wide; Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory (Pvt), UVA Greenlands Estate (Pvt) Ltd., and UVA Halpe Estate Plantations (Pvt) Ltd. The Group has since then expanded into the leisure sector under U.H.E Leisure (Pvt) Ltd., operating several award winning properties around Sri Lanka; signature hotel 98 Acres Resort and Spa in Ella and boutique hotel chain ‘The Secret Hotels’ present in Yala, Kandy and Ella.