Our Business

The UHE Group family business, with its diversified constituents provides a range of services to a wide clientele.

The companies within the family are:

  • Uva Halpewatte Tea Factory (Pvt) Ltd: specializes in medium grown teas-largest manufacturer by quantity of pure Ceylon tea in UVA province of Sri Lanka
  • Haycock valley Tea Factory (Pvt) Ltd: located in Southern Sri lanka, specializing in low grown teas
  • UVA Greenlands Estate (Pvt) Ltd: located in Ella (Namunukula road), Sri Lanka - The largest privately owned green leaf supplier/producer in Uva province of Sri Lanka
  • UHE Exports (Pvt) Ltd – managing exports and the direct delivery of factory fresh tea and herbal products
  • UVA Halpe Estate Plantations (Pvt) LTD: located in Hela Halpe, Bandarawela , Sri Lanka -  Factory owned private tea plantation
  • 98 Acres Resort (Pvt) Ltd, Ella – An eco-friendly, romantic hideaway located at a picturesque 98-acre tea plantation, overlooking a scenic hillside (www.resort98acres.com
  • The secret hotels: chain of luxury boutique hotels in Yala, Kandy and Ella of Sri Lanka www.thesecrethotels.com

The board of directors driving the performance at helm of the company are:

  • Mr. A.P.D. Abeyrathne (Founder chairman and CEO of the UHE Group)
  • Mrs. R.M.N. Rajapakshe (BSc.)
  • Mr. A.P.P. Chamara Abeyrathne – B.Sc. (UK) , M.Sc. (UK)
  • Mr. A.P.P. Maduranga Abeyrathne – B.Sc. (UK) , M.Sc. (UK)
  • Mr. A.P.P. Eranda Abeyrathne – B.Bus (Aus), M. Sc. (Aus)

Chairman’s message…

When the word ‘Tea’ is mentioned somewhere a few things flow in to my mind; the best beverage that is second only to water, one of the main contributing industries to Sri Lanka's GDP and last but not least my life changing experience after I stepped into the process of making this wonderful drink ‘TEA’.

For me it’s not a matter of business, it is the pleasure I feel when they enjoy my tea and say how refreshing and delightful the cup is; it is this self motivation that has carried me this far in my journey of making tea.

Sri Lanka being a developing country has a large sector dedicated to agriculture of which tea-small-holders play a significant part. Our company has a base of more than 4000 Greenleaf suppliers of whom a majority is tea small holders. Therefore I am pleased to serve this vital industry sector and raise their standard of living.

Moreover, research findings show the health benefits of tea. It contains no calories, sugar etc. This makes it undoubtedly the second best beverage on earth. For me tea is not just a commodity or a beverage, it’s a way of life…


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