The beginnings

Armed with a deep vision, strong commitment and enthusiasm to provide the rice consuming public of Sri Lanka a superior product, entrepreneur Siripala Gamalath, embraced the opportunity in the early 1980s.

The Nipuna rice mill (named after his firstborn son) was set up in 1984 in the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa in the North Central Province, part of the rice heartland of Sri Lanka.

The initial years witnessed many challenges brought upon Nipuna. Difficulties in procuring plant and machinery, obtaining supplies of quality rice paddy, storage facilities and an inadequate distribution network were pressing issues.

With sheer determination and foresight, this family run company has been able to successfully overcome complex problems and is today at the forefront of the rice milling trade in Sri Lanka.