`Kotmale Holdings Limited` is engaged in manufacturing and distribution of dairy products and packing and distribution of milk powder. It was established in 1967 as Lambretta (Ceylon) Ltd and its beginnings traced back to the cool surroundings of Bogahawatte, Patana (Upper Kotmale), also known as the beautiful Kotmale valley.

The humble beginning of the adventurous journey of Kotmale which started with production of cheese, added various dairy products to its product portfolio in fulfilment of its vision to be a fully fledged dairy marketing Company in Sri Lanka.  By the year 2003, Kotmale was not only manufacturing and marketing a range of high quality cheese, but also ventured into manufacturing and marketing ice cream, yoghurt, pasteurized milk, tetra UHT milk, ghee, fresh cream and fruit drinks.

In order to have a fully fledged dairy portfolio, in 2005, it commenced its operations of marketing full cream milk powder under its flagship brand. At present, it has one of the largest dairy product portfolios of Sri Lanka. This diverse product portfolio of `Kotmale` serves the Sri Lankan consumers dairy needs. It maintains topmost quality, with techniques and practices which have been fine-tuned and sharpened over many years of experience.

To be the leading producer of Food and Beverage products for the local and international market.


Providing the nation with quality and affordable food and beverage products using state of the art technology and local expertise, continuously seeking opportunities for growth and creating an environment that develops motivates and rewards all employees whilst providing consistent returns to all its stakeholders.


1967 Formation of Lambretta (Ceylon) Ltd.

1979 Formation of Swiss Cheese Company Limited by Mr. C.T.A. Schaffter and
           Mr. Jonathan Joseph.  The factory was set up in Bogahawatte, Patana
           for cheese manufacturing

1981 - Launched ghee and fresh cream to the market

1983 The company suffered a setback when the factory had to be shut down due 
           to communal riot in the country

1985 Recommenced operation with the production of cheese and processed

1994 Ice cream, pasteurized milk and treacle added to the product portfolio

1996 Set up the Colombo factory in Mulleriyawa, New Town

2001 Purchased the Office building of Mulleriyawa factory and added yoghurt to the
           product range

2002 Expansion of product portfolio by adding Tetra UHT Milk

2003 Launched fruit drinks to the market

2006 Commenced operations of Milife Foods Limited for packing and distribution of
           imported milk powder

2007 Introduced curd and premium quality ice cream under Signature range