Cinnamon is the most income driven spices sector in Sri Lanka, it has contributed a significant share towards the gross domestic product (GDP) in Sri Lanka. Cinnamon is mainly used for several purposes such as medicine, spice, perfumery material and soft drink.
The New Lanka Cinnamon Private Limited (NLC) is a well established cinnamon manufacturing, processing and exporting business organization in Sri Lanka and the company is located in the Karandeniya electorial area of Galle District and particularly business has been incorporated by the Mr. Shelton Jayathunga in 1980 in Sri Lanka.
Cinnamon is originated in Sri Lanka and due to its unique characteristics, it can be identified as under GI protection. “Pure Sri Lankan Cinnamon” is the internationally identified Cinnamon brand in Sri Lanka and consists of several intrinsic characteristics named as Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Blume. Today Cinnamon is identified as the most popular spice category all over the world due to its health benefits and its unique medicinal properties with a highly generous amount of antioxidants. Cinnamon products help consumers protect themselves from several diseases such as high levels of cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer risks and infections of virus diseases, to improve brain function as well as a plethora of other benefits such as preserving skin health and controlling high stress levels. Based on the geographical location and Phyto-chemical characteristics in Cinnamon, it is distinguished and can be classified into a few main groups. Traces of different Phyto-chemicals inherited in Cinnamon make a significant difference when used, especially towards health benefits. The key point of concern is the availability of all these groups in the market as given in the following scheme, irrespective of the quality standards, under the common name of “Cinnamon”.