Finlays Colombo Plc
the vision of our founder james finlay to set up james finlays & company in glasgow in 1750, resulted in the beginning of the finlays saga in sri lanka (formerly ceylon) in 1893, with james finlay & company limited entering the shipping business in ceylon, by taking over the agency for the â€˜clan lineâ€™ of steamers. in 1894, the company began insurance activities by obtaining the agency for the south british insurance company. in the same year, sir john muir arrived from the calcutta office to discuss indo-ceylon cooperation in promoting tea sales and exporting to america. during this period, planting of tea in large blocks of forest lands in ceylon had commenced. in 1896, the company was appointed agent for the ceylon properties of the newly founded companies, namely the consolidated tea and lands co. ltd., the amalgamated tea estates company ltd., and the mahawale rubber and tea company ltd. in 1898 the company was appointed agent for the ceylon properties of the anglo-american direct tea trading co. ltd. in 1899, an import department was started for piece goods coming mainly from manchester.
Address: Finlay House, 186, Vauxhall Street, Colombo 02
Web URL: http://www.finlays.lk
Company Type: Private