The Export Division of Shums & Company Limited was established in 1948 by late Mr. S A C Shums. An entrepreneur of far-sighted vision, after the incorporation of the division, he pioneered in the export of rubber to the People's Republic of China . This was a very bold step in the context of the risks prevailing at the time with no guarantees.


At the time the People's Republic of China and Sri Lanka had no diplomatic relations. Most local companies feared to trade with countries that lacked basic guarantees. Nevertheless, trading activities soon expanded to include many more countries in the Western and Eastern hemispheres.


Business grew so successful that soon food products in shipments of tea, natural rubber, spices, coconut and its bi-products were further intensified.


Shums & Company Limited

(Export Division)

33A, Queens Road,

Colombo 03.


Tel: 00 94 11 2580027

Fax: 00 94 11 2503619