History of Maharaja

Maharaja Food Private Limited evolved from Lanka Stores, establishing a legacy of quality in the food industry. The company grew through partnerships and resilience, notably during the 1983 ethnic riots, and expanded with Maharaja Food Products and supermarkets. Committed to quality and innovation, they now offer a wide range of products and services, maintaining a promise of trusted quality for generations. We invite everyone to join our journey of tradition, innovation, and excellence.

Our Legacy

In 1958, the visionary Mr. Sivasaranam planted the seeds of what would bloom into Maharaja Food Private Limited, embarking on a journey from the humble beginnings of Lanka Stores to becoming a beacon of excellence in the food industry. Serving a global clientele with unparalleled quality, our legacy is a testament to enduring values and the pursuit of excellence.

Our Evolution

Lanka Stores, the cornerstone of our heritage, revolutionized the local market by offering high-quality products at fair prices. Our partnership with Leoris & Sons in 1979 marked the beginning of an era of triumph, navigating through the challenges of time, including the testing period of 1983’s ethnic riots.

In 1986, amidst adversity, the Gunganathan family’s unwavering optimism led to the inception of Vijeya Enterprise. A symbol of resilience and commitment to Sri Lanka’s prosperity, we sourced premium quality food items like rice, potatoes, onions, and lentils, empowering local farmers and supplementing with imports only when necessary. Additionally the company started the first exports under Vijeya Enterprises of Sri Lankan Rice to the expat living countries to cater their ethnic demands.

Our Expansion

The late 90s were a period of significant growth and paved the way for the birth of Maharaja Food Products within the premises of our now head office in Wellawatte marked a new chapter. Our hand-roasted rice flour became a sought-after product, leading to the expansion of our manufacturing capabilities in Wattala and later in Mabola to meet the surging demand.

Our Present

Today, Maharaja Food Private Limited stands as a pillar of quality and innovation. Our flagship Maharaja Super supermarket and the expansive range of food products under Maharaja Food Products brand, from our renowned hand-roasted rice flour to a gourmet selection of local spices and unique food ingredients like Maldivian fish chips and Odiyal, are a reflection of our commitment to nourishing the nation with healthy, quality products.

Our Promise

As we continue to evolve, our promise remains unchanged: to deliver trusted quality for generations. With an ever-expanding portfolio of food items and services, including e-commerce and business consultancy, Maharaja Food Private Limited is more than a food manufacturer—we are a lifestyle brand dedicated to improving and shaping lives through quality, innovation, and a deep-rooted commitment to excellence.

Join Us

As we look to the future, we invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey. Together, let’s continue to celebrate the rich flavors of life with Maharaja Food Private Limited, where tradition meets innovation, and quality knows no bounds.