Merrill J Fernando is a pioneer of the Ceylon Tea industry. Against all odds, in an industry dominated by multinationals, he has been able to establish a wholly Sri Lankan tea brand that is reputed for its integrity and quality. His journey was not easy but he persevered, so that the name of Ceylon Tea would not be tarnished in the eyes of the consumer. Merrill J Fernando is the only producer from any tea, coffee or cocoa growing country to provide his product directly to the customer under a producer owned brand. His philosophy is that success is not complete unless it is shared, expressed in a commitment to make business a matter of human service. Merrill J Fernando, despite his modesty and simplicity, projects greatness. Through a 66 year journey in the tea industry, he has continued to protect the image of Ceylon Tea whilst promoting it.

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