Credible, non profit certification body set up by
To assist exporters and SMEs in Sri Lanka
Deputy Minister of Health Lalith Dissanayaka awards ISO 22000
Certificate to Uni Lion Food Product (Pvt) Ltd, Managing
Director, P.K Karunainathan., Indexpo Certification Ltd Chairman
Nimal Perera and Director Shantha Kuruppumullage look on.
Indexpo Certification Ltd has been established by the Ceylon National
Chamber of Industries and the National Chamber of Exporters with the
assistance provided by the United Nations Industrial Development
Organization (UNIDO) under its Integrated Industrial Development Support
Programme. This programme has been funded by the Royal Norwegian
Government through NORAD to conduct conformity assessments and grant
certification to Sri Lankan industries in compliance with national and
international standards demanded by the consumers.
The aim was not only to facilitate the export market but also to
safeguard the local consumers using the products and services.
In this regard initially the company introduced a food safety
inspection and grading system to enhance the safety of food produced by
hotels and catering services which is called the "Crowns for food
The programme has been developed in par with similar programmes in
operation in developed countries and first implementation was in the
Colombo Municipal Council area with the support of the Health Department
of CMC. This will be introduced to other municipal council areas around
Colombo and to tourist hotels and restaurants in the country with the
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.
The company (www.indexpocertification.lk) also conducts management
system certifications such as GMP, HACCP, ISO 22000- FSMS, ISO 9001-QMS,
ISO 14001- EMS and OHSAS-18001. Exporters and SMEs will be assisted by
providing credible and affordable certification services which comply
with international standards.
Today the crowns grading to hotels and restaurants who have conformed
to the criteria stipulated and their capabilities to ensure safety of
food to the consumer and also the companies who have conformed to the
requirements of the relevant management system standards were awarded
their certifications by the Deputy Health Minister Lalith Dissanayaka
and Tourism Development Authority Acting Director General Vipula