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From Production Floor to Corner Office
Tony Nadaraja credits his rise from a casual worker to Chief Executive at Hirdaramani Group to an ethos that promotes and nurtures its employees.
Hirdaramani Mihila Factory Wins World Textile Award
The Hirdaramani Group’s Mihila factory in Agalawatta recently won a prestigious World Textile Award in the ‘Garment Maker of the Year 2014’ category.
Tesco Management Visits Hirdaramani Mullaitivu Factory
Incorporating the Back Office
Hirdaramani Group has joined other diversified Sri Lankan companies that have set up shared services operations. But rather than running the operation alongside headquarter functions, it has spun off shared services to a separate Group firm, H-Connect.
Fewer people, more machines, what's the 'Factory of the Future' going to be?
Feizal Samath, Business Editor of the Sunday Times, visits the 'Mihila' factory and talks with Anil Hirdaramani about the future of apparel manufacturing.
Hirdaramani Kahathuduwa receives LEED Platinum Green Building Certification
Hirdaramani Industries Kahathuduwa, a flagship facility of the Hirdaramani Group was awarded LEED Platinum certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
H One Announces Partnership with One Paper Lane to offer Paperless Offices to Cloud customers
The Hirdaramani Group's IT arm, H One (Pvt) Limited, has plans to clear office desks of paper and make filing cabinets redundant, with their latest partnership with an innovative cloud-based software from leading US-based Software company, One Paper Lane.
Commercial Bank launches 'Sipnena' e-learning on Microsoft Cloud
A new educational website that will bring knowledge closer to Sri Lankan children has been launched by the Commercial Bank, the project was done with the expertise of the bank’s IT team, H-One, and Microsoft Sri Lanka.
The Hirdaramani Group extends its sustainability and CSR reach to Mullaitivu
As part of its commitment to support the local community, the Hirdaramani Group rebuilt a local school in the area - the Puthukkudiyiruppu Roman Catholic Vidyalaya.
Hirdaramani Group Opens Factory in Mullaitivu
March 2015, the Hirdaramani Group officially commenced work at their newest facility in Puthu Kudu Irrupe, Mullaitivu, with an opening ceremony to mark the occasion that was attended by the Board of Directors and Senior Management of the Group.
Hirdaramani Opens Factory in Mullaitivu
Hirdaramani Joins CIMA Corporate Partner Program 2015
Amidst a gathering of top corporates and dignitaries CIMA unveiled its 29 corporate partners for the year 2015 at a glitzy event held at the Cinnamon Grand. The program celebrates a partnership between CIMA and corporates that helps to groom professionals to lead businesses and endure excellence through an exposure to cutting edge practices, knowledge and know-how.
H One takes East-Asian hypermarket Lotte Mart Vietnam to the cloud
Premier Microsoft Cloud Deployment Partner H One Ltd. recently transitioned Lotte Mart’s Vietnam operations to the cloud. The project, which involved moving the company's 500+ Vietnam-based employees: factory staff, business users and senior management - to the cloud with next gen productivity tools, focused on enabling the organisation's employees to collaborate more effectively and efficiently.
Hirdaramani Commences Work on Factory in Mullaitivu
The Hirdaramani Group officially commenced construction work on a new apparel manufacturing facility in Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu, with the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone. The company is currently running a training facility in Mullaitivu and the establishment of the factory is the next step in creating jobs and opportunities for the communities in the area.
H Connect First Sri Lankan BPO Company to Achieve ISO 270001:3013 Certification
H Connect’s unparalleled standards were recently validated by ISO 27001:2013 certification, making it the first BPO company in Sri Lanka to be certified under the revised standard. The certification was provided following an audit by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). This achievement highlights H Connect’s commitment towards delivering not only the highest quality services but also the assurance of information security that their clients require.
Expolanka Partners H One on First Sri Lankan Microsoft Azure-based leisure application
Known for its success in travel, leisure and logistics, Expolanka Holdings PLC is the first Sri Lankan conglomerate to host a travel & leisure application on Microsoft’s premier cloud platform, Azure.
H One to Consult for Thailands TMB Bank in Major Cloud Project
H One was recognised for its work empowering Sri Lankan businesses with next generation Cloud technology when it was recently invited by Microsoft’s regional management, to serve as a consultant for a landmark project, which will involve taking one of Thailand’s largest banks – TMB Bank- to the Cloud.
The Hirdaramani Group's eco-friendly factory 'Mihila' has been awarded CarbonNeutral® certification making it the first Apparel Factory in Asia to achieve this distinction. The certification is awarded by The CarbonNeutral Company...
Hirdaramani, Akbar Bros and Esna Holdings invest in Hydro Power Venture
The Hirdaramani Group continues to invest in sustainable power generation, partnering with Akbar Bros and Esna Holdings on two new Mini Hydro Power plants estimated to contribute over 22 Gwh to the National Grid.

Hirdaramani Launches Training Center in Mullaitivu
The Hirdaramani Group launched its newest training center in the Mullaitivu District on the 19th of June. Major General Jagath Dias was the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony which was also attended by Directors Mr. Tony Nadaraja and Mr. Ranil Pathirana along with other members of the senior management team. Close to 40 people have already enrolled at the new training center and many more are expected in the months to come.

The first batch of 40 trainees enrolled at the new Training Center in Mullaitivu

Hirdaramani Knit Mihila wins Gold at National Green Awards
The Hirdaramani Group’s Mihila Factory, in Agalawatta, won a Gold Award in the Apparel category at the National Green Awards for the year 2013/2014. This prestigious award was one of only 12 Gold Awards that were awarded that evening. The Chief Guest of this event which was held for the 3rd consecutive year was His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Hirdaramani Knit Mihila wins Gold at National Green Awards

Hirdaramani Industries Kuruwita awarded LEED Gold
The Hirdaramani Group marks yet another milestone in its commitment to sustainable manufacturing with the awarding of LEED Gold Certification to one of its largest factories, Hirdaramani Industries Kuruwita.

Hirdaramani Industries Kuruwita Awarded LEED Gold Certification

H One Pvt Ltd Becomes a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller
H One Pvt Ltd. has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller (AER), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers' evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment.

H One becomes a Microsoft AER

Hirdaramani Group Creates Winning Presence at Inaugural Edex Job Fair
The Hirdaramani Group HR team conducted one on one discussions with over 2,000 individuals who visited their stall at the EDEX EXPO 2014, providing immediate career guidance and information on opportunities.
Bank Of The Future
H One Ltd, Sri Lanka's premier Microsoft Cloud Deployment Partner, recently hosted an exclusive cloud advisory session for CIOs of the nation’s foremost banks, entitled 'Bank of the Future'.

Delmage Goes Live with Microsoft 0365
The Delmege Forsyth Group (Delmege) working with their technology partners H One (Pvt) Ltd - recently announced the migration of their 400 user-strong e-mail & collaboration systems to Microsoft's premier cloud solution, Microsoft Office 365.
LiCC Jeans Launches Exclusive 'Premier Collection'
The LiCC Jeans Co. launched an exclusive collection of high fashion jeans on 21st November 2013. The launch was attended by several trend setting female celebrities highlighting LiCC's position as a leader in Jeanswear in the country.

Sri Lanka inches Closer to Regional Hub
Aroon Hirdramani speaks at South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum held in Colombo, along with other industry leaders.
Hirdaramani Leadership Program 2013 Graduation
The Hirdaramani hosted a Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2013 of the Group's Leadership Development Program.

H One Boosts Commitment to Business Continuity Thourgh MS Premier Partners
H One Ltd. recently entered into a Premier for Partner agreement with Microsoft. Through the agreement H One's customers can utilise escalation pathways to Microsoft's global support network for complex, business-critical problem resolution.
Sri Lanka: Apparel Makers Eye High End Chinese Market
Sri Lanka's garment industry is targeting higher-end Chinese consumers. Sri Lanka's entry into China has two tracks, a note from one of the country's leading clothing manufacturers, Hirdaramani Group, told just-style.

H One & Microsoft Talk Next Gen Technology with Stockbrokers
H One and Microsoft continue to lead the way in Sri Lanka's cloud computing revolution and a recent event for stock broking and wealth management professionals.
Hirdaramani Celebrates 2013 Women's Day
Every year the Hirdaramani Group takes International Women's Day as a opportunity to draw even more attention to key women's programs that are run across all factories on an on-going basis.

Hirdaramani Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Hirdaramani Industries recently announced that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group's sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental responsibility across its supply chain.
Aroon Hirdaramani makes Echelon's 40 under 40 List.
Echelons 40 under 40 features some of the most successful young people in Sri Lanka who are adding value to its economy.

Aroon Hirdaramani makes Echelon's 40 under 40 List

Hirdaramani & Sifani Launches Chatham
The Hirdaramani Group & Sifani Jewellers, launched their flagship luxury watch store, Chatham, representing the most desirable global watch brands, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Chopard and OMEGA. Located at Galle Face Court in Colombo 03, Chatham offers the ultimate experience in luxury shopping and customer service.
Sannali Sihinaya - Hirdaramani's Got Talent
The first ever talent show in the apparel industry in Sri Lanka, 'Sannali Sihinaya'- 'Hirdaramani's Got Talent', outshining the aesthetic talents of those employed in the industry will have its mega finale on December 22 at Sugathadasa Indoor stadium.

Office 365 cloud and MS Office 2013 launched by H One
Microsoft's premier enterprise cloud offering, Office 365 with Microsoft Office 2013, was launched in Sri Lanka by the Hirdaramani Group's IT arm, H One (Pvt.) Limited.
Hirdaramani Talent Show 2012 a Resounding Success.
The Grand Finale of the Hirdaramani Talent Show was held on the 22nd of December 2012 at the Sugathadasa Stadium. With exceptional performances by the event was an opportunity for all Hirdaramani Employees to showcase their capabilities, to develop these abilities, to learn from the leaders in the entertainment industry and be part of a once in a lifetime event.

Hirdaramani Talent show 2012

Hirdaramani Leadership Program 2012 Graduation
The Hirdaramani Group recently held the Graduation Ceremony for its Leadership Program 2012 Participants. The program was run as part of the Group's CARE (Career Awareness Resources to Excel) program, aimed at developing employee potential.
Hirdaramani Hosts Delegation for 18th Asia Pacific Quality Conference
Hirdaramani Hosts 18th Asia Pacific Quality Conference Delegation
Mihila, was one of just four facilities selected to host the industrial visits of the delegates. The factory was selected for its exceptional achievements in sustainable manufacturing to host the visit titled 'Sustainability - Extended Beyond Compliance.
Hirdaramani Launches Talent show
The Hirdaramani Group recently launched a group wide employee talent show. Developed in partnership with renowned Sri Lankan artist Navaratne Gamage
H One Accelerates Productivity with Office 365
H One (Pvt) Ltd. continues to take customer infrastructures to completely new levels with Microsoft's Office 365, showcasing the power of cloud.
H One Hosts Annual Bash
Hirdaramani subsidiary H One hosts its annual customer and partner appreciation event...
The Hirdaramani Group hosts its annual quiz competition for staff...
Sri Lanka's flourishing green scene
Mr. Arjuna Kuruppu, Director of the Hirdaramani Group, talks about investing in and making Green factories work.
H One Awarded Microsoft LAR Status
H One (Pvt.) Ltd continues its rapid ascent up the Microsoft Partner ladder with the recent announcement of their status as a Large Account Reseller (LAR) for Microsoft.
Hirdaramani hosts leadership forum for employees
The Hirdaramani Group recently held a Leadership Forum for its future leaders, bringing togther a distinguished panel of successful businessmen from multiple disciplines.
The Hirdaramani Group's eco-friendly factory 'Mihila' has been awarded CarbonNeutral® certification making it the first Apparel Factory in Asia to achieve this distinction. The certification is awarded by The CarbonNeutral Company...
Hirdaramani, Akbar Bros and Esna Holdings invest in Hydro Power Venture
The Hirdaramani Group continues to invest in sustainable power generation, partnering with Akbar Bros and Esna Holdings on two new Mini Hydro Power plants estimated to contribute over 22 Gwh to the National Grid.

French Ambassador visits Hirdaramani Industries Vavuniya
Visiting the Hirdaramani Factory in Vavuniya the French Ambassador expressed her happiness to see private businesses creating jobs for women in the region and was impressed by the sense of teamwork shared by Tamil & Sinhalese employees.
Diplomat Re launched
Renown in the 1950's and 60's as Sri Lanka's leading brand of shirts, Hirdaramani re-launched its flagship brand 'Diplomat' in 2011 targeting a whole new range of young trendsetters...

Aroon Hirdaramani Represent Sri Lanka Apparel at
WWD Forum
September 22nd, 2011. Aroon Hirdarmani represented Sri Lanka Apparel at the Women's Wear Daily Sourcing Forum in NY presenting on the value and potential of Sri Lankan Apparel Industry to leading brands and buyers.

H One hosts Microsoft Dynamics CIO meeting
Hirdaramani Group of Sri Lanka expanding business in Bangladesh
Ten powerful names in IT industry emerge triumphant
Hirdaramani Going 'Green' !
Hirdaramani Group of Sri Lanka expanding business in Bangladesh
Hirdaramani Awarded National Gold Flame Award for Energy Efficiency
Hirdaramani Manufacturer of Choice for Up-Cycled fashion by TESCO
When TESCO decided to partner with Orsola de Castro to create a, 'up cycled' collection (F&F) for their brand, Hirdaramani was the apparel manufacturer of choice to complete the partnership, producing the first ever commercial scale collection of up-cycled clothing.

Nike Human Race Dressed by Hirdaramani
LiCC Jeans Featured on Harpers Bazar
We are back on top!
Chithragala Project Review
Hirdaramani Group Wins The All Star Award!
Re-Construction and Rehablitation of Tsunami Affected Vidyaloka College Galle
Sivanthivu Project - Complete!
MOU between Hirdaramani Group & Ministry of Education
Hirdaramani Gold Sponsors For Ideators 2012
Hirdaramani partners with the Birtish Council as Gold Sponsors of the 2012 Season of 'IDEATORS', a reality-TV show competition that brings together 6 university students from the UK and 6 university students from Sri Lanka in an entrepreneurial challenge.