Abans partners with EWIS Colombo


Reputed Consumer Goods retailer, Abans PLC, partners with EWIS Colombo Limited (ECL), the only Original Equipment Manufacturer in Sri Lanka to produce and market consumer electronic devices. ECL Chairman and CEO, Sanjeewa Wickramanayaka and Buddhika Dharmawardane, Chief Marketing Officer Abans PLC signed the partnership agreement on electronic devices Original Device Manufacturing (ODM) on 10 August 2022, a spokesman said.

This agreement comes into play at a very crucial time in the country’s economy. Abans and ECL have taken the lead to promote local manufacturing in a bid to revamp the struggling economy. The renowned retailer and the original equipment manufacturer stand to save the country a considerable amount of foreign exchange in the process by reducing imports. They expect that such business ventures would boost the country’s declining economy while empowering the local workforce. Abans and ECL hope to validate the ‘made in Sri Lanka’ tag by producing and marketing products manufactured locally, to international standards. This will enable local consumers, who have been deprived of the privilege of imported electronic and electrical goods, to buy ‘Sri Lankan-made’ products at affordable prices through the convenience of Abans’ robust retail network, he added.