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Greenkeepers (Pvt) Ltd is a “BOI company” (registered with the “Board of Investment”, facilitating investors and exporters), and was incorporated in Sri Lanka in the year 2008 to offer sustainable waste management services for the Sri Lankan apparel industry. In the absence of a textile waste recycling mill in the country, the company signed long term contracts with compliant recycling mills overseas and continued as an exporter generating foreign exchange to the country. To date the company has recycled over 25 million kilograms (cumulatively) of textile waste generated by Sri Lanka’s apparel industry

Greenkeepers now wishes to take the company to the next level and to introduce value addition to the current recycling process. The company joined hands with the technological partners, and is ready to set up a textile waste recycling plant which converts the textile waste to value added products within the country, thus creating a higher added value locally, while reducing environmental burden to Sri Lanka and CO2 emissions.

The Company has been working together with the apparel industry for long years to internationally market wearing apparels, fabric, yarn and accessories.

Having spent over 10 years in research and development efforts for a sustainable future for the country , the company secured exclusive partnerships with many international reputed companies to market and distribute state of the art machinery in food waste recycling , waste to bio-fuel and renewable energy technologies which will be launched officially in the year 2018. consultants to the state and private sector on renewable energy initiatives and sustainable infrastructure projects.

The unique business model of GreenKeepers and its contribution to the environment earned many local and international awards within a very short period of time and the earned exposure was a springboard to become project developers in renewable energy segment and to be foreign investment promoters on sustainable infrastructure Development in the country.

Company Vision
"Zero Waste"
Company Mission
"Let's Eco Cycle"

Awards Won


Gold Award for 2021 for export performance

Green Keepers (Pvt) Ltd , wins Gold Award at the National Chamber of Exporters held in February 2022 at Shangri-La Hotel , Colombo , Sri Lanka.

The company was awarded “ Silver “ by National Chamber of Exporters for 2016 , 2019 , 2020 and wins Gold Award for 2021 for the 1st time , for revenue and volume growth , achieved amidst challenges faced under global pandemic context.

German award

National Chamber of Exporters Awards-2020

The Annual Export Awards of the " National Chamber of Exporters" is the most recognized event for the leading exporters in Sri Lanka.

The award is secured for the 3rd time by GreenKeepers ( 2016 and 2019 ) as a fully compliant industrial waste solution provider amidst tough economic conditions prevailed after Easter Bomb Attack at the beginning of the financial year.

The overall vision of the company is not to be a waste exporter forever , but to introduce state of the art technologies in recycling of industrial as well as MSW within the country and to produce value added products which can be exported as well as consumed in the domestic market.

German award

National Chamber of Exporters Awards-2019

The Annual Export Awards of the " National Chamber of Exporters" is the most recognized event for the leading exporters in Sri Lanka.

The award is secured for the 2nd time by GreenKeepers ( 2016 ) with untiring efforts and commitment in serving the industrial waste sector of the country , fully compliant , generating much needed foreign exchange to the country.

2018-2019 was one of the toughest financial years with economic pressures in local as well as in the international markets , hence the achievement is special to the team.

The overall vision of the company is not to be a waste exporter forever , but to introduce state of the art technologies in recycling of industrial as well as MSW within the country and to produce value added products which can be exported as well as consumed in the domestic market.

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Winner of the Environmental Innovation Award – 2017 – Chemnitz / Germany

1st Place Winner of the Environmental Innovation Award of the Sustainable Textile Symposium www.sustainable-textile-school.com which took place Sept 18 – 20th in Chemnitz, Germany.

Nine candidates from Brazil to Sri Lanka presented with best ideas for sustainable future for textile industry , business model or product and GreenKeepers (Pvt) Ltd , presentation of business ideas for the future was picked as 1st place judged by an independent panel of experts.

The Symposium was organized by Gherzi , www.gherzi.com, a Swiss-based, global advisory and engineering company to the textile industry, and the Technical University of Chemnitz www.tu-chemnitz.de/index.html.en and was dedicated to the topic of environmental challenges in textile and making the textile industry more sustainable. It was a great event, packed with highly interesting presentation, discussions, and topics of exchange covering fiber, fabric and chemicals and involving the entire supply chain of the textile industry.

German award

Edward Fernando , receiving the “ Environmental Innovation Award” from Professor Marlen G.Arnold, Head of Corporate Environmental Management (Technische Universität Chemnitz –Germany , Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)

National Chamber of Commerce - Export Awards ( Silver ) – 2016

Proud recipient as a foreign exchange earner to the country. The process of selecting organizations to receive this prestigious award is screened thoroughly by a panel of independent judges evaluation the:   

  • Export Performance – ( Total Value of Exports, Overall Export Growth )
  • Market/ Product Development – ( New Markets / Products , Product Diversification , Market Diversification )
  • Value Addition – ( Net Value Addition , Process of Value Addition )
  • Financial Performance (Earnings, Return on Investment , Effective Asset & Fund Management , Statutory Compliances)
  • Effective Management Efforts – ( Productivity ,Export Capacity expansion , Sustainability , Trade Promotions , Significant Achievements related to the Company and Country )
  • Implementation of Quality Management / Environment Protection System Resource Efficient Cleaner Production & Waste Management, Efficient Energy Management.
  • Branding – ( Brand Strategy and Brand Promotion related to brands registered in Sri Lanka)
  • Innovation – (Nature of the Product/s, Process, or Market Innovations and beneficial results)

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Nce export award

Edward Fernando and Joe Jayawardena receiving award from Export Development Board Chairman , Mrs.Indira Malwatta

Environmental Catalyst - JASTECA ( Japan Sri Lanka technical & Cultural Association ) – 2013

The Japan Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association (JASTECA) conducted its Annual Awards Night 2013 - Attended by over 400 distinguished guests.

The awards ceremony, which was conducted for the 18th consecutive year, was mainly to promote productivity, efficiency and sustainable development among local business entities in keeping with the vision of JASTECA.

Awards were presented to the winners of 5S, Kaizen and CSR competitions for their excellence in performance.

The Chief Guest at the occasion was Japanese Ambassador Nobuhito Hobo and “ Environmental Catalyst Award , the only award for the night for a company engaged in environmental services was presented by the Guest of Honor , MAS Holdings Chairman, Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean to Mr. Edward Fernando / Managing Director of GreenKeepers (Pvt) Ltd and Mrs.Anne Fernando/ Director GreenKeepers (Pvt) Ltd.

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Nice export award

Edward and Anne receiving the JASTECA award from Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean ( Chairman of MAS Holdings ) , Mr. G.Marambe ( Chairman JASTECA Award committee – left ) , Mr.Athulla Edirisinghe – President JASTECA ( right )

Most Promising Entrepreneurship Award – Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Awards - 2012

As Asia Pacific’s most prestigious award for entrepreneurs, it is a regional bench-mark. It honours enterprising men and women in business who have proven their enterprising spirit, whilst not neglecting the social responsibilities that are associated with business leadership.

Evaluation was carried out by the KPMG Ford, Rhodes, Thornton & Co., and an International Panel of Judges to select the winners based on a regional company evaluation bench mark and short listed on a computer generated marking scheme, which included personal interviews at company or factory premises of the applicants, by a Technical Team from Enterprise Asia in Malaysia.

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Most promising Enterpreneur

High Commissioner to Malaysia in Sri Lanka His Exc. Azmi Zainudin( L) Edward Fernando & President Enterprise Asia Mr.William .

Green Awards – Central Environment Authority - 2012

National Green Awards 2012, presented by the Central Environmental Authority and GreenKeepers (Pvt) Ltd was a proud recipient of the award which was held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse.

The coveted awards, on its second consecutive year, aimed to reward entities which show continuous commitment to sustainability and contribute towards maintaining a cleaner and greener environment through energy, waste and water management.

49 awards were presented in 16 categories, with environmentally-friendly, sustainable organizations selected by an expert panel of judges after a lengthy review of their performance.

Most promising Enterpreneur

Our Team

Edward Fernando
Founder / Managing Director

Edward is an entrepreneur, a passionate environmentalist, and CEO and founder of Green Keepers (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka’s first industrial waste management / recycling company.

Edward holds a degree from Chartered Institute of Marketing –UK and Pg.Dip-BA from University of Wales.

As a professional, he spent 20 years in Aviation and Logistics Industry employed under leading PLC’s in Sri Lanka and incorporated GreenKeepers (Pvt) Ltd in 2008 to undertake industrial waste management as an entrepreneur due to lack of focus for such services in the country.

To-date Edward has won several awards for his company services locally as well as internationally.

Anne Fernando

Anne was engaged in the travel and Tourism industry for over 28 years and pioneered incorporation of GreenKeepers together with Edward and has over 10 years’ experience in waste management.