Life at Cargills

Cargills is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a group of talented Team Members and to creating a workplace that allows each Team Member to contribute to the collective success of our company. Our programs and initiatives related to employment practices, compensation and benefits, talent management, diversity and inclusion, and Team Member relations are important to fulfilling this commitment, especially in today’s challenging economic climate.


Our Strength is Our Team

At the heart of Cargills culture is the desire to embrace our differences and make connections across business units, at every location in every district across the island - so that each employee can reach their full potential.

Our multi-cultural work environment is warm and equitable ensuring that each member of our team is valued for their capabilities and respected for who they are. We strive to create a happy and focused work atmosphere that celebrates the team and encourages innovation.

Our goal is to provide a workplace where all employees can thrive and grow - A workplace where employees feel included, safe, and are given the opportunities to make valuable contributions to Cargills and thereby partner the progress of Sri Lanka.

I come from Beligala a remote village in the Kegalle district and joined Cargills as a trainee executive in 2001. Soon I was given the opportunity to assist the Manager at the Cargills Food City outlet in Nugegoda. Today I am a Senior Operations Manager of Cargills - Retail. Cargills has taught me many things. One learning I really hold close to my heart is that one can make a mistake once but must never repeat it. The Cargills leadership is firm but fair and they gave me every opportunity possible to keep improving myself. My career at Cargills has taught me discipline and has enriched my life in all its aspects



Kaveendra Thilakaratne - Senior Operations Manager