Shriya Holdings took ownership of the estate in the year 2012, and they have since undertaken several reforms to uplift the standard of the estate and the bungalow.
The company currently owns and operates Diyanillakelle Estate, which extends over an area of 227 acres. The estate consists of a 170-acre area of tea, of both conventional and organic varieties; Diyanillakelle Estate Bungalow, which offers both local and foreign guests a unique holiday experience in the hills; and a 25-acre expanse of land that will soon be developed to carry out a smart greenhouse-farming operation.
The incorporation of good agricultural practices, after they took over, led to them receiving GAP certification. The estate-blend of tea, Diyanillakelle Tea, has swiftly built a name for itself in the international market.
18 acres from the total tea acreage (170 acres) have been converted to organic and subsequently received fully-organic certification. An additional plot of 35 acres has been selected, and will undergo complete organic conversion. The long-term objective of Shriya Holdings is to convert the entire estate to organic by 2025.
The objective of the group is to ensure sustainability and social responsibility across each of its efforts: the tea estate, the bungalow, and the planned smart greenhouse-farming operation. Parallelly, Shriya Holdings is deeply invested in improving the social and economic well-being of the workers and their families, amounting to 600 people for whom Diyanillakelle Estate is their home.