About Browns

Everywhere in life since 1875


For centuries, Sri Lanka has attracted scores of Traders and Merchants from distant parts of the globe, who travelled here seeking to build their fortunes in various industries including gems, spices, ivory, elephants and tea. Brown and Company PLC is a living testament to that spirit of enterprise. Founded in 1875 by James Brown, one of the many young British entrepreneurs who came to our shores in search of opportunity, adventure and profit.