- Promote and enhance the Company’s image in the market
- Make full use of the company resources to achieve a competitive advantage
- Sustain profitability
- Continue to provide all its employees with the resources necessary to ensure the success of the Company
- Maintain its reputation for quality products, service, and social responsibility
The Sharmayu Group of Companies has been contributing to the national economy over many decades through its long involvement in the Ayurveda industry. As an integral component of this enterprise Sharmayu also serves the country, the nation and humanity through its commitment to community welfare projects across the length and breadth of the island. This is a service that continues to grow.
Pilgrim Support at Sri Pada
For over 35 years Sharmayu has been in the forefront of caring for pilgrims who climb the Holy Peak of Sri Pada. Throughout the six-month long pilgrim season beginning in January each year, the organisation serves the pilgrims with Sharmayu balm massages for weary limbs and Lakpeyava for relief from exhaustion, cold and ailments resulting from the threefold vaatha (air), pitha (bile) and sema (phlegm) imbalances. Sharmayu also provides rest rooms, pure drinking water and toilet facilities. Protecting the environment is an abiding Sharmayu concern shown through the provision of garbage disposal bins and programmes and strategies to create public awareness of the need to respect and love the environment.
Social Welfare at Religious Events
During annual religious events at the sacred locations of Anuradhapura, Kataragama, Seenigama, Getabaruva, and Ratnapura Saman Devale, Sharmayu provides care services for devotees, including financial assistance to the needy.
Environmental Awareness Programme
In addition, in schools, hospitals, public and private sector institutions Sharmayu has placed garbage disposal bins and displayed publicity materials relating to the protection of the environment.
Supporting Schools in Need
Sharmayu also provides assistance in curricular and co-curricular school activities. Children in need are also granted financial assistance.
Humanitarian Assistance during Natural Disasters
In the event of natural disasters that occur from time to time Sharmayu participates in the relief and rehabilitation effort. The organization has constructed new school buildings and provided financial assistance to students and refugees.
Conservation of Indigenous Medicinal Plants
Sharmayu cultivates valuable indigenous herbs on a large scale, providing a means of livelihood for the people in rural areas. The conservation of plants and herbs that are fast becoming extinct and endangered is another Sharmayu community service. The cultivation of indigenous herbs in school gardens is promoted thereby instilling in young minds aware of the island’s valuable heritage of indigenous flora.
QUALITY & EXCELLENCE
Ayurveda is a holistic form of medicine manufactured from natural sources which have been enhancing a healthy way of life since ancient times. It is founded on a concept of safety and efficacy in ayurveda products, which explicitly avoid harmful side effects, providing the basis of quality standards. The result has been traditional and authentically eco-friendly and consumer-friendly natural medicinal products.
The most important element in the manufacturing process is the time-tested traditional knowledge which is sometimes difficult to explain in terms of conventional science. However, as Ayurveda is a science itself, it has adopted and updated technology appropriately.
Research is not new to Ayurveda and has sustained it’s ultimate knowledge system. The uniqueness and authenticity of ayurvedic science has been established over millennia and validated by millions of practitioners into an authoritative repertory. Ayurveda’s authoritative knowledge of applied pharmacy has been based on essential research conducted on all formulae. The traditional wisdom of Ayurveda and scientific methodology has combined to extract medicinal properties following Good Manufacturing Practices and high quality standards.
Using modern technology, our dedicated Research & Development Centre provides user-friendly dosage forms. Its staff is well-qualified and trained in natural product development. It is highly skilled and painstaking work rather than a purely scientific process, working with Ayurvedic recipes in order to preserve the natural healing properties of plants in the finished product. Most ayurvedic products are polyherbal or herb-mineral preparations and are highly complicated biological or chemical compounds which synergistically act in the human body. In our R & D processes, we ensure safety and efficacy of the final product in order to maintain the highest standards of quality. The Research and Development Centre is located at the Sharmayu Ayurveda Hospital, the pioneering private Ayurveda Medical Research Centre in India, and has access to extensive rare and old Ayurvedic texts.
We at Sharmayu Group have a long tradition of new product design and development culture, resulting in over 30 new products over the last fifteen years. These have included various ayurvedic tonics, oils, teas, capsules, soaps, creams etc.
The Product Development Committee which consists of reputed Ayurvedic physicians, leading Ayurveda academia and former members of the Ayurveda Drug Formula Committee of the Ministry of Health and Department of Ayurveda, meet regularly to discuss, test and analyse new products and formulations and recommend them for patient trials.