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Active in Sri Lanka for five decades, the Group is one of the foremost business houses in the Country. It is today, a diversified Organization engaged in different spheres of business activity. The core objective is driven towards excellence in customer service, bound by a common set of values, linked across the entire Organization.
The primary source of the Group’s strength and dynamism is its human resources factor..
The Group provides ‘state of the art’ technology and delivers exceptional service quality.

Vision

A Metropolitan solution in every Place of Work.

Mission

We offer Work Place and Personal Productivity solutions and services, that exceed customer expectations and unparalleled marketing capabilities to our business partners whilst providing our Staff the opportunity for personal advancement with performance based recognition and rewards.

Values

Teamwork is our Credo

We are Metropolitan. We respect and support each other in everything we do. We take ownership of all tasks both as a team and individually and are accountable to see them through to completion. When we take up a task, consider it done.

Respond with a sense of Urgency

At Metropolitan we anticipate the needs of our customers, channel members, business partners, staff and other stakeholders and respond with a sense of urgency to fulfill their needs.

When we win, so do our Partners

We are committed to foster win-win partnerships with our customers, business partners, channel members, staff and all other stakeholders. Mutual benefit, trust, honesty and care are the cornerstones of these long-term partnerships

Perfection is our Hallmark

We benchmark best practices in every sphere of our business and strive to attain new standards through development of competencies and continuous improvement of processes.

Our Success is based on how Innovative we are

The environment and our customer’s needs keep changing. We respond to these changes with innovative solutions. Innovation help us deliver extraordinary value and keep us well ahead of competition.

A Passion to Win

We are passionate about winning responsibly. Our spirit is indomitable. We never give up.

History

THE BIRTH OF OFFICE AUTOMATION
Metropolitan Group has carried office space into the new age

When an accountant decided to venture into the office equipment business in 1958, he was taking on established blue-chip competitors in the field. But with an unerring feel for the real needs of his customers and an uncompromising eye for quality, as well as what must have been a strong belief in himself, J S Ambani was able to steer his fledging company to early success, bringing renowned brands such as Royal from USA, Facit from Sweden and Trodat from Austria, to the island.


Half a century later, the company that he started and then encouraged his five sons to develop, has grown to proportions that must have been even greater than those J S dreamed of. But Metropolitan's steadfast belief in quality, its commitment to partnering with the best, and its ability to fulfil its promise of creating more productive work spaces, is still recognisable today.


When the younger generation of Ambani's, including current Chairman J. J. Ambani, joined their father in the business in the early seventies, the stage was set for the business to take off. Electronic office equipment was the latest thing and Metropolitan's business agility and partnerships with top brands, meant that they were well positioned to supply state-or-the-art electronic calculators, typewriters, teller machines, accounting machines and IT equipment.

With the global electronic revolution and the opening up of the local economy in 1977, the company seized the opportunity to further expand its portfolio. Metropolitan began importing banking machines from East Germany’s Robotron, and at the time were the only local company supplying electro-mechanical current account banking machines for the entire banking industry in the country. Between 1970 and 1980 Metropolitan's staff grew from 30 to nearly 380.

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Structure

Directors




Group Directors

Mr. J J Ambani,FCA
Chairman
Mr. Erajh Gunarathne
Deputy Chairman
Mr. A K Kumarasena
Group Consultant Director
Mr. Ivor Maharoof
Managing Director/ Group Director

Directors of Subsidiary Companies

Mr. Taslim Rahaman
Managing Director
Mr. Roshan Tissera
Managing Director
Ms. Dushanthi Roberts
Group Finance Director
Mr. Charith Molligoda
Director
Mr. Anil Gunawardana
Director/Group Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Jagath Ravindra
Director
Mr. Sanjeev Ariaratnam
Director
Mr. Susil Peiris
Director
Mr. Ali Asgar Roshanali
Director

Chairman's Message

The Metropolitan Group has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1958 as an office equipment supplier, to become Sri Lanka’s leading workplace solutions provider and has evolved into a diversified Group supporting and implementing large projects involving advanced technologies in areas such as infrastructure, educational services and BPO operations and even medical radiology equipment.


We bring technology closer to the people and organizations who wish to use it to enhance productivity and efficiency in their lives and workplaces respectively.


Our main strength is our human resource which is the driving force behind our success. Metropolitan is privileged to have a team of trained professionals who demonstrate high levels of innovation, dynamism and commitment. Each sector where Metropolitan offers its products, services and solutions is supported by skilled engineers and technicians who are conscious of the business needs and urgencies of our clients.


Metropolitan has had the honour of servicing the mission critical requirements of some of Sri Lanka’s foremost government and business organizations. In testimony to the quality of our services, is the fact that many of these renowned clients have been relying on Metropolitan over several decades displaying the confidence and trust they place in us as a business partner.


J. J. Ambani

Branch Network



Sales & Marketing Office

Metropolitan Office (Pvt) Ltd

No 12,
Magazine Road, Colombo 08.
Tel: 011 243 7797
salesmal@metropolitan.lk

Metropolitan Communications (Pvt) Ltd

No 85,
Braybrooke Place, Colombo 02.
Tel: 011 470 0200
ibs_mcl@metropolitan.lk

Metropolitan PhotoHub (Pvt) Ltd

No 247,
Galle road, Colombo 04.
Tel: 011 470 0200
camerasales@metropolitan.lk

Metropolitan Telecom Services (Pvt) Ltd

No 93 1/1,
Hunupitiya Lake Road, Colombo 02.
Tel: 011 470 0300, 011 727 1271
micromaxadmin@metropolitan.lk

Print Hub

No 01,
Havelock Place, Colombo 05.
Tel: 011 259 4932/011 259 4698
printhub@metropolitan.lk

MCentre

Colpetty

No. 418,
Galle Rd, Colombo 03.
0114622471, 0112372257
prasanna.k@metropolitan.lk

Wattala

No. 566B,
Negombo Rd, Wattala.
0114640162, 0112941900
kusal@metropolitan.lk

Nugegoda

No. 380,
Highlevel Rd, Delkanda, Nugegoda.
0114645083, 0114645084
unityplaza@metropolitan.lk

Battaramulla

No.26A,
Main Street, Battaramulla.
0114641278, 0114641279
imran.ismail@metropolitan.lk

Moratuwa

No. 514,
Galle Rd, Rawathawatta, Moratuwa.
0114369272, 0114209866
saleem@metropolitan.lk

Negombo

No. 139/A,
St. Joseph Street, Negombo.
0314936470, 0314936471 chamindar@metropolitan.lk

Kandy

No. 467,
Peradeniya Rd, Kandy.
0814951594, 0814951595
manoj.e@metropolitan.lk

Galle

No.05,
Dickson Rd, Galle.
0912248495
gallemcentre@metropolitan.lk

Kalutara

No 261B,
Main Street, Kalutara South, Kalutara.
0342221431
kalutharamcentre@metropolitan.lk

Kurunegala

No.112,
Colombo Rd, Kurunegala,Kurunegala.
0372234415
kurunagalamcentre@metropolitan.lk

Matara

No. 180,
Dharmapala Mw., Pamburana, Matara.
0412237575
mataramcentre@metropolitan.lk

Ratnapura

No. 110,
Main Street, Ratnapura.
0454920340
rathnapuramcentre@metropolitan.lk

Anuradhapura

No. 26/12,
New Bus Stand, Anuradhapura.
0252227011
anuradhapuramcentre@metropolitan.lk

Killinochi

No. 315,
A-9 Road, kilinochchi.




Regional Business Units

Kandy Branch

No. 17 A,
George E De Silva Mawatha, Kandy.
0812227392-3
kandy@metropolitan.lk

Gampaha Branch

No.106,
Colombo Road, Gampaha.
0332227483
gampaha@metropolitan.lk

Ratnapura Branch

No. 578,
Colombo Road, New Town, Ratnapura.
0452223779 / 0454920310
rtpura@metropolitan.lk

Matara Branch

No.382,
Dharmapala Mawatha, Pamburana, Matara.
041222 1001-3
matara@metropolitan.lk

Anuradhapura

No. 26/12,
New Bus Stand, Anuradhapura.
0252222073
apura@metropolitan.lk

Kurunegala Branch

No. 42,
Wilgoda Road, Kurunegala.
0374690501
krngala@metropolitan.lk

Jaffna Branch

No.186/22,
Gurunadha Swami Kovil Lane,
Off Point Pedro Road, Anaipanthi, Jaffna.
0212220777
jaffna@metropolitan.lk

Batticaloa (Dealer)

United Book Center,
No 6,
Lyod Avenue
Batticaloa
0772663636
mpgnilantha@metropolitan.lk

Badulla (Dealer)

H.A Bagasrawala & Sons
No 17,Bazar Street,
Badulla
0772663636
mpgnilantha@metropolitan.lk