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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
Chairman, Metropolitan Holdings PVT Ltd
Mr. Erajh Gunarathne
Deputy Chairman, Metropolitan Holdings PVT Ltd
Mr. A. Kumarasena
Group Director, Metropolitan Holdings PVT Ltd
Mr. Ivor Maharoof
Group Managing Director, Metropolitan Holdings PVT Ltd
Ms. Dushanthi Roberts
Group Finance Director, Metropolitan Holdings PVT Ltd

Directors of Subsidiary Companies

Mr. Charith Molligoda
Chief Executive Officer-MCL/ Director- MEPL / MOL
Mr. Jagath Ravindra
Director- MATL/ MOL
Mr. Anil Gunawardana
Group Chief Technology Officer/Director- MOL/MCL
Mr. Susil Peiris
Group Chief Information Officer/ Director-MCPL
Mr. Ali Asgar Roshanali
Director- MOL
Mr. Chaminda Rajapakshe
Director MCPL
Mr. Taslim Rahaman
Consultant Director-PhotoHub/MCPL
Mr. Roshan Tissera
Consultant Director- MCL

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

Colombo 03

No. 418,
Galle Road, Colombo 03
Manager : Saleem Muthaliph
0766209572, 0114622471, 0114345879
saleem@metrpolitan.lk

Wattala

No. 566B,
Negombo Road, Wattala.
Manager : Kavindu Udayanga
0766209171, 0114610612
kavinduu@metropolitan.lk

Nugegoda

No. 380,
Highlevel Road, Delkanda, Nugegoda.
Manager : Chathura Gamage
0766209594, 0114645083
chathurag@metropolitan.lk

Battaramulla

No.358c,
Kaduwela road, Battaramulla.
Manager: Jayalath Hewage
0766209739, 0114641278
jayalathh@metropolitan.lk

Negombo

No.139/A,
St.Joseph Street, Negombo.
Manager : Nuwan Predeep
0766209734, 0314936470
nuwank@metropolitan.lk

Moratuwa

No.514,
Galle Road,Rawathawatta, Moratuwa.
Manager : Vidunsha Madushanka
0763434152, 0114369272 vidunsham@metropolitan.lk

Kandy

No.153,
S.W.R.D. Bandaranayake Mawatha, Kandy.
Manager : Manoj Ellepola
0766209021, 0814951594
manoj.e@metropolitan.lk

Galle

No.05,
Dickson Road, Galle.
Manager : Prasad Kavindu
0766209431, 0912248485
kavindut@metropolitan.lk

Kalutara

261 B,
Galle Road,Kalutara South, Kalutara.
Manager : Namal Gurusinghe
0766677261, 0342221431
namal.g@metropolitan.lk

Anuradhapura

No.12,
New Bus Stand, Anuradhapura.
Manager : Nishantha Vithanage
766674989, 0252227011
nishanthav@metropolitan.lk

Trincomalee

No.231,
Dockyard Road,Trincomalee.
Manager : Lakmilan Fernando
0765498038, 0262228377
luckmillanf@metropolitan.lk




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 Service Center/Dealer

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

Badulla Service Center/Dealer

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

Kilinochchi Service Center/Dealer

In Front of Old Hospital,
No. 315, A -9 Road,
Kilinochchi.
0212 283300
Contact Person : Mr. Sriharan
Tel : 0212283300
Mobile : 0777754811