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We draw from a legacy that began in the last century; it is a genesis that goes back five decades to 1965 in the beautiful historic hill capital of Kandy. Operating through an era of local industrialization, the small company that began with just a three member team was ready to expand. Ten years later, that change was stimulated when we were appointed a wholesale distributor, representing some of the leading manufacturers.

In 1980, the old partnership was transformed when moving into Colombo, the company was renamed M R Pharmaceuticals, prompted due to the company gaining the prestigious IPCA Laboratories India into its representative umbrella, forging a relationship that continues even today. Becoming a Limited Liability Company in 1987 also saw cause for yet another change of name which is when Emar Pharma came into being, etching a powerful and exciting presence into the pharmaceutical industry. Our unrelenting focus on ensuring high quality at all levels becomes the ethos on which we forge partnerships and nurture stakeholders resulting in our diversification into diagnostic, medical equipment, surgical and medical software, thus making world class healthcare products and services accessible to all Sri Lankans.

Partnering over thirty international manufacturers, our subsidiary Apcot Marketing keeps our network expansive, ensuring our presence in strategic locations around the country in order to ensure this accessibility as well as making inroads into the Maldives. This is augmented by a motivated and highly committed team, spearheaded by a directorate whose collective experience spans over one hundred years in healthcare. The skill set within our team is aligned to our vision and mission, as well as our deep rooted values of being an ethical socially conscious company that empowers people, uniting them under the umbrella of the Emar Pharma Family.

Our Vision

To provide every Sri Lankan easy access to the world’s best healthcare technology, products and services

Our Mission

To deliver the best healthcare products and technology by partnering with globally respected manufacturers through the most well trained personnel in the industry

Our Journey

The Begining
A retail pharmacy outlet starts with a three member team in Kandy
The Begining
December 10
1965
M. R. Pharmaceuticals
Starts imports, marketing and distribution
M. R. Pharmaceuticals
November 13
1980
Emar Pharma (Pvt) Ltd
Diversifies into diagnostics and surgical with new brand identity and becomes a limited liability company.
Emar Pharma (Pvt) Ltd
November 19
1987
25 Years of Service for Health
Emar celebrates 25 years of service and unveils its new logo
25 Years of Service for Health
November 19
2012