From being a general warehouse store to an upmarket department store to a leading
Sri Lankan food company catering to all consumers across the country, Cargills has
gone from strength to strength since its establishment in 1844.
Early years (1844-1890)
On the 08th of August 1844, William Milne and David Sime Cargill founded “Milne and
Company”, a general warehouse business in the heart of Colombo, Fort.