Genealogical Table of Sri Lankan Muslim Families

Business Establishments

Muslim Business Establishments Since 1820

Name of Establishment

Start

End

Address

Business Type

O.L.M.A.L.M. Alim & Sons

1820

1920

3rd Cross Street, Pettah, Colombo 11

Import of hardware & household items

S.M. Assena Marikar & Company

1840

 

6 &14 China Street, Pettah, Colombo 11

Import of hardware & household items

I.L.M. Noordeen Hajiar & Company

1840

 

236 Main Street, Pettah, Colombo 11

Import of iron, steel, metal, hardware, small arms, ammunition & electrical good

M.C. Joonoos & Company 

1855

 

Bank of Ceylon Building, York Street, Fort, Colombo 1

Branch Office in LA, USA

Export of Jewelry & Gems

Business being carried out in LA, USA

S.L. Naina-Marikar & Company

1859

1930

188 Keyzer Street, Pettah, Colombo 11

Import of textiles & automobiles (1920)

O.L.M. Macan-Markar & Company

1860

 

Grand Orient Hotel, Galle Face Hotel, Hotel Taprobane, Galle Face Courts

Export of Jewelry & Gems

C.L. Marikar-Bawa & Sons

1869

 

90 Chatham Street, Fort, Colombo 1. Now moved to Colombo 4

Import of Diamonds & Silk, Export of Jewelry & Gems

Abdul Rahim & Sons

1872

 

43/44 Keyzer Street, Pettah, Colombo 11. Branches in Galle/Kandy

Import of household items, hardware, furniture & electrical goods

Abdul Hussain Jafferjee

1887

1910

184 Bankshall Street, Pettah, Colombo 11

Commission Agents to foreign Companies

Abdul Latife & Company

1887

 

23/25 3rd Cross Street, Pettah, Colombo 11

Import of household items

A.H. Hamid & Company

1886

1983

9/10 Bristol Building, Fort, Colombo 1

Import of Diamonds, Export of Pearls, Jewelry & Gems

N.D.H. Abdul Caffoor & Sons

1895

 

Gaffoor Building, Bristol Street, Colombo 1

Export of Gems, Pearls, & Jewelry, Import of Diamonds