About Us

About Us

As pioneers in the gold industry, for over four decades The Sornam Group of companies (SGC) has championed and refined the art of fine, authentic, high-quality gold jewellery and 999 gold bullion. Over the years the organization’s stellar reputation has enabled it to expand and today The Sornam Group comprises nine retail outlets and two factories across key regions in the island. All operations throughout the country are managed and centralized via the head office situated in Colombo.

As the island’s premier gold jeweller and bullion exchange the organization provides a wide variety of high-quality products that are as unique as they are exquisite. These include chains, bangles, necklaces, pendants, earnings, gypsies, rings, TT bar, and an array of customized items that are available on request. All items come with the guarantee of purity, quality, authentic craftsmanship, and a lifetime of value.

The Sornam Group of companies is the culmination of a unique vision and the unmatched dedication of its founder and chairman of the group Mr. M. Visvanathan. Being a highly skilled gold craftsman Mr. M. Visvanathan began his trade in the early ’70s. The skills he had learned from his own father and practiced since childhood allowed for unique creations and excellent quality. As the popularity of his craftsmanship grew, he opened his first showroom in 1975 taking on the role of entrepreneur. A deep and abiding passion for fine craftsmanship and quality allowed the business to grow, while simultaneously gaining a reputation for elegant jewellery and attractive pricing.

From small beginnings, in the eastern town of Kalmunai. A legacy that began over forty years ago has today become an icon, with the largest showroom in Sea Street offering an unprecedented variety of items for all tastes. Today the organization is the only 999 gold bar manufacturer on the Island, supplying gold bars for the purpose of manufacturing and investment. All operations are carried out using state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, the highest standard of quality control, and highly trained, experienced personnel. This guarantees an extremely high-quality finished product that exceeds even international standards. The Sornam Group always strives to be in synergy with local communities, the environment and operates in the spirit of entrepreneurship. The organization is dedicated to progressive policies that are sustainable and socially responsible. We understand that our value as an organization goes beyond our core business and demands a dedication to excellence in everything we do.

Our History


This is the exclusive image of Saravanas Jewellers in year 1979. It’s absolutely previlage to know that name Saravanas is well known brand in the country for many years with trust and honesty.


Success of the gold factory manufacturing induced Mr. Visvanathan Pradeep to start wholesale outlet at sea street which sold jewellery in bulk to only merchants.


High technology CNC machine combined to group which can manufacture Rings and Bangles and produce millions of designs computer based



After well Established the position as the leading gold merchants in the eastern province of Sri lanka Mr. Muthupillai Visvanathan moved to Colombo to cater to a very different market segment in the early 90s and he started off at Sea Street, pettah the heart of Colombo, by acquiring New Saravanas Jewellers (Pvt) Limited in 1997. New Saravanas jewellers was well-established name in the jewellery market in Colombo, which is now claimed as one of the largest showroom in Sea Street.


As an achievement we started 999 Gold Bar manufacturing and refinery in the island. With the help of modern machinery and a highly skilled labour it force to provide 999 gold bar which can be used for manufacturing and investment purposes.


We happy to acquire another showroom in the Sea street namely Ganesha Jewellery Mart (Pvt) Limited. It is located in the No. 52, Sea Street, Colombo 11, catering modern facility by friendly staffs in the pettah.


Once New Saravanas Jewellers (Pvt) Limited established its name in the list of leading retail jewellery outlet, Mr. Visvanathan pradeep, son of Mr. M. Visvanathan joined and established Factory which produces machine cut chains and handmade jewellery. Most of the machines available are made in Italy and cater to the production of various designs.


Automatic machine for the chain production of FIGARO & SPIGA chains introduced to market. Which is one of the fast moving product in the chain family.


Introduced 3D printers to the family which is state-of-the-art production solutions, representing the most advanced technology on the market today for the production of three-dimensional metal art efacts. They guarantee the highest standards both in the monitoring of the process, where the operating parameters are displayed in progress and made available in a final summary, and in the monitoring of the melt pool, where the joint use of video cameras and software allow for instant verification of the quality of fusion and process stability