December :- Broiler parent breeding farms and a hatchery were started at katana and subsequently another breeder farms was established at Kondagahamulla. Commercial Broiler Farm operations commenced in a 65-acre site at Pasyala in 1980 and a state-of-the art Chicken Processing Factory equipped with advanced and sophisticated plant and machinery imported from Europ was also set up in the same year.Commercial Layer and Breeder operations were extended to sites at Kottaramulla and Thummodera respectively ,and Kottaramulla Farm was later Converted into a major parent breeder Farm.
August :- Bairaha Farms (BF) pioneered and inaugurated a contract Growing Scheme in Gampaha , Puttalam and Kurunegala District enabling Farmers to Grow and supply live Broiler Birds to the Company. Today , there are hundreds of such contract farmers, located in several districts.
February- BF became a Public Company.
October- BF went for the lnitial Public Offering (IOP) and shares were over- Subscribed by more than 2.04 times on the opening day itself of the public share issue.
October- Bairaha Food’s (Pvt)Ltd.,a fully owned subscribed of BFL,commenced the test production and marking a range of high quality, wholesome pre-cooked poultry meat products
April- A major breeder Farm of the Company Located at Kottaramulla, in the Puttalam District,was upgraded and converted into an automated farm.
May- Bairaha Farms Ltd.was awarded a Certificate of Company for the 1999-2000 Annual Report in the Category of Food & Beverage Companies,in the Annual Report Competition organized by The institute of chartered Account of Sri Lanka.
October- Bairaha Group was awarded the internationally recognized ISO 9002 Certificate for quality Management Systems. In addition, Bairaha chicken Processing and Pre-cooked meat manufacturing factories were also simultaneously awarded the internationally acclaimed HACCP Food Safety Certificates.
May-For the second successive year Bairaha Farms Ltd. Was awarded a Certificate of Compliance for the Annual Report for the year 2000-01 in the category of Food & Beverage Companies in the Annual Report Competition Organized by The institute of Chartered Accounts of Sri Lanka.
June / July - Bairaha Farms Ltd. divested its shareholding in Nutrena (Pvt) Ltd.
In July / August- The Breeder Farm at Pasyala was upgraded by introducing evaporating cooling system.
May- For the third successive year Bairaha Farm Ltd. Was Awarded a Certificate of compliance for the Annual Report Competition organized by the institute of Chartered Accounts of Sri Lanka.
October- Katana property was sold to a property Developer.
November-The first batch of breeder birds was housed in the new farm in kandy District.
May- The ISO quality Management System was assessed and upgraded in accordance with requirements of ISO 9001:2000 and certification was also granted. Re-certification was awarded for the revised HACCP system as well.
July- A historic and landmark agreement was signed between Bairaha FarmsLtd. And Hybro B.V. of Netherlands at the headquarters of Hybro in Boxmeer, Netherlands to set up a joint venture grand parent Boiler Breeder Project in Sri Lanka.
October – The first batch of Grand Parent Chicks were import by the joint venture company ,namely, Fortune G-P Farms (Lanka) Ltd.
December – The Company was presented with a certificate of Recognition for the Annual Report for the year 2003-04 in the Annual Report Competition organized by the institute of Chartered Accounts of Sri Lanka.
June- The first batches of Parent chicks were hatched and the First sale was executed.
December- The institute of Chartered Accounts of Sri Lanka presented the company with certificate of Recognition for the Annual Report Competition.
May – BFL was awarded the prestigious ISO 22000:2005 by the SLSI.
December – BFL was once again awarded certificate of Recognition for its Annual Report for the year 2005-06 by the institute of Chartered Accounts of Sri Lanka.
March – The Company was awarded the third place for running the best poultry breeder farm in the National Livestock awarded presented by the ministry of livestock Development.
July- BFL was bestowed with the silver award in the National Agribusiness awarded, in the Large-Scale category, by the National Agribusiness Council.
September – The Company was bestowed with the ‘Silver Awarded’ for the year 2007 in the category of importer, Distributor and Retailer by the Sri Lanka – Malaysia Business Council.
November- Mr.Yakooth Naleem was awarded both National and western Province Merit Awards in the Extra Large category in Sri Lankan Enterpreneur of the year 2006 Competition, organized by the Federation of Chamber of Commerce and industry of Sri Lanka.
The institute of Chartered Accounts of Sri Lanka presented the company the certificate of Recognition for Annual Report for the financial year 2006-07.
February- The faculty of Agriculture of the University of Peradeniya presented the
Company with a memento in appreciation of the close co-operation that exists between the two institutions.
The Company established another Breeder Farm in Hiripitiya in the Kurunegala Distric.
July- Received GOLD AWARD in the Manufacturers and Exporters of Household Consumable Product Category at the 4th Annual Sri Lanka – Malaysia Business Awards (2008) by the Sri Lanka – Malaysia Business Council.
August- Highest DOC Sales in the History.
Received GOLD AWARD in the Producer / Processor – Large Category at the agribusiness awards 2008 organised by the National Agribusiness Council.
November- The institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka Presented the Company with the Certificate of Recognition, in the Food & Beverage sector , for the Annual Report for the financial year 2007/08 in the Annual Report Competition.