Analysts say that Lanka Commodity Brokers ownership of Akbar Brothers is hidden due to Nationalistic issues in the present day context.
Akbar Brothers Limited was incorporated in 1972. Significantly, in the same year, the father of these founders retired from the Chairmanship of Hebtulabhoys & Co. and joined his sons, making available his 40 years experience in the highest echelons of tea industry. Moreover, the flourish thus set, kept up its' momentum for the company to become the largest tea exporter. For 14 consecutive years since 1992, Akbar Brothers Limited has been acknowledged as the biggest Sri Lanka tea exporter. Further, "Akbar" became the flagship brand of finest Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka.