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Ceylon Graphite is a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (CYL:TSX-V) involved in the exploration and production of graphite in historic resource jurisdictions in Sri Lanka. It holds a land package constituting 121 km² grids containing historic vein graphite deposits. These unique and comparatively higher margin vein (lump) deposits currently make up less than 1% of the world graphite production. These exploration grids represent the majority of known historic graphite resources in Sri Lanka. The relevant areas in which these grids reside have previously had historical production dating back to the 1920s and 1930s.

Sri Lanka is the only area that produces commercial quantities of Vein graphite, which is also known by the names Ceylon graphite, Sri Lankan graphite, Plumbago and crystalline vein. As Sri Lanka’s premier graphite company, we aim to help the country tap this top resource as Sri Lanka has the highest quality of vein graphite which is believed to be formed by hydrothermal fluids. It is said that graphite has been used locally as far back as the middle of the 1600s.

We currently have four graphite exploration sites where some have already commenced drilling and others to be commenced soon. Our graphite company has a 121 square kilometre land package in Sri Lanka, with each of the four above mentioned four sites promising different levels of production, all of which is thoroughly exciting for the future of both the Ceylon graphite company and the Sri Lankan graphite industry as a whole.

Graphite on its own may not seem very excite-worthy, as it is mostly associated with pencils and lubricants. However, today graphite has become a very important component for modern requirements such as lithium-ion batteries. It is one of the fastest growing uses of graphite as so far, no substitutes have been found. Graphite is widely used in most consumer electronics such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets and media players. Our aim to supply premium quality vein graphite to industries enabling the creating of high value products and creating employment via the mining operations.

As a premier graphite company in Sri Lanka we take immense pride in being named the Asia Pacific Exploration Mining Company of the Year 2018, by peers in the Asian mining community and a panel of expert judges. It is in recognition of the extensive exploration work we have carried out in Sri Lanka over the past year. It also recognizes the hard work put in by our invaluable employees. Such acknowledgement encourages us to do more and accelerate our efforts to develop our mining properties with the lowest cost.

There are numerous theories regarding the origins of vein graphite while its name refers to the fact that it is a ‘true vein mineral’ found in veins and fissures in ore rock. This is why Sri Lankan graphite is one of the purest form of graphite to be found commercially. Thanks to this purity vein graphite milling and refining costs are kept low.

Our aim is to continue our innovative mining work to ensure that Sri Lanka benefits from this valuable mineral that is so essential in today’s modern world. It is a key element in electrodes, batteries, and solar panels, hence the increase in global graphite prices. Sri Lanka needs to enjoy the benefits of this increasing global demand, which is why we were thrilled last year, when the graphite obtained from our K1 site was certified by Dorfner ANZAPLAN as upgradeable and meeting with the specifications of marketable battery grade graphite. It puts us on the path to becoming a relevant player in the graphite market.

Asia-Pacific Exploration Mining Company of the Year!

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Ceylon Graphite is honoured to be named Mines and Money Asia’s 2018 Asia-Pacific Exploration Mining Company of the Year!


About Sri Lankan graphite

Mine Workers in Ceylon Graphite

Cg 97%+

Purity of graphite, highest in the world

Since Mid


Discovered the purest graphite locations

what’s Special about Sri Lankan Graphite

Sri Lankan “vein” graphite has the highest in situ purity in the world, in addition to low-cost, qualified local labour and generous government incentives.


Mining locations in Ceylon Graphite

Over 50%

Of the known historical graphite found in Sri Lanka

> 50%

Of world graphite production was from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Graphite to decarbonize energy and transportation

Applications of Graphite

Consumer Electronics


Lithium ion batteries in modern electronic devices


More graphite than lithium in a Li-ion battery

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Sublimation point of graphite

Graphene & Lubricants


Of temperature in air for effective lubricating properties from cryogenic


Boost for graphene in solar cells

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Year graphite given its name due to its ability to leave marks on paper


Graphite production used for pencils

Electric Vehicles

Our cells should be called Nickel-Graphite, because primarily the cathode is nickel and the anode side is graphite with silicon oxide… [there’s] a little bit of lithium in there, but it’s like the salt on the salad.

Elon Musk
CEO, Tesla Motors


K1 Development
M1 Development
H1 Development
P1 Development

Work Sites

K1 Development

K1 is Ceylon Graphite’s first exploration project and operates under the Sarcon Development legal umbrella. Majority of the exploration work has been completed and Industrial Mining License Category A has been granted. K1 Commercial production is underway.

Work Sites

M1 Development

M1 is an active exploration site in Malsiripura (near Kurunegella) and is operated under Ceylon Graphite’s subsidiary JADS Enterprises.

Work Sites

H1 Development

A new site in Hakbewa on which Sarcon has commenced exploration with VLF surveys and drilling. The site is over 50 acres and has substantial surface graphite dump.

Work Sites

P1 Development

P1 in the Pasyala district this site is under EL-222. VLF work has commenced and drilling is expected to start shortly. The photograph shows a 30 ft surface vein.

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Company’s ambitious plans to mine graphite in Sri Lanka

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Graphite is a key component in lithium ion batteries, electricity storage

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Bharat Parashar of Ceylon Graphite presents at the Virtual Metals Investor Forum on January 15, 2021

Our CEO Bharat Parashar presented at the @MetalsInvtForum last week! With our second M1 mine due to commence production this spring and @benchmarkmin forecasting a ~15x increase in graphite demand by 2030 due to #EVs, our future looks bright. Watch here: [video link] 


January 19, 2021 – Vancouver, BC – Ceylon Graphite Corp. (“Ceylon Graphite” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: CYL) (OTC: CYLYF) (FSE: CCY) is pleased to announce  that it has hired two of the world’s leading researchers and innovators in graphite and related product development. The addition of Dr. Siva Bohm and Dr. Mallika Bohm to the […]

Ceylon Graphite Announces New Appointments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ceylon Graphite Corp. (“Ceylon Graphite” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: CYL) (OTC: CYLYF) (FSE: CCY) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Janaka Rathnayake and Dr. H.M Ranjith Premasiri to new roles within the Company. Mr. Rathnayake will be General Manager of Operations for Sarcon Development (Pvt) Ltd. and will be responsible for all of the Company’s exploration and mining related business in Sri Lanka. Dr. Premasiri will be Senior Consultant Geologist and will guide and lead Sarcon’s team of geologists as the Company expands it business footprint in Sri Lanka.