Colombo, Dec 19 (BAN/ AD): Government of Sri Lanka has appointed business leader Ashok Pathirage as Chairman of the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines. The announcement was made by SriLankan Airlines. Mr. Pathirage is founder of Softlogic Holdings PLC, of which he is the Chairman and Managing Director.
Additionally he is also Chairman and Managing Director of numerous companies including Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC, Softlogic Capital PLC, Softlogic Life Insurance PLC and Odel PLC, all of which are public companies listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange. He is also Chairman of NDB Capital Holdings Limited and Deputy Chairman of National Development Bank PLC.
Softlogic Holdings PLC is a diversified conglomerate comprising more than 50 companies. Ashok Pathirage group employees over 10,000 employees and annual turnover is more than LKR 75 billion. It has presence in sectors like retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, ICT, Leisure and Automotive.