Leading business leader Ashok Pathirage appointed Chairman of SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ashok Pathirage as Chairman of the SriLankan Airlines Group by its principle shareholder the Government of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Pathirage is a leading businessman and founder of Softlogic Holdings PLC, of which he is the Chairman and Managing Director. He is also Chairman and Managing Director of a number of reputed 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 with over 10,000 employees that has an annual turnover exceeding LKR 75 billion. It has built a strong presence in many of the most rapidly growing sectors of the nation’s economy – Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, ICT, Leisure and Automotive.

About SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier for Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, is an award-winning airline with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality. Launched in 1979, the airline’s hub is located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo providing convenient connections to its global network (including codeshare partners) of 111 destinations in 48 countries around the world from its hub in Colombo and also connects to over 1,000 cities in 160 countries through its oneworld partner airlines. Its direct route map covers major cities across the Europe, Australia, Middle East, India, South East Asia and the Far East. The Airline operates an all Airbus fleet including a state-of-the-art A330-300 and modern A320/321neo fleet. The Airlines’ latest awards include, the World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean, Asia’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean and Asia’s Leading Marketing Campaign at World Travel Awards 2018.

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