Kumarasinghe Sirisena resigns as SLT Chairman

Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former President Maithripala Sirisena’s brother P.G Kumarasinghe Sirisena has resigned as Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Chairman.  

P.G.Kumarasinghe Sirisena

Sirisena’s resignation was mentioned in a stock exchange filing. The resignation came into effect on Monday 6 January. The Government is yet to announce a replacement. P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena does not hold any relevant interest in the shares of the company. 

Kumarasinghe Sirisena was the Chief Executive/General Manager of the Sri Lankan State Timber Corporation before being appointed as the Chairman of SLT Group, and has over 30 years’ experience in the State and private sector, according to the details published on the SLT website. 

He was a Director of the state-owned Land Reclamation & Development Company Ltd. and LRDC Services Ltd.

The Government owns 49.5% of shares in SLT, while Netherlands-based Global Telecommunications Holdings NV owns 44.98% of the shares. Global Telecommunications Holdings is the holding company of Maxis, a Malaysia-based telecommunication company that provides telecommunication expertise and assistance to SLT.