Hans joins JKH Board

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 00:07 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

John Keells Holdings Plc yesterday announced the appointment of Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Dr. Wijayasuriya has been the Director and Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata Plc since 1997 and Regional CEO South Asia of the Axiata Group since early 2016. Dr. Wijayasuriya will be resigning as Group CEO from the end of this year but will remain on the Board as well as continue in his Regional CEO role. 

Over the course of his tenure of leadership, Dialog progressed from being the fourth entrant to Sri Lanka’s mobile market to becoming the country’s leading multi-play connectivity provider and one of the highest valued companies on the CSE.

With the latest appointment, the JKH Board of Directors comprises Susantha Ratnayake (Chairman), Ajit Gunewardene (Deputy Chairman), Ronnie Pieris, Ashroff Omar, Nihal Fonseka, P. Perera and H. Wijayasuriya.

JKH announces Rs. 2 interim dividend


John Keells Holdings yesterday announced a Rs. 2 per share interim dividend for the 2016/17 financial year. The share will go XD from 13 October 2016 and payment will be on 24 October 2016.

Last year JKH announced a surprising Rs. 4.50 per share first interim dividend. 

This was followed by a Rs. 1 second interim dividend and Rs. 1.50 final dividend.