SriLankan Airlines appoints Softlogic founder as new chairman

SriLankan Airlines Group has announced its appointment of Softlogic Holdings founder Ashok Pathirage as the new chairman of the group, the company said.

Pathirage is the chairman and managing director of Softlogic Holdings, a diversified conglomerate comprising more than 50 companies with over 10,000 employees with an annual turnover of more than LKR 75 billion (USD 409.7 million).

Pathirage is also chairman of NDB Capital Holdings Limited and deputy chairman of National Development Bank. His company, Softlogic Holdings 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.