1 - John Keells Holdings
I'm privileged to accept this award on behalf of John Keells Holdings. We are grateful to our stakeholders for all the support that they have shown us during the subject year.
In particular, I wish to recognise and acknowledge the contribution made by our 13,500+ employees who have contributed and supported us immensely in our effectiveness. We are extremely proud of the importance that we place on sustainable development. In particular, we take great pride in the measures that we take in ensuring the protection of our environment and in ensuring that our actions are society-centric. We have invested and we continue to invest immensely in this great company of ours. As you know we have an ongoing massive development, The Waterfront. We recently announced more investments in an ice cream plant, a bottling plant, we have a big rollout out of our supermarkets. I'm sure I echo the sentiments of the private sector when I say that the private sector does not look for anything from the Government other than clear policy direction and an enabling environment. Thank you once again Business Today for this evening.