23 - CT Holdings
It indeed a great honour for me to receive this award on behalf of CT Holdings PLC. CT holdings traces its origins back to the brink of National Independence entering the cinema business as a pioneer in the entertainment industry in Sri Lanka. The makers of films such as Asoka Mala, Golu Hadawatha and Nidanaya, CT Holdings, then known as Ceylon theatres, invested in many trailblazing enterprises in the sectors of food and beverage, retailing, property, food services and it continues its romance with the cinema industry leading the technology transformation in the arena.
The vision of our founders to build strong and progressive industries that creates sustainable value for Sri Lanka is embodied in the success of enterprises such as Cargills, Cargills Food City, Magic, Kotmale, Kist, KFC, Ceylon Theatres, Empire, Majestic City and Cargills Bank. It is the value created by these enduring enterprises, powered by a over 9,000 strong young team and the entrepreneurial vision of our investors that positions CT Holdings in the Business Today TOP 30. As one of Sri Lanka's oldest corporates we remain committed to our silent but meaningful role consistently investing in our countries core growth sectors and supporting the development potential of our growing economy.