Lalin Samarawickrema named Deputy Chairman of Fortress

Mr. Lalin Samarawickrema, an executive director of Hayleys and a serving director of The Fortress Resorts PLC (TFR) has been appointed deputy chairman of Fortress where Mr. Dhammika Perera is chairman and Mr. Sumith Adihetty is managing director.

The new appointment is effective from Aug. 8, Fortress said in a stock exchange filing last week. Samarawickrema is already on the company’s board.

TFR who owns a beachfront property near Koggala claims to be "one of Sri Lanka’s most sophisticated luxury resorts."

TFR is controlled by the Mr. Dhammika Perera’s Vallibel Group with Perera having a sizable personal stake. The other big shareholder (25.8%) is the MJF Group with Mr. Merril Fernando and his elder son, Malik, on the board. Fernando and his two sons also have personal staked in TFR.

In addition to Hayleys, Samarawickrema is on the boards of several Dhammika Perera controlled companies.

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