Don Dhammika Perera (born 1968 in Payagala, Sri Lanka), is a Sri Lankan businessman. Currently the richest person in Sri Lanka, he is the founding Chairman and Managing Director of Vallibel One Group, which is a holding company with investments in financial services, tile and sanitary ware manufacturing, and leisure sectors through its subsidiaries L B Finance PLC, Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC group and Greener Waters Ltd. It holds a 14.99% stake in Sampath Bank PLC.Dhammika Perera concurrently holds several other positions in both private and public sector. These include, Chairman of Sampath Bank PLC, Vallibel Finance PLC, Vallibel Power Erathna PLC, The Fortress Resorts PLC, The Queensbury Leisure Ltd and Delmege Limited; Deputy Chairman of Hayleys PLC, Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC, Horana Plantations PLC, Lanka Ceramic PLC and LB Finance PLC. He is in the boards of Amaya Leisure PLC, Haycarb PLC, Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills PLC, The Kingsbury PLC, Dipped Products PLC, Lanka Floortiles PLC and Orit Apparels Lanka (Pvt) Limited & He was former Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Transport.
Businessman Dhammika Perera has closed down his MGM Grand casino in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, according to local media reports. The property was closed about two months ago with the loss of about 250 jobs, the report said. Perera plans to turn the building into a gallery showing the talents of glass artists, it […]