JKH is Sri Lanka’s most admired corporate house once again

JKH is Sri Lanka’s most admired corporate house once again

The 14th edition of LMD’s Most Respected entities in Sri Lanka has been released, its publisher Media Services announced recently.

“For a record 13th year, John Keells Holdings (JKH) is perceived as being the Most Respected entity in Sri Lanka thanks to gaining the highest number of Golds,” the magazine notes, adding that “JKH has accumulated 265 Gold nominations compared to 296 in the prior year”.

MAS Holdings retains its No. 2 ranking for the second year while Hayleys moved up two places to secure third place. Commercial Bank maintains fourth place from last year while Dialog rounds out the top five after having dropped two places.

Amongst the 10 most admired businesses in Sri Lanka are Unilever at No. 6 while Aitken Spence gains three places to occupy seventh place. Brandix Lanka climbs one step up the ladder to eighth and Sampath Bank falls one notch to ninth with Softlogic Holdings improving three places to take the No. 10 slot.

Commenting on LMD’s attribute rankings, a spokesperson for Media Services observes: “JKH leads in six of the 10 categories while MAS is perceived as being the most quality consciousness. As for innovation, Dialog Axiata is considered the leader. The Capital Maharaja Organisation helms the CSR category with Sampath Bank being viewed as the most nation-minded.”

The special annual edition is available at leading supermarkets and bookshops across the island, and the principal rankings appear on LMD’s website (, along with profiles of some of the nation’s most admired corporate houses.


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