Hotel Developers Lanka PLC has announced the appointment ofÂ Veteran actorÂ Lal Weerasinghe, to itsÂ board of directors with effect from 28th February 2020.Â Accordingly, Lal Weerasinghe will serve in the capacity ofÂ Â Non-Executive Director.
Lal Weerasinghe was a Director for the â€œSocial Security Boardâ€ from 2010 to 2013. He also served as a Media Secretary for the â€œRoad Development Authorityâ€ in 2010. Lal WeerasingheÂ has been working as a Business leader for â€œRiway Internationalâ€ Singapore since 2017. He also successfully completed the Business Leadership Training Program conducted by Riway Dynamic Leadership Development and Goal Achievement in Malaysia.
He pursued his acting career by entering the National Institute of Film, Television and Theatre in Mumbai and the Sri Lankan film industry. His success in the film industry made him commence his own Film production company L.W. Films and he has produced and directed Sri Lanka movies and has also imported foreign movies too. At present Lal Weerasinghe is engaged in acting in many movies in the Indian Film Industry.
Currently, the board is headed by former Urban Development Authority chief and Noritake Company Executive Consultant, Nimal Perera as Chairman, who was appointed with effect from 24thÂ January 2020.
Other new Directors appointed to the board are Ishan Priyantha Dantanarayana, P. Priyantha Deniyaya, J.M.U. Priyantha Jayamaha, V. Kanagasabapathy, Dheeshana S. Ameresekera and M.K. Pradeep Kumara.
About Hotel Developers:Â Hotel Developers (Lanka) PLC (HDL) is a 100 % Government Owned, public listed Company owning Hilton Colombo.
On 15th March 1983, Lanka Japan Hotels, a Public Limited Liability Company was incorporated under the Companies Act to implement the Colombo Hilton hotel project. On 20th October 1983, the company changed itsâ€™ name to Hotel Developers (Lanka) Limited. In Jan 1984 a Management Agreement was signed with Hilton International to manage the Hotel.
In April 2008 the Company was re- registered as Hotel Developers (Lanka) PLC in terms of the new Companies Act of 2007.In November 2011 the entire shares of the Company was vested with the Government in terms of Revival of the Underperforming Enterprise or Underutilized Assets Act No. 43 of 2011.