Softlogic Chairman Ashok Pathirage sees no risk in borrowing for aggressive growth

Softlogic borrows for aggressive growth – Chairman Ashok Pathirage

The listed conglomerate reported fivefold revenue growth in five years, borrowing heavily to invest in businesses in retail, healthcare, financial services and leisure. Margins may be low but Pathirage believes the debt strategy allows the group to quickly seize opportunities in a transitioning economy aiming to be the top listed revenue maker a few years from now

SAGT consistently exceeds capacity

The smallest among three container terminals in the Port of Colombo, listed John Keells controlled South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) is losing traffic but consistently handles morecontainer boxes than it’s designed to handle