70 Companies 7 Industry Sectors Sri Lanka's Largest ConglomerateJohn Keels Holdings PLC
             JKH  is Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate in the Colombo Stock Exchange. From managing the largest number of hotel rooms in Sri Lanka to owning the largest private-sector-owned transportation business in the country, providing port and marine fuel services to IT solutions, manufacturing of food and beverages to running a chain of supermarkets, tea broking to stock broking, banking to real estate, JKH has made its presence felt in virtually every major sphere of the economy. It began as a produce and exchange broker in the early 1870s.

JKH origins lie in a produce and exchange broking business founded by two Englishmen, Edwin and George John, in Colombo, Ceylon, in the early 1870s. “E. John & Co.” was one of a handful of broking companies that helped build tea production and export into the mainstay of the colonial Ceylonese economy.  The Chairmen / CEO of the John Keels H…