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Krishnamoorthi Family

Krishnamoorthi Family

The Krishnamoorthi family cumulatively own 20.63 percent of Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Limited. Krishnamoorthi Ratnam Ravindran, also referred to as K.R. Ravindran, has 15.22 percent of shares and is the co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of Printcare PLC. Ravindran has over forty years of experience in the printing and packaging industry. Additionally, in 2015, Ravindran became the first Sri Lankan to have served as the President of Rotary International, an international non-profit organisation. Previously, Ravindran has served as a Director and Treasurer of Rotary International and as a trustee of The Rotary Foundation. He has been awarded The Rotary Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award and the Service Award for a Polio-Free World. Ravindran is also the founding President of the Sri Lanka Anti-Narcotics Association, the largest anti-narcotics organisation in Sri Lanka. In 2017, he was conferred with the title of Sikhamani by the Government of Sri Lanka.

Ravindran is married to Vanathy Ravindran and they have two children. Ravindran's son Krishna Ravindran currently serves as the General Manager at Printcare PLC and owns 0.68 percent of shares in Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Limited. Ravindran also serves as a Director at Printcare India (Pvt) Limited and Veyron Media Services (Pvt) Limited.

Mano Krishnamoorthi Manoharan owns 4.42 percent of Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Limited and currently serves as the Managing Director of Printcare India (Pvt) Limited. He is also a Director of Veyron Media Services (Pvt) Limited and GMI South Asia (Pvt) Limited.

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Krishnamoorthi Ratnam Ravindran – commonly referred to as K.R Ravindran is the Co-Founder, CEO and Managing Director of Printcare PLC. Ravindran served is the first Sri Lankan to have served as the President of Rotary International. Ravindran served in this capacity as the 105th Rotary International President for the years 2015/16.

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The Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Limited website and Virakesari newspaper's website do not provide any information regarding the ownership structure of Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Limited. As such, in order to obtain information about the channels and the company, secondary sources are required. Information on the company’s shareholders was gathered through the annual returns available at the Department of Registrar of Companies. The most recent data was available for the year 2017. While data is openly available regarding Krishnamoorthi Ratnam Ravindran, information on the other key individuals was scarce. The name Krishnamoorthi is at times spelled as Krishnamoorthy even in the data gathered from the Department of Registrar of Companies. While the Media Ownership Monitor research team reached out to Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Limited by formally requesting for the company’s information on 20 July 2018, the company responded to the aforementioned request on 20 August 2018.

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