September, 6, 2021
Kelsey Developments PLC, a member of the Janashakthi Group and the pioneering real estate developer in Sri Lanka announced the appointment of industry veteran Prof. Chitra Weddikkara as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the organization with effect from 2nd September 2021.
Prof. Chitra Weddikkara has the unique distinction of being a Chartered Architect, Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager, Adjudicator and counts well over 30 years of experience in the design and the construction industry both in Sri Lanka and overseas. She has a Class A registration from the Engineers and Engineering Offices Accrediting Committee of the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning, Qatar.
Her work experience includes several key academic roles in Sri Lanka and overseas in addition to her directorships and advisory positions for multiple committees in the Government of Sri Lanka. She is currently the Chairperson of Qserve group of companies that carries out consultancies in cost monitoring and management of buildings, contract administration, construction audits and project management.
“It is my great pleasure to welcome Prof. Chitra Weddikkara to the Board of Kelsey Developments PLC at this evolving time for the organisation with our renewed strategy for exponential growth as a member of Janashakthi Group. With the organisation’s thrust into the national housing development business her unique expertise and experience in the industry for over three decades which will help us evolve our strategy to better serve our customers and communities” said Eardley Perera, Chairman of Kelsey Developments PLC.
“I’m excited to join a pioneering organization that is revolutionizing the real estate industry in Sri Lanka. I look forward to contributing to the growth and success of Kelsey Homes as the company continues to cater to the rising demand for residential developments with high quality housing solutions”, said Prof. Chitra Weddikkara, Independent Non-Executive Director of Kelsey Developments PLC.
As the pioneer in Sri Lanka's housing and real estate market, Kelsey Homes’ reputation and success are built on a clear strategy that focuses on servicing the residential housing market. This is also an evolving and exciting period for the organisation as a result of the exponential growth strategies to further strengthen the Group companies; First Capital, Janashakthi Life, Orient Finance and Kelsey Homes as Janashakthi Group. Being a stakeholder in the local housing market for over 35 years, the Company has been credited with setting in motion the paradigm shift that has transformed residential housing into what it is today. These initiatives further strengthen the business strategies of Kelsey Homes to drive business growth and serve all aspiring homeowners.
With the latest appointment, the Kelsey Developments PLC Board of Directors comprises of Eardley Perera - Chairman, Prakash Schaffter, Roshni Fernando, ACM Gagan Bulathsinghala, Arul Sivagananathan and Prof. Chitra Weddikkara.