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Hemas at a
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Established in 1948, Hemas started with a simple intent: to help families live healthfully. This core belief has informed our growth for over 70 years. Today, as a leading public quoted company with over 4,500 employees, we bring healthful living to life through a portfolio of world-class products and services in the Consumer, Healthcare and Mobility sectors.

Woven into the socioeconomic fabric of Sri Lanka, Hemas has also expanded regionally with operations in Bangladesh and West Bengal. In our onward journey, we will continue to invest in diverse and passionate teams, create meaningful offerings, cultivate trusted partnerships, and champion a more inclusive world, so that we continue to create positive impact for all our stakeholders.

Our Purpose
Our Vision
Our Values
Hemas Our Purpose

Our Purpose

Make Healthful Living Happen

Hemas Our Vision

Our Vision

To be the best at Enriching Lives

Hemas Our Values

Our Values

It is our values that hold us together in meeting success, in providing our customers with quality products and services that they deserve

  • Passion for customer
  • Obsession for performance
  • Driven by innovation
  • Concern for people

History & Milestones

We were born in the year of Ceylon’s independence, December 10th 1948.

Our founder, Sheikh Hassanally Esufally, a gentleman of high ethical principles established Hemas on a bedrock of solid business values. These principles of integrity, fair play, perseverance and professionalism became an important part of our business style that helped to build our reputation and direct our progress.

The original business, Hemas (Drugs) Limited, was set up as a wholesale and retail Chemist & Druggist in Dam Street, the heart of the wholesale trading center of Colombo. By 1951, this was expanded to include "Science House" which was dealing with laboratory supplies and equipment. To house the growing business our founder developed the 'Hemas Building' in Bristol Street in Colombo Fort. This six storied building housed the 'Hemas Group' and became a city landmark.

Seeking to maintain the entrepreneurial thrust of our founder, we moved into our various diversifications activities, starting with manufacturing of toiletries in 1962 in collaboration with a French multinational. In the Seventies we moved into the blossoming travel and tourism sector and over the years established ourselves in a leading position. In 1993 we restructured and renamed the original business as 'Hemas Holdings (pte) Limited' to be our driving force into the 21st century and in 2003 we became a public quoted company listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange.

Whilst we have changed dramatically in profile, our basic premise in doing business remains steadfast to our founders vision. Any Hemas business must first be governed by our unwavering commitment to high business ethics and customer satisfaction.

74 Years of Heritage of Hemas

1948

1962

1970

1980

2003

2007

2011

2013

2017

2018

Established Hemas Drugs (Pvt.) Ltd.

Production Of Personal Care With French Multinational Firm

Launched Travel And Tourism Partnerships

Deepened Position In Sri Lankan Personal Care Expanded Transport Business

Initial Public Offering

Opened The First Hemas Hospital In Wattala

Launched Bangladesh Consumer Business

Acquired J.L. Morison And Rebranded As Morison Limited

Expansion Of Rx & Otc Manufacturing Logistics Facilities

Acquired Atlas Axillia Co Ltd

Board of Directors

Previous leader Next leader

Husein Esufally

Chairman
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Husein Esufally - Chairman <br/>Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr. Anura Ekanayake

Deputy Chairman
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr. Anura Ekanayake - Deputy Chairman <br/>Independent Non-Executive Director

Kasturi C. Wilson

Group Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director

Kasturi C. Wilson - Group Chief Executive Officer <br/>Executive Director

Abbas Esufally

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Abbas Esufally - Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Imtiaz Esufally

Non-Independent Non- Executive Director

Imtiaz Esufally - Non-Independent Non- Executive Director

Murtaza Esufally

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Murtaza Esufally - Non-Independent Non-Executive Director

Saktha Amaratunga

Independent Non-Executive Director

Saktha Amaratunga - Independent Non-Executive Director

Jyotindra Trivedi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jyotindra Trivedi - Independent Non-Executive Director

Prabhash Subasinghe

Independent Non-Executive Director

Prabhash Subasinghe - Independent Non-Executive Director

Ranil Pathirana

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ranil Pathirana - Independent Non-Executive Director

Board of Management

Previous leader Next leader

Kasturi C. Wilson

Group CEO

Kasturi C. Wilson - Group CEO

Dinesh Athapaththu

Managing Director
Morison Limited

Dinesh Athapaththu - Managing Director <br/>Morison Limited

Jude Fernando

Managing Director
Hemas Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd

Jude Fernando - Managing Director <br/>Hemas Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd

Lakith Peiris

Managing Director
Hemas Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd

Lakith Peiris - Managing Director <br/>Hemas Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd

Asitha Samaraweera

Managing Director
Atlas Axillia Company (Pvt) Ltd

Asitha Samaraweera - Managing Director <br/>Atlas Axillia Company (Pvt) Ltd

Sabrina Esufally

Managing Director
Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd

Sabrina Esufally - Managing Director <br/>Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd

Zalmi Fazeel

Group Chief Financial Officer

Zalmi Fazeel - Group Chief Financial Officer

Ravi Jayasekera

Chief People Officer

Ravi Jayasekera - Chief People Officer

Rizny Faisal

Director/Head of Group M&A and Strategy

Rizny Faisal - Director/Head of Group M&A and Strategy