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Nadesan Family

Nadesan Family

The Nadesan family cumulatively own 12.8 percent of direct shares at Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Limited. Sivakumar Nadesan, also known as Kumar Nadesan, is the current Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) and represents the Newspaper Society of Sri Lanka. In addition, Kumar serves as a Board Director at the Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL). Kumar also serves as the Managing Director at Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Limited and at Asia Media Publications (Pvt) Limited, Kumar holds the post of Director. Kumar’s daughter, Sabita R. Nadesan, jointly own shares with him at Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Limited. Kumar Nadesan’s son, Srinivas Karthik Kumar Nadesan, is an Attorney by profession and is the current founding partner of Nadesan Beck PC, which is a litigation company based in Utah, United States. Previously, Karthik Kumar Nadesan served as an Associate at Snell and Wilmer LLP.

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Sivakumar Nadesan – also known as Kumar Nadesan. He is the current Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Press Institute. Kumar also serves as the Managing Director of Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Pvt) Limited and a Director at Asia Media Publications (Pvt) Limited.

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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. Further, information on the Nadesan family was collected through social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn and the official website of the Sri Lanka Press Institute. 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 did respond to the aforementioned request on 20 August 2018.

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