LMD (magazine)

LMD, formerly known as Lanka Monthly Digest, is an English language Sri Lankan business magazine. LMD is the only magazine in Sri Lanka with Superbrands status.[1] The magazine is owned by Media Services (Pvt) Ltd and the first issued in August 1994. The magazine is available in print and online and Hiran Hewavisenti is the magazine's editor-in-chief. LMD derives its revenue through both advertising and subscription fees. Monthly circulation is about 5,000 while monthly readership is around 30,000-40,000. The magazine has a subscriber base of about 1,800 and there are several high profile corporate subscribers of the magazine. Living and Discover Sri Lanka are the sister publications of the magazine.[1]

LMD
Editor-in-chiefHiran Hewavisenti
CategoriesBusiness
FrequencyMonthly
FormatPrint and digital magazine
Circulation5,000
PublisherMedia Services (Pvt) Ltd
First issueAugust 1994; 27 years ago (1994-08)
CountrySri Lanka
Based inColombo
LanguageEnglish
Websitelmd.lk
ISSN1391-135X
OCLC1229177893

Compiled lists and indicesEdit

LMD compiles and publishes popular company listings, rankings and indices.

Publication Notes
LMD 100 Dubbed "Sri Lanka's Fortune 500."[2] A list of leading 100 quoted companies in Sri Lanka.[3]
Sri Lanka’s Most Respected Entities An annual survey carried out in collaboration with Nielsen with 800 corporate respondents.[4]
LMD-Nielsen Business Confidence Index A monthly survey-based index.[5]
Sri Lankan of The Year The Sri Lankan who has made the most outstanding contribution each year.[5]
A-List of Sri Lankan Businesspeople A list of leading business personalities[6]

LMD 100Edit

 
Cargills (Ceylon) has been ranked amongst the top 15 on LMD 100 continuously for the past decade.

Dubbed "Sri Lanka's Fortune 500."[2] The magazine has been publishing the LMD 100 since the 1994/95 fiscal year.[5] The latest edition, the 27th edition of LMD 100 was published for the fiscal year 2019/20 in early 2021. Sri Lankan conglomerate, Hayleys was ranked first for the fourth consecutive year.[2]

2020/21
Rank
2019/20
Rank
Company Revenue 2020/21
Rs (mns)
Revenue 2019/20
Rs (mns)
1 1 Hayleys 241,276 210,307
2 12 Expolanka Holdings 218,735 103,246
3 5 LOLC Holdings 160,482 130,442
4 2 Commercial Bank of Ceylon 151,966 150,741
5 3 Hatton National Bank 134,436 145,401
6 4 John Keells Holdings 127,676 140,043
7 7 Dialog Axiata 120,142 116,827
8 10 Carson Cumberbatch 114,836 105,973
9 11 Bukit Darah 114,808 105,950
10 8 C T Holdings 112,941 107,817
11 9 Cargills (Ceylon) 112,607 107,052
12 6 Sampath Bank 109,208 125,921
13 14 Sri Lanka Telecom 91,119 85,948
14 18 Vallibel One 81,035 68,703
15 13 Melstacorp 77,682 97,843
16 17 Ceylon Cold Stores 68,766 69,055
17 22 Singer (Sri Lanka) 67,412 54,751
18 15 Lanka IOC 66,686 81,947
19 19 Hemas Holdings 64,501 61,632
20 21 National Development Bank 61,682 60,237
21 20 Seylan Bank 58,443 61,356
22 23 Richard Pieris & Company 56,625 54,240
23 25 Ceylinco Insurance 55,924 52,540
24 26 Ceylon Beverage Holdings 51,172 49,215
25 27 Lion Brewery (Ceylon) 49,849 47,835
26 40 Dipped Products 46,387 30,563
27 38 Royal Ceramics Lanka 44,972 31,554
28 29 DFCC Bank 43,604 43,648
29 34 Tokyo Cement 42,962 35,768
30 28 Nations Trust Bank 40,466 46,314
31 32 Nestlé Lanka 37,866 36,355
32 41 CIC Holdings 37,233 30,536
33 43 LAUGFS Gas 35,534 27,202
34 31 LOLC Finance 33,762 38,181
35 30 People's Leasing & Finance 33,645 40,055
36 35 Ceylon Tobacco Company 32,073 35,524
37 37 Teejay Lanka 31,780 33,277
38 24 Aitken Spence 31,461 52,979
39 36 Diesel & Motor Engineering 30,819 34,385
40 39 LB Finance 29,930 31,359
41 52 Lanka Walltiles 29,423 19,930
42 50 Brown & Company 29,391 20,439
43 42 Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka 29,238 27,895
44 47 Haycarb 25,485 22,823
45 49 Sunshine Holdings 24,339 20,831
46 44 Central Finance Company 23,994 25,759
47 45 Access Engineering 23,837 24,027
48 56 Softlogic Capital 20,937 17,777
49 48 Pan Asia Banking Corporation 20,881 21,908
50 57 Ceylon Grain Elevators 18,463 17,713

Source: LMD 100[7]

Sri Lankan of The YearEdit

 
Sri Lankan diplomat, Jayantha Dhanapala was LMD's 2006 Sri Lankan of the Year
Year Person Notes
1995 Lakshman Kadirgamar The Minister of Foreign Affairs
1996 Arjuna Ranatunga and "the boys" Under the captaincy of Ranatunga, Sri Lankan team won the 1996 Cricket World Cup
1997 Sanath Jayasuriya[8] Became Sri Lanka's first triple centurian
1998 Ken Balendra Chairman of John Keells Holdings
1999 Lalith Kotelawala Chairman of Ceylinco Consolidated
2000 Susanthika Jayasinghe Became the first Olympic medallist since 1948 in Women's 200 metres.
2001 Chandra Jayaratne Managing Director of Eagle Insurance
2002 Ranil Wickremesinghe The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
2003 K. N. Choksy The Minister of Finance
2004 Dayananda Dissanayake The Election Commissioner of Sri Lanka
2005 Lakshman Kadirgamar The Minister of Foreign Affairs. Assassinated in 2005.
2006 Jayantha Dhanapala[9] The Under Secretary General of the United Nations for Disarmament
2007 Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe Chairman of the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE)
2008 Hans Wijayasuriya COO of TM International Berhad
2009 Mahinda Rajapaksa The President of Sri Lanka
2010 Muttiah Muralitharan Retired from Test cricket as the leading wicket taker
2011 Kumar Sangakkara Delivering the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture
2012 Pradeep Sanjaya Became the first Sri Lankan Paralympian to win a medal in Men's 400 metres T46
2013 Susantha Ratnayake Chairman of John Keells Holdings
2014 "The Sri Lankan cricketer" Sri Lankan Cricket team won their second world title at 2014 ICC World Twenty20
2015 Mahinda Deshapriya[10] The Election Commissioner of Sri Lanka
2016 Indrajit Coomaraswamy[11] The Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
2017 Jacqueline Fernandez[12] Bollywood actress, starred in According to Matthew
2018 Asha de Vos[13] Marine biologist, listed on the BBC's 100 Women
2019 Kumar Sangakkara[14] The President of Marylebone Cricket Club
2020 "The healthcare worker" "been pushed to the forefront of efforts to mitigate the impact of the highly contagious respiratory disease"[15]

Source: lmd.lk[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Corporate Profile". lmd.lk. Media Services (Pvt) Ltd. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Hayleys and LOLC take the honours in LMD 100 rankings". DailyFT. Wijeya Newspapers. 22 January 2021. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Seylan Bank Rises Up the Ranks in LMD 100". seylan.lk. Seylan Bank. 7 May 2021. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Dreamron among Elite League of LMD's Most Respected Entities". Daily News. Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. 10 August 2021. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "LMD Voice of Business" (PDF). superbrands.com. Superbrands. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  6. ^ "LMD releases 2018 'A-List of Sri Lankan Businesspeople'". ft.lk. Wijeya Newspapers. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Financial Profile". LMD 100. Media Services Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  8. ^ "Jayasuriya named Sri Lankan of the Year (29 Dec 1997)". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN. 29 December 1997. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  9. ^ "Jayantha Dhanapala". Macquarie University. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  10. ^ Dissanayake, Methmalie (7 November 2020). "I Have No Regrets – Mahinda Deshapriya". Ceylon Today. Ceylon Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Dr. Coomaraswamy joins Dialog Axiata Board". ft.lk. Wijeya Newspapers. 2 February 2021. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  12. ^ "Showbiz icon wins LMD's 'Sri Lankan Of The Year' award". ft.lk. Wijeya Newspapers. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  13. ^ "Dr. Asha de Vos wins LMD's 'Sri Lankan Of The Year' award". ft.lk. Wijeya Newspapers. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  14. ^ Kumarasinghe, Chathura (4 December 2019). "LMD's 'Sri Lankan Of The Year' 2019 – Kumar Sangakkara". thepapare.lk. Dialog Axiata. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  15. ^ "'The Healthcare Worker' wins LMD's 'Sri Lankan Of The Year' Award". ft.lk. Wijeya Newspapers. 30 November 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  16. ^ Saheed, Zulfath. "The Healthcare Worker is conferred LMD's Sri Lankan Of The Year title for 2020". LMD. Media Services (Private) Limited. Retrieved 7 October 2021.

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