John Keells Group is Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate in the Colombo Stock
Exchange. From managing hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka and the Maldives to providing port,
marine fuel and logistics services to IT solutions, manufacturing of food and beverages to
running a chain of supermarkets, tea broking to stock broking, life insurance and banking to
real estate, we have made our presence felt in virtually every major sphere of the economy.
Since our modest beginnings as a produce and exchange broker in the early 1870s, we have been
known to constantly re-invent, re-align and reposition ourselves in exploring new avenues of
We are a full member of the World Economic Forum and having issued
Global Depository Receipts on
the Luxemburg Stock Exchange, we were the first Sri Lankan company to be listed overseas. As a
Member of the Global Compact – the United Nations-sponsored international corporate citizenship
initiative, we are also committed to sustainable development and greater social responsibility,
in a multi-stakeholder context.
Message from the Chairperson
150-year history, John Keells Group has maintained our position as a business leader, a
sought-after employer and a responsible corporate citizen, through our agility in
leadership, strategy and culture. Our strength has always been the dynamism and
diversity of our people, who enable the Group to evolve and adapt in a volatile
socio-economic climate, to continuously develop our processes, products and services to
meet emerging consumer trends and to also address important social issues in our
The objective of the FastTrack internship programme has always been to engage closely
with those who have the potential to be future corporate leaders in Sri Lanka and
provide undergraduates from local and foreign universities, the opportunity to gain
first-hand experience of the diverse career opportunities within the Sri Lankan
corporate sector. This year as well, despite the challenges, we are committed to
showcase how companies like ours not only provide respectful and inclusive workplaces,
but also contribute to our economy, drive innovation and sustainable businesses, and
empower our communities.
We wish you the best of luck!
Krishan Balendra – Chairperson John Keells Group
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The Partner Organizations of FastTrack are equal opportunity employers and invite applications from
all suitably qualified individuals to join this summer internship programme.