Sri Lanka Hemas group eyes govt stake in Lanka Hospitals
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s Hemas Holdings, which is expanding is health business, said it is interested in buying into Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC if the government sells its stake.
“Hemas as a group has been exploring opportunities in the sectors that we operate in,” the company said in a stock exchange filing.
“We noted the interest expressed by the government in disposing of shares in ventures such as Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC. We have therefore, expressed our interest in pursuing this opportunity once the government initiates the official process.”
The new government has announced its intention of reducing state involvement in business and selling off government-owned enterprises.
Hemas Holding said it was “ confident of our ability to contribute significantly to the Sri Lankan healthcare services.”
(Colombo/December 04 2015)