(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The shares of Myland Developments Limited (CODE: MDL-N-0000) commenced trading on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today. The shares have been listed on the Diri Savi Board of the CSE under the “Real Estate Development” sector. The occasion was marked with a special Bell Ringing Ceremony.
Representing Myland DevelopmentsLimited, Chairman/Independent/Non-Executive Director Mr.W.D. Premachandra, Managing Director/Executive Director Mr. Nalin Perera, Executive Director Ms. Iresha Dissanayake, Independent/Non-Executive Director Mr. Ajith Alahakoon joined the event.
Financial Advisors & Managers to the issue, Atarah Capital Partners was represented by Managing Partner Mr. Rohan Senewiratne.
The CSE was represented by Chief Executive Officer Mr. Rajeeva Bandaranaike and Chief Regulatory Officer Mr. Renuke Wijayawardhane at the event.
CEO of the CSE, Mr. Rajeeva Bandaranaike, speaking at theceremony, congratulated Myland Developments on its initiative to go public.“Incorporated in 2017, Myland Developments has demonstrated promising growth in the industry and the steps that the company has taken towards listing are commendable toexpand the company’s business interests.The real estate industry is witnessing impressive growth and it is important to have listed companies representing the industry as the real estate sector is somewhat underrepresented in the market capitalization of the CSE”.
Speaking at the event, Chairman/Independent/Non-Executive Director of Myland Developments Limited, Mr. W D Premachandra, commented, “Even though MylandDevelopments has a shorter history, we have many success stories to share. Among those, we consider this IPO and the listing the most valuable event in our short history we have achieved. This is all because we wanted to become a responsible corporate citizen. When we list the company, we know that regulators will be vigilant about the things that we do. More importantly, the investors will be watching what we do, and the market will reflect the value of the things that we do. We consider this a great opportunity for us to manage our company in the right direction. This is the main reason for us to list the company in the market.
Commenting on the event, Mr. Premachandra thanked the SEC, CSE, Atarah Capital Partners, Sampath Bank, and their lawyers and auditors for the support extended during the IPO. Speaking on the listing experience, he added, “With this investor fundswhat we have now, we are in a better position to leverage and negotiate better with banks and landowners to sell when we buy. So, it’s a great advantage we have. Finally, I must thank all those 2,884 investors who have placed confidence in us and our company for investing in this IPO.
Mylands Developments Limited engages in the development and sale of lands for residential and commercial purposes. The company was founded with a vision to provide affordable lands to Sri Lankan citizens to build their desired property.