Top businesswoman Soma Edirisinghe passed away today at a private hospital. She was 76 years old.
Edirisinghe was the chairperson of the EAP Group of companies.
Her career as an entrepreneur began in 1974 with the sudden demise of her husband EAP Edirisinghe, the founder of the EAP group of Companies.
From that day onwards she has been playing the role of Chairperson of the EAP Group of Companies. The Organization which consists of 25 subsidiaries deals in diverse areas of businesses such as broadcasting, telecasting, financial services, insurance, production and exhibition of films, retailing gold jewellery and pawning services, housing and land sales, hotels, importing and retailing of vehicles etc. She also produced several Sinhala movies. (Colombo Gazette)