MR. P.S. ( DUDLEY) FERNANDO
Mr P.S. (Dudley) Fernando is a boat builder by profession. His first training began at Fisheries Corporation. His experience then continued with Walker and Sons, Niel Marine and finally forming his own company FRP SERVICES & CO. LANKA LTD. AND BLUE STAR MARINE LTD. His knowledge of Fibreglass raw materials led him into introducing this material for water proofing, furniture; water tanks and making this closed and controlled fiberglass market into an open market. He has associated himself with insulation material and have successfully introduced many a product in to the local market. This 30 years managerial experience in fiberglass industry will be a definite vital factor to SLJ Holding future business activities.
MR. SOHAN FERNANDO
Sohan started his working career at a very young age and was an active member and part of the board of directors with FRP Services & Co. Lanka Ltd. A leading business operated by his father and family since 1979. FRP Services were, at the time, the giants in the Fiber Glass Industry with a manufacturing boat factory called ‘Blue Star Marine’ in Sri Lanka.
Over the years, the business was diversified and he became the owner and the Managing Director of his very own company, S.L.J. Holdings SDN. BHD. in the year 2009, in Malaysia. A relatively young business extensively serving the construction, HVAC and MVAC market in Sri Lanka, Maldives and other South Asian countries.
During the last decade the S.L.J Holdings Group has grown to be established companies within this sector, while also having added two more new companies in Malaysia - Spectre Trading and VS Global Business Sdn. Bhd. in order to cater to the ever changing and demanding needs of the HVAC & MEP markets locally and internationally.
Further he has now expanded his presence globally in to Australia and his vision is to now expand the company’s presence in to the Maldives by next year.
He is a businessman / investor within the business communities in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Australia, and carries with him a very high business acumen, as well as being equipped with the ability to accepting challenges, take risks and be innovative.
MR. DULEEP FERNANDO
He is young, energetic and technically proficient managerial player in the SLJ Holdings and his contribution for the board of directors will be a reward to the company.
He has trained in boat building processes in Japan in the year 1991, qualified in Fiberglass Technology from the Institute of Technical and Further Education (CASEY) Melbourne - Australia in the year 1996/1997.He also has completed a course in total quality management at the Institute of Technical and Further Education (CASEY) Melbourne - Australia in the year 1997.
He was in charge of local sales of boats at Blue Star Marine Ltd and sale of fiberglass raw materials to the local market, government institutes, handling of tenders of the Sri Lanka Forces.