Soma Edirisinghe, Sri Lankan entrepreneur, Died at 76

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Soma Edirisinghe was born on July 5, 1939, and died on November 5, 2015.

She was a Sri Lankan entrepreneur, film producer, philanthropist and social worker.

Soma was born in Meegoda, Sri Lanka on 5 July 1939 to a family of nine children.

Soma was married to E.A.P Edirisinghe who was the founder of the EAP group of companies.

They had three sons, Jeewaka, Nalaka, Asanka, and a daughter, Deepa.

He died on 5 November 2015 at a private hospital in Colombo.

Soma 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 played the role of Chairperson of the EAP group of companies.

The organization, which consists of 25 subsidiaries, deals with diverse areas of businesses such as broadcasting, telecasting, financial services, insurance, production and exhibition of films, retailing gold jewellery, pawning services, housing, land sales, hotels, and importing and retailing of vehicles.

Soma passed away at age 76 in November 2015.