Sri Lanka, July 25 -- John Keells Holdings PLC reported a 5 percent growth in Group revenue during the first quarter of the year of Rs.31.74 billion compared to the Rs.30.16 billion recorded in the previous financial year.

The Transportation, Consumer Foods and Retail industry groups continued their growth momentum from the previous quarter despite the disruptions post the Easter Sunday terror attacks which occurred early in the quarter.

The underlying performance of the Group set out below, is depicted after adjusting for the new Accounting standard SLFRS 16 which came to effect this year, for fuller disclosure.

Accordingly, EBITDA in 2018/19 is comparatively adjusted for the impact of SLFRS 16, on a like-with-like basis against the EBI...