Our Heritage

The Pereira spirit of innovation from the history books of old Ceylon: F X Pereira & Sons departmental store that was started by Francis Xavier Pereira in 1889 became a flourishing business that they expanded and moved to the above premises in First Cross Street (Colombo 1) in 1905. The family went on to introduce the first ‘Woolworth’s type departmental stores in Ceylon in 1937.

F X PEREIRA

Founder F X PEREIRA & Sons Ltd

CHEVALIER DEWAN BAHADUR I.X. PEREIRA

Acting minister of Labour ,Industry & Commerce (1946 - 1947)
Chairman and Managing Director of
F X Pereira & Sons Ltd
Chairman Narottam & Pereira Ltd

F X A PEREIRA

Chairman and Managing Director
F X Pereira & Sons Ltd
Chairman and Managing Director Narottam & Pereira Ltd
Chairman and Managing Director
Asha Agencies Ltd

The Pereira Legacy

Subsequent progression and the various companies the Pereira family went on to create over the glorious 130-year heritage is what we know as Pership Holding today.

Today, Pership Holding (Pvt) Ltd is a fourth and fifth generation managed group of companies, fostering the same spirit of innovation and noble characteristics that has won the hearts of their stakeholders as one of the most respected brands in Sri Lanka.