The Board of Directors
Ms M A R C Cooray
B.A. (Hons) (University
of Ceylon, Peradeniya,
M.Sc (Strathclyde University, U.K.)
Appointed Director in February 2010 and was the Senior Director till the 30th of October 2014. She is a retired Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka where she served for over 35 years. She is a Director of Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC, Ceylon Investment PLC and Prime Grameen Micro Finance Limited.
On release from the Central Bank, she had served the Ministry of Finance in the capacity of Director General Fiscal Policy and Economic Affairs Department for nearly 6 years, represented the Government on the Boards of DFCC Bank, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka Telecom, Ceylon Electricity Board, De La Rue Currency and Security Print (Pvt) Ltd, Export Development Board, National Housing and Development Authority and represented the Monetary Board on West Coast Power (Pvt) Ltd.
She has functioned as the Vice Chairperson of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka for 5 years and has served on a number of Committees at national level covering a variety of subjects representing the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank. She has also represented the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance at various international meetings/seminars.
Mrs Cooray has been involved extensively in policy making and implementing projects and programmes especially in the area of regional development and microfinance. She has wide experience in negotiating loans with multilateral and other donors as well as bilateral trade agreements on behalf of the Government. Her articles/papers have been published in professional journals.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
Mr Jonathan Alles
M.B.A. Finance (Stirling),
A.I.B. Sri Lanka
Mr Jonathan Alles was appointed an Executive Director on 1st May 2013 and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer on 1st July 2013.
Mr Alles holds an MBA from the University of Stirling, U.K. and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka. He counts 28 years of banking experience having served International Banks and HSBC, Sri Lanka and also at Hatton National Bank during the period September 2002 to June 2005. Having returned to Sri Lanka from the UAE in September 2010, Mr Alles re-joined Hatton National Bank in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer
Mr Alles is the Chairman of Sri Lanka Banks’ Association (Guarantee) Ltd, Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Limited, Lanka Financial Services Bureau Ltd, Lanka Ventures PLC and Prime Grameen Micro Finance Ltd. He serves as a Director of Sithma Development (Pvt) Ltd, Acuity Partners (Pvt) Ltd, Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd, HNB Assurance PLC and H N B General Insurance Ltd.
Mr Alles is a member of Sri Lanka Institute of Directors and also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of Sri Lanka Business & Biodiversity Platform.
Dr Willie W Gamage
B.Sc (University College
of London, U.K.), M.Sc (University of Colombo),
PhD (Rajarata University)
Appointed Director on 31st March 2011.
Dr Willie W. Gamage served as the Secretary to the Ministry of Botanical Gardens & Public Recreation, while serving as the Chairman/CEO of the Strategic Enterprise Management Agency (SEMA).
He has over 30 years of wide experience in the public, private and non-governmental organisations, having served several such organisations in different capacities. He has extensive experience in formulating and implementing several projects on poverty alleviation, local economic development, promoting alternative energy generation and enhancing capacities in public enterprises.
Dr Gamage has also contributed immensely to the local and regional development initiatives in the areas of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, Small Scale Fisheries Development, Community Development, Municipal Solid Waste Management, Rural Enterprise Development and Rural Housing Development. Presently Dr Gamage serves as the Senior Director of the Bank.
Dr L R Karunaratne
B.E (India), T.Eng (CEI), MIE (Lon), MBA (U.K.), Ph.D (U.K.), FIIM (HK), FCIOB
Appointed Director in October 2011. Dr Rohan Karunaratne, a Consultant Engineer, is the incumbent President of the Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), engaged in developing the construction industry and construction builders in Sri Lanka. Under his Presidency, the First World Green Building Conference in Sri Lanka was launched to introduce Green Building Concept to the construction industry. He is the Managing Director of A.K.K. Engineers (Pvt) Ltd, an Engineering Company specialized in building
construction, civil engineering, water supply and waste water, construction of swimming pools and now in road construction. He is the Chairman of Associated Motor Finance Co Ltd, Hybrid Airports (Pvt) Ltd, the Deputy Chairman of the International Institute of Management, a Director of Arpico Finance PLC and the Vice President of Sri Lanka-Myanmar Economic Co-operation Council
He has over 30 years of experience in Civil Engineering, Building Construction, Engineering Consultancy, Construction Training, lecturing in Civil Construction, Designing & Planning. He was the past Chairman of the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka and was the first Chairman of Human Resources Development (Pvt) Ltd and Advance Construction Training Academy
Dr Karunaratne holds a PhD in Management and a MBA from the Sussex University (UK). He is an Engineering Graduate in Civil Engineering and an advanced Diploma holder in HIET (Chennai - India). He is a Fellow of the International Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Ceylon Institute of Builders.
Mr L U D Fernando
MBA (Sri J), FCMA (U.K.)
Appointed Director in April 2012. Mr Fernando was the former Executive Director of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Limited and of The Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC. He also had served on the Boards of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC, Pelwatte Sugar Industries PLC, Melstacorp Limited, Lanka Bell Limited, National Asset
Management Limited, Continental Insurance Lanka Limited and the Boards of several other companies in the DCSL Group.
He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of United Kingdom. He has been awarded a Master’s degree in Business Administration by the Postgraduate Institute of Management of University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Mr D T S H Mudalige
FCA (Sri Lanka),
Appointed Director in April 2012. Mr Mudalige is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA – Sri Lanka) and is the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Accounting Standards Committee. Mr Mudalige has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting practice and in industry. He was a Member of
the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and chaired its audit committee. He is a Board Member of the Sri Lanka Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board (SLAASMB).
Mr Mudalige is the President of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA), the largest regional body of accountants. The confederation includes the professional accountancy bodies of Asian and Pacific nations.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA-SL), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA-UK), Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA -UK) and Fellow of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA-Australia).
Miss D S C Jayawardena
B.A. Monash University, Australia,
Certified Auditor (DNV-Norway),
CIM – London,
Appointed Director in April 2012. Miss D S C Jayawardena is a Director of Lanka Milk Foods (CWE) Plc., Lanka Dairies (Pvt) Ltd, Ambewela Livestock Company Ltd, Pattipola Livestock Company Ltd, Ambewela Products (Pvt) Ltd and Indo Lanka Exports (Pvt) Ltd, since 2009. During the recent past, she has also been appointed a
Director of Stassen Exports (Pvt) Ltd, Milford Exports (Ceylon) (Pvt) Ltd, Stassen International (Pvt) Ltd, Stassen Natural Foods (Pvt) Ltd, Ceylon Garden Coir (Pvt) Ltd, Milford Developers (Pvt) Ltd, Stassen Foods (Pvt) Ltd and C B D Exports (Pvt) Ltd.
She has worked as an Intern for the Clinton Foundation in 2008.
Miss Jayawardena holds a B.A. (Commercial Law, Criminology, Sociology) from the Monash University, Australia, Professional Certificate in Marketing (CIM), Diploma in Marketing (CIM) and a Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (CIM). She is also a Certified Auditor (DNV-Norway), a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) (MCIM) and a Chartered Marketer.
Mr R S Captain
University of Miami, Florida
Appointed Director in April 2012. Mr R S Captain is a Director of Polypak Secco Ltd, Paints & General Industries Ltd, Paints & General Industries (Exports) Ltd,Polytex Garments Ltd, CIC Holdings PLC, Propertex Development Ltd, Austin Gloves (Ceylon) Ltd, CEI Plastics Ltd,Ranweli Ltd, Agriland Ltd, Forest Creek Park Ltd, Body Bar (Pvt) Ltd, Horahena Investments Ltd, Palmland Ltd, Parkland Ltd and Randiya Farms Ltd.
Mr Captain has had his Primary education at the Royal College and Secondary education (O/L & A/L) at Millfield, U.K. and the University of Miami, Florida
Mr Amal Cabraal
MBA (University of Colombo), FCIM (UK), Chartered Marketer
Appointed Director with effect from April 1st 2014. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Sri Lanka. He has over 3 decades of business experience in general management, marketing and sales and apart from Sri Lanka, he has served with Unilever in the United Kingdom, India and Bangladesh. He is an alumnus of INSEAD-France and holds an MBA from the University of Colombo, is a Chartered Marketer by profession and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing - UK. He is an independent external Director of John Keells Holdings PLC, Ceylon Beverage Holdings PLC, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, S A Silva & Sons Ltd and also serves on the Supervisory Board of Associated Motorways Ltd. He is a committee member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Management Committee of the Mercantile Services Provident Society
Mrs K A L Thushari Ranaweera
Attorney at Law, Master's Degree in Law (LLM) - University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Diploma in International Affairs - Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, Sri Lanka.
Appointed Company Secretary on 2nd January 2012. She is also the Deputy General Manager - Legal of the Bank. Mrs Ranaweera joined the Bank on 7th October 2010 and counts over 24 years of experience in the field of Banking.