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Monday, December 30, 2013

Rich List Sri Lanka 2013 puts Dhammika Perera on top

Dhammika Perera the billionaire businessman who controls the Vallibel One group, was named the richest Sri Lankan by The Rich List 2013 Sri Lanka last Friday (6th Dec). The new book values Dhammika Perera’s personal fortune at a minimum of USD 538,000,000 or Rs 70 Billion. Last week Forbes Asia valued Sri Lanka’s biggest individual publicly-listed shareholder at Rs 72.6 Billion or USD 550,000,000.


The businessman topped the Rich List 2013 list by a huge margin – his nearest rival was the 80-yearl old Sohli Captain who the Rich List estimated at USD423 Million – Rs 55 Billion. The most significant financial myth to be unearthed was The Rich List 2013 valuation of businessman Harry Jayawardena, who came in at USD 307 Million – a full USD 231 Million less than Dhammika Perera and USD 116 Million behind Sohli Captain – whose investment in the blue chip John Keels Holdings remains the single largest shareholding by any Sri Lankan national.


At the event held to formally announce the Richest Man and the Richest Woman in Sri Lanka 2013, Mr Perera was asked by the author of the book, Faraz Shauketaly as to whose valuation was closer to the accurate figure of his wealth: “I have not yet read the book which you gave me a few minutes ago. Of course I know the figure but you and Forbes Asia should debate that. I can be the referee,” said Mr Perera. The Rich List is slated to be an annual compilation of individual and corporate wealth and influence, according to Shauketaly.1425721_396090867160669_951562588_n


The Richest Woman in Sri Lanka was named as Mrs Sonia Weinman, whose business partners are Harry Jayawardena, RaajObeyesekere and Zaki Alif. The author of the bookhas coined a collective name and the Rich List refers to them as “The Famous Four” in the book. Mrs Weinman was valued at USD 76 Million ahead of other members of the fairer sex such as Mrs Lorraine Yaseen (Rs 4.3 Billion), Mrs K U Amarasinghe (Rs 2.8 Billion) Mrs R M Joshua (Rs 1.8 Billion), Miss M M Page (Rs 1.62 Billion) and the fashion icon Ms.OtaraGunawardene the creator of the Odel business ( Rs 1.6 Billion). Mrs Soma Edirisingha of Swarnamahal fame was listed the books’ Stock Market Dollar millionaires section at Rs 651 Million.


Ajith Nivaard Cabraal described the book as a “first of a kind in Sri Lanka” adding that in an “indirect way is also a confirmation that the Sri Lankan business and industry is gradually making an entry into the big league.”


The award given to Dhammika Perera as the Richest Man 2013 was of immense significance in Sri Lankan culture said a guest. The 1-kilo Walampuriya´ especially commissioned by Mr Shauketaly,is entirely hand-made in silver.


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Friday, December 27, 2013

Sri Lanka business leaders

Basil Rajapaksa

Minister of Economic Development

Gamini Senarath

Chairman,Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation/People's bank

Nivard Cabraal

Governor,Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Nishantha Wickramasinghe

Chairman,Sri Lankan Airlines

Nimal Welgama

Chairman,Sri Lanka Telecom

Razik Zarook

Chairman,Bank of Ceylon

Sunil Sirisena

Chairman,National Savings Bank

Dhammika Perera

Chairman,Vallibel One PLC

Harry Jayawardena

Chairman,Stassen/DCSL Group

Susantha Ratnayake

Chairman,John Keells Holdings PLC

Hari Selvanathan

Deputy Chairman,Carsons Cumberbatch PLC

Mahesh Amalean

Chairman,MAS Holdings Group

Ranjit Page

Chairman,Cargills Ceylon PLC

Ashroff Omar

Chief Executive,Brandix Lanka Ltd

Ravi Dias

Managing Director,Commercial Bank

Rajendra Theagarajah

Managing Director,Hatton National Bank PLC

Amal Cabraal

Chairman,Unilever Sri Lanka

Hans Wijayasuriya

Group Chief Executive of Dialog Axiata PL

Ranjit Wijewardene

Chairman,Wijeya Group of Newspapers.

Sohli Captain

Chairman,Paints and General Industries/Polypak Secco

Ishara Nanayakkara

Deputy Chairman of Lanka Orix Leasing PLC

James Yamanaka

Managing Director of Ceylon Tobacoo Company PLC

Osman Kassim

Chairman of Expolanka Holdings PLC

Ashok Pathirage

Chairman,Softlogic Group

Sumal Perera

Chairman,Access Group

Asanga Seneviratne

Managing Director of Anilana Hotels and Properties Ltd.

Dilith Jayaweera

Owner,George Steuart Group

Sena Yaddehige

Chairman,Richard Pieris and Company PLC

A R Pandithage

Chairman,Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC

Lalith de Silva

Group CEO,Sri Lanka Telecom PLC

Nick A. Nicolaou

Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives,

H N Esufally

Chief Executive Officer of Hemas Holdings PLC

N J H M Cooray

Chairman,Jetwing Group

Nihal Jinasena

Chairman,Loadstar Pvt Ltd

Tyeab Akbarally

Chairman,Amana Takaful PLC

Nimal S. Cooke

Chief Executive of the Maharaja Organisation (Projects) Limited

Aravinda Perera

Managing Director,Sampath Bank PLC

A N Fonseka

Chief Executive/Director of DFCC Bank

Russell De Mel

Director/Chief Executive Officer of National Development Bank PLC

Renuka Fernando

Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nations Trust Bank PLC

Anirvan Ghosh Dastidar

Chief Executive Officer  of Standard Chartered Bank

Mohan Pandithage

Chairman,Hayleys PLC

Subodh Dakwale

Managing Director,Lanka IOC PLC

Kapila Ariyaratne

General Manager / Chief Executive Officer of Seylan Bank PLC

A.R. Gunawardena

 Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer (General)  of Ceylinco Insurance PLC

R. Renganathan

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer (Life) of Ceylinco Insurance PLC

Kishu Gomes

Managing Director of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC

Ganesan Ampalavanar

Managing Director of Nestle Lanka PLC

Dumindra Ratnayake

Chief Executive Officer, of Etisalat, Sri Lanka

Soma Edirisinghe

Chairperson of EAP Edirisinghe Group

Aban Pestonjee

 Chairperson of Abans Group

Janaki Kuruppu

Chairperson of Sri Lanka Tea Board

Varuni Amunugama Fernando

Joint Managing Director at Triad Advertising

Neela Marikkar

Chairperson of  Grant McCann Erickson

Ranee Jayamaha

Chairperson of Hatton National Bank  PLC

Rohini Nanayakkara

Chairperson of Lanka Orix  Leasing  Company PLC


W A Nalani

General Manager of the Bank of Ceylon

Nirmali  Samaratunga

Co-Chairman and Joint Managing Director of Mackwoods (Pvt) Ltd

Ramya Weerakoon

Chairperson/ Managing Director of Ramya Holdings Pvt. Ltd

Angeline Myrese Ondaatjie

Joint Managing Director of Tangerine Beach Hotels PLC, Royal Palms Beach Hotels PLC

I.R. Rajiyah

Chairperson of  Renuka Holdings PLC

Sheamalee Wickramasingha

Managing Director of Ceylon Biscuits Limited

Lilamani Dias Benson

Chairman and CCO, Founder CEO of Lowe LDB.

Mrs. Cecilia Muttukumaru

Chairperson of C T Smith Stockbrokers (Private) Limited

Siromi Wickramasinghe

Chairperson of HDFC  Bank

Otara Gunewardene

 Director / CEO of Odel PLC

Kasturi Wilson

Managing Director of the Transportation Sector, Hemas Holdings PLC

K.S.K. de Silva

Chairperson of  Alliance Finance Company PLC

Samadanie  Kiriwandeniya

Chairperson of Sanasa Development Bank

Marise Deckker

Managing Director of Astron Ltd

Nimmi Thambiayah

Deputy Chairman of Renuka City Hotels PLC

Manjula Mathews

Managing Director  of First Capital  Holdings PLC

N T M S Cooray

Director of Jetwing Group

Saroshi Dubash

Director of Abans Group

S. R. Thambiayah

Jt. Managing Director of Renuka City Hotel PLC

A. L. Thambiayah

Jt. Managing Director of Renuka City Hotel PLC

R. N. Ponnambalam

Managing Director/CEO of Macbertan (Pvt) Ltd

Renuka Marshall

Managing Director of TBWA\TAL.

Rajini de Silva Mendis

Chief Executive of Ebert Silva Holidays

K U Amarasinghe

Director of Lanka Orix Leasing Company PLC

Illanga Karunaratne

Director of Imperial Teas Group

Ramani Fernando

Owner of  Ramani Fernadno Salons

Himalee Madurasinghe

Chief Executive of Lanka Market Rresearch Bureau

Vidyani Hettigoda

Director – Siddhalepa Group of Companies

Sanjivani  Jayawardena

Director of Hatton National Bank PLC

Anandhiy K. Gunawardhana

Partner of Julius & Creasy

Barbara Sansoni

Barefoot Pvt Ltd

Sithie Tiruchelvam

Director  of John Keells Holdings PLC

Pamela C. Cooray

Director of Hatton National Bank PLC

Rose Cooray

Director of Hatton National Bank PLC

Dhara Wijayatilake

Director of Sampath Bank PLC

Annika Senanayake

Director of Sampath Bank PLC

Saumya Amarasekera

Director of Sampath Bank PLC

Kimarli Fernando

Director of  National Development Bank PLC

Dushni Weerakoon

Director  of  Nations Trust Bank PLC

Shalini Panditaratne

Director  of  Nations Trust Bank PLC

Premila Perera

KPMG Sri Lanka

Shirani Jayasekara

Director of Asian Hotels & Properties PLC

Roshini Cabraal

Director of The Lanka Hospital Corporation PLC

Dilani Alagaratnam

Director  of Union Assurance PLC

Punyakanthi  Navaratne

Director of Mercantile Investments PLC

.M.A.Nonis Ranaweera

Director of Mackwoods (Pvt) Ltd.

Givanthi Dharmadasa

Director of Nawaloka Hospitals PLC

M. C. Pietersz

Director of Finlays Colombo PLC

D. Wimalasundera

Director of Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC

N. C. Madanayake

Director of A C L Cables PLC

Anushya Coomaraswamy

Director of Janashakthi Insurance Company PLC

Yolande Hansen

Director of John Keells PLC

Sharmini Ratwatte

Director of John Keells PLC

D. S. N. Weerasooriya

Director  of Amaya Leisure PLC

Geya Rasi Egodage

Executive Director  of Commercial Credit and Finance PLC

A. D. Edirisinghe

Director of E A P Edirisinghe Group

Swarna Maloney

Director of Touchwood Investments

. I . Abeyawira

Director of J.L. Morison Sons & Jones (Ceylon)

Moji Akingbade

CEO/General Manager of Avery Dennison Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

Mumtaz Siriwardena

Managing Director of Dave Tractors (Pvt) Ltd & Lankaloha Hardware Ltd

Jayomi Lokuliyana

Chief Executive Officer at zMessenger

Ramani Samarasundera

Marketing Director Personal Care at Unilever Sri Lanka Limited

Lakmini Wijesundera

Co-founder and Chief Execuive Officer, Asia Pacific & Middle East

Dawn Austin

Managing Director of Nidro Supply (Pvt


Cheng Chih Kwong

Prima Group

Manilal Fernando

Holcim Cement

Jayampathi Bandaranayake

Ceylon Tobacco Company

Tilak de Zoysa

Carson Cumberbatch PLC

Anthony A Page

C T Holdings Group

Louis Page

Cargills Ceylon PLC

Ken Balendra

Brandix Group

Dinesh Weerakkody

Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC

Datuk Azzat Kamaludin

Dialog Axiata PLC

Antonio Helio Waszyk

Nestle Lanka PLC

Charles Leonard Hunt

Chairman of Associated Motorways Pvt. Ltd.

J M S Brito

Chairman of DFCC Bank PLC

Farrukh Saeed

Chairman of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC

Hemaka Amarasuriya

Chairman of Singer Sri Lanka PLC /National Development Bank PLC

Cubby Wijetunge

Chairman of Ceylon Beverage Holdings PLC and Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC

J.G.P. Perera

Chairman of Ceylinco Insurance PLC

Akihiko Nakauchi

Chairman of Colombo Dockyard PLC

J C L de Mel

Chairman of Hemas Holdings PLC

Arjuna K. Gunaratne

Chairman of Nations Trust Bank PLC

Merrill J. Fernando

Chairman of MJF Group

Dr. D. S. Rajapaksa

Chairman of Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC

Shing Pee Tao

Chairman of Oversea Realty (Ceylon) PLC

A M Weerasinghe

Chairman of Royal Ceramics Lanka

Thanh Phong Huynh

Chairman of AIA Insurance Lanka PLC

Nihal Jayamanne

Chairman of Seylan Bank PLC

Kapila Jayawardena

Chairman of Lanka Orix Finance PLC

C. L. K. P. Jayasuriya

Chairman of Finlays Colombo PLC

W K H Wegapitiya

Chairman of Laugfs Group

Mano Selvanathan

Chairman of Selinsing PLC

Israel Paulraj

Chairman of Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC

Makrand Nene

Chairman,  Lanka IOC PLC.

Ajit Gunewardene

Chairman, Union Assurance PLC

R.M.S. Fernando

Chairman of United Motors Lanka PLC

Alagarajah Rajaratnam

Chairman of  The Colombo Fort Land & Building Group

S.H.J. Weerasuriya

Chairman of Mercantile Investments PLC

Edgar Gunatunga

Chairman,  Tokyo Cement PLC

Nimal Perera

Chairman, Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC

Sanjeev Gardiner

Chairman of Kandy Hotels/Galle Face Hotel Group

Vijay Shah

Chairman of Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC

B.R.L. Fernando

Chairman of  C I C Holdings PLC

Alexis Indrajit Lovell

Chairman, Union Bank of Colombo PLC

Lalith Heengama

Chairman of Environmental Resources Investments PLC

Jayantha Dharmadasa

Chairman  of Nawaloka Hospitals PLC.

Raymond Bickson

Chairman of Taj Lanka Hotels PLC

Tirukumar Nadesan

Chairman of Hotel Developers (Lanka) PLC

U. G. Madanayake

Chairman  of ACL Cables PLC

W.T. Ellawala

Chairman of Janashakthi Insurance Company PLC

Lakshman Samarasinghe

Chairman of  Ceylon Hotels Corporation PLC

Rienzie T. Wijetilleke

Chairman of Sunshine Holdings PLC

K Aloysius

Chairman of Free Lanka Capital Holdings PLC

H L L M Nanayakkara

Chairman of Asia Capital PLC

Azmil Khalili Bin Khalid

Chairman of MTD Walkers PLC

Cecil Perera

Chairman of Commercial Credit and Finance PLC.

Ruchi Gunewardene

Chairman of Odel PLC

M R Shah

Chairman of Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka

Chanaka De Silva

Chairman of Kelani Tyres PLC/ Ceat Sri Lanka Group

S.R. Rajiyah

Chairman of Renuka Agri Foods PLC

Khaled Aly Soliman

Chairman of Galadari Hotels (Lanka) PLC

Chandra Lal de Alwis

Chairman of Senkadagala Finance PLC

M.T.A. Furkhan

Chairman of Bairaha Farms PLC

S.H.M. Rishan

Chairman of PCH Holdings PLC

Rohan Karunaratne

Chairman of Associated Motor Finance PLC

Prema Cooray

Chairman of Citrus Leisure PLC

Nahil Wijesuriya

Chairman of East West Properties PLC

J. H. Edirisinghe

Chairman of Swarnamahal Financial Services PLC

Ajith Erandan Tudawe

Chairman /Chief Executive  of Ceylon Hospitals PLC

A. N. Esufally

Chairman of Serendib Hotels PLC

Furqan Dossa

Chairman of Hunter & Company Limited

D. C. Jayasuriya

Chairman of Orient Finance PLC

Ray Abewardena

Chairman of Asia Siyaka Commodities PLC

N. K. H. Ratwatte

Chairman of Hapugastenne Plantations PLC

D H J Gunawardena

Chairman, of Citizens Development Business Finance PLC

R. B. Thambiayah

Chairman of Renuka City Hotel PLC

W.A.P. Perera

 Chairman of Sierra Cables PLC

R Nadarajah

Chairman of Seylan Developments PLC

J.B.L. de Silva

Chairman of Eastern Merchants PLC

A. G. Weerasinghe

Chairman of Ascot Holdings PLC

Preethi Jayawardena

Chairman of The Finance Company

Vijaya Malalasekera

Chairman of  Bogala Graphite PLC

R. Selvaskandan

Chairman of C T Land Development PLC

Sitendra Senaratne

Chairman of Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC

R A Maloney

Chairman of Touchwood Investments PLC

R. Abeyawira

Chairman of J.L. Morison Sons & Jones (Ceylon) PLC

S A Gulamhusein

Chairman of Adamexpo and Ceylon & Foreign Trades PLC

D J Ambani

Chairman of Bogawantalawa Tea Estates PLC

D. S. Madanayake

Chairman of Ceylon Pencil Company(Pvt) Ltd

Ahamed Rheyas

Chairman of Harcourts Group

Noel Selvanayagam

President of Senok Group

Mineka Wickramasingha

Chairman of Ceylon Biscuits Group

A. S. G. Gnanam

Chairman & Managing Director St. Anthony's Industries Group

Lawrence Perera

Chairman/CEO/Founder of Micro Cars Limited.

Samantha Kumarasinghe

Chairman of Multichemi Group

Ravi Liyanage.

Chairman of Kingdom of Raigam

Rohan R Tudawe

Chairman and Managing Director of Tudawe Brothers

Maxie Perera

Chairman / Managing Director of Maxies and Company (Pvt) Ltd

M.G. Kularatne

Chairman & Managing Director of Maga Engineering

Chrisantha Perera

Chairman of Ceylon Tea Brokers PLC

Stanley V. Wanigasekera

Executive Chairman of Central Industries PLC

Ajith Wijeyesekera

Founder Chairman/Managing Director of Union Apparels (Pvt) Limited

V. Balasubramaniam

Chairman of N. Vaitilingam & Co. Ltd

Dinal Peiris

Executive Chairman of Acme Printing and Packaging PLC

Ruwan Silva

Chairman of  Echannelling PLC

Sumith Cumaranatunga

Chairman & Managing Director  of David Pieris Motor Company Ltd

Ratnapala Samaraweera

Chairman of Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd.

Deivanayagam Eassuwaren

Chairman of Eswaran Brothers  Group

Graetian Gunawardhana

Chairman of Hands International

Nandana Lokuwithana

Chairman of Ceylon Steel Corporation Ltd

A N U Jayawardene

Chairman of Mercantile Group

I.W. Senanayake

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IWS Holdings (Pvt) Limited

Neville Fernando

Chairman of the South Asian Institute of Technology

Jagath Sumathipala

Chairman of Sumathi Group

Eshana de Silva

Chairman of Esna Holdings

B R S T Edirisinghe

Chairman of Edna Group

Raynor  Silva

Chairman of ABC Broadcasting Corporation,

Sarath C Weerasooriya

Chairman of Finco Group

Saroj Perera

Chairman of Douglas and Sons (Pvt) Ltd.

Eraj Wijesinghe

Chairman of Bartleet Group

J J Ambani

Chairman of Metropolitan Group

Malik Samarwickrema

Chairman of Penguin Sportswear (Pvt) Ltd.

Daya Gamage

Chairman of Daya Group

Shiran Dissanayake

Chairman of Hanjin Shipping

Manik Pereira

Chairman of Pership Group

Victor Hettigoda

Chairman of  the Hettigoda Group of Companies

Ken Nirmalan

Chairman of  Aqua Packaging Group

Anurath Abeyratne

Chairman of Spa Group

Maxi Prelis

Chairman of Capital Trust Securities Group

Ebert Silva

Chairman of Ebert Silva Group

Harsha de Silva

Chairman of Orient Garments PLC

Priath Fernando

Chairman of United Tractor and Equipment (Pvt) Ltd

Eliyas Kareem

Maliban Textile Group

B A Mahipala

Chairman of BAM Group

Ariyaseela Wickramanyake

Chairman of Master Divers

Nayana Dehigama

Chairman of  Epic Lanka Group

Jayantha Dharmadasa

Chairman of Srilankan Cricket

A.W.M. Makeen

Macksons Group

Lalith Kahatapitiya

Chairman of KIK Group

Gamini Hewabowala

Chairman of Silicon Coating (Pvt) Limited

Ruwan Edirisinghe

Chairman  of R N Constructions

Kumar Nadesan

Chairman of Express Newspapers Ceylon Ltd

Tisil Cooray

Chairman of  I E Group

Mano Tittawela

Chairman of Copyline Group

Lal Keerthi Gunwardhana

Chairman of the Lucky Lanka Group

Shan Wickremasinghe

Chairman of  Telshan Networks (Pvt) Ltd

Nalin Welgama

Chairman of Ideal Motors

Asgi Akbarally

Chairman of Esna Power Ltd

Sanjeewa Wickramanayake

 Chairman of EWIS Group

Mahen Dayananda

Chairman of Total Tea Concepts (Pvt) Limited

Gamini Wickremasinghe

Chairman of Informatics Group

Armyne Wirasinha

Chairman of Ceylon Shipping Lines Group

Richard Jayatissa

 Chairman of Richard Trading Co. (Pvt) Ltd

Sunil Fonseka

Chairman of Tyre House Group/Kangaroo Cabs

Nimal Dias Jayasinha

Chairman of Emerchemie NB (Ceylon) Ltd.

Neil de Silva

Chairman of Mclarens Group

Ravi Wijeratne

Chairman of Rank Holdings

Hussain Hashim

Chairman of Malship (Ceylon) Limited

Anselm Perera

Chairman of Mlesna Group

Beauno Fernando

Chairman of Expo Industrial Group

Prabath Nanayakkara

Chairman of  Sri Lanka Gateway Industries (Pvt) Ltd

Jagath Alwis

Chairman of CEG Education Holdings

A C Saleem

Chairman of Pulses Splitting & Processing Industry (Pvt) Ltd

C M M R Pasha

Chairman of Edinborough Products (Pvt) Ltd.

Gamini Saparamadu

Chairman of Kent Group of Companies,


Abdul Rishad Bathiudeen

Minister of Industry & Commerce

Priyath B. Wickrama

Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Nalaka Godahewa

Chairman of Securities Exchange Commission

Kapila Chandrasena

Director/CEO of Sri Lankan Airlines

Lakshman Jayaweera

Chairman of the Board of Investment

D.K. Hettiarachchi

Registrar of Companies

Prasanna Wickramasuriya

Chairman of Airport & Aviation Services Limited

Mohan De Alwis

Managing Director/CEO of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd.

Rosmand Senaratne,

Chairman of Independent Television Network

Shameendra Rajapaksa

Director of Sri Lanka Telecom

Prof. S.D. Jayaratne

Chairman  of State         Pharmaceutical Corporation

Nimal Perera

Chairman of  Urban        Development Authority

Jagath Kumara Perera

Chairman of State Engineering Corporation

Dr. L N Senaweera

 Director General of the Sri Lanka Standards Institution

K.M.A. Godawatte

Chairman / CEO of       Employees Trust Fund Board

Chandrawansa Pathiraja

Chairman of Development Lotteries Board

Jagath Wellawatte

Chairman  of State Mortgage and Investment Bank

Amal Senadilankara

Chairman of Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment

Karunasena Hettiarachchi

  Chairman of National Water Supply & Drainage Board

Sashi Welgama

Chairman of Sri Lanka Transport Board

Karunasena Hettiarachchi

Chairperson of Insurance Board of Sri Lanka

Chandana Haputhanthri

Chairman of Lanka Electricity Company (Pvt) Ltd.

Hudson Samarasinghe

Chairman of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation

Sunil Wickramasinghe

Chairman  of Milco (Pvt) Limited

Mohan Samaranayake

Chairman of Sri Lanka    Rupavahini Corporation

Chaminda Athuluwage

Chairman of  National     Lotteries Board

Pradeep Gunawardene

Chairman of State Trading Corporation

D.G.M.V Hapuarachchi

Commissioner General of Excise

Kumudini Kulathunga

Chairperson of Lankaputhra Development Bank Limited


Sharad Dayalal Amalean

Deputy Chairman, M A S Holdings

K G D D Dheerasinghe

Deputy Chairman, Commercial Bank

Channa Palansuriya

Deputy Chairman, Sampath Bank

Sarath De Costa

Deputy Chairman, Colombo Dockyard PLC

Dr. S. Selliah

Deputy Chairman, Asiri Hospitals

A. L. Devasurendra

Deputy Chairman, Browns

S.D.R. Arudpragasam

Deputy Chairman, Colombo Fort and Land Building Company

Asoka Keerthi de Silva

Deputy Chairman of  Union Bank Colombo PLC

J H P Ratnayeke

Deputy Chairman, Asia Capital

Jehan Amaratunga

Group Executive Deputy Chairman of MTD Walkers PLC

Subramaniam Eassuwaren

Deputy Chairman of  Eswaran Brothers Group

S. Palihawardana

Deputy Chairman of Seylan Developments

Sabri Wahid

Deputy Chairman of Micro Cars Ltd

Joseph C.  Page

Deputy Chairman, CT Land devlopment

S P Asitha Koralage

Deputy Chairman of Touchwood Investments PLC

Dian Gomes

Managing Director of MAS Intimates

Leon Clement

Managing Director of Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt

Tissa Jinasena

CEO of Loadstar Pvt Ltd

Mangala P. B. Yapa

Managing Director/CEO of Colombo Dockyard PLC

Imtiaz Abdul Wahid

Managing Director/Deputy CEO of Cargills (Ceylon) PLC

Suresh Shah

Director and Chief Executive Officer ofThe Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC

Imal Fonseka

Managing Director of CBL Foods Ltd

Hanif Yusoof

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of  Expolanka PLC

Krishan Thilakaratne

CEO of Commercial Leasing PLC

Asoka Pieris

Director/Group Chief Executive Officer of Singer Sri Lanka PLC

J A S Sumith Adhihetty

Managing Director  of  LB Finance PLC

N. M. Prakash

Group Managing Director/ CEO of Brown & Company

Mr. C. Yatawara

Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director   of United Motors Lanka PLC

Gerard George Ondaatjie

Managing Director of Mercantile Investments PLC

A .G . Pandithage

Chief Executive Officer of Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC

Dr K I M Ranasoma

Managing Director of Dipped Products PLC

Mr. S. R. Gnanam

Joint Managing Director, Tokyo Cement PLC

Mr. K. Yanagihara

Joint Managing Director, Tokyo Cement PLC

Kam Chuen Mau

Executive Director, Textured Jersey Lanka PLC.

S.P.S. Ranatunga

Managing Director/CEO of C I C Holdings PLC.

Anil Suneetha Amarasuriya

Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of  Union Bank of Colombo PLC.

Tan Beng Chuan

Executive Director & Group General Manager of Ceylon Grain Elevators PLC.

Samantha Rajapaksa

Managing Director of AMW Group

 V Govindasamy

Group Managing Director of Sunshine Holdings PLC

Mr. G A  Aloysius

Managing Director / CEO of Free Lanka Capital Holdings

S A Abeyesinhe

Group Chief Executive Officer of Asia Capital PLC

J A PM Jayasekera

Managing Director of Lanka Walltiles PLC

Mr Roshan Sanjaya Egodage

CEO, Commercial Credit n Finnance

Ramal Jasinghe

CEO, Asian Allaince Insurance

Chandra J. Wickramasinghe

Deputy Chairman of Amaya Leisure PLC

Timothy Speldewinde

Managing Director of MAS Fabrics and Stretchline Holdings

Faizal Salieh

Managing Director  of Amana Bank Ltd

L.T. Samarawickrama

Managing Director of Amaya Leisure PLC

Dinal Wijemanne

CEO, Taprobane Holdings

Rohan T. Fernando

CEO, Kelani Tyres

J.A.G. Anandarajah

Managing Director of Kelani Valley Plantations PLC

K.R. Ravindran

Managing Director of Printcare PLC

Sunil Poholiyadde

Director/CEO of  Kegalle Plantations PLC

Kishantha Nanayakkara

CEO, Hemas Power

Francis Lalith Fonseka

Joint Managing Director of Mackwoods (Pvt.) Ltd

Bede Fernando

Director/CEO of Nation Lanka Finance

Lakshman Balasuriya

CEO, Senkadagala

Yakooth Naleem

CEO, Bairaha

Manjula de Silva

Managing Director of HNB Assurance PLC

Robert Wijeweera


Nalatha Dayawansa


Chandana Talwatte


R A E Samarasinghe


Vijitha Wijesuriya

Managing Director of East West Properties PLC

A. Jehaan Ismail

Director / CEO  of First Capital Holdings PLC

N. P. De A. Samaranayake

Managing Director of J.L. Morison Sons & Jones (Ceylon) PLC

J. A. Panabokke

Managing Director of Mahaweli Reach Hotels PLC

Macky Hashim

Managing Director, of Malship Group

E. J. Gnanam

Managing Director of Rhino Roofing Products Limited

J E A Perumal

Managing Director of Mainettech Lanka (Pvt) Limited

Jayantha Keragala

Joint  Managing Director  of Ceylon Tea Marketing (Pvt) Ltd.

Thomas F. Daetwyler

CEO of A. Baur & Co. Pvt. Ltd.

Niraj De Mel

Managing Director of Vanrees Ceylon Ltd

Iftikar Ahamed

Managing Director of Softlogic Capital PLC

D. H. Madawala

Director/Chief Executive Officer of Hapugastenne Plantations PLC

Suren Goonewardene

Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Airtel Lanka pvt Ltd

Riyaz Mohamed Sangani

Managing Director  of Vidullanka PLC

D. Kulatunga Rajapaksa

Managing Director  of DSI Samson Groups (Pvt) Limited

Priyangith Weerasooriya

Vice President of Finco Group

Gihan Perera

Managing Director of Perera and Sons

K. Mathivanan

Managing Director of  East West Marketing (Private) Limited

A. P. Jayarajah

Chief Executive Officer Wellawatta Nithyakalyani Jewellery

Shah Rouf

 Managing Director of  AIA Insurance Lanka PLC

Fouzul Hameed

Managing Director of Hameedias Group

Manjula Narayana

Managing Director of          N M K Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.

Tissa Eleperuma

Managing Director  of Naturub Group of Companies

Milfer Makeen

Deputy Chairman of      Macksons Holdings

Lushantha de Silva

Managing Director of Empire Teas

 Kalinga Kaluperuma

 Managing Director/CEO of Stafford  Motor Co. (Pvt) Ltd.

Arshad Sattar

Managing Director  of Timex Group

A C Mahmud

Managing Director of Pulse Splitting & Processing

Mohamed Anverally

Managing Director of      Anverally & Sons (Pvt) Ltd

Damascene Perera

Managing Director of      Regency Teas (Pvt) Ltd.

Himendra Ranaweera

Deputy Chairman of Ceylon Tea Services

Rohan de Silva

Managing Director of Mclarens Holdings

Sathak Abdul Kadar

CEO/Director of Serendib Flour Mills (Pvt) Ltd

Vikas Anand

 CEO of Bata Sri Lanka

Jayantha Karunaratne

Managing Director of      Imperial Teas Group

Anura Hemachandra

Managing Director of Vogue Jewellers (Pvt) Ltd

N. Sivakumaran

Managing Director of     Industrial Stainless Steel  Fabrications (Pvt) Ltd

Mario de Alwis.

Managing Director of  Ma's Tropical Food Processing (Pvt) Ltd

Mizver Makeen

Managing Director of    Mackson Holdings

Riyad Ismail

 Chief Executive Officer of  UTE (United Tractor)  Group

Aslam Omar

Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Ventures Limited  (Brandix Group

Huzeifa Abdulhusein

Managing Director of Star Packaging (Pvt) Ltd

Akram Cassim

 Managing Director of Colombo        Jewellery Stores

Asoka Hettigoda.

 Managing Director of     Hettigoda Group

Punarjeewa Karunanayaka

Managing Director of ANC

Nimesh Udeshi

Managing Director  of     Siedles Group

Aravinda de Silva

Managing Director of      Ideal Motors

T.S Dayanand

Managing Director of GSK Consumer Healthcare Sri Lanka

Rahul Murgai

Managing Director of  Reckitt Benckiser (Lanka) Ltd

Sunil Muthumala

Managing Partner of Sunil Traders

Christopher Joshua

Joint Managing Director of Access Group

Ranjan Gomez

Joint Managing Director of Access Group

S B M Padmasiri

Managing Director  of  A B Mauri Lanka Ltd

Umesh Gautam

CEO of Lanka Ashok      Leyland Ltd

Neil Umagiliya

Managing Director of  Dial Textile Industries Limited

Nishtar Cassim

Editor of the Financial Times

Feizal Samath

Business Editor of the     Sunday Times

Hiran Hewavisenti

Owner/Publisher of LMD

Lakshaman  Bandaranayake

Publisher of Lanka Business Online

Mathi K Parthipan

Owner /Publisher of      Business Today

Reyaz Mihular

Managing Partner of KPMG Sri Lanka

Asite Talwatte

Country Managing Partner of Ernst and Young Sri Lanka

Hilmy Cader

CEO of MTI Consulting

Kumar Mallimaratchi

President, FCCISL

Fayaz Saleem

Chairman, MIL Holdings

J M Swaminathan

Senior Partner of  Julius & Creasy

U. L. Kadurugamuwa

Precedent Partner of  F J & G de Saram

Kandiah Neelakandan

Neelakandan & Neelakandan

Sudath Perera

Sudath Perera Associates

John Wilson Jr.

Managing Proprietor , John Wilson Partners

Himanshu Saxena

President of JWT, Sri Lanka

Irwin Weerakkody

Chairman of Phoenix Ogilvy

Nimal Gunewardena

 Chairman & CEO at Bates Strategic Alliance

Santosh Menon

Managing Director of  BBDO Lanka

Vijith Kannangara

Chairman at Smart Media, Affno and Q&E Advertising

Krishan Balendra

Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange

Murtaza Jafferjee

CEO of JB Securities Ltd,

Deva Ellepola

Executive Deputy Chairman of Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd

Ajith Fernando

CEO of the Capital Alliance Group

Amal Sanderatne

 Chief Executive of Frontier Research

Nissanka Senadhipathi

Chairman of  Avant-Garde Group

N R Gajendra

Senior Partner of Gajma and Company

Nihal Perera

Chairman of Sparklink  Travels

Ravi Abeysuriya

CEO  of Heraymila Securities  Limited

Manish Patel

Country Manager of DHL Express Sri Lanka

Rodney Koelmeyer

Chairman/Managing Director of. Superlink Travels

Amal Rodrigo,

Country Manager of  Maersk Line

Nilmin Nanayakkara

 Managing Director of Nkar Travels & Tours (Pvt) Ltd

Chandana de Silva

Area Manager Sri Lanka and Maldives of  Emirates

Afghar Mohideen

Chairman of United Holidays Pvt Ltd

Rohan Karr

 General Manager of Cinnamon Grand

Rudolf Troestler

 General Manager of Hilton Colombo

Rohit Khosla

Area Director of Taj Hotels Lanka

Denis Gruhier

 General  Manager of Cinnamon Lakeside

Sampath Siriwardena

General Manager of Galadari Hotel

Prof. Lakshman Alwis

 Chairman of Design       Consortium Limited

Suren Goonewardene

 Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

Prasad Samarasinghe

Managing Director of  Lanka Bell

Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne

 Country Manager for       Microsoft

Harpo Gooneratne

Owner of Harpo Productions

Shaheen Cader

Managing Director of  The Nielsen Company Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

Jayantha De Silva

 IFS Vice President (South Asia) and Managing Director Sri Lanka

Dilendra Wimalasekere

 CEO at 24/7 Techies/Eureka Technology Partners

Jeevan Gnanam

CEO of Orion City

Shanth Fernando

 Owner of Paradise Road

Sanjiva Weerawarana

 Chairman & CEO  of  WSO2

Thirukumar Nadarasa

CEO of Hutch Sri Lanka

Prajeeth Balasubramaniam

Managing Director of  Blue Ocean Ventures

Govinda Tidball

CEO of Splendor Media Ltd

Dharshan Munidasa

 Owner of Nihonbashi/Ministry of Crab

Ranil de Silva

Managing Director of Leo Burnett Solutions Inc.

Dushan Soza

 Managing Director of WNS Global Services (Pvt) Ltd

Chrishan Fernando

Country General Manager of IBM Sri Lanka

Thusith Samaraweera

 General Manager of Waters Edge Ltd

Dulith Herath

Founder/CEO of

Ronnie Peiris

Group Finance Director of John Keells Holdings PLC

Franklyn Amerasinghe

Director of John Keells Holdings PLC

Indrajit Coomaraswamy

Director of John Keells Holdings PLC

Deva Rodrigo

Director of Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC.

Chandana Tissera

Director of Carson Cumberbatch PLC

Uditha Liyanage

Director of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC

Jegan Durairatnam

Director of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC

Mohamed Vazir Muhsin

Director of Dialog Axiata PLC

Jayantha Dhanapala

Director of Dialog Axiata PLC

Ranjan Seevaratnam

Director of Aitken Spence PLC

R.M. Fernando

Director of Aitken Spence PLC

G.M. Perera

Director of Aitken Spence PLC

Parakrama Dissanayake

Director of Aitken Spence PLC

G.C. Wickremasinghe

Director of Aitken Spence PLC

R.N. Asirwatham

Director of Aitken Spence PLC

Rusi Captain

Director of Hatton National Bank PLC

R K Obeyesekere

Director of Hatton National Bank PLC

N G Wickremeratne

Director of Hatton National Bank PLC

C. R. Jansz

Director of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka

K. J. Kahanda

Director of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka

Amitha Goonaratne

Director of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka

C. F. Fernando

Director of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka

Naomal Balasuriya

Director of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka

Suresh Rajendra

Director of Asian Hotels & Properties PLC

Sidath Kodikara

Executive Director of Cargills (Ceylon) PLC

Sunil Mendis

Director of Cargills (Ceylon) PLC

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Director of Sampath Bank PLC

Prof. Malik Ranasinghe

Director of Sampath Bank PLC

Deshal De Mel

Director of Sampath Bank PLC

Ranil Pathirana

Director of Sampath Bank PLC

Ranjith Samaranayake

Director (Executive) of Sampath Bank PLC

T K Bandaranayake

Director of DFCC Bank PLC

L P Chandradasa

Director of DFCC Bank PLC

G K Dayasiri

Director of DFCC Bank PLC

Priyantha Fernando

Director of Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC

Harsha Cabraal

Director of Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC

M.D.D. Pieris

Director of Lanka Orix Leasing PLC

R.A. Fernando

Director of Lanka Orix Leasing PLC

S.M. Hapugoda

Director of Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings PLC

C.M.S. Jayawickrama

Director of Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings PLC

G.P.J. Goonewardene

Director of Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings PLC

R.E.V. Casie Chetty

Director of Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings PLC

Anura Perera

Director of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC

Daham Wimalasena

Director of Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC

Rizvi Zaheed

Director of Hayleys PLC

S.C. Ganegoda

Director of Hayleys PLC

H.S.R. Kariyawasan

Director of Hayleys PLC

Trevine Jayasekara

Director of National Development Bank PLC

Sarath Wikramanayake

Director of National Development Bank PLC

Anura Siriwardena

Director of National Development Bank PLC

Sujeewa Rajapakse

Director of National Development Bank PLC

Jayantissa Kehelpannala

Director of John Keells Hotels PLC

Ranel T. Wijesinha

Director of John Keells Hotels PLC

Nissanka Weerasekera

Director of John Keells Hotels PLC

Indrajit Wickramasinghe

N D B Capital Holdings PLC

Vajira Kulatilaka

N D B Capital Holdings PLC

Krishna Selvanathan

Director of the Lion Brewery PLC

Rohana Fernando

Director of Access Engineering PLC

H.D.K.P. Alwis

Director of Ceylinco Insurance PLC

E.T.L. Ranasinghe

Director of Ceylinco Insurance PLC

Wickrema Weerasooriya

Director of Ceylon Grain Elevators PLC

Sarath Piyaratna

Director of Nations Trust Bank PLC

Shafeek Kassim

Director of Expolanka PLC

Suren Madanayake

Director of A C L Cables PLC

Thilan Wijesinghe

Director of Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC

Lalith de S. Wijeyratne

Director of L B Finance PLC

Sunil Wijesinha

Director of DFCC Vardhana Bank

Nikhil Hirdaramani

Director of Hirdaramani Group

Suren Mirchandani

Director of Favourite Group

Dilhan Fernando

Director of M J F Group

G C B Wijeysinghe

Director of Singer Sri Lanka PLC

Imtiaz Esufally

Director of Hemas Holdings PLC

Anushman Rajaratnam

Director of The Colomo Fort Land and Building Co. PLC

M M M Ihsan

Executive Director of Emerald International

Malik Fernando

Director of M J F Group

Daya Pelpola

Director of Trans Asia Hotels PLC

Murtaza Esufally

Director of Hemas Holdings PLC

Ramesh Schaffter

Director of Janashakthi Insurance PLC

Eardley Perera

Director of Janashakthi Insurance PLC

Gerald de Saram

Director of Union Assurance PLC

W M S Wanasinghe

Deputy General Manager, Marketing  of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC

Tharaka Ranwala

Deputy General Manager, Marketing  of Sampath Bank

Roshan Kaluarachchi

Chief Marketing Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC

Rukman Weeraratne

GM-Marketing and Distribution at Union Assurance

Tilan Wijeyesekera

DGM Marketing at Seylan Bank /President SLIM

Ahmed Irfan

Head of Brands and Group Marketing Communications of Dialog Axiata  PLC

Lewie Dias

Chief Manager of Cards and Consumer Assets

Nalin Perera

Senior General Manager Marketing of Mobitel

Thishani Dissanayake

Senior Manager Marketing of Union Bank

Priyantha Talwatte

Deputy General Manager Cards & Strategic Marketing of Nations Trust Bank PLC

Tharanga Gunasekera

Head of Marketing Group Communication at Hong Kong Bank

Sharmila Arasaratnam Jayatunge

Senior Manager Marketing American Express Cards

Susaan Bandara

Head of MARCOM at LOLC Group

Gamika de Silva

Senior Marketing Manager of  Etisalat Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

Deepal Abeysekera

Head of Marketing of People's Bank

Hussain Jayah

Head of Marketing and Sales at Aitken Spence Hotels

Niroshini Pethiyagoda

Deputy General Manager/Head of Marketing at Sri Lanka Insurance

Nadi Dharmasiri

DGM Brand Marketing, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC/Head of CIM

J K Gamanayake

DGM (Marketing & Deposit Mobilisation) of National Savings Bank