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Prof. A K W Jayawardane

Chairman

Prof. A K W Jayawardane is currently the Vice Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa and a Senior Professor in Civil Engineering. He served as the Dean, Faculty of Engineering for six years and as an Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Moratuwa for one year before he assumed duties as the Vice-Chancellor.

He obtained BSc Eng in Civil Engineering Degree with first class honours from the University of Moratuwa, a Master of Science Degree in Construction from the Loughborough University of Technology UK and a PhD in Construction Management from the same University.

Prof. Jayawardane served as the President of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. He is also a Director of Sierra Cables PLC and a member of Board of Management of several other institutions. He is also a Corporate Member, a Fellow and an International Professional Engineer of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), CEng, FIE(SL), IntPE(SL), Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka, FNAS(SL), Founder Member of the Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka MSSE(SL) and a Fellow of the Institute of Project Managers, Sri Lanka, FIPM (SL)

Mr. Nandika Buddhipala

Director

Nandika is the Chief Financial Officer of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC and has over 25 years post qualifing experience in the Banking, Telecommunication and Audit & Assurance industries. He obtained his first degree Bsc in Business Administration and Post Graduade Diploma in Management from the Sri Jayawardenepura University. He has his MBA, MA in Financial Economics and MSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Colombo. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA), Institute of Certified Management Accountants(FCMA, SL) of Sri Lanka, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and member of the Chartered Institute of Securitie & Investment(MCISI) of UK. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA), Senior Associate of Financial Services Institute (SA FIN) of Australia and a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) of USA.

He was a past president and current Member Network Panel of ACCA and member of the Advisory Committee of CISI Sri Lanka branch, Hon Secretary and the Chairman of the Banking & Financial Services Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka. He is also a member of Board of Management of the School of Accounting and Business of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and external member of the Faculty of Business and Finance of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. He was a Board Member of the Sri Lanka Accounting & Auditing Standards Monitoring Board and recently appointed as a Education Global Forum Specialist by ACCA, UK.

Mr. Sanath Manatunge

Director

Mr Sanath Manatunge is presently heading the Corporate Banking and Trade Finance Divisions as the Deputy General Manager – Corporate Banking (DGM – CB) of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC. He counts for over 27 years of banking experience at Commercial Bank, having held corporate management / senior positions such as Chief Risk Officer, Head of Credit Risk and Chief Manager – Corporate Banking prior to being appointed as the DGM – CB.

Mr Manatunge is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – UK and has obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura with a Merit Pass. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Bankers – Sri Lanka and a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Mr Manatunge was instrumental in forming the Association of Banking Sector Risk Professionals, Sri Lanka and was the President in the year 2014.

He was a visiting lecturer for the MBA degree programmes at the University of Colombo. Also a resource person for Risk Management at the Training Centre of Central Bank of Sri Lanka and Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. He was a Council Member of the Association of Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka from 2014 - 2016.

Mr Manatunge was adjudged the “Chief Information Security Officer of the Year” at the EC- Council Global CISO Forum held in Atlanta – USA in September 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contribution in strengthening and promoting information security practices.

Ms. Sandra Walgama

Director

Ms. Sandra Walgama is presently the Deputy General Manager - Personal Banking of Commercial Bank of Ceylon Plc. She counts over 37 years of banking experience at Commercial Bank , having held many senior and Management positions , in the Bank.

She is an Associate member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Krishan Gamage

Director

Mr. Krishan Gamage is presently the Assistant General Manager – Information Technology of Commercial Bank of Ceylon Plc. He possesses 18 years of experience in the field of information technology and over 10 years in banking. Before taking up the current responsibility he served Lankabell Ltd. as the capacity of General Manager - Technical.

Mr. Krishan Gamage obtained BSc Engineering degree in Electronic and Telecommunication from the University of Moratuwa.

Mr. S. Prabagar

Director

Mr. S. Prabagar is the current Assistant General Manager – Operations of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC. He possesses 21 years of banking experience with the bank. During the early part of his banking career, he served as Assistant Manager and Manager at the branches of the bank. Thereafter, he served as Chief Operating Officer and then Country Manager to the bank’s Bangladesh Operations. During this period he significantly contributed towards raising this overseas operation to a pre-eminent position in that Country. After returning back to Sri Lanka, he headed the Internal Audit Department of the bank , before taking up the current responsibility during 2016.

Mr. Prabagar holds an MBA in Banking from University of London, and is an Associate of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bharathidasan University in India , Diploma in System Security and Control Audit (DISSCA) from CASL and qualified the prescribed examinations for Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) offered by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA – US).

He is a visiting lecturer for post-graduate studies at Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and a member of Lions movement. He took an active part in Sri Lanka – Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry as Treasurer and promoted bi-lateral trade and investment between the Countries.

Mr. M. P. Dharmasiri

Company Secretary

Mr. M. P. Dharmasiri joined the Bank on March 01.1990 and counts over 25 years of experience in the field of Banking and over 20 years of experience in the areas of Finance and Planning. Presently he serves as the Head of Finance of the Bank.

He obtained BSc and MSc Degrees in Business Administration from the University of Jayawardanapura and a Master of Arts Degree on Financial Economics from the University of Colombo. He is also an Assciate member of the Institute of Bankers in Sri Lanka.

He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Sri Lanka.