Corporate Management

MR. AHAMED SABRY IBRAHIM - Senior Deputy General Manager - Risk Management

Mr. Ibrahim has over 27 years of banking experience both locally and internationally, primarily in the areas of Corporate Banking, Treasury Management and Risk Management.

He holds an Honours Degree (B.Sc.) from University of Colombo and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers - UK (FCIB). He is also a Director of People's Merchant Bank PLC.

sabry@peoplesbank.lk

MR. DEEPAL ABEYSEKARA - Head of Marketing, Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility

Mr. Abeysekara joined the People’s Bank in March 2001. To date he counts over 25 years of solid experience in Strategic Business Development and Marketing of Financial Services. He has been responsible for setting up Sales, Marketing and Strategic Business Development Operations and has successfully led Corporate Brands to the top positions in Brand Value.

Mr. Abeysekara is a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing - UK, a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) - UK and a Certified Member (CMA) of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. He holds an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

He is a Council Member of the Association of Professional Bankers.

deepal@peoplesbank.lk

MR. R PATHIRAGE - Deputy General Manager - Secretary to the Board of Directors

Mr. Pathirage was appointed as Secretary to the Board of Directors in August 2010. He is also the Company Secretary of People's Leasing Company Ltd., People's Fleet Management Ltd., People's Property Development Ltd., People's Insurance Ltd. and People's Travels (Pvt) Ltd.

Mr. Pathirage is an Attorney-at-Law and holds a Degree in Law from the University of Colombo, Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Master of Management in Banking from Massey University - New Zealand. He has over 15 year's experience in the Bank.

rohanp@peoplesbank.lk

MS. CHANDANI WERAPITIYA - Deputy General Manager - Corporate Banking

Ms. Chandani Werapitiya is in charge of the Corporate and International Banking Division including Offshore Banking Unit.

She holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration (Hons.) with a Second Class Upper and M.Sc. (Management) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and has professional banking qualification AIB - Sri Lanka.

She is a Member of the Board of Directors of RDB Bank and Sri Lanka Handicrafts Board.

She joined the Bank in June 1987 as a Management Trainee and counts nearly 23 years of experience in the fields of Customer Services, SME/Project Lending, Branch Operations, Corporate Banking and Credit Management.

chandi@peoplesbank.lk

MR. S A R S SAMARAWEERA - Deputy General Manager - Human Resources

Mr. Samaraweera is in charge of Human Resources and Recoveries Divisions. Mr. Samaraweera joined the Bank in 1987 as a Management Trainee and counts over 23 years of service in the areas of Branch Banking, Corporate Banking, Development Banking and Credit Recoveries.

He holds a Second Class Honours Degree (B.Sc.) in Management from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and has a professional banking qualification AIB - Sri Lanka.

During his banking career, he has also followed various exposure programmes including Management Development Programme conducted by Administrative Staff College in India and Creative Leadership Development Programme in Belgium.

samaraw@peoplesbank.lk

MR. K B RAJAPAKSE - Deputy General Manager - Domestic Credit

Mr. Rajapakse is in charge of Domestic Credit Department. He joined the Bank in 1987 as a Management Trainee and counts 23 years of experience in the People’s Bank.

He holds a Second Class Honours Degree (B.Sc.) in Public Administration, Associate of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, Attorney-at-Law of Sri Lanka and Diploma of the Institute of Credit Management of Sri Lanka.

During his career experience of 23 years, covers the areas of Branch Business Banking, Corporate and Institutional Banking at the levels of Branch Manager, Regional Manager, Zonal Assistant General Manager and now in credit functions of the Bank. He serves as an Alternate Director of the Credit Information Bureau.

rajakb@peoplesbank.lk

MR. T A ARIYAPALA - Deputy General Manager - Co-operative and Development

Mr. Ariyapala is a B.Sc. Business Administration Graduate and Degree in Bachelor of Laws with an Attorneyat- Law. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (FIBSL) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (MAAT).

His career experience over 32 years at the levels of Branch Manager, Assistant Regional Manager, Regional Manager, Zonal Assistant General Manager and Deputy General Manager.

He has received extensive local and overseas training and exposure in cooperative, Project Lending, Microfinance, Human Resource Management and Branch Business/Banking.

Presently, Mr. Ariyapala is in charge of the Co-operative and Development Banking.

dgmcoopdev@peoplesbank.lk

MRS. M S ARSACULARATNE - Deputy General Manager - Compliance

Ms. Arsacularatne joined the Bank’s service at Grade II level as a Finance Officer and counts over 25 years service in the Bank.

She has been an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - UK for the past 29 years and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants - Sri Lanka and a Licentiate of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Open University of Sri Lanka.

She has gained wide experience in the fields of Management/Financial Accounting, Management Information, Administration and Logistics. Prior to joining the Bank she had her career training at Ceylon Ceramics Corporation and served three State Institutions as Accountant.

srima@peoplesbank.lk

MR. CLIVE FONSEKA - Head of Treasury & Investment Banking

Mr. Fonseka was appointed as Head of Treasury & Investment Banking on 16th November 2011. He is a member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Postgraduate Institute of Management of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Furthermore he has received a Distinction for the ACI Dealing Certificate and counts more than 17 years experience in Treasury Management.

He joined People’s Bank in 2002, prior to which he served at American Express Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.

clivef@peoplesbank.lk

MRS. G P R JAYASINGHE - Deputy General Manager - Retail Banking

Mrs. Renuka Jayasinghe counts over 24 years of service at the People’s Bank. She joined the Bank in 1987 as a Management Trainee and has served the Bank in Pelmadulla, Hanwella and Avissawella Branches, as Manager in Eheliyagoda and Hanwella Branches, Zonal Senior Manager (WZ-I), Regional Manager (Kalutara), Asst. General Manager (Services) prior to accepting the post of Actg. Deputy General Manager (Services). She served as Actg. Deputy General Manager (Services) upto 14th November, 2011. She was promoted as Deputy General Manager (Retail Banking) from 16th November, 2011 todate.

She holds a First Class Honours Degree in B.Com from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and has a professional banking qualification AIB – Sri Lanka. She is a Life Member of Association of Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka and Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
During her banking career, she has participated in various exposure programmes both local and foreign including Management Training Proramme conducted by Japan Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association (JASTECA) in Japan and Management Development Programme conducted by Administrative Staff College in India.

renuka@peoplesbank.lk

MRS. N S THILAKARATNE - Chief Internal Auditor

Ms. Nandanie Thilakarathne was appointed as the Head of the Internal Audit and the Domestic Branch Audit Divisions since August 2010.

She is an Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and holds a Second Class Honours Degree (B.Sc. Mgt.) in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

She holds the Diploma in Information Systems Security Control and Audit conducted by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with the technical collaboration of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

She joined the Bank in March 1990 as an Assistant Finance Officer and counts nearly 21 years of experience in the field of Project Lending and Auditing.

nandanie@peoplesbank.lk

MR.M.A.BONNIFACE SILVA - Deputy General Manager - Operations-Range - I & II

Mr.Silva joined the bank in 1987 as a management trainee and counts over 24 years of service in People's Bank. His career experience of over 24 years , covers the areas of branch business banking at the levels of Branch Manager, Regional Manager, Zonal Assistant General Manager and presently as the in charge of over 150 branches, which were categorized under 09 regions with higher volumes of business.

He holds a degree (B.A) from the University of Peradeniya and has a professional banking qualification AIB-Sri Lanka and also he is an associate member of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

During the period, he has gained extensive local and overseas training and exposure in Branch Business/Banking.

dgmopr11@peoplesbank.lk

MR.B.M.PREMANATH - Deputy General Manager - Banking Support Services

Mr.B.M.Premanath counts over 24 years of service at People’s Bank. He joined the Bank in 1987 as a Management Trainee and has served the Bank in Thanamalwila, Hasalaka, Akurana, Pilimathalawa and Peradeniya as Manager and in Matale Regional Head Office as Asst. Regional Manager, in Polonnaruwa Regional Head Office as Regional Manager and as Asst. General Manager (Central Zone). He was promoted as Actg. Deputy General Manager (Banking Support Services) from 16th November, 2011.

He holds a 2nd Upper Degree in B.Com from the University of Colombo and has a professional banking qualification AIB-Intermediate, Sri Lanka.

During his banking career, he has participated in various exposure programmes both local and foreign including Personal Banking Training in Mumbai, India.

bmprem@peoplesbank.lk

MR. G LIONEL - Deputy General Manager - Recoveries

Mr. Galagedera joined the bank as a Management Trainee and counts over 25 years in the field of Branch Banking, Corporate Banking, Development Banking and Credit Recoveries. He holds B. Com (Special) Degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, LLB Degree from Open University and banking qualification AIB – Sri Lanka. He is also an Attorney-at-Law.

His exposure programmes includes Small & Medium Enterprises lending and followup which was conducted by Asian Productivity Centre – Japan, Project Appraisal & followup by Auther Little Inc – USA and many Management Development Programmes in local and overseas.

lionel@peoplesbank.lk

MR G.B.P.R. GUNAWARDANA - Deputy Genaral Manager - Credit Control / Risk

Mr. Rasitha Gunawardana is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accounts, U.K.

Since joining the Bank in 1987, he has served in areas of Finance & Planning; Performance Management; Commercial & Corporate Credit; and Treasury Operations. He is an ACI Certificate (Distinction) holder for Treasury Operations.

Prior to joining the Bank, he has gained industry experience in Hotels Industry, Engineering & Construction Industry and Plantations industry, as an Accounting & Finance professional.

rasithag@peoplesbank.lk

MR. SUNIL WANNIARACHCHI - Acting Deputy General Manager - International Banking

Mr. Sunil Wanniarachchi joined People’s Bank in 1987 as a Management Trainee and worked in several areas including Branch Banking, SMI Lending, International Banking, Trade Financing and Leasing. He has gained vast experience in lending and Offshore Banking activities.

He holds a B.Sc (Special) degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and soon after the graduation he worked as a Demonstrator and Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry. He obtained his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Colombo. He is an Associate of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

During his Banking career he has followed several local and overseas programmes including SMI & Project Lending, Environment Impact Assessment of Projects, Infrastructure Project Financing, Risk Management in Trade Financing etc.

MR. SOBITHA WEERASEKERA - Acting Head of Information Technology

Mr. Sobitha Weerasekera joined People’s Bank in 2007 and was appointed as Acting Head of Information Technology in September 2010.

Mr. Weerasekera has over 23 years of experience in the Banking Sector. Apart from his vast exposure on banking ICT area he holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, MSc in Information Management from Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, MACS and Professional Banking (ACBF).

Mr. Weerasekera represents People’s Bank in various Technical Evaluation Committees (TEC) which includes National Payment Council of CBSL Common ATM Switch TEC, and as Vice-Chairman of SWIFT user Group.

sobitha@peoplesbank.lk