Board of Directors

Mr. Hemasiri Fernando - Chairman

Possessing diverse experience in varied genres, his debut into the public sector was as Secretary to the Prime Minister. He later chaired Sri Lanka Telecom, Airport and Aviation Services and Telecom Services and has served as Secretary to the Ministry of Postal Services among other postings. His input as the longest serving President of the National Olympic Committee and in international office including as Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia and Commonwealth Games Federation, in addition to representing Sri Lanka in rifle shooting as three times national champion, makes him the apt choice as Presidential advisor on Sports to Sri Lanka. With a B.A. (Econ) from the University of Colombo, Associateship in the Institute of Travel & tourism UK (A INST TT) and fellowship of the British Institute of Management (FBIM), he is also the honorary Consul for the Kyrgyz Republic in Sri Lanka. His tenure in the Sri Lanka Navy, from which he retired with the rank of Commander, having served in combat areas, deserves special mention. His association with Sri Lanka Railways led to the penning of two books, The Viceroy Special based on the steam locomotive he created for tourism in Sri Lanka and the Uva Railway. He has been conferred with the OCA award of Merit by the Olympic Council of Asia and the ANOC Award of Merit by the Association of National Olympic Committees.

Mr. Jehan P. Amaratunga - Director

Mr. Jehan P. Amaratunga is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Fellow Chartered Management Accountant. He was awarded First in Order of Merit Prize at the final level examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Amaratunga currently serves as the Executive Deputy Chairman of MTD Walkers PLC, Sri Lanka, which is a leading infrastructure development company that is listed on the Main Board of the Colombo Stock Exchange. He is presently the Chairman of People’s Insurance Ltd.

He has over 26 years of extensive experience in Finance and Management and has been a consultant and Director to a large number of corporations and private entities. Amongst his many achievements was the presentation of a paper titled ‘Value for Money Accounting’ at The National Conference of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He was also a Member of the Governing Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Ms. G.D.C Ekanayake - Director

Ms. Ekanayake is a member of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and joined the service in1984. She was appointed as the Deputy Secretary to the Treasury on 9th March 2015. Prior to this appointment, she had held senior positions in the Treasury as Director of Economic Affairs, Controller of Insurance, Additional Director General-Department of External Resources, Director General- Department of Trade, Tariff and Investment Policy and the Director General- Department of National Budget.

Ms. Ekanayake holds a Science Special Degree from the University of Kelaniya, and MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka and Postgraduate Diploma in the fields of Development Planning Techniques (ISS, The Hague), International Relations (BCIS- Colombo) and Economic Development (University of Colombo). She represented the Treasury in the Council of the Asian Reinsurance Corporation from 2002 to 2013 and functioned as its Vice-Chairperson during the period from 2008 to 2013. She also represented the Treasury on the Board of the NDB Bank until March 2015. As at now she represents the Treasury on the Board of the People’s Bank, Sri Lanka Telecom and the Board of Management of the Superior Court Complex.

Mr. Janaka Sugathadasa - Director

Mr. Janaka Sugathadasa- Secretary to the Ministry of Food Security is a Special Grade Officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS).

Mr. Sugathadasa obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree from the University of Colombo in 1981. He has also obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Development from University of Colombo and the Diploma in International Relations from the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies in 1985 and 1986 respectively. He has also obtained the Master of Arts Degree in Economic and Social Policy from the University of Manchester, UK in 1989. He won the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, a mid career professional development programme awarded by the Fulbright Commission in 1997 and studied Public Policy Development and Management at the American University in Washington D.C, USA.

Mr. Sugathadasa, who joined Sri Lanka Administrative Service in 1985, had served as Secretary, Ministry Resettlement (2012-2015), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce (2010-2012), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Export Development and International Trade (2007-2010), Additional Secretary, Ministry Commerce and Consumer Affairs (2001-2007) and Assistant Secretary, Presidential Secretariat (1986-1997). Prior to joining SLAS, he served as an Assistant Manager, Sri Lanka State Trading (General) Corporation during 1981-1985.

Mr. Sugathadasa counts 33 years of experience in public sector management. He has represented Sri Lanka at various international fora and authored the section on ‘Internal Trade’ in the National Atlas of Sri Lanka published in 2007.

Mr. Felician Perera - Director

Mr. Felician Perera was appointed to the directorate of People’s Bank in March 2015. He holds a MA in Criminology. He is an Unofficial Magistrate/ Attorney-at-Law / Notary Public/ Justice of the Peace / Commissioner for Oaths and Registered Company Secretary. He has served the Mahaweli Venture Capital Co, as the Chairman and Chamber of Commerce (North Western Province) as a Director.

Mr. Sanjaya Galaboda - Director

Mr. Galaboda was appointed to the directorate of the People’s Bank in April, 2015. He is a Proprietor Planter specialized in Rubber and Coconut plantations. He counts more than 20 years of experience in the plantation sector.

Mr. K. Rajendran - Director

Mr. Rajendran was appointed to the directorate of the People’s Bank in April, 2015. He counts 35 years of experience in accounting, financial management, taxation and auditing.

Mr. Rajendran is a Fellow Member of Chartered Management Accountants UK, Chartered Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Presently he is the Group Finance Director of DMS Group of Companies.

Mr. Rajendran was the Rotary District Governor in the year 2000/2001, and a Council Member of CIMA.