Mr Withana joined People’s Bank as a Management Trainee in 1990 and counts nearly 30 years service. He holds a second class (Lower) Degree in BSc. (Agriculture) from the University of Peradeniya, Master of Business Administration from University of Colombo and Postgraduate Diploma in Management from University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. He has gained extensive exposure in various management level capacities in the branch network of the Bank, Corporate Banking Division, Human Resource Department, Investigation and Inquiries Department and Credit Recoveries Department. He has eight years of experience in Executive and Corporate Management positions.