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Board of Directors Profiles



Saroja Hemakumar Jayawickrema Weerasuriya

Chairman (Independent non-executive)

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  • First appointed to the Board on 26 January 2011.
  • Holder of BSc (Lond.), MICE. FIE (SL), FSSE (SL), C.Eng.
  • Director of Kognoscenti (Pvt) Ltd and Ceylinco Insurance PLC.
  • Proprietor of Saro Weerasuriya Associates.
  • Counts over 37 years’ experience as a Consultant in Civil/Structural Engineering Design and Project Management in UK, Sri Lanka, India and Maldives.
  • No. of shares held: Nil

Gerard George Ondaatjie

Managing Director (Executive)

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  • First appointed to the Board on 2 December 1993.
  • Holder of a BSc Degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University, United States.
  • Chairman & Managing Director of Fair View Hotel (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Chairman of Nilaveli Hotels (Pvt) Limited.
  • Executive Deputy Chairman of Nilaveli Beach Hotels (Pvt) Limited.
  • Managing Director of Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Limited, The Nuwara Eliya Hotels Co. PLC, Mercantile Orient (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Director of Tangerine Beach Hotels PLC, Royal Palms Beach Hotels PLC, Security Ceylon (Pvt) Limited, Tangerine Tours (Pvt) Limited, Global Films Limited, International Fortunes (Pvt) Limited.
  • Possesses almost 24 years’ experience in the Financial Services, Tourism and Trading sectors.
  • No. of shares held: 477,213 (Voting)

Pathiranage Mahes Amarasekara

Deputy Managing Director (Executive)
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  • First appointed to the Board on 18 December 1995.
  • Appointed as Deputy Managing Director on 28 June 2013. Previously held the position of Director- Recoveries.
  • Director of Security Ceylon (Pvt) Limited and Fair View Hotel (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Possesses almost 31 years experience in the Financial Service sector.
  • No. of shares held: Nil

Shermal Hemaka Jayasuriya

Finance Director (Executive)

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  • First appointed to the Board on 5 January 2001.
  • Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
  • Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - UK and has CGMA status (Chartered Global Management Accountants).
  • Fellow Member of the Society of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka.
  • Holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Postgraduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka.
  • Director of Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Limited, Security Ceylon (Pvt) Limited.
  • Currently Director of The Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka.
  • Counts over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing and Trading sectors.
  • No. of shares held: Nil

Angeline Myrese Ondaatjie

Director (Executive)

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  • First appointed to the Board on 20 January 1992
  • .Holder of Master’s Degree from the University of Texas in Austin.
  • Holder of BSc Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA.
  • Managing Director of Tangerine Tours (Pvt) Limited
  • Joint Managing Director of Tangerine Beach Hotels PLC, Royal Palms Beach Hotels PLC
  • Director of The Nuwara Eliya Hotels Co. PLC, Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Limited, Security Ceylon (Pvt) Limited, Nilaveli Beach Hotels (Pvt) Limited, Global Films Limited, International Fortunes (Pvt) Limited, Mercantile Orient (Pvt) Ltd, Fair View Hotel (Pvt) Limited, Nilaveli Hotels (Pvt) Limited.
  • She is also a Board member of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau.
  • Counts over 24 years experience in the fnancial services, Tourism and Manufacturing sectors.
  • No. of shares held: 477,213 (Voting)

Travice John Ondaatjie

Director (Executive)

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  • First appointed to the Board on 13 July 1995.
  • Holder of BSc Degree from the Arizona state University USA.
  • Managing Director of Nilaveli Beach Hotels (Pvt) Limited, Nilaveli Hotels (Pvt) Limited
  • Director of Tangerine Beach Hotels PLC, Royal Palms Beach Hotels PLC, The Nuwara Eliya Hotels Co. PLC, Mercantile Fortunes (Pvt) Limited, Security Ceylon (Pvt) Limited, Fair View Hotel (Pvt) Limited, Tangerine Tours (Pvt) Limited, Global Films Limited, International Fortunes (Pvt) Limited , Mercantile Orient (Pvt) Limited.
  • Counts over 21 years experience in the Financial Services and Tourism sectors.
  • No. of shares held: 477,213 (Voting)

Punyakanthi Tikiri kumari Navaratne

Director (Independent Non-Executive)

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  • First appointed to the Board on 17 January 2012.
  • Holder of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Colombo and an Attorney-at-Law.
  • She has been associated with Paul Ratnayeke Associates as an Associate Lawyer from 1995 to 1997 and has been a Partner of the same firm from 1997 to December 1998.
  • Joined WSO2 Lanka (Private) Limited in April 2009 and currently, Vice President – Legal Affairs.
  • No. of shares held: Nil

Nawagamuwage Hasantha Viraj Perera

Director (Non-Executive)

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  • First appointed to the Board on 9 February 2012.
  • On completing his higher education Mr. N. H. V. Perera joined the legal firm of Lucian Perera Associates on or about the year 1999 and is attached to the said firm since. He also sits on the boards of Tangerine Beach Hotels PLC, Royal Palms Beach Hotels PLC, Blue Oceanic Beach Hotel Limited, Yala Safari Beach Hotels Limited, Yala Properties (Private) Limited, Southasia Economic and Trade Corporation (Private) Limited, Ceylon Electro Mechanical Services (Private) Limited, Desano Investments Limited, Tisara Hotels (Private) Limited and Koggala Beach Hotel (Private) Limited. He also holds Diplomas in Business Management, Organizational Behavior and HR Management.
  • No. of shares held: 10,020

Singappuli Mudiyanselage Susantha Sanjaya Bandara

Director (Independent Non-Executive)

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  • First appointed to the Board on 9 February 2012.
  • Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
  • Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka.
  • Holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
  • He has been a Partner of B.R. De Silva & Co., Chartered Accountants since 2004.
  • Director of Nexia Management Services (Private) Limited & Nexia BPO (Private) Limited.
  • No. of shares held: Nil

Pathmanathan Cumarasamy Guhashanka

Director (Independent Non-Executive)

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  • First appointed to the Board on 28 June 2013.
  • Holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at American University of Asia affiliated university of Texas USA.
  • A founder member of Micro cars Ltd with 11 years’ experience in the automotive industry and has overall work experience of 23 years.
  • Presently serves as the Group Director of Micro Holdings (Pte) Ltd and its subsidiaries and also serves as the CEO of Micro Constructions (Pte) Ltd.
  • He is also a Director of Micro Cars Limited, Transmec International (Pte) Limited, Transmec Engineering (Pte) Limited & Euro Sports Auto Lanka (Pte) Limited.
  • No. of shares held: Nil
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