Last Updated : 15 November 2015
Board of Directors
Dr. D C Jayasuriya (President's Counsel)
Chairman (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Dr. Dayanath Jayasuriya (LLB (Ceylon); Ph.D. (Colombo); Fellow - International Compliance Association (U.K.); Hony Fellow - Society for the Advanced Study of Law (U.K.); Member -Singapore Institute of Directors).  He was the Director General and CEO of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka and held these posts until 2003. In 2004 he was appointed as the Chairman of both these regulatory bodies. Dr. Jayasuriya is the Founder Chairman of the South Asian Insurance Regulators’ Forum. In 2005 he served as the Chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) President’s Committee and as the Vice Chairman of the IOSCO Multilateral MOU Monitoring Committee.  

Currently he is the Managing Partner of Corporate Governance Advisory Services Pte. Ltd., a consultancy firm registered in Singapore. From 2005 to 2013 he was a Director of the International Financing Facility for Immunization Co. Ltd. (U.K.) which is the third largest charity in the U.K. and served as a member of its audit committee. Dr. Jayasuriya has been a Senior State Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Department and a Director of the Public Utilities Commission, the Public Enterprises Reform Commission, the Accounting and Auditing Standards Monitoring Board, the National Procurement Agency and a Trustee of the Construction and Guarantee Fund. Over a period of twenty years he worked for the UN and its specialized agencies in Geneva, Vienna, New Delhi, Bangkok and Islamabad and held key positions as UNDP Regional Adviser on HIV and Development for Asia and the Pacific; Head of the UNAIDS Secretariat and Senior Programme Adviser to the Government of Pakistan; and Chief Technical Adviser to the UN International Drug Control Programme. He has undertaken consultancy missions for the UN and international organizations covering more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Africa, Central Asian Republics, South America and the Caribbean.

Dr. Jayasuriya has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and has lectured at many leading universities including Oxford University, Cambridge University, Institute of Advanced Legal studies of the University of London , Georgetown Law School, Delaware Law School, McGill University, University of New South Wales, University of Tasmania, Mahidol University etc. For several years he was a Visiting Professor of Mercantile Law at the University of the Free State, South Africa. He has written more than 20 books, 25 monographs and published over 200 articles.
Mr. Prakash A Schaffter
(Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Prakash Schaffter is the Managing Director of Janashakthi Insurance PLC. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and counts industry experience of over two decades in the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka, complemented by a thorough knowledge of international insurance practice.
He possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of London and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Cambridge. He is also the President of the Insurance Association of Sri Lanka (IASL) having served on the Committee for several years. He has also been a part of consultative committees on various industry related matters.

He was a part of the core team that founded Janashakthi Insurance and was initially Deputy General Manager Finance and Administration before being appointed as General Manager. In 1998 he was appointed to the Board of Janashakthi Insurance as Director/General Manager and was instrumental in the acquisition and subsequent amalgamation of the business of National Insurance Corporation Limited.

He has played cricket at a high level, having represented both Cambridge University and London University. Currently he is serving as the Secretory of Sri Lanka Cricket and was also the Secretary of the Interim Committee which governed Sri Lanka Cricket. He is a former President of the Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club, at which Club he has served as a Committee Member since 1992.
Mr.Ramesh Schaffter
(Non-Executive Director)
A versatile personality with over two decades experience in Finance & Marketing, he is a Fellow Member and former Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Sri Lanka division and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Having served as Secretary to the Board of Janashakthi Insurance since the inception of Janashakthi Insurance in 1994 he was appointed to the Board of Janashakthi Insurance in 2004. He has also served on the Boards of several public listed and unlisted companies.

An accomplished public speaker he is a multiple award winner at National and International level Toastmasters’ contests. He is the President of Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, a NGO engaged in providing housing for low-income families and is on the Board of World Vision for Sri Lanka. He has founded Swarga TV and Swargam TV which are television channels carried on a cable TV platform in addition to Christian Arts Foundation (Chraft) an organization which promotes music and drama.
Mr. Ananda W Atukorala
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Atukorala possesses extensive experience in banking, having been with the ANZ Banking Group both in Sri Lanka & Overseas. He has served as Deputy General Manager, ANZ Grindlays Bank, Sri Lanka; Country Manager Sri Lanka, Mashreq Bank PSC and was a former advisor to the Ministry of Policy Development & Implementation. He was a Director of Union Bank PLC for a period of 9 years and retired in 2012.

Presently, he serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of United Motors Lanka PLC, UB Finance Ltd., Pragnya Tech Parks Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd, Arni Holdings and Investments (Pvt.) Ltd., Unawatuna Boutique Resort Pvt Ltd, DFCC Bank PLC, DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC, TVS Lanka ( Pvt ) Ltd. and Unimo Enterprises Ltd.

Mr. Atukorala had also served as a Member of the Technology Initiative for the Private Sector - an USAID sponsored project with the Ministry of Industrial Development. He was also a Working Committee Member - Commercial Banking Sector - Presidential Commission on Finance and Banking, Committee Member - Banker's Club of Sri Lanka and a Former Director - Sri Lanka Banks Association (Guarantee) Ltd. and CRIB - Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka. He holds a B.Sc (Leeds, UK) , MTT (North Carolina, USA) and a MBA.
Mr. Sarath Wikramanayake
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Wikramanayake is a Chartered Accountant. He has worked with the Bank of Butterfield, a Bermuda-based international bank for 19 years, where he reached the position of Executive Vice-President.

Since returning to Sri Lanka, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of Union Assurance Limited and the President of the Insurance Association of Sri Lanka in 2002. Mr. Wikramanayake has also served as; a Council Member of the Chamber of Construction Industry, Chairman of the Insurance Sub-Committee of the Ceylon Chamber and Member of two Sub-Committees in a Governmental Financial Sector Reforms initiative.

He is currently engaged in providing consultancy services to the Financial Services and ICT Industries.

Mr. Wikramanayake serves as Director of two other listed companies, viz., National Development Bank PLC and NDB Capital Holdings PLC. He is currently the Chairman of the NDB Investment Bank and NDB Wealth Management Limited.

Mr. Tittawella is an Attorney–at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and holds Solicitors (final) Examination of the Law Society of the United Kingdom and Masters in Law (Hons) University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Mr. Anil Tittawella (President’s Counsel)
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Anil Tittawella is a President’s Counsel and had a varied professional career with a wide range of subjects both in terms of litigation and under other dispute resolution mechanisms. His expertise is in civil and commercial law litigation, alternate dispute resolution mechanisms, legal documentation, drafting, negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate legal matters and legal due diligence. Some of the countries that he has represented his clients in are Pakistan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Sweden, UAE, Thailand, Singapore, England, USA, India, Mauritius, New Zealand and Switzerland.

Mr.Tittawella has been a member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka Committee on Company Law Reform (1995-1996), member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Committee on Company Reforms (1993), Member of the Sri Lanka Swedish joint Legal team to formulate the new Arbitration Act of Sri Lanka (1994-1997). He was also the Legal Consultant to the Airport and Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (1994-1997) and the founder member of the Institute of Commercial Law and Practice in Sri Lanka (1995). Mr. Tittawella also functioned as a commission member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2002 and was also a Member of the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka from 2001 to 2002. He is a Member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and the Colombo Law Society.

Mr. Tittawella is an Attorney–at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and holds Solicitors (final) Examination of the Law Society of the United Kingdom and Masters in Law (Hons) University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Mrs.Lakshmi Gunatilake
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mrs. Gunatilake possesses 28 years of executive experience at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, which she began as an Economist in 1979. She served in the Economic Research Department (as an Economist and later as a Senior Economist) up to 1991. Since then; she served in the Banking Department of the Central Bank. In 1996, she was promoted as a Deputy Director of Economic research and in 2000 she was appointed an Additional Director of Economic Research. In 2001, she was appointed the Director of the Department of Supervision of Non-Bank Financial Institutions. She held this position up to her retirement in 2007. She was a Member of the Financial System Stability Consultative Committee of the Central Bank from January 2008 to June 2011.

Mrs. Gunatilake is a Fellow and an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and she holds a B.A (General) with Economics as a subject from University of Peradeniya, B.A (Hons) in Monetary Economics from University of Peradeniya, M.Sc in Agricultural Economics from University of Peradeniya and M.A in Economics from University of Manchester, UK.
Mr. Indrajith Fernando
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Indrajith Fernando is a Professional Accountant in Business and has over 25 years of experience in business and in the profession. He is a fellow of CA-Sri Lanka, CMA Sri Lanka, CIMA-UK and a senior member-CPA- Maldives. He holds a MBA from USQ Australia.

He is serving as the Managing Director of Bartleet Trans Capital Ltd, a financial services group. He is also a Non- Executive Director of  FLC Capital Holdings PLC, Stromme Microfinance (Asia), and Crescent Global South Asia.  

He was a President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Vice President of the Organization of Professional Association of Sri Lanka. He was a member of the International Federation of Accountant (IFAC) committee namely the Developing Nations Committee. He was also the President of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA). He is currently serving as a member of the advisory committee of Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (“CISI”), (UK).
Ms. Minette D. A. Perera
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Ms. Minette Perera was the Group Finance Director of the MJF Group, which comprises several tea growing, packing and exporting companies, supplying the “Dilmah Tea” brand around the world, from September 2000 till March 2013.  During the period of her employment with the MJF Group, she was appointed a Director of the MJF Group of Companies including MJF Holdings Limited and held the Board positions till December 2014. She has also held board positions before joining the MJF Group. 

Ms. Perera currently serves on the Boards of First Capital Holdings PLC and its Subsidiaries as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Ms. Perera is also on the Boards of Ceylon Tea Services PLC since September 2000, Kahawatte Plantations PLC since January 2001 and Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC since January 2012.

Ms. Perera is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of UK. She has over 35 years working experience as a qualified accountant having worked in leading local and international companies as an Executive Director.
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