General Manager / CEO

Mr. Siriwardena joined the Rajarata Development Bank as its first General Manager / CEO in 1998. After the amalgamation of the six provincial banks, he was appointed as the General Manager/CEO of the Regional Development Bank with effect from 1st May 2010. He commenced his banking career with Bank of Ceylon in 1976 and subsequently joined Hatton National bank and served for a period of 12 years. In 1990 he joined the Sri Lanka Export Development Board and there after the National Development Trust Fund and Pubic Bank Malaysia. He counts over 34 years of service in the banking industry in various capacities specialized in development banking. He is a B.Sc (Business Management) graduate from Sri Jayawardenepura University and holds a post graduate diploma in regional development from the University of Colombo. He is also an associate member of the institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.



Ashoka Thennakoon
Deputy General Manager - Human Resources Development & Administration
[RETIRED on 01/05/2013]



Mr. Tennekoon, a Human Resource specialist with many years of experience,joined the Regional Development Bank in July 2011. He started his banking carrier with DFCC Bank and served them as their Group Vice President (Human Resources).
Mr. Tennekoon possesses a MSc. In Mechanical Engineering from the Friendship University, Moscow, Russia and a M.Eng. in Agricultural Enginnering and Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He has also obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka. And a Postgarduate Certificate in HRM from National University of Singapore. He has also undergone extensive training at overseas and local institutions.
He is a recipient of Indira global Achievers’ Award in 2007 and pride of HR Professional award in 2010.


Vajira Jayasinghe
Deputy General Manager - Information Technology


Mr. Jayasinghe, an information Technology professional with more than twenty years of experience joined Regional Development Bank in June 2011. He holds a B.Sc Engineering Degree from the University of Moratuwa. He also has a Master of Engineering Degree from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii, USA. After graduation, he started his career as a Systems Engineer at IBM World Trade Corporation. He counts more than twelve years of work experience in Senior Management positions of financial services and banking industry. A Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) of the British Computer Society and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) of the Project Management Institute of USA, Mr Jayasinghe is a Chartered Engineer in Information and Communication Technology.

Ajith Alahakoon
Deputy General Manager - Credit & Recovery

Deputy General Manager - Finanace & Planing (Actg.)

Mr. Alahakoon graduated from the University of Sri Jayawardanapra Sri Lanka with a Special Degree in Commerce, in 1987. He is an Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka as well as Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
He started his Banking carrier at Peoples Bank in 1979. Moreover, he has deeply involved in the formation of SANASA Development Bank as a member of steering committee. Subsequently he moved to LB Finance Ltd, and dedicated his service for seven successful years as an Assistant General Manager. Mr Alahakoon has over 33 years of finance and general management experience in banking industry and financial services.
Furthermore, he involved in formation of Abans Finance Ltd and became its first General Manager in 2006. He undertook the Assignment of formation of Global Trust Finance Ltd: in 2010 as its first General Manger/CEO and was responsible for carrying out the functions of the day to day operations of the company.
He moved to The Housing Development Finance Corporation Bank of Sri Lanka (HDFC) as the Head of the Credit before he joins Regional Development Bank (RDB). Finally, he provides his wide range of experience and expertise to Regional Development Bank as the Deputy General Manager- Credit & Recovery and Finance & Planning to serve the nation.

Chief Risk Officer
Deputy General Manager - Human Resources Development & Administration (Actg.)
Mr. Kuhan joined RDB as its Chief Risk Officer in September 2011. He commenced his banking career with Hatton National Bank in 1991 and served for a period of 18 years. In 2008 he joined Union Bank of Colombo as the Chief Manger Corporate Banking and subsequently served as the Chief Manger Risk Management where he had the exposure to risk management practices. He counts over 20 years of service in the banking industry in different capacities with exposure in development banking, corporate credit, branch banking and trade financing. He holds an MA in Financial Economics from University of Colombo, Post Graduate Diploma in Economic Development from the University of Colombo, Post Graduate Diploma in. Bank Management from Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL), Diploma in Banking & Finance from IBSL and National Diploma in Technology (NDT) in Mechanical Engineering awarded by University of Moratuwa. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.