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.



Jagath Karunathilaka
Head - Human Resources Development & Administration



Mr. Jagath Karunathilaka, a Human Resource specialist earned well-rounded people management and organizational development diagnostic skills playing the role of manager, catalyst, facilitator and trainer gained 25 years senior management level experience, in the field of human resource development, organizational development and administration.
Prior to join the Regional Development Bank (RDB) in July 2014 he worked in the corporate management team of State Mortgage and Investment Bank (SMIB). Also he served as functional head of HRD and Administration of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) and Gamaneguma (formally Gemidiriya), Community Development and Livelihood Improvement (World Bank aided) project functioning under Ministry of Economic Development.  
Mr. Karunathilaka graduated from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka with a Bachelor of Science Special Degree in Business Administration (1986) and holds Postgraduate Certificate in HRM (1996) and Master of Business Administration - MBA (2003) from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), university of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. He possesses memberships of several professional affiliations including the Associate Membership (2011) from the Institute of Personal Management of Sri Lanka (IPM).
He serves as a visiting faculty member of the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) and Lead Consultant of Institute of Personal Management of Sri Lanka. He is author of several journal and research articles and case study reports.
He has also undergone extensive trainings at overseas and local institutions.
He is a recipient of National HR Excellence Awards 2010 from Sri Lanka Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) in recognition of exceptional contribution in the area of performance management on the Gemidiriya HR System.


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


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
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.




Mr. C. Kalupahana - Head of Finance & Planing

Mr. Kalupahana joined the bank in September 2013. Prior to his appointment as Head of Finance & Planning at RDB, he has held senior positions at Companies local & overseas, including Head of Finance , Head of Audit , Assistant General Manager, Senior Deputy General Manager and General Manager in the fields of Banking, Finance, Insurance and other different fields. He has more than 30 years experience and obtained true international exposure having worked in British, Irish, American Companies several years in Tanzania, Saudi Arabia and Angola, in addition to several Companies in Sri Lanka.

He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICA), a Fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka, a Fellow member of the Institute of Professional Managers of Sri Lanka and had a membership at the Board of Certified Public Accountants & Auditors of Tanzania. Mr. Kalupahana has obtained four years training required to admit as a member of ICA, from KPMG - Sri Lanka.