Board of Directors

Mr. J.T. Sujith Prasanna Kariyawasam

Chairman

Mr. J. T. S. P. Kariyawasam assumed duties as the Chairman of Pradeshiya Sanwardhana Bank also known as Regional Development Bank on 01st October 2018.

Mr. Kariyawasam was a bright Old Boy of the Carey College & D.S. Senanayake Vidyalaya Colombo and a graduate of BSc. Business Administration (Honours) at the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He is also a senior member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka and an Attorney at Law by profession.

Mr. Kariyawasam had held top posts in number of state institutions and former Chairman of Lankaputhra Development Bank, The Tea Small holding Authority, Tea Shakthi Fund and the Sri Lanka Coconut Development Authority (CDA). He was awarded as National Liaison Officer of Sri Lanka of Asia and Pacific Coconut Community during the tenure at CDA. He has worked as the Working Director of Maga Naguma Emulsion Co (Pvt) Ltd and the Road Development Authority for a long period of time and a person with matured experience.

Moreover, he has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Coconut Cultivation Board, Coconut Research Institute, Maganaguma Consultancy and Project Management Co (Pvt) Ltd and Maganaguma Emulsion Production Co (Pvt) Ltd.

Mr. A.K. Senevirathne

Non-Executive/ Non-Independent Director (Treasury Representative)

Mr. A.K. Seneviratne is a special grade officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS).

Mr. Seneviratne holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree specialising in Chemistry from University of Kelaniya. He has obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Financial Administration from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Masters in Business Administration from University of Colombo.

He joined the Sri Lanka Administrative Service in 1995. Upon completion of his in-service training year he was appointed as an Assistant Director to the Department of Fiscal Policy of the Ministry of Finance in 1996. In 2006 he was assigned to the Department of National Budget of the same Ministry as a Director. In 2015 he was appointed as the Director General of the Department of Fiscal Policy. Since January 2018 Mr. Seneviratne has been working as the Director General of the Department of National Budget until he was appointed as a Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in February 2018.

Mr. Seneviratne has also served as a Board Director in many state owned enterprises.

Mr. M.J.P. Salgado

Non-Executive/ Non-Independent Director (BOC Representative)

Mr. Salgado is a permanent employee of Bank of Ceylon holding the position of Deputy General Manager.  His current business portfolio includes Product Development & Business Process Re-Engineering Project, Electronic Banking and Debit / Credit Card operations, Central Back Office, DMS Project and Organization and Methods.

He counts 29 years of experience in banking gaining wide experience in the fields of Province Sales Management, Premier Banking, ISSP Implementation, Special Project, Call Centre and BOC Assurance.  He was an active member of the “Venesa Transformation Project’ in the Bank of Ceylon.

Graduated from the University of Sri Jayewardenapura, he holds a B Com 2nd Class Upper Division Special Degree, Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, Licentiate Certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Member of Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka.  Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Salgado was employed at Mahaweli Engineers & Construction Agency in the capacity of Accountant.

Mr. K.B. Wijeyarathne

Non-Executive/ Non-Independent Director (NSB Representative)

Mr. Kithsiri B Wijeyaratne is the Senior Deputy General Manager Finance & Planning of the National Savings Bank and counts over 35 years’ experience in the Audit and Financial services sector locally and overseas having served in Senior management position at premier financial institutions with extensive experience in the field of Insurance and Banking.

He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA), Fellow Member of the Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCMA), Senior Member of the Institute of Association of Accountants of Sri Lanka (FMMAT) and Fellow Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL) and Member of the Organization of Professions Association (OPA).

Mr. Wijeyaratne holds a Second-class Honors degree, BSc in Business Administration from University of Sri Jayawardenapura Sri Lanka and Diploma in Public Finance and Management (DPFM) from Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA).

Mr. M. A. Bonniface Silva

Non-Executive/ Non-Independent Director (People’s Bank Representative)

Mr. Silva is the Senior Deputy General Manager- Banking Operations of People’s Bank.

Mr. Silva joined the bank in 1987 and counts over 31 years of experience & deep-rooted knowledge in banking operations.

Being the Senior Deputy General Manager – Banking Operations, Mr. Silva oversees the functions of 04 main divisions preside over by separate heads responsible for the activities of Channel Management division which is the regulatory unit of the branch network and supplementary network comprised of Self Banking Units, Marketing, Information Technology & Banking Support Services division of People’s Bank.

Mr. Silva is a Degree holder (B.A) from the University of Peradeniya and has a professional banking qualification AIB – Sri Lanka with extensive local and international training / exposure on the subject matter of his specialty.

He also serves Director – Lanka Clear (pvt) Ltd, Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka & People’s Leasing Havelock Property Ltd.

Mr. J.R. Fernandez

Non-Executive/ Independent Director

Mr. Joseph Rupesh Fernandez works as a Senior Business Applications Consultant at MAS Capital Private Limited since 2015 to date. He has joined MAS in 2005 and holds a Bachelor of E-commerce/ Multi Media Business and Computing from Monash University, Australia.

Mrs. Y.M.D. Warnasuriya

Non-Executive/ Independent Director

Ms. Y.M.D. Warnasuriya is an Attorney at Law by profession and she has been practicing as an Attorney at Law since 27th September 1982.

Mr. S.J.C. Perera

Non-Executive/ Independent Director

Mr. S.J.C. Perera is the Commercial Director at World Polybags International (Pvt) Ltd since 2002 to date and is a Charted Management Account. Further, he has held the position of Director of the Industrial Development Board since 2015 to 2018 and also served as the Head of Leasing at National Development Bank.

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