Corporate Management

Mrs. Damitha Kumari Rathnayake

Acting General Manager / CEO

Mrs. Damitha Rathnayake is a well-known personality in the financial sector with an experience expanding well over a decade as the Director of the Treasury Operations Department of the Ministry of Finance, thus far. She has served as a Director of People’s Bank and Acting General Manager of National Savings Bank. Presently holds a directorate at the Sir Lanka Petroleum Corporation.

Graduated from the University of Sri Jayewardenapura, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, She has obtained a Master’s Degree in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo and in Economic Policy from the Australian National University. Mrs. Rathnayake is a past pupil of Maliyadeva Girls College, Kurunegala.

Mr. Vajira Jayasinghe

Chief Information Officer

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 fifteen 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.

Mr. P. Sumeda Edirisooriya

Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Sumeda Edirisuriya graduated from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka with a Bachelor of Science Special Degree in Business Administration in 1992. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and also possesses a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Colombo. Mr. Edirisuriya counts over 29 years of experience in the fields of Auditing, Accounting, Taxation Management Consultancy and Banking & Finance at leading institutions including Ernst & Young – Colombo, National Development Bank and Seylan Bank. He joined RDB in January 2017. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer at RDB, he has held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Compliance Officer and Acting General Manager /CEO at Lankaputhra Development Bank.

Mr. A.H.M.M.B. Jayasinghe

Deputy General Manager – Credit

Mr Jayasinghe graduated from the University of Sri Jayewardanepura Sri Lanka with a B.Sc. Business Administration Special Degree, in 1986. He holds Postgraduate Executive Diploma in Bank Management from Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, Postgraduate Diploma in Management from University of Wayamba, Postgraduate Diploma in Regional Development from NIBM Sri Lanka. After the graduation he joined the Regional Development Bank in 1987 and served at the levels of Branch Manager, Zonal Manager, District Manager, Chief Manager, Assistant General Manager and Regional General Manager. Mr A H M M B Jayasinghe has over 32 years of experience in Banking Industry.

Mr. C.L. Pihillanda

Deputy General Manager – Operations & Business Support

Mr Pihillanda has successfully completed the Degree in Bachelor of Commerce from University of Kelaniya. He holds Postgraduate Diploma in Management from  University of Peradeniya. Also passed Intermediate Examination from Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. He joined the  Bank (previously Mahanuawara Regional Rural Development Bank/RRDB) as a Manager. During his career of banking he has gained wide range of experience in management level as a Branch Manager, Chief Manager, and Assistant General Manager and also as a Regional General Manager in Sabaragamuwa and Southern Provinces. He has over 32 years of experience in Banking Industry.

Mr. D.K. Sanjeewa Serasinghe

Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Krishantha Sanjeewa Serasinghe, has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of HR since 1999, joined Regional Development Bank in January 2021. He holds a B.Sc. Special Degree for Human Resources Management from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Master of Science for Management degree from same University. He has successfully completed the fellowship Programme on Human Resources Management through Total Quality Management in Tokyo, Japan.

Mr Krishantha started his career in corporate and middle management positions in public and private sector organizations -In 2014/2015 he has worked as Deputy General Manger- HRD of National Savings Bank.

Mr. D.M.T.S. Kumara

Head  of  Special Projects and Policy Implementation

Mr. Kumara has 30 years of experience in Banking Industry. He joined the Bank (previously Polonnaruwa Regional Rural Development Bank/RRDB) in year 1991 and served at the levels of Banking Assistant, Manager, Senior Manager, Chief Manager, Assistant General Manager and also as a Regional General Manager in Uva and North Western Provinces.He has successfully completed the Special Degree in Bachelor of Science (Business Administration) from University of Sri Jayawardhanepura. He holds Master of Arts from University of Kelaniya. Also passed Intermediate Examination from Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

Mr. A.H.M.G. Abeyrathna

Deputy General Manager -Recovery

Mr. A.H.M.G. Abeyrathna graduated with a Special Commerce Degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, in 1986. He has successfully completed Master of Business Administration from University of Wayamba 2016. He has successfully  completed the Micro Finance Course conducted by Open University of Sri Lanka.

In 1987, He has joined the Regional Development Bank and served at the levels of Branch Manager, Chief Manager, Assistant General Manager and Regional General Manager at North Central Province.

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