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Board of Directors

Nishantha Gunasekara
Chairman 

Nishantha Gunasekara is a Director/Senior Consultant of Emsolv Consultants, a Non-Executive Director of People Merchant Finance PLC & a Director of Hiplas Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. He holds a MBA from PIM and is an Associate in Banking of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. He has vast experience in Banking and is a Professional Management Consultant with hands on experience from diverse industries on Strategic Management & Consultancy.

Chamila Bandara
Immediate Past Chairman


Chamila Bandara is a qualified Civil Engineer with a BSC Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Peradeniya. He has obtained his MBA from the PIM in the year 2008 and he is currently holding the position of Chairman / CEO of Aarkey International (Pvt) Ltd. He was appointed as president of PIMA in 2016.

Dinesh Hamangoda  
Director/Vice Chairman 

Dinesh Hamangoda is a well experienced sales cum marketing professional with more than 18 years’ of corporate experience in the fields of sales, marketing, supply chain and business development. Currently he is the CEO of East West Marketing (pvt) Ltd and prior to that had served for Unilever Sri Lanka, Holcim Lanka and Sampath Bank Ltd. He holds a MBA from PIM and a B.Sc(Hons) degree from University of New Delhi. Dinesh is a corporate trainer and  lecturer in Management . He is a past pupil of Nalanda College Colombo.

Jayalal Hewawasam
Director/Secretary 

Jayalal Hewawasam obtained MBA from PIM in 2008. He is a Chartered Marketer and member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK. He also holds the Diploma in Chartered Insurance of UK and he is currently reading for the Chartered Insurance. He Counts over 20 years of experience in his chosen field of Sales Management both locally and internationally in sectors such as FMCG, Lubricants and Insurance. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Assetline Insurance Brokers Limited.

Janaka Nonis
Director/Treasurer 

Janaka Nonis graduated from the PIM in 2014 and joined PIMA in 2016. He is currently working as a Deputy Manager in Finance & Planning Department of National Development Bank PLC. He has been working in the Banking sector for more than 18 years and he is a qualified management accountant and a Member of Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Viruli de Silva
Director 

mail copyViruli de Silva is a consultant in Management and Banking & Finance Senior. She holds a MBA from PIM and reading for her PHD at University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She is former Director Studies, Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL) and senior commercial banker for over 30 years, with Commercial Bank PLC and Seylan Bank PLC. Exposure includes 20 years of experience in various strategic areas in banking, including managerial exposure in Corporate Banking/Corporate Credit (15 years).

Shermi Fernando
Director 

Shermi Fernando is a Banker/Risk Management Professional currently working at Hatton National Bank PLC. She represents the PIM-Master of Business Administration batch of 2012 and graduated in 2014 . She is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant CIMA-UK (ACMA/CGMA) and an Associate Member of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (AIB-SL) . She also holds the International Certificate in Banking Risk & Regulations (ICBRR) from Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP-USA).

Ujith Hewage
Director 

Ujith Hewage obtained his MBA from PIM in 2008. He is a General Manager of Transmec International (PTE) Ltd. He is also the founder Director of Vallee69 Eco Leisure & Non-Executive Director of SM Linen Care (Pvt) Ltd. He counts over 22 years of experience in sales / marketing & projects in Chevron and Finlays. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) since 1998.

Denzil Perrera
Director

Denzil Perrera currently heads Sales and Marketing at Marina Foods (DGM Marketing). He counts for more than 12 years of experience in Sales and Marketing. Denzil is also a visiting lecturer and a trainer. He graduated from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura with a Marketing Special degree. He obtained his Masters from PIM in 2012, and was appointed to the Ex-Co in 2015. He is a Chartered Marketer, a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing – UK, and was awarded the title of ” Practicing Marketer” by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing in 2010.

Dulani Rodrigo
Director

pic 1Dulani Rodrigo obtained her MBA from PIM in 2008. She holds a B.Sc Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Moratuwa and is also an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. She is currently working as a Team Leader/ Senior Manager – Project Finance at National Development Bank PLC. She counts over 10 years of experience in Project Financing.

Dilshan Perera
Director

Dilshan Perera Dilshan Perera graduated from University of Kelaniya with a Bachelor of Business Management Degree, specialising in Marketing Management and obtained his MBA from PIM in 2013. He is a Chartered Marketer, a Member and a holder of the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.He is also a Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Management, Sri Lanka. Dilshan counts for over 12 years of Marketing Management experience in leading corporates and is currently the Director of InsureMe.lk. He is also functioning as a Visiting lecturer at many higher educational institutes in Sri Lanka.

Lalinda Ariyaratna
Director 

Lalinda Ariyaratna is an entrepreneur with over 16 years of overall experience as a corporate professional and successful entrepreneur in Tourism, IT, Education, Telecommunication and advertising sectors. His experience ranges from grass root to strategic levels in Sales, Marketing, Operational and Corporate Strategizing disciplines. He has a MBA from ‘Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM)’, MSc (IT) from University of Keele – UK and a degree in IT from University of Colombo apart from several professional qualifications he possess in the field of Financial Management, IT security and Tourism. Now he is reading for his PHD at ‘Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM)’

Erangi Fernando
Director 

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Erangi Fernando is a humanitarian and development professional who has worked with Oxfam GB, American Red Cross Delegation for Sri Lanka and Maldives, Travel Foundation UK, ChildFund International and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sri Lanka developing and managing programmes in most undeserved districts in Sri Lanka. Currently, she works for the UNHCR operation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Bureau assisting the Syrian and Iraq Emergency Operations covering Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt. Her first degree is from University of Colombo in the discipline of social sciences with a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies. She graduated from her MBA and joined PIMA in 2016.

Lakmali Priyangika
Director 

UntitledLakmali Priyangika is a B.Sc. Accty and Finance Mgt. (Hons) graduate from University of Sri Jayewardenepura,  a Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, a Certified Project Manager from PMI- USA and MBA from PIM in the year 2011. She is a senior finance professional  progressed  from Audit junior to Group CFO over the last 20 years working for large multinationals both in  local and overseas including PwC, KPMG, Mitsubishi Motors, Etisalat (UAE),  Hayleys Plc, WNS and Hunters Plc.  At present she works as the Director / Senior Business Consultant at Beyond Business (Pvt) Limited and pursuing her higher studies on Research and Philosophy in the field of Finance. Lakmaliis a product of Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo.

Onalie Dissanayake
Director

MeOnalie Dissanayake is an experienced educator who has been in the industry for nearly 20 years working in National and International schools and was the Deputy Principal at Alethea Group of Schools. She is currently attached to The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Sri Lanka Region, as the Manager – Education Services. She holds a B.A. in English and Mass Communication (USJ), PQHRM (IPM), MBA (PIM-SJP) and qualified in Child Psychology and Pre-school Education. She is a member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK and The Institute of Personnel Management, SL.