Director Board

Lakshman SIlva

Chairman

Lakshman Silva is the Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank PLC.

He started his professional career with the Department of Inland Revenue of SL and joined DFCC in 1987. he was seconded to the service of DFCC Vardhana Bank (DVB) in 2003 from DFCC Bank and functioned as the COO of DVB from 2003 to 2010 and later as the CEO and Executive Director of DVB during the period January 2010 to September 2015. He functioned as the Deputy CEO of DFCC Bank PLC until his appointment as CEO.

He is a director of Lanka Financial Services Bureau, Sri Lanka Banks Association (Guarantee) Limited, Synapsys Limited, Acuity Securities Ltd, Lanka Industrial Estates Ltd, Lanka Ventures PLC, LVL Energy Fund Ltd and DFCC Consulting (Pvt) Ltd. He is also a past president of the Association of Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Lakshman Silva holds a BSC (Sp.) from University of Kelaniya and a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura.

Read More

Jonathan Alles

Director

Jonathan Alles was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Office of HNB PLC in July 2013.

He holds a MBA from the University of Stirling, Scotland and he is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka. He has many years of banking experience having served in Sri Lanka and overseas. He worked at HNB from 2002 to 2005 prior to moving on to the UAE. Having returned to Sri Lanka from the UAE in September 2010, Mr Alles re-joined HNB in the capacity of the Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Alles is a member of Sri Lanka Institute of Directors and also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of Sri Lanka Business & Biodiversity Platform.

Read More

Ananda Munasinghe

Director

Mr. Ananda Munasinghe has had over three-decades of experience in the manufacturing industry in Sri Lanka. He was the former Director / General Manager of Acme Printing and Packaging Limited. He has also functioned as Works Manager at State Fertilizer Manufacturing Corporation and Senior Instrument Engineer at Ceylon Petroleum Corporation’s Refinery.

Mr. Munasinghe is an Engineering Graduate of the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He also holds Post Graduate Diplomas in Production Engineering and Engineering Design from Colchester College of Technology, England and Enfield College of Technology, England respectively. He has held the position of President, Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association and Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging in the past.

Read More

Ray Abeywardena

Director

Ray Abeywardena is the Managing Director of Acuity Partners (Pvt) Ltd. He has been associated with the Sri Lanka’s capital markets for over 30 years, primarily as a Stockbroker and since 2009 as an Investment Banker. Prior to being appointed as Managing Director/CEO of Acuity Partners (Pvt) Ltd he served as the Managing Director/CEO of Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd from 2001 to end 2008. Mr. Abeywardena is the Chairman of Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd, Acuity Securities Ltd, the Colombo Stock Exchange and the Central Depository Systems Ltd. He is the Chairman of Guardian Acuity Asset Management Ltd, Lanka Ventures PLC, Lanka Energy Fund Ltd, Softlogic Insurance PLC & ANCL.

Mr. Abeywardena is a past Chairman of the Colombo Stockbrokers Association, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wales.

Read More

Nihal Kekulawala

Director

Mr. Nihal Kekulawala is a director of Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC, Lanka Walltile PLC, AMW Capital Leasing and Finance PLC, Continental Insurance Lanka Limited, Lanka Ceramic PLC, Softlogic Holdings PLC and LVL Energy Fund PLC. He was responsible for setting up Pan Oceanic Bank in Solomon Islands and functioned as its Director/Chief Executive Officer between June 2014 and June 2016. Prior to that he held senior management positions at Hatton National Bank PLC over a period of 20 years and at the time of retirement in December 2012 held the position of Senior Deputy General Manager – Strategy and Compliance.

Mr. Kekulawala is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, England. He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Manchester, England

Read More

Ravi Dassanayake

Director

Mr. Ravi Dassanayake is the Vice President Strategic Planning and Subsidiaries of DFCC Bank PLC. He counts over 27 years of experience in banking, accounting and auditing, consulting and advisory services. He is a Director of several subsidiaries and associate companies of DFCC and is also a member of several management committees. He has held positions as the Head of Budgeting and Planning of DFCC Vardhana Bank Limited, Chief Executive officer and Chief Risk and Operations officer of Lankaputhra Development Bank and Partner, Audit Assurance and Consulting of BDO Partners Sri Lanka. He holds his Masters from PIM, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and his first degree in Accountancy from the same university.

He is also a Fellow member of CA Sri Lanka and an Associate of CIMA UK.

Read More