Board Of Directors

Mr. JAYANTHA DHARMADASA

Chairman (Non Executive)
Appointed to the Board on 11th March 2011. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers. A distinguished self driven business personality with over 35 years of experience in Executive Business Management and 25 years in the Health Care Industry. He is currently the Chairman of Nawaloka Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, which consists 17 Companies. Further he serves as the Chairman New Nawaloka Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd and the Chairman of New Nawaloka Medical Centre (Pvt) Ltd and Director of Sri Lanka Telecom and the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority.

Mr. JAYAPRAKASH RUDRA

Director (Executive)
Appointed to the Board on 11th March 2011. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (FCPM) and well established businessman. Currently he serves as the Managing Director of “Senses Holiday“ and “Canthus Management Services (Pvt) Ltd“. He has wide experience especially in the property development sector.

Mr. VICTOR RAMANAN

Non Executive Director
Victor Ramanan is a Sri Lankan born British national residing in London, appointed to the board in October 2012. Being educated in Sri Lanka and the UK, Victor is a B.Sc Graduate and also holds a Diploma in Software Engineering, Business Admin & Sales Techniques (UK). He is a versatile marketer and administrator with more than 25 years of hands on experience working in many countries including United Kingdom, Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain, Germany, France, USA and Sri Lanka. He has worked in areas such as IT, HR, marketing and business development of which has been in the oil & gas and logistics sector for more than 15 years. Since 1992 to May 2014 he had worked at Raith Engineering & Manufacturing Co. WLL (Kuwait) and presently holds a position as a director in the under mentioned company.

  • Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) – Director

Mr. HARSHITH DHARMADASA

Non Executive Director
Appointed to the Board on 11th March 2011. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers. A young business personality with over 18 years experience in Executive Management. He has acquired extensive experience in the fields of trading, manufacturing and construction sector. He also served as a Director during the period 2003/2004 in the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka and Sathosa Retail Ltd. He currently serves as a Director of Nawaloka Holdings Company and all other Companies under its umbrella, including Nawaloka Hospitals PLC.

Mr. LALITH KARUNARATNE

Non Executive Director / Independent
Appointed to the Board on 11th March 2011. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and holds a postgraduate degree in Business Management (MBA) at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He also possesses twenty years experience at senior financial management positions in both private and public sectors.

Mr. K.M.S KANDEGEDARA

Non Executive Director / Independent

Mr K M Sunil Kandegedara has a Diploma in Tax Administration at Califonia, USA and successfully completed Hons. Degree in Mathematics and Chemistry at the University of Peradeniya.

He worked as a Commissioner General in the Department of Inland Revenue. He joined the Department in September 1976 as an Assessor (Executive Staff) and served 34 years as a Assessor, Senior Assessor, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner, Senior Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner General in various divisions such a Kandy, Negombo, Rathnapura regional and Head Office. He has completed “Double Taxation Agreements with several Countries. He has also worked as a Mathematics Lecturer at the University of Peradeniya (1974 – 1975).

He was the Chairman of the Sport Council, Literature Society and Buddhist Society in the Department, was a member of the Sri Lankan Hockey Team (1973) and played Cricket for more that 25 years in the Department of Cricket Team as well as Captain of the team for several years, played ‘Sara Trophy’ as member of the University of Peradeniya Cricket Team. Mr Sunil Kandegedara is presently the Consultant for Maldives Government.

Mr. Jayantha Perera – Executive Director

Jayantha Perera is a CFA Charter holder from the CFA Institute, Charlottesville, USA. He is also a diploma Holder from the National Computing Centre, UK. Mr. Perera is licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka to Trade and provide Investment Advise on Securities.

Mr. Perera has well over twenty years of work experience in the corporate sector having worked in many divisions and in many capacities in many business establishments. He brings with him experiences in Management, Strategy, Treasury, Finance, Corporate Finance and Sales.

He is the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at Nation Lanka Finance at present and has previously worked in the Finance/Financial Services areas in the capacities of Managing Director, Director/CEO at Richard Pieris Securities Private Ltd., as the CEO of Richard Pieris Arpico Finance Limited, As the CFO of Nawaloka Hospitals PLC, as the Senior Manager heading Capital markets at the Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka, and also as the VP Head of Research at DFCC Stock Brokers Private Limited. Prior to these appointments, he worked at NDBS Stock Brokers as an Investment Advisor, Stock Broker and Floor Trader and later became the Research Manager at Lanka Securities Private Limited.

Jayantha Perera holds board positions in the following companies in a Non – Executive capacity,

  • Millennium Housing PLC
  • Bumblebee Social Capital Private Limited
  • Auyudhanavi Private Limited
  • Business Intelligence Group Private Limited