Key Management

Mr. Jayantha Perera - Chief Executive Officer

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

Mrs. Shubhani Jayawardana - Chief Operation Officer

B.Com (Colombo), ACMA (UK), CIMA - Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK) Part qualified Possess over 22 years of Banking experience in senior management positions including Operations, Branch Banking, Credits, Finance and Trade. A product of Visakha Vidyalaya and the University of Colombo.

Mr. Prasanna Habaragamuwa - Chief Financial Officer

He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK (CGMA, ACMA), Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (Dip.CIM, ACIM) and Association of Accounting Technicians UK (MAAT). He holds a MBA from Sutherland University, CA–USA and National Certificate of Technology (Civil Engineering) SL. At presents he reads for ICASL, Final Level (Corporate) non-exempted subjects.
He possess over 23 years of broad, international (USA, UK, Caribbean and Middle East) & local exposure in Management & Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance & Consultation, Auditing, Corporate, Business & Marketing Planning, System implementation, Fraud Management & Receivership and General Administration.

Operational Management

Mr. Pradeep Balasooriya - General Manager - Micro finance

Pradeep Balasooriya is currently employed at Nation Lanka Finance PLC as a General Manager - Micro Finance Operations. He has previously worked for both Commercial Credit & Finance PLC and Ceylinco Graneen Credit, where he held the position of a Manager Operations Micro finance & Senior Accountant. He has more than 14 years of Finance Industry experience including Micro Credit, Operational & financial functions.Executive Msc in Finance From Asia E University ,Diploma in Micro Finance.

Mr. Dilan Wasantha - General Manager – Investment & Sales

Diploma in Marketing Management and Portfolio Management (IBSL). Over 10 years experience in Senior Management positions in Banking and Finance including operations, sales, marketing fund mobilizing, Micro Finance and Investment Banking. Dilan is a Product of St.Sabastian’s College Kandana.

Mrs. Preethie Katulande - Assistant General Manager – Legal

Joined the Company in 2007 as Senior Manager Legal and holds the position of Head of Legal since then. Having over 14 years experience in finance sector at the senior managerial level. Possess 22 years experience in Legal profession . Fully qualified in professional Qualification in Human Resource Management (PQHRM) and holds Masters of Business Administration in Human Resource Management degree from the University of Colombo.

Mr. Mangala Udawatte - Assistant General Manager - Recoveries

Mr. Mangala Udawatte has 15 years of experience in Human Resources and Administration Management in the public and private sector in Sri Lanka. He has 10 years of experience in Marketing and Operations Management in Europe and The UAE. He was the Managing director of Apparel 5 PVT Ltd, a BOI approved Garments factory in Sri Lanka. He is currently a member of the CR and FC board of selection. He was also a Rugby player at CR and FC for 10 years and has represented the Sri Lankan Rugby team internationally.

Mr. Lakmal Silva - Head of Corporate Planning

Masters of Science in Strategic Marketing From Asia E University , Graduate Diploma in Business Management (AIB) ,currently studying for Masters of Business Administration (Australian Institute of Business) and counts more than 13 years exposure in various industries like insurance, product sales, product development and credit activities.

Mr. Thusitha Perera - Head of Human Resources

Mr. Thusitha Perera is a MBA degree holder from PIM and a graduate of Sir John Kottelawala Defense University from BSc (DS) in Mechanical Engineering. He has serviced to Sri Lanka Navy as a commissioned officer over a period of 15 years and retired as a Lieutenant Commander. He also a Diploma Holder from IPM with a Merit Pass.

He has hold managerial positions in local blue chip and conglomerate companies over a period of 10 years in the field of Human Resource Management

Also an Associate Member of Institute of Personnel Management and Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development.

Mr. Suranga Fenando - Head of Administration

Over 7 years’ experience in several positions in Auditing, Administration, Operations & Compliance. He is a BBA degree holder specialized in Accounting & Finance from University of Ruhuna and part qualified in Chartered Accountancy.

Mrs. Shenika Mathangaweera - Head of Customer Relationship Management

Over 15 year experience in Administration, both locally and International, which includes five years’ experience in a diversified conglomerate in Turkey, handling all administrative functions of the Company including its branch network.