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Sampath Bank leadership team consisting of the Board of Directors, Corporate Management, Chief Managers and Senior Managers.

  • Board of Directors
  • Corporate Management
  • Chief Managers
  • Senior Managers
Channa Palansuriya

Channa Palansuriya

Chairman

Channa Palansuriya

Channa Palansuriya

Chairman

Skills & Experience:

Thirty Years of extensive experience in the Apparel sector by heading the Orit Group of companies and through continuous leadership given to other companies in the Apparel Industry. Further, being a Board member of BOI since 2005, he gained wide experience in Government Administration. He has won awards such as Asia Pacific Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award in 2013, Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002 and the Silver Award of the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka for the Garment Extra Large category in 2004.

 

Appointed to the Board:

1st January 2012 as a Non-Executive Director. Appointed Deputy Chairman on 26th January 2012.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairman of Board Shareholder Relations Committee, Member of Board Integrated Risk Management Committee, Board HR and Remuneration Committee, Board Strategic Planning Committee, Board Nomination Committee and Board Credit Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Chairman/Managing Director of Orit Group comprising Orit Apparels Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Orit Trading Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Chairman Style-Kraft Sportswear (Pvt) Ltd (Canada) and Orit Inspired Creations (Pvt) Ltd, Deputy Chairman of Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF), Executive Committee Member of Apparel Exporters Association 200gfp, Executive Committee Member of Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association (SLASA), Executive Committee Member of Old Boys’Association of Ananda College & Patron of Old Ananda Buddhist Association and Basnayake Nilame of Hendala Temple.

 

Former Appointments:

Board Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Textile & Apparel, Chairman of Apparel Exporters Association 200gfp during 2006 to 2008, Chairman of GC Lanka Clothing (Pvt) Ltd.

Malik Ranasinghe

Malik Ranasinghe

Deputy Chairman

Malik Ranasinghe

Malik Ranasinghe

Deputy Chairman

Skills & Experience:

Extensive governance experience as a Vice-Chancellor and Non- Executive Director on Corporate Boards. A Fellow Member and International Professional Engineer of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka; Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka; PhD from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in Civil Engineering as a Canadian Commonwealth Scholar; published extensively on Engineering and Environmental Economics with Project Management, Recipient of accolades and awards including the General Research Committee Award for outstanding Contribution to Sri Lankan Science from the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors (CVCD) Excellence Award for 2012 for the Most Outstanding Senior Researcher in Technology and related Sciences, the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education 2012 at World Education Congress and the Education Leadership Award 2013 at the 4th Asia’s Best B-School Awards, Singapore.

 

Appointed to the Board:

30th August 2011 as an Independent Non-Executive Director

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairman of Board Credit Committee, Member of Board Audit Committee, Board Strategic Planning Committee and Board Treasury Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Senior Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa and Independent Director Textured Jersey Lanka PLC and Access Engineering PLC.

 

Former Appointments:

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa , Chairman of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors of Sri Lanka , Council Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Fellow of the National University of Singapore , Non Executive Director of the Colombo Stock Exchange and Lanka IOC PLC., Independent Director Hemas Power PLC

Sanjiva Senanayake

Sanjiva Senanayake

Senior Director

Sanjiva Senanayake

Sanjiva Senanayake

Senior Director

Skills & Experience:

Extensive local and overseas experience in the financial services sector having served in the senior management capacities at premier financial institutions and as an independent consultant.

 

Appointed to the Board:

Appointed to the Board of Sampath Bank with effect from 1st January 2012 as an Independent Non Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairman of Board Treasury Committee, Member of the Board Audit Committee, Board Credit Committee, Board Integrated Risk Management Committee and Board Strategic Planning Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Non Executive Director of Asian Hotel & Properties PLC, Hemas Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd

 

Former Appointments:

Senior Investment Officer, Global Financial Markets Department, International Finance Corporation (IFC-Private sector investment arm of World Bank); IFC Resident Representative for Sri Lanka & Maldives; Assistant General Manager (Treasury & Investment Banking) at National Development Bank of Sri Lanka; Consultant (Treasury & Business Development) Commercial Bank of Ceylon Ltd; Various positions at Citibank Sydney, Citibank Brunei and Citibank Colombo; Co-ordinating Engineer, Greater Colombo Economic Commission; Development Planning Assistant, United Nations Development Program.

Aravinda Perera

Aravinda Perera

Managing Director

Aravinda Perera

Aravinda Perera

Managing Director

Skills & Experience:

Counts over 29 years in the Banking sector. Fellow Member of Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka; Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK; Chartered Engineer and member of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka; MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura; Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Moratuwa.

 

Appointed to the Board:

25th November 2008 as an Executive Director and appointed Managing Director with effect from 1st January 2012.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Member of Board Credit Committee, Board Integrated Risk Management Committee, Board HR & Remuneration Committee, Board Strategic Planning Committee and Board Treasury Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Managing Director, Sampath Bank PLC; Director of Siyapatha Finance Ltd. Director Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, Director Lanka Financial Services Bureau Limited, Director Lanka Bangla Finance Limited and President of the Association of Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka.

 

Former Appointments:

Deputy Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy General Manager, Corporate Banking and other roles spanning a career of 26 years at Sampath Bank. Senior Project Officer, DFCC and Departmental Manager and Service Engineer at Ceylon Tobacco Company, Engineer at National Milk Board.

Ranjith Samaranayake

Ranjith Samaranayake

Executive Director/Group CFO

Ranjith Samaranayake

Ranjith Samaranayake

Executive Director/Group CFO

Skills & Experience:

Extensive experience as Head of Finance & Planning at National Savings Bank, Commercial Bank PLC and Sampath Bank. Counts over 38 years experience of managing finance in the financial services sector. Holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy Special) Degree from the University of Peradeniya.

 

Appointed to the Board:

1st January 2009 as an Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Member of Board Credit Committee, Board Integrated Risk Management Committee, Board Strategic Planning Committee and Board Treasury Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Group Chief Financial Officer, Sampath Bank PLC, Director Siyapatha Finance Ltd.

 

Former Appointments:

Senior Deputy General Manager- Finance & Planning at Commercial Bank PLC.

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Director

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Director

Skills & Experience:

Counts over 30 years experience in Sales, Advertising, Marketing, Human Resources Development & Strategy with extensive experience in the field of insurance. Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK and a Chartered Marketer. Past President of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. Holds an MBA from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. Pioneer in disseminating management knowledge in Sinhala Language. A leading management development consultant and Author.

 

Appointed to the Board:

5th August 2010 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairman of Board HR & Remuneration Committee and Board Marketing Committee. Member of Board Audit Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Independent Non Executive Director at AIA Insurance Lanka PLC; Pan Asian Power PLC, Hemas Manufacturing PVT Ltd (Chairman, Non Executive Independent) Commissioner of Sri Lanka Inventors Commission. Member National Administrative Reforms committee (NARC). Certified Partner RBL Group USA.

 

Former Appointments:

Managing Director Aviva NDB Insurance PLC.

Dhara Wijayatilake

Dhara Wijayatilake

Director

Dhara Wijayatilake

Dhara Wijayatilake

Director

Skills & Experience:

Attorney-at-Law, LLB (Cey), Senior Public Officer counting over 39 years experience in the Public Service. The first woman to hold the post of a Secretary to a Cabinet Ministry.

 

Appointed to the Board:

30th August 2011 as Independent Non-Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairperson of Board Integrated Risk Management Committee, Member of Board Audit Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Secretary to Ministry of Technology & Research, Member of Sri Lanka Law Commission.

 

Former Appointments:

Secretary to the Ministry of Justice, Secretary to the Ministry of Plan Implementation.

Annika Senanayake

Annika Senanayake

Director

Annika Senanayake

Annika Senanayake

Director

Skills & Experience:

Graduate of the University of Nottingham Heads Corporate Planning for IWS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd., in diversified business interests in telecommunications, broadcasting, aviation, automobiles, shipping, warehousing and logistic support services, packaging and food processing.

 

Appointed to the Board :

1st January 2012 appointed to the Board as an Independent Non Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairperson of Board Nomination Committee, Member of Board HR & Remuneration Committee, Board Credit Committee and Board Marketing Committee

 

Current Appointments:

Chief Executive Officer of ART Television Broadcasting Company (Pvt) Ltd, and IWS Geographical Information Systems Ltd. Director of IWS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.

Ranil Pathirana

Ranil Pathirana

Director

Ranil Pathirana

Ranil Pathirana

Director

Skills & Experience:

Extensive experience in finance and management in financial, apparel and energy sectors. Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK(FCMA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura.

 

Appointed to the Board:

1st January 2012 as an Non-Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Chairman of Board Audit Committee, Member of Board Strategic Planning Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Group Finance Director- Hirdramani Group of Companies, Non- Executive Director of Hayleys PLC.

 

Former Appointments:

Chief Executive Officer- Vanik Bangladesh Securities; AVP of Vanik Incorporation.

Deshal de Mel

Deshal de Mel

Director

Deshal de Mel

Deshal de Mel

Director

Skills & Experience:

Master of Science degree in International Political Economics from the London School of Economics, Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics from University of Oxford.

 

Appointed to the Board:

1st January 2012 as a Non-Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Member of Board Credit Committee, Board HR & Remuneration Committee, Board Strategic Planning Committee, Board Shareholder Relations Committee, Board Treasury Committee and Board Marketing Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Senior Economist, Hayleys PLC, Member, Economic Fiscal and Policy Planning Committee and Export Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

 

Former Appointments:

Economist- Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka focussing on international trade, trade in services, foreign aid and post-conflict economics.

Saumya Amarasekera

Saumya Amarasekera

Director

Saumya Amarasekera

Saumya Amarasekera

Director

Skills & Experience:

Counts over 26 years in active legal Practice in Civil Law, practicing in the Original, Apellate & Supreme Court as an Attorney-At-Law. Holds a Masters in Law from the University of Pennsylvania with particular emphasis on Insurance Law, Privacy and Defamation Law. She has experience in areas relating to Money Recovery, Property, Testamentary, Condominium Disputes, Family Law and litigates on behalf of financial services sector clients and has specialised in local and international arbitrations.

 

Appointed to the Board:

1st June 2012 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

 

Membership of Board Sub-Committees:

Member of Board Nomination Committee and Board Marketing Committee.

 

Current Appointments:

Legal practitioner Member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, Member of the Supreme Court Complex Board of Management.

Aravinda Perera

Aravinda Perera

Managing Director

Aravinda Perera

Aravinda Perera

Managing Director

Ranjith Samaranayake

Ranjith Samaranayake

Executive Director / Group Chief Financial Officer

Ranjith Samaranayake

Ranjith Samaranayake

Executive Director / Group Chief Financial Officer

Nanda Fernando

Nanda Fernando

Chief Operating Officer

Nanda Fernando

Nanda Fernando

Chief Operating Officer

Tharaka Ranwala

Tharaka Ranwala

Senior Deputy General Manager Consumer Banking

Tharaka Ranwala

Tharaka Ranwala

Senior Deputy General Manager Consumer Banking

Shashi Kandambi Jassim

Shashi Kandambi Jassim

Senior Deputy General Manager Corporate Banking

Shashi Kandambi Jassim

Shashi Kandambi Jassim

Senior Deputy General Manager Corporate Banking

Aruna Jayasekera

Aruna Jayasekera

Group Chief Human Resource Officer

Aruna Jayasekera

Aruna Jayasekera

Group Chief Human Resource Officer

Ajantha De Vas Gunasekara

Ajantha De Vas Gunasekara

Chief Financial Officer

Ajantha De Vas Gunasekara

Ajantha De Vas Gunasekara

Chief Financial Officer

Dinusha Ihalalanda

Dinusha Ihalalanda

Deputy General Manager Operations

Dinusha Ihalalanda

Dinusha Ihalalanda

Deputy General Manager Operations

Pradeep Perera

Pradeep Perera

Head of Internal Audit

Pradeep Perera

Pradeep Perera

Head of Internal Audit

Manoj Akmeemana

Manoj Akmeemana

Deputy General Manager Branch Banking

Manoj Akmeemana

Manoj Akmeemana

Deputy General Manager Branch Banking

Ajith Salgado

Ajith Salgado

Head of Information Technology

Ajith Salgado

Ajith Salgado

Head of Information Technology

Ayodhya Iddawela Perera

Ayodhya Iddawela Perera

Deputy General Manager - Corporate Banking

Ayodhya Iddawela Perera

Ayodhya Iddawela Perera

Deputy General Manager - Corporate Banking

Anuja Goonetilleke

Anuja Goonetilleke

Company Secretary

Anuja Goonetilleke

Anuja Goonetilleke

Company Secretary

Nirosha De Silva

Nirosha De Silva

Assistant General Manager Card Centre

Nirosha De Silva

Nirosha De Silva

Assistant General Manager Card Centre

Rajendra Ranasinghe

Rajendra Ranasinghe

Assistant General Manager New IT Business Development

Rajendra Ranasinghe

Rajendra Ranasinghe

Assistant General Manager New IT Business Development

Pununuwan Wickremasekera

Pununuwan Wickremasekera

Chief Legal Officer

Pununuwan Wickremasekera

Pununuwan Wickremasekera

Chief Legal Officer

Sanath Abhayaratne

Sanath Abhayaratne

Assistant General Manager Global Business

Sanath Abhayaratne

Sanath Abhayaratne

Assistant General Manager Global Business

Sanjaya Gunawardene

Sanjaya Gunawardene

Assistant General Manager Strategic Planning & Research

Sanjaya Gunawardene

Sanjaya Gunawardene

Assistant General Manager Strategic Planning & Research

Maheel Kuragama

Maheel Kuragama

Assistant General Manager Operations

Maheel Kuragama

Maheel Kuragama

Assistant General Manager Operations

H B Keerthiratne

H B Keerthiratne

Assistant General Manager Finance

H B Keerthiratne

H B Keerthiratne

Assistant General Manager Finance

Amal Kirihena

Amal Kirihena

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking

Amal Kirihena

Amal Kirihena

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking

Thusitha Nakandala

Thusitha Nakandala

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking

Thusitha Nakandala

Thusitha Nakandala

Assistant General Manager Branch Banking

Prasantha De Silva

Prasantha De Silva

Assistant General Manager Treasury

Prasantha De Silva

Prasantha De Silva

Assistant General Manager Treasury

Nadi Dharmasiri

Nadi Dharmasiri

Head of Marketing

Nadi Dharmasiri

Nadi Dharmasiri

Head of Marketing

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Chief Manager Electronic Delivery Channells

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Chief Manager Electronic Delivery Channells

Asoka Manikgoda

Asoka Manikgoda

Chief Manager Recoveries

Asoka Manikgoda

Asoka Manikgoda

Chief Manager Recoveries

Ananda Wijitha

Ananda Wijitha

Chief Manager IT (EDP)

Ananda Wijitha

Ananda Wijitha

Chief Manager IT (EDP)

Sisira Dabare

Sisira Dabare

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Sisira Dabare

Sisira Dabare

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Saman De Silva

Saman De Silva

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Saman De Silva

Saman De Silva

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Achala Wickremaratne

Achala Wickremaratne

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Achala Wickremaratne

Achala Wickremaratne

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Hemantha Marasinghe

Hemantha Marasinghe

Chief Manager Administration

Hemantha Marasinghe

Hemantha Marasinghe

Chief Manager Administration

Lalith Weragoda

Lalith Weragoda

Chief Manager Human Resources

Lalith Weragoda

Lalith Weragoda

Chief Manager Human Resources

Priam Kasturiratne

Priam Kasturiratne

Group Risk Officer

Priam Kasturiratne

Priam Kasturiratne

Group Risk Officer

Chathura Rudesh

Chathura Rudesh

Chief Manager Trade Services & International Operations

Chathura Rudesh

Chathura Rudesh

Chief Manager Trade Services & International Operations

Nalaka Gunawardena

Nalaka Gunawardena

Chief Manager System Audit

Nalaka Gunawardena

Nalaka Gunawardena

Chief Manager System Audit

Prasanna Mullegama

Prasanna Mullegama

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Prasanna Mullegama

Prasanna Mullegama

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Janaka Jayasuriya

Janaka Jayasuriya

Chief Manager City & Commercial Credit

Janaka Jayasuriya

Janaka Jayasuriya

Chief Manager City & Commercial Credit

Kumari Jayasuriya

Kumari Jayasuriya

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Kumari Jayasuriya

Kumari Jayasuriya

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Pasan Manukith

Pasan Manukith

Chief Manager IT Systems Development

Pasan Manukith

Pasan Manukith

Chief Manager IT Systems Development

Deepal De Silva

Deepal De Silva

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Deepal De Silva

Deepal De Silva

Chief Manager Branch Banking

Halin Hettigoda

Halin Hettigoda

Chief Manager Network Services Centre

Halin Hettigoda

Halin Hettigoda

Chief Manager Network Services Centre

Dulsiri Jayasinghe

Dulsiri Jayasinghe

Chief Manager Corporate Finance

Dulsiri Jayasinghe

Dulsiri Jayasinghe

Chief Manager Corporate Finance

Vijith Deshapriya Peiris

Vijith Deshapriya Peiris

Senior Manager Computer Operations (IT-EDP)

Vijith Deshapriya Peiris

Vijith Deshapriya Peiris

Senior Manager Computer Operations (IT-EDP)

Prasada Gooneratne

Prasada Gooneratne

Senior Manager Database Administration (IT-EDP)

Prasada Gooneratne

Prasada Gooneratne

Senior Manager Database Administration (IT-EDP)

Lasantha Senaratne

Lasantha Senaratne

Group Compliance Officer

Lasantha Senaratne

Lasantha Senaratne

Group Compliance Officer

Aloka Ekanayake

Aloka Ekanayake

Senior Manager Foreign Currency Banking Unit

Aloka Ekanayake

Aloka Ekanayake

Senior Manager Foreign Currency Banking Unit

Lakmal Munasinghe

Lakmal Munasinghe

Senior Regional Manager

Lakmal Munasinghe

Lakmal Munasinghe

Senior Regional Manager

Sumi Mithrapala

Sumi Mithrapala

Senior Regional Manager

Sumi Mithrapala

Sumi Mithrapala

Senior Regional Manager

Senaka Hewawitharana

Senaka Hewawitharana

Senior Manager Legal

Senaka Hewawitharana

Senaka Hewawitharana

Senior Manager Legal

Champika Nanayakkara

Champika Nanayakkara

Senior Manager Corporate Credit

Champika Nanayakkara

Champika Nanayakkara

Senior Manager Corporate Credit

Kasun Ratnayake

Kasun Ratnayake

Senior Regional Manager

Kasun Ratnayake

Kasun Ratnayake

Senior Regional Manager

Shiran Kossinna

Shiran Kossinna

Senior Regional Manager

Shiran Kossinna

Shiran Kossinna

Senior Regional Manager

Kasun Fernando

Kasun Fernando

Senior Regional Manager

Kasun Fernando

Kasun Fernando

Senior Regional Manager

Janaka Karunaratne

Janaka Karunaratne

Senior Regional Manager

Janaka Karunaratne

Janaka Karunaratne

Senior Regional Manager

Thushantha Sumiththarachchi

Thushantha Sumiththarachchi

Senior Manager Systems & Procedures

Thushantha Sumiththarachchi

Thushantha Sumiththarachchi

Senior Manager Systems & Procedures

Udara Suraweera

Udara Suraweera

Senior Manager Operations & Business Process Re-engineering

Udara Suraweera

Udara Suraweera

Senior Manager Operations & Business Process Re-engineering

Kusal De Silva

Kusal De Silva

Senior Manager E Remittance & Bank Notes Operations

Kusal De Silva

Kusal De Silva

Senior Manager E Remittance & Bank Notes Operations

Amila Thewarapperuma

Amila Thewarapperuma

Senior Manager Special Projects

Amila Thewarapperuma

Amila Thewarapperuma

Senior Manager Special Projects

Bharana Jayawardene

Bharana Jayawardene

Senior Regional Manager

Bharana Jayawardene

Bharana Jayawardene

Senior Regional Manager

Chinthaka De Silva

Chinthaka De Silva

Senior Regional Manager

Chinthaka De Silva

Chinthaka De Silva

Senior Regional Manager

Keshan Dabare

Keshan Dabare

Senior Manager Lending Products

Keshan Dabare

Keshan Dabare

Senior Manager Lending Products

Madupriya Dissanayake

Madupriya Dissanayake

Senior Regional Manager

Madupriya Dissanayake

Madupriya Dissanayake

Senior Regional Manager

Manoji Hettigoda

Manoji Hettigoda

Senior Manager Trade Services

Manoji Hettigoda

Manoji Hettigoda

Senior Manager Trade Services

Nayana Jayasena

Nayana Jayasena

Senior Manager IT Systems Development

Nayana Jayasena

Nayana Jayasena

Senior Manager IT Systems Development

Prabodha Cooray

Prabodha Cooray

Senior Regional Manager

Prabodha Cooray

Prabodha Cooray

Senior Regional Manager

Sudath Illeperuma

Sudath Illeperuma

Senior Regional Manager

Sudath Illeperuma

Sudath Illeperuma

Senior Regional Manager