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Mr. Ronald C Perera, President’s Counsel
Chairman

Mr. Ronald C Perera, President’s Counsel, has been appointed as Chairman, Bank of Ceylon by Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Finance. He assumed office on Wednesday 28th January 2015.

Mr. Perera is a LLB graduate from the University of Colombo and also holds a LLM in International Trade Law from Northumbria University. Mr. Perera was appointed as a President’s Counsel in 2012. He was a Director of the Bank of Ceylon previously.

Mr. Perera is an experienced lawyer with a wide practice in the original courts as well as in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He has wide experience in Civil and Criminal litigation, negotiation and drafting of commercial and transport contracts and agreements. Mr. Perera has specialized in Commercial Law, Banking Law, Industrial Law, Injunctions, Defamation, Election Petitions, Civil Appeals, Revision Applications, Writ Applications, and Fundamental Rights Cases. Additionally, he has appeared in several Commercial Arbitrations.

 

Mr. S. R. Attygalle 
Ex Officio Director

Mr. S.R. Attygalle is an Assistant Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and currently serves as a Deputy Secretary to the Treasury. He has over 25 years of experience in the area of Monetary and Fiscal Policy.
 
Mr. Attygalle holds a Masters (M.Sc.) Degree in Quantitative Development Economics from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Physical Science from the University of Colombo.
 
Prior to the appointment as the Deputy Secretary to the Treasury Mr. Attygalle had been serving as the Director General of the Department of Fiscal Policy and Department of Public Enterprises of the Ministry of Finance and Planning and has contributed substantially to the Government’s endeavors in the fiscal consolidation process. He has been contributing towards the formulation of the Annual Budget and leading the technical team for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China.
 
Mr. Attygalle had also served as a Director and Acting Chairman of National Savings Bank and a Director to the Board of Regional Development Bank and also represented the Treasury as a Board Member in several Boards in key Government institutions such as Sri Lanka Ports Authority.
At present Mr. Attygalle is representing the Treasury at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka.
 

Mr. Samantha Rajapaksa
Non Executive Director

Mr. Samantha Rajapaksa was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in July 2017. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK. He is also a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing of UK and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Post Graduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

He commenced his career in 1987 and has held the positions of Group Managing Director at Associated Motorways (Pvt) Limited, Director/General Manager at Informatics International (Pvt) Ltd., Director/Chief Executive Officer of CF Venture Fund Ltd., Directorships at AMW Capital Leasing & Finance PLC and Central Finance Co. PLC, Senior Project Manager at AT&T Inc. USA and Group Director of Kshatriya Holdings PLC. He was also the Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Softlogic Communications (Pvt) Ltd and a Group Director of the Softlogic Holdings PLC.

Mr. Rajapaksa is the recipient of the Platinum Honours Award for Professional Excellence in the Field of Management from the Post Graduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura. Mr. Rajapaksa is also an Executive member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, President of the Sri Lanka – USA Business Council and a Director of the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority.

Presently, he holds Directorships at the Asiri Group of Hospitals and the Colombo Archery School (Private) Limited.