Mr. Senarath Bandara - General Manager / Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Senarath Bandara appointed as the General Manager/ Chief Executive Officer in February 2018. Prior to this appoint he held the position of Deputy General Manager, in charge of Sales & Channel Management of Bank of Ceylon.
Mr Bandara joined BOC in January 1990 as a Management Trainee and subsequently he was appointed to the corporate management in March 2012. He served in the Executive Management since January 2008 holding the position of Assistant General Manager in diverse business fields, viz. Overseas Branch Operations, International Banking, Corporate Relations and as the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Ceylon (UK) Ltd.
He is a career banker who has gained diverse experience locally and abroad mainly in the fields of information systems, investments, treasury management, international banking, corporate banking, development banking, Islamic banking, electronic banking, credit card operations, and branch operations. He successfully spearheaded the process of converting Bank of Ceylon operations in London from a branch to a subsidiary in 2010, in the process gaining knowledge of vital aspects of regulations and compliances in banking arena. He also gave the leadership to the bank-wide transformation project 'Wenesa' initiated with the Boston Consulting Group and also led several technology driven projects in the bank including the core banking system upgrade.
Prior to joining the bank, he lectured mathematics for commerce students at University of Kelaniya and served at Mahaweli Authority as a statistician. He had been a resource person at the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka in the field of credit & investment management and currently serves as a member on the Governing Board representing BOC. He is also a nominee director of BOC to several companies including Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka PLC and Regional Development Bank. He is an active member of the Association of Professional Bankers (APB) of Sri Lanka and currently hold the position of Senior Vice President.
Mr. Bandara obtained his first degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in the field of Physical Science and obtained an MBA from Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka with a Merit Pass. He is also a Fellow member of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (FIB) and obtained a Postgraduate Executive Diploma in Bank Management from the same institute with the highest ranking performance award in 1998.
Ms. Janaki Senanayake Siriwardane - Secretary to the Board/Secretary
Appointed as Secretary to the Board/Secretary, Bank of Ceylon in December 2005. Joined Bank of Ceylon in 1996. She also serves as Secretary to all the subcommittees of the Board.
She is an Attorney-at-Law by profession and was a practicing lawyer. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a MBA from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Immediately prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Siriwardane was employed in the private sector handling company secretarial work. She was also a visiting lecturer, examiner and moderator on Commercial and Industrial Law at the Industrial Management Department of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. She is also the Company Secretary for some of the Subsidiaries of the Bank.
Mr. W. P. Russel Fonseka - Deputy General Manager,Corporate & Offshore Banking / Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Fonseka joined the Bank of Ceylon in January 1990 and counts over 28 years of hand on experience as a professional Banker. Commenced his career with retail banking and then specialized in financial management and strategic planning of the Bank, whilst acquiring wide experience in all aspects of commercial banking. He also served in Bank of Ceylon London Branch and obtained a comprehensive experience in treasury and international banking activities.
Mr. Fonseka has been a member of the Corporate Management of the Bank since 2012 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer (since December 2016) cum the Deputy General Manager - Corporate & Offshore Banking (since April 2018). He has also held the positions of Deputy General Manager (Finance & Planning), Deputy General Manager (Retail Baking) and Deputy General Manager (International, Treasury & Investments) of the Bank.
He is a Graduate of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, with a Bachelor of Science (Special) Degree in Business Administration and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and also an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Fonseka presently serves as a Director on the Board and acts as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC, one of the subsidiary companies of the Bank, from August 2013. He is a Director on the Board of Lanka Securities (Private) Limited too.
Mr. Fonseka also serves as an Alternate Director on the Board of LankaCelar (Private) Limited and acts as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the same. He is presently the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Property Development PLC as well. Mr. Fonseka has served as a Chairman to Transnational Lanka Records Solutions (Private)Limited upto December 2017, and a Director to MBSL Insurance Company Limited as well.
Joined Bank of Ceylon as Chief Marketing Officer in September 2012 and he is the Chairman of the Marketing Commitee of the bank. Dr Indunil Liyanage is professionally and academically qualified in three different disciplines namely Marketing, Management and Finance. Dr. Indunil Liyanage, holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Also he holds a Master of Science (M.Sc) in Management from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka. He is a Postgraduate Diploma holder of Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (U.K) and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) of ICMA (Austrialia).
He is a Chartered Marketer since 1997 attached to the first batch of Chartered Marketers in Sri Lanka. He was awarded the Fellowship (FCIM) of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (U.K) and the Fellowship (FSLIM) of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) for his outstanding contribution made to the marketing profession in Sri Lanka.
Dr.Indunil Liyanage is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (U.K) since 1995 and a member of the Certified Management Accounts (CMA) Australia since 2017 and a member of Alumni Associations of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura (AAUSJP), University of Colombo (AAUOC) and Faculty of Graduate Studies of University of Colombo (AAUOC-FGS). He was the first Sri Lankan selected for "Intercultural Education for Global Managers" programme at the Japan America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS) in Hawaii, USA.
He was awarded a full scholarship by the Fujitsu Foundation of Japan to complete this programme, in recognition of his academic excellence and potential contribution to international understanding and goodwill in 1996. Dr. Indunil Liyanage was honoured with the “50 Most Talented CMOs Award” at the Golden Globe Tiger Awards 2013 at the World Marketing Summit (WMS) held in Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and also honoured in the “Most Influential Marketing Leaders Listing” at the World Marketing Congress 2015 in Mumbai, India. Awarded prestigious National APEX Award 2016 (Pinnacle award 2016) for Marketing by the Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka (OPA).
He has participated in many international training programmes including Strategic Management Executive programme which was held at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2009. He has over 29 years of marketing and management experience in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), electronics, agriculture and financial services industries in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining Bank of Ceylon he was the Assistant Vice President – Head of Marketing at NDB Bank, Sri Lanka. After working for many organisations in the field of marketing he is currently working as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Sri Lanka’s No.1 International Sri Lankan Bank, Bank of Ceylon.
Mr. D. P. K. Gunasekara - Deputy General Manager, International, Treasury and Investment
BSc.Sp. Business Administration (USJ), PG Dip. Business and Finance Administration (CA Sri Lanka), AIB(Sri Lanka), MBA (Australia) University of Southern Queensland.
Appointed Deputy General Manager (Retail Banking) in February 2013. Held the position of Assistant General Manager (Overseas Branches) and Assistant General Manager(Corporate Relations) since October 2010.
Commencing the career in 1980 with retail banking in branches in various parts of the country. Mr. Gunasekera has specialized in Treasury Operations, especially in foreign exchange trading, money market operations, and Government securities trading. He has gathered wide range of exposure in dealing operations in BOC London Branch, and had specialized training in Foreign Exchange Trading in American Express Bank London, and Lloyds Bank London.
He also covered almost all aspects in dealing room operations in our Treasury Division. He has worked as a Senior Dealer/ Manager in Treasury Bills Unit, and was instrumental in forming the Ceybank Securities Limited, and became the first Chief Dealer in the Company. Later he became the Head of Treasury in our Chennai Branch and had a vast exposure in foreign exchange trading in India.
He also one of the pioneers of forming the Treasury Middle Office of the Bank, and later had the exposure in Offshore Operations. He has served as the Deputy Manager in Chennai Branch, and had whole exposure in General Banking Operations in India. Mr. Gunasekera is appointed as a Director of the BOC Management & Support Services(Pvt)Ltd since January 2012.
Graduated from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura Sri Lanka, with a Bachelor of Science Special Degree in Business Administration, and holds Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Finance Administration from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mr K. E. D. Sumanasiri - Deputy General Manager, Human Resource
Mr. Sumanasiri joined the Bank in 1990, having obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. Appointed as Deputy General Manager as from April 2013.
His wide experience in Retail Baking, Micro Finance, Corporate Finance and Human Resource Development has taken through Management and leadership roles in the Branch Network. He held several positions in the Branch Network as Manager, Area Manager, Operations Manager and Asst. General Manager.
While serving as a Faculty Member of the Bank’s Training Institute, holding the position of Manager (Training), Mr Sumansiri has readily responded to uplifting the knowledge of our staff. He was instrumental in the career development of the Staff.
Soon after the three decade conflict period came to an end in the Northern part of Sri Lanka, Mr Sumanasiri took over the Northern Province as the Asst. General Manager and played a leading role in uplifting the livelihood of the resettled people in the area and he has made an immense contribution to boom the economy of the Northern Province. Also, he played a major role in expanding the Delivery Channels in the Northern Area.
With his extensive experience and expertise in Micro Finance and Retail Banking, he was able to take a dynamic role to propel BoC to a greater height in the Northern Province.
Mr. M. M. L. Perera - Head of Information Technology
Mr. Luxaman Perera was designated as Head of IT in August 2013. Prior to the present position, he served as the Assistant Director - IT (Application Systems).
Mr. Perera joined the bank in 1986 as a Systems Analyst Programmer. He commenced his career with Core Banking Application Systems. His experience was enriched through his active involvement in multiple ICT projects. During his career of 27 years he has gained wide range of experiences in ICT in different capacities. He served the Standard Bank of South Africa in 1996 - 1997period.
Mr. Perera is a science graduate from University of Colombo. He holds a MSc in Computer Science. He also holds a MBA from University of Colombo. He is a member of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka and a member of the British Computer Society.
Mr. P. Maduwantha Liyanage - Chief Internal Auditor, ACA, BSc, ACCY(Special)
Mr.Maduwantha Liyanage is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with fifteen years of post qualified experience. He holds a BSc Accountancy and Financial Management (Special) degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
Mr.Liyanage has successfully completed the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Examination conducted by the ISACA – USA. Prior to joining Bank of Ceylon as the Chief Internal Auditor, he has served at the Commercial Credit & Finance (Plc) Ltd., and Pan Asia Bank in the same capacity. Mr.Liyanage has served Bank of Ceylon in the Assistant General Manager grade during the period 2006 – 2008 as the Internal Auditor.
Mr.Liyanage’s exposure also includes Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd.,(National Cheque Clearing House) in the capacity of Finance & Administration Manager and Ernst and Young as a Qualified Assistant.
Mr. D. N. L. Fernando - Chief Risk Officer
Appointed Deputy General Manager in December 2015 and assigned as the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) in January 2016. Mr. Fernando joined the bank in 1986 after graduating from the University of Colombo in Mathematics. His 30 year banking career covers most of the key areas in the bank with two overseas stints, with BOC London from 1994 to 1995 and BOC Karachi- Pakistan from 2001 to 2004.
Mr. Fernando has been a member of the Executive Management since 2008, initially as the Assistant General Manager in charge of BOC Western Province (South) for four years and subsequently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Ceylon UK Ltd, London, a subsidiary of BOC, for three years. He is an associate of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and a member of Professional Bankers Association
Mrs Gaya Jayasinghe – Chief Legal Officer
Mrs Gaya Jayasinghe has been appointed as the Chief Legal Officer with effect from June 2016. Prior to the present position, she served as the Deputy Chief Legal Officer (Credit) from the year 2012.
Mrs Jayasinghe counts over 30 years of experience in the Bank and over 33 years of experience in the legal field. She is an Attorney-at-Law by profession and started her career with John Wilson, Attorneys-at-Law in 1983 till she joined Bank of Ceylon, Legal Department in July 1986. She is a member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and the Corporate Lawyers Association of Sri Lanka.
Mrs Jayasinghe holds a Post Attorney Diploma in International Trade Law, awarded by the Sri Lanka Law College. She has gained immense training in Euro Money Legal Training in Law and Practice of Guarantees and Standby LCs in International Trade in Singapore and Euro Money Legal Training in International and Advanced Loan Documentation in Hongkong.
Mrs Jayasinghe is a Faculty Member at the Central Training Institute, Maharagama and also a lecturer at the Centre for Banking Studies of Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Mr . C Amarasinghe - Deputy General Manager , Sales and Channel Management
Mr. Amarasinghe has been appointed as the Deputy General Manager (Retail Banking) with effect from July 2016. Prior to the present position, he served as the Assistant General Manager (Off-shore Banking) and Assistant General Manager (Corporate Relation).
Mr. Amarasinghe joined the Bank in 1990 as an Officer Trainee and has gained a wide experience in Retail, Corporate and Off-shore banking. He is serving as the Treasurer of the Association of the Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka. He is also an Alternate Director of the BOC Travels (Pvt) Ltd.
Graduated from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, with a Bachelor of Science Special Degree in Public Administration, he also holds a Master of Science in Management Degree. He is an associate member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mr. M J P Salgado - Deputy General Manager , Product and Banking Development
Mr. M J P Salgado. Appointed Deputy General Manager [Product & Development Banking] in July 2016. Mr. Salgado was a member of the Executive Management since 2012 holding the position of Assistant General Manager [Province Sales Management]. In addition to being in charge of the Province Sales Management Division the BOC Premier, ISSP Implementation Unit, Special Project, BOC Contact Centre and BOC Assurance Department came under his supervision.
His current business portfolio includes Product Management, Islamic Financing, Development Banking, Electronic Banking and Credit/Debit Cards Operations.
He joined the Bank in 1990 as a Management Trainee and advanced in his career obtaining vast knowledge in domestic banking and credit card operations.
Prior to joining the bank he was employed at Mahaweli Engineers & Construction Agency in the capacity of Accountant.
Graduated from the University of Sri Jayewardenapura, he holds a B. Com. 2nd Class Upper Division Special Degree, Associate Member, Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka, Licentiate Certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Member of Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka.
Mr. R M D V Jayabahu - Deputy General Manager ,Finance & Planning
Mr R M D V Jayabahu appointed as the Deputy General Manager (Finance and Planning) in November 2016. He joined Bank of Ceylon in 1990 as a Management Trainee.Prior to being appointed as a member of the Corporate Management, Mr Jayabahu represented the Executive Management of the Bank in the capacity of Assistant General Manager (Budget, Strategic Planning and MIS) from August 2012 to November 2016.
Mr. Jayabahu had also served in Export Development Board as a Trainee Officer and in Corporate Wholesale Establishment (CWE) as an Assistant Accountant, prior to joining Bank of Ceylon.
He is an Alternate Director of the Board of Hotels Colombo (1963) Limited. Mr. Jayabahu is a member of the Asset and Liability Management Committee, Credit Committee, Investment Committee, Human Resource Policy Committee, Sustainability Committee and several other management committees in the capacity of DGM (Finance and Planning) and he was a member of the Disciplinary Authority Committee of the Bank too.
Mr Jayabahu graduated from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka with a Bachelor of Commerce (Special Degree) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Financial Administration from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He has obtained Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and has also successfully completed the Management Development Programme conducted by the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
Mr D M L B Dassasnayake - Deputy General Manager ,Retail Banking (Range 1 & Range 2)
Mr D M L B Dassasnayake appointed to the Corporate Management in December 2016 as Deputy General Manager (Retail Banking – Range I) in February 2017.
Commencing his banking career in 1982, Mr Dassanayake has gained experience in almost all segments in the banking business specializing in corporate banking and International operations with nine years in key positions in overseas branches.
His career path at the Corporate Segment began as a Relationship Officer in 1992 and subsequently he was assigned to Bank of Ceylon (UK) Limited in 2000, where he served as the In-Charge of Trade Finance Operations.
Mr Dassanayake also rendered his duties as the Deputy Country Manager of Male’ Branch. In 2011, he was assigned backed to the Corporate Credit Division as a Relationship Manager and was appointed to the Executive Management of the Bank in 2012 as the Assistant General Manager (Corporate Credit) prior to being appointed as the Country Manager- Male’ Branch in 2014
Mr Dassanayake is a Graduate from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka with Bachelor of Arts (Economic Special) Degree. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Financial Administration from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and also a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mr E. M. Jayarathne - Deputy General Manager ,Recovery Provinces
Mr E M Jayarathne appointed to the Corporate Management in August 2018 as the Deputy General Manager (Recovery Provinces).
Prior being appointed as a member of the Corporate Management, Mr Jayarathna represented the Executive Management of the Bank in the capacities of the Assistant General Manager (North Western Province) and the Assistant General Manager (Province Sales Management) from February 2014 to August 2018. As the Assistant General Manager (Province Sales Management) he managed the Province Sales and Channel Management Division, Special Project, BOC Contact Centre, Customer Experience Management Centre and the Bancassurance Unit.
Commencing his banking carrier in 1982, Mr Jayarathna has gained experience in many segments in the banking business, in both domestic and international operations. Mr Jayarathne was a member of many executive management committees of the bank including Reward and Recognition Committee, Product Management Committee etc and was serving as the Chairman of the Disciplinary Authority of the Bank. He was the Information Officer for the Bank under the Right to Know Information Act.
Mr Jayarathna obtained in Master of Business Administration from the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and also successfully completed his Post Graduate Executive Diploma in Bank Management from the Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mrs. W. I. Hettihewa - Deputy General Manager ,Support Services
Mrs. Wasantha Hettihewa was appointed as the Deputy General Manager, Support Services in August 2018. She joined Bank of Ceylon in 1983 and she holds a Bachelor of Science Special degree in chemistry from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. Also she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and is an Attorney-at-Law by profession. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mrs. Hettihewa counts 35 years of banking experience in different Business Units and Management Divisions in the Bank and has held managerial positions at various levels in the Branch Network and Business Units of the Bank. She has served as the Assistant General Manager (Southern Province) prior to being appointed to the Corporate Management.
While serving as the Assistant General Manager (Administrative Services), Mrs. Hettihewa initiated the Green Banking concept with regard to BOC buildings and won a Gold Award in 2017 for BOC Kekirawa branch for implementing the Green Banking Concept.
Mr. W. N. P. Surawimala - Deputy General Manager ,Recovery Corporate
In a career spanning over 27 years in Bank of Ceylon, Mr. Surawimala appointed to the Corporate Management in August 2018, has gained extensive experience in all facets of Commercial Banking in diversified banking landscapes in local and international banking arena. He obtained his first degree in BSc. (Public Administration) Special and MSc. (Management) specialized in Banking and Finance from University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka. He is an Associate member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and a Life member of Professional Banker’s Association of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Surawimala started his career with the Bank in 1991 as a Management Trainee and has worked in various verticals of the Bank including Retail Banking, Offshore Banking and Recovery. He has served the Bank of Ceylon Chennai branch as the Country Manager from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Surawimala also was an Executive Council Member of India-Asian-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Chennai during the year 2016/17.
Prior to his elevation as the Deputy General Manager (Recovery - Corporate) he was the Assistant General Manager handling the Offshore Banking activities of the Bank.