Corporate Management


Mr. D. M. Gunasekara - General Manager / Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gunasekera appointed as the General Manager in January 2013. Held the position of Deputy General Manager, in charge of Retail Banking and Sales & Channel Management from October 2010 to January 2013.

Joined the bank in 1983, Mr. Gunasekara commenced his career in retail banking, which enriched him with a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of credit management and administration. He served at BOC London branch from 1997 to 2000 and during his tenure in the UK, he received comprehensive experience in international banking operations. He counts for 31 years of experience in banking sector including Corporate and Off-shore banking.
 
He is a Non-Executive nominee Director on the Boards of Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC., BoC Travels (Private) Ltd, BoC Property Development & Management (Pvt) Ltd., Property Development PLC., BoC Management & Support Services (Pvt) Ltd., Bank of Ceylon (UK) Ltd., Ceybank Holiday Homes (Pvt) Ltd., Ceybank Assets Management (Pvt) Ltd., Hotels Colombo (1963) Ltd., Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka, Lanka Financial Services (Bureau) Limited, LankaClear (Private) Ltd., Sri Lanka Banks’ Association (Guarantee) Ltd., The Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Ltd. and a Member of the Governing Board of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

He has successfully completed the programme on Corporate Management for Sri Lanka (LKCM2 AOTS) in Japan an Advanced Management Programme conducted by the Wharton University of Pennsylvania, USA. Mr. Gunasekara graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, with a Special Degree in Public Finance & Taxation in 1981. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and a Member of the Association of Professional Bankers

 


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. Senarath Bandara - Deputy General Manager, Sales & Channel Management

Mr. Bandara joined BOC in January 1990 as a Management Trainee and 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 finally as the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Ceylon (UK) Ltd. His current portfolio includes formulating sales strategies for products and services of the bank using different channels and ensuring smooth operation of  625+ strong branch network across the country.
 
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 performanc award in 1998.
 


Mr. W. P. Russel Fonseka - Deputy General Manager, International, Treasury and Investment / Chief Financial Officer

 

Mr Fonseka was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Bank from December 2016. He held the positions of Deputy General Manager (Finance & Planning)  from April 2015 to December 2016 and Deputy General Manager (Retail Banking) from May 2013 to April 2015.  Mr Fonseka has been a member of the Corporate Management of the Bank since 2012.

Mr  Fonseka started his banking carrier in branch operations and counts over 27 years of extensive experience in all aspect of commercial banking. He has specialized in financial management and strategic planning and implemented of an effective corporate planning process, budgetary control system etc., in Bank of Ceylon.  He held a range of senior management positions including Budget & Strategic Planning, Retail Banking and Finance & Planning in Bank of Ceylon.

He is a Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Transitional Lanka Solutions (Pvt) Ltd and a Director of Lanka Securities (Pvt) Ltd and also of Property Development PLC.  He serves as a Director of Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC and MBSL Insurance Company (Pvt) Ltd. He is an alternate Director of LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd.  Mr Fonseka also acts as the Chairman of the Audit Committees of Property Development PLC, Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC and LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd.

He holds a Special Degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Postgraduate Institute of Management and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.


 
Dr. Indunil Liyanage - Chief Marketing Officer
 
Ph.D (Colombo), M.Sc (USJP), Dip. M.(U.K), FCIM (U.K), FSLIM, Chartered Marketer CIM (U.K) 
Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Australia
 

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 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 27 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, Corporate & Offshore Banking
 
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. G. L. P. Jinasoma - Deputy General Manager,Seychelles
 

Mr. Jinasoma was appointed as the Deputy General Manager (Sales and Channel Management) in June 2014. Prior to joining the corporate management team of the bank, he served as the Country
 
Manager of BOC Chennai. Mr. Jinasoma joined the bank in 1981 and he has gathered immense experience from Rural banking to Corporate banking in addition to his foreign exposure as the Country Manager of BOC Chennai and BOC Male.
 
He holds an M.A in Economics and MBA and a professional qualification in Banking.
 
 
 

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.S. Hewavitharana - Deputy General Manager,  Support Services
 

Appointed Deputy General Manager (Support Services) in November 2015.  He held the position of Assistant General Manager in Uva and Central Provinces prior to assuming duties as the Deputy General Manger (Support Services).          Mr. Hewavitharana joined the Bank in 1983 and held several key positions while serving in the branch network. He has also been a Faculty Member at the Bank’s Central Training Institute, and later held the position of Senior Manager (Training). He served as the first Chief Manager of the Premier banking centre and also worked in the BOC Chennai branch as Deputy Manager and obtained exposure in international banking and corporate banking. He initiated conversion of the core banking system of BOC Chennai to ICBS system by working closely with the Reserve Bank of India. Mr. Hewavitharana is a career banker counted on 32 years of service in diversified fields, who has gained a vast knowledge in domestic and overseas business operations.

Graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka with a special degree in Economics. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Ruhuna. 
 
 
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 ,Retail Banking (Range 2) 
 
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. Chandralal Wickramapathirana - Head of Technology Transformation

Mr. Chandralal Wickramapathirana joined Bank of Ceylon as the Head of Technology Transformation in July 2016.

He is an IT Professional with over 25 years’ of experience in IT Leadership and Transformation. He has held several IT Directorial and Senior Managerial level positions for over 20 years in many diverse business sector organisations including Banking and Finance. His past work experience in IT Leadership/Management includes large Sri Lankan Conglomerates and MNCs too.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wickramapathirana held the position of Chief Information Officer at Amana Bank PLC for over 5 years where he was instrumental in setting up the required IT systems and infrastructure for the Bank. He held the position of Head of Information Technologyat Amana Investments Limited previously.He has served as the National IT Consultant of an international agency of the United Nations during which time he got a good exposure in dealing with Government Ministries and Departments. He was also the Managing Director/CEO of a Sri Lankan IT Software &Solutions company. Prior to that he held the post of Group IT Director of a large Colombo based blue-chip group of companies and held Board Director positions in several subsidiaries.

He holds aMBAin Information Systems from Sikkim Manipal University – India and Postgraduate qualifications in IT from University of Keele-UK and in Corporate Management from PIM – University of Sri Jayawardenepura – Sri Lanka. He holds an Applied International Diploma from Swedish Institute of Management (IFL) – Sweden and is part qualified in Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – UK.

Mr. Wickramapathiranawas a founder member of the Banks’ CIO Forum and served as itsSecretary in the years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015. He was the President of Sri Lanka Association for the Software Industry (SLASI) in 2005/2006, an Executive Council Member representing Sri Lanka in Asia Pacific ICT Awards International (APICTA), a Board Director of Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) and an Executive Council Member of INFOTEL Lanka Society.

Mr. R M D V Jayabahu - Deputy General Manager ,Finance & Planning

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Mr. M T M Jalaldeen  - Deputy General Manager, Organizational Transfromation 

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Mr D M L B Dsasnayake - Deputy General Manager ,Retail Banking (Range 1) 

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Mr. W A C Tissera - Deputy General Manager, Recovery