Dr. Ravi Liyanage

Dr. Liyanage is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Kingdom of Raigam, one of the leading foods, personal care and furniture manufacturing and distribution companies in Sri Lanka. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and an MBA from University of Colombo. Also, he obtained a PhD in Business Administration from Lacrosse University USA. Dr. Liyanage, a chartered marketer by profession and holds many professional qualifications in the field of marketing and finance and is the first fellow member of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM). He was honored as the FCCISL Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 awarding National Platinum Award and also received CIMA Pinnacle Award for Business Leader of the Year 2005/2006 and became the first ever Sri Lankan Entrepreneur who was awarded FCCISL Platinum Award for Best Entrepreneur and CIMA Pinnacle Award for Best Business Leader in a single year.

He is an academic more than a business leader, where he is a regular visiting lecturer of many universities and professional institutes in Sri Lanka. He served as a faculty board member of Faculty of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenapura for last 12 years and advisory panel member of Entrepreneurship Development in National School of Business Management (NSBM). He served as a member of the Governing Council of University of Colombo, National Pay Commission of Sri Lanka, Education Reforms Commission and Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund Board and holds directorial positions in many companies. Currently, he is serving as a member of various statutory bodies including Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty Alleviation, Salaries and Cadre Commission, Standing Committee on Accreditation and Quality Assurance (SCAQA) of the Ministry of Higher Education, National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC), The Intellectual Property Advisory Commission (IPAC) and Monetary Policy Consultative Committee of Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

Mr.Kishan Rohana

Mr. Kishan Rohana Theodore, was a co-founder and the current Managing Director of the Raigam Group. He was appointed as a Director to the company with effect from 27th March 2013. He also serves as a Director of Puttlam Salt Limited. He is a veteran in the ICT Industry in Sri Lanka and is a pioneer in the introduction of novel ICT concepts including a mobile ICT lab, Integrated Network Solutions etc. to Sri Lanka. After completing his studies he started his own ICT business, with an affiliation in Singapore, achieving tremendous success. Diversity of his portfolio is witnessed in his remarkable achievements in the FMCG industry that has made him the Managing Director of the Raigam Group where he plays the primary role in the marketing and sales sector of the organization. Through his full schedule in multiple business sectors, he has contributed immensely to the country as the Head of the Centre for the Non-Governmental Sector attached to the Ministry of Finance where he played a significant role during the post-tsunami period.

Mr.Ganaka Amarasinghe

Mr. Ganaka Amarasinghe commenced his career at Raigam in early 1999 and served as the Managing Director of the group up to July 2019 and presently serves as the Group Senior Director. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Raigam Wayamba Salterns PLC for three years up to July 2019. He has also served as a Director of Puttalam Salt Limited for more than a decade. He obtained his first Degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and became a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts, Institute of Certified Management Accountants, and The Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka. For decades he has held senior positions in private and public sectors, as an Accountant, Financial Analyst, and Finance Manager. He has served as a member of the governing councils of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Sri Lanka and the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AATSL) for many years. He is also a Past President of AAT Sri Lanka. Mr. Amarasinghe served as a visiting lecturer of state universities and many other professional and academic institutions and he is currently serving as a governing council member of the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM). He has served as a member of the Panel of Judges of National Export Awards for many years and chaired the same Panel for three consecutive years. He also served the Panel of judges for the Annual Report Awards of CA Sri Lanka, Presidential Awards for Travel and Tourism and CSR & Sustainability Awards conducted by Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA).

Senior Prof. Sampath Amarathunge

Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunge is a visionary and builder of organizations, an astute university administrator, an academic par-excellence, a renowned business consultant and a humanist. He is the present Chairman of the University Grants Commission and has been twice appointed the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, where he served as an academic for over 28 years. During his tenure at the helm of the University, he established the faculties of Technology, Engineering and Allied Health Sciences. He was also instrumental in laying the foundation stone to create the Faculty of Urban and Aquatic Bio-resources. He considered research to be the driving force of the Nation and took measures to upgrade the Research Committee to a Research Council that grew to accommodate 25 research centers. Furthermore, having identified the gap between University education and the Industry, Snr. Prof. Amaratunge founded the Invention Innovation and Venture creation Council at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. This initiative encouraged students and staff to engage in innovations and ventures. At present, the University has nearly 50 registered companies operating under the council. During his tenure as the Vice-Chancellor, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors for the year 2019. He was also elected as a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, United Kingdom as a representative of the countries under the Constituency.

He served as the Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of the same university from 2008 to 2014. He obtained his B.A. (Hons.) in Economics from the same university and his M.A. in Economics from the University of Colombo. Further he obtained a M.Sc. in Economics of Rural Development from the Saga National University and a Ph.D. from Kogoshima National University in Japan. Snr. Prof. Amaratunge has published more than 75 papers in international and national journals.

Snr. Prof. Amaratunge was the recipient of the prestigious Research Excellence Award in 2002, awarded by the Kyushu Society of Rural Economics, Japan, in addition to several other local and international awards. He is considered as an expert in the field of Economics with special reference to Rural Development, whose attention is not focused solely on the university community, but additionally, he has a wide array of interests and is actively involved in the development of the country. He serves as a consultant to many reputed companies. He is also working as an Independent Director of several companies in Sri Lanka.

Mr.Thiyagarajah Dharmarajah

Mr. Thiyagarajah Dharmarajah, is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, The Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka, and The Institute of Public Finance and Development Accountancy. He graduated from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura obtaining a B.Sc. Management (Sp) Degree and counts over 40 years’ experience in the discipline of Finance and Accounting in the Public and Private Sectors. In addition, he holds the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy – Ceylon Technical College. Mr. Dharmarajah is well-known and respected in the field of Finance & Accountancy. He is a partner of Amerasekera and Company, a well-recognized firm of Chartered Accountants in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Dharmarajah was a member of the Governing Councils of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CASL), the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AATSL) and MR. T. DHARMARAJAH Independent Non - Executive Director (Since 10th January 2022) the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is also a Past President of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka. He has been lecturing in Finance and Accountancy for decades and acknowledged as a respected lecturer who has contributed immensely to produce thousands of qualified Accountants in Sri Lanka. He has authored number of Accounting Books in Sinhala Medium.

He has served as a Director of DFCC Bank PLC and Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB) and LOLC Development Finance PLC. Mr. T. Dharamarajah currently serves as a member of the Board of Lanka Industrial Estates Ltd., Hapugastenne Plantations PLC & Udapussellawa Plantations PLC, Management Applications (Pvt) Limited, Renuka City Hotels PLC, Cargo Boat Development Company PLC and DHS Medical Group (Pvt) Limited.

Mr.Sarath Keerthirathne

Mr W.M.S.V. Keerthirathne is a landed proprietor and a successful entrepreneur with a vast amount of experience from managing public enterprises to formulating national policy. In his career as an administrator in public enterprises he held the position of Chairman of many institutions including the Kirindiwela Multi-Purpose Coorporative Society, the Land Reform Commission, the Social Security Board of Sri Lanka, the Coconut Cultivation Board, and the Gampaha District Coorporative Rural Bank. He also served as a Director of the Coorporative Life Insurance Company Limited.

Mr. Keerthirathne commenced his successful political career as the Chairman of the Dompe Pradeshiya Sabha. Subsequently, he was elected a Provincial Council Member of the Western Province and has served as Acting Chief Minister and Chief Government Whip of the Council. Being elected as a Member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka he served the county at the national policy level as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture.

He has gained experience in the salt industry from his engagement as a Director of Puttalam Salt Limted where he held the position of Chairman for a significant period. He is currently the Chairman of Coorporative Employees Commission.

Mr.Sunil Samaraweera

Mr. H. A. S. Samaraweera is the 39th Auditor General of Sri Lanka. He served in this position from August 2011 until his retirement in October 2014. During his long tenure in public service he held numerous top positions of the country culminating in being appointed the Auditor General in 2011. In that capacity, apart from his regular responsibilities, he was instrumental in setting up a Corporate Plan for the period from 2012 to 2016 aimed at uplifting the supreme audit institution of the country to a level on par with those of developed countries worldwide. Further he added a set of innovative accounting concepts for the preparation of financial statements of the Department in addition to the conventional appropriation accounts approach.

Mr. Samaraweera graduated from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura obtaining a B Com (Special Degree) and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation (CCAF). Mr. Samaraweera served on two Parliamentary Committees namely Committee of Public Enterprise (COPE) and Public Accounts Committee (PAC). He also served as a member of the governing council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (2011-2014).