Dr. Ravi Liyanage

Dr. Liyanage is the founder and present Chairman/CEO of the Raigam Group and holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. His MBA, specializing in Marketing was obtained from the University of Colombo and later the Lacrosse University (USA) awarded him the PhD in Management. This was followed by numerous other post graduate and professional qualifications such as Diploma in Marketing. Dr. Liyanage is the first Fellow of the Institute of Marketing in Sri Lanka and he holds membership of various professional bodies including Institute of Gemology, Institute of HR Professionals, and Association of Accounting Technicians.

Starting his career in the private sector, he changed course in mid career to public sector and changed again to end up creating the well known, truly Sri Lankan FMCG company in the land, The Kingdom of Raigam. He was the Platinum Award winner of FCCISL Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005 and in the same year won the much coveted CIMA Business Leader of the Year, thus becoming the first ever entrepreneur to win both these prestigious awards in the same year. He presently serves as a Director of Puttalam Salt Limited and State Trading Wholesale Co-operation, Sri Lanka. Dr. Liyanage is a Faculty Board Member of the Management Faculty of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and a well known lecturer in Management subjects in many universities and institutions.

Mr.Ganaka Amarasinghe

Mr. Amarasinghe is a share holding Director of the Company and commenced his career at Raigam as the Managing Director of the group in early 1999. He obtained his first degree in Business Administration from the University of Jayawardenapura and became a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Society of Certified Management Accountants and The Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka. For decades he had held senior positions in private and public sectors, as Accountant, Financial Analyst, and Finance Manager.

Mr. Amarasinghe is a regular lecturer at the Institute for Accounting Studies and is a visiting lecturer for many professional and academic institutions. Presently, he serves as a member of Governing Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka. He has served as a member of the Panel of Judges of National Exports Awards since 2005 and The Presidential Awards for Travel and Tourism in 2007. He is also a Director of Puttalam Salt Limited.

Mr.Prashantha Nanayakkara

Mr. Nanayakkara is the Director-Finance of the Group, holding a B.Sc. (Special) Degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL).After completing the training requirement for the Chartered Accountancy, he started his career as an Accountant in 2000. He served in a few institutions in Sri Lanka and overseas, and after joining The Kingdom of Raigam as the Financial Controller, he was appointed Director-Finance of the Group on 01st January 2006 after holding several positions in Raigam corporate ladder.

Dr. Sampath Amaratunga

Dr. Amaratunga, who is presently, the Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, obtained his B.A degree in Economics from the same university and his M.A. in Economics from the University of Colombo.

Obtaining his M.Sc in Economics of Rural Development from the Saga National University and Ph.D. in Economics of Rural Development from Kogoshima National University in Japan, Dr. Amaratunga counts over 20 years of service as an academic at the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He has published many articles in international and national refereed journals. In addition, he serves as consultant to many reputed companies among which are Sri Lankan Airlines, South Asia Gateway Terminals and Ceylon Tobacco Company Ltd.

Dr. Amaratunga was the recipient of the prestigious Research Excellence Award in 2002, awarded by the Keyshu 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 in 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.

Mr.Thiyagarajah Dharmarajah

Mr. Dharmarajah, the present President of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) of Sri Lanka, graduated from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura obtaining a B.Sc. Management (Sp) degree and counts over 30 years experience in the disciplines of finance and accounting in the public and private sectors. He is a partner of Amarasekara and Company, a well recognized firm of Chartered Accountants in Sri Lanka. Mr. Dharmarajah is well-known and respected in the field of Finance and Accountancy, who has been in active involvement in many accounting bodies of Sri Lanka. He holds the fellow membership of the Institutions; the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka, the Institute of Public Finance and Development Accountancy.

In addition, he holds the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy – Ceylon Technical College. He is also a member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) and a member of the Council of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Mr. Dharmarajah has been lecturing in Finance and Accountancy for decades of period and he is acknowledged as a respected lecturer who has contributed immensely to produce thousands of qualified Accountants in Sri Lanka.

Mr.Upali Gunawardena

Mr. Gunawardena is a Chartered Engineer by profession, a member of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka and a Fellow of the Institute of Incorporated Engineers Sri Lanka. He holds a Post – Graduate Diploma in Engineers from the University of Moratuwa and many other Qualifications. After completing initial career in civil engineering he gained over thirty five years experience with significant exposure to the salt industry in Sri Lanka. During this period he held several positions in the management of the National Salt Corporation and Lanka Salt Ltd, including the positions of Chief Engineer, General Manager and Consultant.

He was highly involved in the implementation of universal salt iodization program at the inception in Sri Lanka, and installed the first Salt Iodization plant in Palavi Saltern donated by UNICEF. Eng. Upali Gunawardena handled a special assignment on behalf of the UNICEF in February/March 2005. As a consultant to the UNICEF he was mandated to assess the damages to the salterns in the country as a consequence of the Tsunami. He also participated in programs in Managing, Monitoring and Controlling of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, organized by WHO in India, Nepal and Thailand.


Mr. Wickramapala is currently the Chairman of Co-operative Leasing Company Ltd and Director of Puttalam Salt Ltd, Palavi. Having Over 35 years experience in the public sector with considerable exposure to rural banking and co-operatives in Sri Lanka, Mr. Wickramapala served as an Assistant Commissioner, in the Department of Co-operative Development of the Government of Sri Lanka, until in 2004 and functioned as a Director in Sri Lanka Co-operative Rural Bank Federation Ltd and as its Chairman, from 2004-2009. He was also the Chairman of Wayamba Co-operative Rural Bank Union Ltd from 1996- 2009.

During his tenure as Managing Director of Puttalam Salt Ltd from 1997 to 2003, he contributed greatly, overseeing the transition of Sri Lanka Salt Corporation to Puttalam Salt Limited, for PSL to become one of the most profitable companies.