Mr. Senarath Bandara is a banking professional with a distinguished career spanning over 30 years at Bank of Ceylon and retired as its General Manager/Chief Executive Officer.
He has served on several Boards of subsidiaries and associate companies of BOC, in addition to Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd, Credit Information Bureau, and Lanka Financial Services Bureau Ltd.
He has also served as a member of the governing body of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka; a member of the Council of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, served as Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Rural Agriculture Credit Association (APRACA) – a regional association operating based out of Bangkok; Thailand; served as Vice Chairman of the Sri Lanka Bankers Association; and
was a past President of the Association of Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Bandara has a BSc from the University of Kelaniya and a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Postgraduate Executive Diploma in Bank Management-Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and an Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School, USA. Mr. Bandara is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.
Prabhu Mathavan is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce. He possesses over 19 years’ of experience in the field of Finance, Auditing, Accounting and Taxation.
He is a Director at Cargills Ceylon PLC.
Appointed as Company Secretary on 1 st May 2018, she counts over 20 years of experience in the Banking Industry. She is an attorney at law and holds a Diploma in Compliance from International Compliance Association. She has previously functioned as a Legal Officer at National Development Bank of Sri Lanka and as Manager- Legal (Corporate) at Hatton National Bank PLC. Prior to joining the Bank, she headed the Compliance Function at National Development Bank PLC.
Talaal Maruzook is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants(UK) and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He counts over 10 years experience in the fields of Equity Research, Corporate Finance, Investment Appraisal, Investor Relations, Planning and Strategy.
Prior to joining the Cargills Group in 2012, Talaal led the Research Team at CT CLSA Securities (Pvt) Ltd. He has experience across a wide array of sectors, including Retail and Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Banking and Finance, Agriculture and Telecoms.
Mr. Chandradasa Amarasinghe is a career banker with over 30 years’ experience in Development Banking, Branch Banking, Retail Banking, Corporate and Offshore Banking. He served the Bank of Ceylon in the capacity of Deputy General Manager overlooking Retail, Sales and Channnel Management immediately before joining Cargills Bank.
He has obtained his BSc and Msc from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He is a member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (AIB), and was the immediate past Chairman of the Association of Professional Bankers in Sri Lanka.
Sajeewanie Solangaarachchi is an Attorney –at- Law by profession who possesses over 17 years’ of experience in the field of Law with expertise in laws relating to commercial, food retailing, food services, manufacturing and conveyancing. She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Arts from University of Colombo.
She started her career as a junior lawyer to the President Counsel Mr. W. Dayaratne in 1999 and joined Cargills (Ceylon) PLC as a legal officer in 2003. At the time of joining Cargills Bank Limited in 2012 she was heading the Legal Department of Cargills Group.
Ajit Allirajah Head of Trade Operations started his career with ANZ Grindlays Bank in 1989 and then moved over to Standard Chartered Bank in 2001. He counts over 28 years’ of banking experience having worked for International and local banks acquiring an in depth knowledge in banking. During his banking career he has held variety of management positions in Trade, Risk, Audit, Operations and Credit Cards.
Ajit, with many years of experience in International Trade, held the position of Head of Trade Services at Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka, prior to joining Cargills Bank in 2016.
Mr Chandima Samarasinghe is an associate member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. He is also a member of CIMA and Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA). He holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Auditing and risk management are his main strengths with experience of over 18 years’ in the respective fields. Prior to joining Cargills bank, he worked at Sampath Bank and Nations Trust Bank during his 24 years of career in Banking.
Mahesha Amarasuriya is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She holds a B.A. (Hons.) Degree from the University of Colombo and a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) – University of Sri Jayawardenapura awarded with merit and having been ranked first and the valedictorian. She is also a ‘Certified Corporate Banker’ awarded by the American Academy of Financial Management.
Mahesha has 15 years’ of extensive experience in the banking and finance industry. Prior to joining Cargills Bank, Mahesha worked at National Development Bank PLC where she functioned as a Senior Manager in both the Corporate Banking and the Private Banking Divisions.
In 2006, Mahesha was awarded the Young CIMA Star of the year Gold Award, as the most outstanding CIMA Member / Past Finalist in Sri Lanka below the age of 30 years. In 2009, Mahesha was nominated by the US State Department, for the Visitor Leadership Program – “Women as Business and Economic Leaders”.
Mahesha is the Chairperson of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri
Lanka Country Network Panel which is the representative body of CIMA members in Sri Lanka. She
was a Board Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Regional
Board (Middle East, South Asia and North Africa) in 2017.
Mr. Alex Perera brings with him over 16 years of experience in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management. Previously he was an Assistant Director at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services where he specializes in Risk Management, Data Analytics, Bank Regulatory Capital Management, Asset Management and Stress Testing. He was an Independent Senior Director (Board member) at Sarvodaya Development Finance.
Well versed in both local and global financial markets, he entered the Capital Markets domain through his former role as a Senior Business Analyst at Millennium IT, a London Stock Exchange Group Company, where he focused on Global Trading Platforms, Market data Dissemination Systems and Market Surveillance Systems. Throughout his career he has been involved in Systems Development, specifically mastering trading and portfolio analytics technologies. Mr Perera holds a Master’s Degree in Quantitative Finance and Financial Engineering from the University of Manchester (UK) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. He is a guest lecturer at the Center for Banking Studies. He was the Vice-Captain of the University of Moratuwa Rowing team and took part in many rowing championships. He was also an active member of IESL Toastmasters Club.
Lasantha Mahendrarajah possesses more than 14 years’ of experience with proven track records in Wholesale Banking, Trade Services, Corporate Banking, Retail & SME Credit, Mid Corporates, Leasing, and Branch Banking.
Lasantha started his career with Union Bank of Colombo PLC, and later joined Nations Trust Bank PLC. Lasantha holds a Masters in Business Administration from The Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK) Specialized in Finance and presently reading for his Doctorate in the field of Business Administration in entrepreneurship financing with University of Kelaniya.
Indika Fernando possesses over 27 years’ of experience in IT Software Development and holds the Master of Science in Information Management from Curtin University- Australia.
Indika joined Cargills Bank Limited in 2015 having worked prior with National Development Bank for 13 years. He has commenced his Banking career in 2000 with ABN Amro Bank. His prior experience in National Lotteries Board and Saudi Aramco (American Oil Company) adds further 8 years into his total IT exposure.
Counting over 15 years of experience in Human Resources Management, Charmani Kulatunge has served in varied industries namely Apparel Manufacturing, Information Technology, Telecommunication and Banking.
Having started her career at Hemas Group she has later moved into Textured Jersey Lanka (sister company of MAS Holdings) and Bharthi Airtel Lanka Pvt. Ltd. Holding the overall Human Resources Leadership position in two IT companies; Informatics International Limited and hSenid Software International she had represented the Senior Strategic Leadership teams of those organizations and ultimately served Union Bank of Colombo PLC prior to joining Cargills Bank.
A Graduate in Management with professional qualifications in Human Resources Development, she has gained extensive experience in managing broad scope of HR Operations, Talent Development, Employee engagement, Employee Relations and Strategic Human Resources Management.
Being conversant with labor regulations, she has proven the expertise in managing Industrial Relations and Labor tribunal cases. Hands on experience in modern HRD practices such as competency mapping, Job evaluations as per HAY guidelines, Balanced Score Card etc. are among her career accomplishments.
Dilhani Gajanayaka is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and holds a B.Sc. Accounting (Special) Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura with a first class and an MBA in Finance from the University of Colombo.
Throughout her academic and professional career she was awarded multiple accolades for her outstanding performances including the First in Order of Merit Award in the Final I Examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, CIMA Gold Medal for the highest overall GPA in the final year & the best student in the field of Management Accounting of the B.Sc. Accounting Degree and the best performance in Investment Management & Business Statistics of the MBA in Finance.
She counts over 17 years of extensive experience in Financial Reporting, Auditing and Taxation including 10 years at two banks; Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC and National Development Bank PLC.
Prior to joining Cargills Bank, Dilhani worked as the Director Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, the apex regulator of the Sri Lankan capital market.
Rajini Prabhakaran counts over 30 years of experience in Retail banking, Treasury, International operations, Project Management and Implementation of Systems and Controls with Hatton National Bank Plc and UFJ Bank Toronto Canada.
She is an Associate of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and lifetime member of the Association of Professional Bankers Sri Lanka. She also possesses ACI operations certificate from the ACI – The Financial Market Association.
She was Chief Manger Treasury Operations at Hatton National Bank prior to joining Cargills Bank.
Chamila Abeysooriya, is a professional banker and has been in the industry for nearly 15 years. She has extensive experience in Collections and Recoveries. Prior to joining Cargills Bank Chamila has worked at HSBC Sri Lanka, Nations Trust Bank and Pan Asia Bank PLC. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Edith Coven University Australia.
Gayantha Wijekoon has started his banking career with Standard Chartered Bank, Sri Lanka and later served overseas for 16 years. Having been employed in Global Banks including Emirates NBD (Largest bank in the Middle East in terms of assets) and HSBC, he has performed in various capacities pertaining to Compliance. In his last position prior to joining Cargills Bank, he has managed Financial Crime Compliance /Financial Crime Threat Mitigation functions for the MENAT (Middle East,North Africa and Turkey) region of HSBC
Mr. John Arasaratnam, Head of Treasury possesses over 12 years’ experience collectively in Banking & Finance. Starting his career at Nestle Lanka Plc in Treasury division and then moved to ICICI bank Sri Lanka. His wealth of experience spreads across Dealing as well as in Financial reporting. He gained exposure in FX, MM, Fixed Income & Derivative products in ICICI bank over 6 years and joined Cargills bank in 2017 as a Dealer and successfully progressed in his career to achieve the overall leadership position in Treasury Front office of the Bank.
Mr. Arasaratnam holds a degree in Economics and Management (BSc) from London school of Economics (LSE) and ACI dealing certificate from The Financial Market Association.
Mr.Dushyanthan Somasundaram, Head of Central Sales is an experienced Sales Professional with demonstrated performance in the Banking Industry for 13 years, along with 10 years’ Managerial experience. Starting his career at Nations Trust Bank PLC and then moved to Cargills Bank Limited, Mr. Somasundaram possesses exposure in Business Relationship Management, Team Management, Sales & Marketing etc., He is a Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (PCM), holds MSc. in Marketing at Asia e University – Malaysia and an MBA at Asia e University – Malaysia conducted by Cambridge College Business and Management – Colombo, Sri Lanka.