Mr Jayathilake Bandara is one of the most respected professionals in the Banking and Finance industry with over 31 years’ worth of extensive experience in SME Banking, Factoring, Leasing and Hire Purchasing and other areas of Banking. Beginning his banking career at Seylan Bank PLC in 1989, he later joined Emirates Bank International PJSC, Dubai, UAE in 1998, as Officer Credit Administration. Bandara worked his way up the legendary ladder of the bank’s hierarchy by Joining Nations Trust Bank.
He joined NTB as the Branch Manager – Kurunegala and he has contributed to the NTB while he reached the position of Deputy General Manager of SME Banking.
At the time of leaving NTB he was designated as Senior Executive Vice President Commercial Banking, Member of the Corporate Management and several other management and Board committees. A result-oriented and person with a strong analytical capability to understand business drivers, and implement appropriate business and marketing strategies to create disproportionate value delivery to ensure sustainable stakeholder value, Bandara contributed largely to the development of Nations Trust Bank.
Mr Bandara holds an MBA from American City University, Wyoming, USA. He is a diploma holder in Financial Management from Wigan and Leigh College, UK and Banking qualifications from Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. A strong believer and a person keen on Training and Development he was exposed to some of the renowned leadership and strategic management training programs both locally and overseas.
Mr. Sajeewa Sapukotana counts over 29 years of hands-on experience in the finance industry. His
professional experience covers senior positions served in The Finance PLC, Commercial Credit and
Finance PLC, and Vallibel Finance PLC. He has a varied experience and he has contributed to projects
such as real estate, property development, micro finance, consumer durables, term loans, mainly
concentrating on fixed deposits, hire purchase and leasing, etc.
Mr. Sapukotana holds an MBA from the University of Cardiff Metropolitan, UK. He obtained a Diploma in
Marketing from the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered
Institute of Marketing (CIM) and a Certified Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (CMSLIM). He is
also a Lean Black Belt Certified practitioner.
His passion to inspire, ignite & lead teams through innovation and creativity has resulted in valued
contributions across his progressive career. He was instrumental in leading the business development
team to work towards placed the Vallibel brand in the industry. He was responsible for leading the team
towards a high performance-driven culture, strategic & business planning, corporate governance &
compliance, market evaluation and commercializing of business units, development and marketing of
products to gain increased market share, credit & risk management and developing people etc.
Mr Nishantha Hettiarachchi has over twenty one years of experience in the Information Technology field in the Financial Services sector. His tenure includes ten years in Corporate Management. He has a vast experience in Managing IT environment by being a Team Leader, Project Manager, Programme Manager for many end-to-end IT projects. He is an expert in the Core Banking Transformation for successful implementation and has provided leadership to several core banking implementation projects.
He achieved a progressive career for his dedication and seamless commitment in his tenure at NDB for twenty years. He Joined NDB Bank as an executive and was promoted to Assistant Vice President-IT (AVP/ IT). He held the position of the Head of Software Support, Development, and Quality Assurance. In addition, he has work experience in a multi-national environment serving for an overseas bank in Nigeria as a core banking implementation consultant.
Mr. Hettiarachchi possesses MSc in IT from the University of Colombo, BSc (Hons) in Industrial Management from the University of Kelaniya and a Diploma in Business Administration from ICFAI University in India. He is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS).
Mr. Samantha Weragoda has over 15 years of diverse work experience in the Leasing industry including branch operation, Deposit mobilization, and Leasing. Results-driven professional with progressive management he has skills at developing and executing targeted business initiatives that drive customer growth, achieve sales objectives and enhance bottom-line profits. Highly effective communicator and team leader with proven ability to build long-term relationships with internal and external customers by establishing a high level of confidence and trust.
He has had a progressive career at Central Finance and served there for 15 years in deferent capacities. He has been a Senior Manager - Credit and also he has been a valued contributor in strategic teams being represented in developing and streamlining business processes to escalate the service quality and efficiency. Mr. Weragoda holds a BSc. in General Science degree from the University of Peradeneiya. Currently, he is reading for an MBA at the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Mr. Sanjeewa Buwanakabahu counts over 14 years of hands-on experience in Banking & Finance, Manufacturing, and Service sector industries. He possesses experience during his career as a strategic HR Business Partner to the business served for People’s Bank, Modern Pack Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, CBL Foods International (Pvt) Ltd, Siyapatha Finance PLC, and Renuka Group of Companies while contributing for planning and execution of projects to ensure availability of right talents, creating a working environment where people feel happy and safe targeting a performance-driven culture with a highly engaged and productive workforce.
Mr. Buwanakabahu holds an MBA from the University of Colombo and recognized as the Human Resources Management - Gold Medalist. He obtained the BSc. Business Administration (Sp) degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Further, he is a TPM/ Kaizen, and Lean Practitioner, Advanced 5S Lead Auditor/Instructor, OHSAHS 18001/ Health & Safety Lead Auditor from IRCA/UK, and a certified Corporate Trainer.
With a passion for Training and Development, Continuous Improvement, and several other disciplines in HR/ General Management, he has been contributing as a visiting lecturer/trainer at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, University of Kelaniya, and Vocational Training Authority Sri Lanka.
Mr. Hirantha Perera has over 23 Years of experience in the fields of Banking, Finance, Insurance, and
Compliance, and out of that Fourteen Years are in the field of Law.
He is an expert in Civil and Criminal Litigation and he was in charge of the LOLC Litigation department
which has filed and maintains highest number of money recovery cases at present, Basically the biggest
Litigation Department in the Banking and Finance industry.
He started his Legal carrier as a Legal Executive at Ceylinco Insurance PLC and join Nations Trust Bank as
Assistant Manager- Legal where he was groomed to become a fine corporate Lawyer. Then he joined
Pan Asia Bank PLC as Manager Legal and Recoveries and his last tenor for over 9 years at LOLC Holdings
PLC as the Chief Manager- Legal and Head of Litigation involves in developing strategic money recovery
methods and has helped LOLC to become a very good debt collector in the Finance Industry.
He was in the management boards of Commercial Leasing and Finance PLC, LOLC Development Finance
Ltd, LOLC General Insurance Ltd, and LOLC Life Assurance Ltd, and further he has been the Compliance
Officer for both LOLC Insurance Companies.
Hirantha has completed his “Bachelors of Law’s degree at the Open University of Sri Lanka and has
obtained his “Masters of Laws” degree from the University of Colombo, He is an Attorney at Law and
completed his “Masters of Business Administration” degree from the University of Wolverhampton -
U.K, further he is a qualified Banker and a diploma holder from the “Frankfurt School of Finance and
Management- Germany” on Strategic Leadership.
Mr Nimal Luxshman counts over 45 years of experience in the banking and finance industry in Sri Lanka.
He began his banking career at Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, a reputed Banking institution in Sri Lanka and served that institution for a total period of over 40 years. As a member of the Senior Management of the Bank, he successfully managed the Bank’s Travel and NRFC and Off Shore Banking Units and subsequently served as the Chief Manager – Human Resources as well as a Regional Manager. Upon being elevated to the Corporate Management team of the Bank, he performed the role of Deputy General Manager (Personal Banking), which division consisted of over 200 branches. Prior to retirement from the services, he also functioned as the Deputy General Manager (Management Audit) of the Bank, providing overall leadership to a team of Officers who conducted audit assignments of Branches and Departments both in Sri Lanka and overseas. During his tenure of employment in the Bank he has participated in several overseas training programs in Human Resources, General Management, Risk Based Internal Auditing as well as Corporate Management.
After retirement from the Bank Mr Luxshman rendered his extensive overall experience in the Banking industry for the benefit of two finance Companies, namely, Siyapatha Finance PLC and Richard Pieris Finance Limited. At both these institutions he played the role of Head of Internal Audit and completed a total period of over 5 years.
Mr Luxshman has successfully completed the Diploma in Bank Management from the Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences as well as the Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration from the Open University of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Kamal Kumarasingha counts over 21 years of diverse work experience in the Finance & Leasing industry including Branch operations, Deposit mobilization, Leasing Business, and Recoveries.
He has specialized experience in business and sales development during his tenure. Further, he has gained hands-on experience in the field of Recoveries and provided leadership and mentoring for the successful implementation of core recovery strategies. He has skills in developing and executing targeted recovery objectives that drove to enhance bottom-line profits. An effective communicator and team leader with a proven track record to build long-standing affiliations with internal and external customers by creating a high level of assurance and conviction Kamal has been working with Fintrex Family for nearly 8 years. Also had a progressive career at Asia Finance Ltd and served there for more than 12 years in different capacities.
Mr. Kumarasingha holds an MBA from London Metropolitan University.
Mr. Namal Sumanaratne carries with him over 29 years of experience in the Banking & Finance Sectors. Out of his banking and financial sector carrier he counts over 20 years’ experience in credit management and 9 years’ experience in operations, portfolio management and to branch banking.
Namal gained hands on experience in credit management for specialized products such as Leasing and Factoring over a considerable period and has gained experience in SME/MME credit management too.
He started his career at Seylan Bank as a Banking Assistant and held different positions in Mercantile Leasing Ltd and Nations Trust Bank as Operations Executive, Portfolio Manager and Manager Credit for Leasing, Factoring and SME/MME.
Prior to joining Fintrex Finance Ltd, he was attached to Softlogic Finance PLC and held Positions as a Head of Factoring & Business Loans and later promoted to the position of Head of Credit.
Namal is a qualified banker and currently reading for his MBA.
Mr. Charitha Vithana brings extensive experience of over fourteen years in the financial services sector, coupled with three years of auditing experience. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CASL). His expertise lies in financial reporting, finance and planning, treasury management, MIS, and administration, with a strong corporate exposure.
Mr. Vithana holds a BSc Special Degree in Accounting from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is also an Associate Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and holds the designation of Associate Chartered Professional Manager (ACPM) from the Institute of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka.Before joining Fintrex Finance Limited, Mr. Vithana served as the Head of finance division at Mahindra Ideal Finance Limited. He has also worked as an Accountant at AMW Capital Leasing and Finance PLC, and held the position of Senior in Charge at Amerasekera & Company. Additionally, he gained valuable experience during his tenure at KPMG Colombo.