Legal Status Senkadagala Finance is a Public Limited Liability Company incorporated in Sri Lanka under the provisions of the Companies Ordinance, No. 51 of 1938.
The Company was re-registered under the Companies Act, No. 7 of 2007.
Approved and registered under the Finance Business Act No. 42 of 2011.
Approved and registered under the Finance Leasing Act No. 56 of 2000.
Date of Incorporation 29th December 1968
Company Registration Number PB 238 PQ
Registered Office Level 2, 267 Galle Road, Colombo 3
Credit Rating Fitch Ratings Lanka re-affirmed BBB+(lka) with a stable outlook, in August 2017
Auditors KPMG, Chartered Accountants 32A, Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha, Colombo 03
Internal Auditors Ernst & Young Advisory Services (Pvt) Ltd. 839/2, Peradeniya Road, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Bankers Bank of Ceylon
Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC
Hatton National Bank PLC
Nations Trust Bank PLC
Sampath Bank PLC
Seylan Bank PLC
Union Bank PLC







W.M.R.S Dias



Ravi Dias, a banker by profession, served Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC for four decades and retired as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers – UK, holds a Degree in Law(LL.B) and is a Hubert H Humphrey Fellow.
Ravi Dias is a Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Boards of Carson Cumberbatch PLC, Tokyo Cement (Lanka) PLC, Ceylon Tea Marketing Group, South Asia Textile Industries Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. and Seylan Bank PLC, where he was recently appointed Chairman.
Previously he has served on the Boards of LankaClear (Pvt) Ltd., Lanka Financial Services Bureau Ltd., and was a Council Member of the Employers' Federation of Ceylon.

Dr Prathap Ramanujam

B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (UK), Ph.D. (Aus.)

Deputy Chairman

Dr. Prathap Ramanujam holds a first class B.Sc. Hons.) Degree from the University of Peradeniya and a M.Sc. Degree in Economics from the University of Bristol (UK). He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. He retired after 38 years of distinguished service in the public sector. He was the Permanent Secretary to several key ministries including Tourism, Livestock Development and Estate Infrastructure, Civil Aviation and Urban Development during the last 14 years of his career in the public sector. He has also served as a Director of the National Savings Bank and the State Mortgage and Investment Bank during his career in the public sector.
In recognition of his service in the public sector, Dr. Prathap Ramanujam was appointed as a member of the independent Public Service Commission by the Constitutional Council.
Dr. Prathap Ramanujam is currently Chairman and CEO of Panasian Power PLC, Chairman and Director of Manelwela Hydropower (Pvt) Ltd., and Padiyapelella Hydropower (Pvt) Ltd. He is also a Director of Panasian Investments (Pvt) Ltd., and a Director in Ceylon Agro Industries Ltd.

Lakshman Balasuriya

B.Sc. (Lond.), M.Sc. (Lancaster)

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

Lakshman Balasuriya is a Director of Senkadagala Hotels Ltd., E. W. Balasuriya & Co. (Pvt) Ltd. and Thompsons Beach Hotels Ltd. He holds a B.Sc. (Lond.) and M.Sc. (Lancaster) and has 35 years of experience in finance, hotels and other commercial fields. He is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Senkadagala Finance PLC.

Dr Asoka Balasuriya

B.Sc. (Lond.), Ph.D. (Lond.)


Dr. Asoka Balasuriya holds a B.Sc. (Lond.) and a Ph.D. (Lond.) and has over 31 years of experience in the field of gem and jewellery. He is also a Director of Senkadagala Hotels Ltd., Thompsons Beach Hotels Ltd., and is the Chairman of E. W. Balasuriya & Co. (Pvt) Ltd.

Lakshmi Fernando

B.Sc. (Hons.)


Lakshmi Fernando holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) and has over 18 years of experience in the field of finance as well as in hotel management. She is a Director of Thompsons Beach Hotels Ltd., Senkadagala Hotels Ltd., and E.W. Balasuriya & Co. (Pvt) Ltd.

Dr Mahendra Balasuriya



Dr. Mahendra Balasuriya is a Director of SenkadagalaHotels Ltd., E. W. Balasuriya & Co. (Pvt)Ltd., and Thompsons Beach Hotels Ltd., He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science and has over 28 years of experience in hotels and other related fields.

W.A.T Fernando

FCMA, MA (Colombo)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ajith Fernando is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of the United Kingdom (FCMA) and has a MA in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo.
He counts over 26 years experience in the capital markets of Sri Lanka. He founded Capital Alliance in 2000 and currently serves as the Group CEO. The Capital Alliance Group includes Capital Alliance Ltd. (a primary dealer for Government Securities, appointed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka), Capital Alliance Securities (Pvt) Ltd. (which is a trading member of the Colombo Stock Exchange), Capital Alliance Investments Ltd. (a licensed unit trust manager), and Capital Alliance Partners Ltd., the leading Investment banking firm.
In addition, he serves on the Boards of many listed and unlisted companies including ADZ Insurance Brokers (Pvt) Ltd., Ashthi Holdings (Pvt) Ltd., Ceylon Tea Brokers PLC and Zen Capital (Pvt) Ltd.

Senanayakege Raja Pushpakumara

B.Com(Special)( University Of Sri Jayawardenepura )

Independent Non-Executive Director

Raja Senanayake is a Fellow member of CA Sri Lanka with over 25 years of post- qualifying experience and also holds a bCom (Special) degree from the University Of Sri Jayawardenepura and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from the Postgraduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayawardeneptira. Having completed his articles at M/s Ernst and Young and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, he joined Singer Industries PLC in 1991 as the Financial Accountant.In 1994, he joined Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC as the Senior Manager Finance where he worked for 13 years arid was the Assistant General Manager (Finance & Planning) when he resigned to join the Nations Trust Bank PLC aa the Chief financial Officer. He resigned from the bank in 2009 and spent one year in New Zealand. Since his resignation from the Bank, he works for Smart Media - The Annual Report Company helping it on all aspects of annual report production, He is also a Director of Serendib Finance Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC.

Sanath Divale Bandaranayake

B.Sc. (University of Sri Lanka)

Executive Director

Sanath Bandaranayake joined the Company after his retirement from Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, the largest and the most awarded bank in Sri Lanka, having completed 36 years of service.
He has served the Bank in various capacities such as Branch Manager (Kandy, City Office), Chief Manager, Assistant General Manager and Deputy General Manager (Operations) and was a core member of the Management teams which led the Bank to important milestones: i.e. introducing the Banking Software to the bank’s operations which is used even today, introduction of Holiday Banking, Supermarket Banking and a 24-hour banking service. During his career at the Bank he was appointed as Director at LankaClear and also served as Director of Commex Sri Lanka S.R.L. (subsidiary of Commercial Bank based in Italy) and OneZero Company Ltd. (subsidiary of Commercial Bank engaged in the business of Information Technology).
Sanath Bandaranayake holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Sciences from the University of Sri Lanka, Vidyodaya Campus

Tilak Collure

B.Sc. (Colombo) MPA (USriJ)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Tilak Collure is a former Public Servant from the Sri Lanka Administrative Service Special Grade, who has held a number of high level positions during 35 years in the Government Service mainly in the areas of Trade, Commerce and Logistics.
He has served as the Secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Secretary, Ministry of Transport and as Secretary, Ministry of Ports and Aviation.
During his career, he has headed several public sector institutions such as the Ceylon Shipping Corporation, Ceylon Fertilizer Corporation, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, National Insurance Corporation and the Sri Lanka Standards Institute.
He also serves at present as a Member of the National Police Commission.
Tilak Collure holds a B.Sc. in Natural Sciences (Colombo) and a Masters in Public Administration with Merit Award (PIM/University of Sri Jayewardanepura).