Mr Rohan Fernando was appointed as Director/Chairman of the Company in January 2020. He also serves as Director/ Chairman of Mobitel (Private) Ltd., eChanneling PLC, SLT Digital Info Services (Private) Ltd., SLT Visioncom (Private) Ltd., SLT Human Capital Solutions (Private) Ltd., Sky Network (Private) Ltd., SLT Property Management (Private) Ltd., Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Limited, SLT Campus (Private) Ltd., Mobit Technologies (Pvt) Ltd., and Director of Galle Submarine Cable Depot (Private) Ltd.. He is also a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Mr Fernando has over 40 years of experience in the tea industry and has been successful in innovation, promoting and marketing the traditional beverage of tea in many variants. He is the creator of the global tea brand HELADIV registered in 40 countries. He began his career as a Tea Taster at Carson Cumberbatch & Co., Ltd. In 1975. Mr Fernando joined Brooke Bond Ceylon Limited and served as a Manager in the Tea Department from 1979 to 1989 with a secondment of one year as a Tea Trader, at its headquarters in the United Kingdom in 1982.
In 1990, he established HVA Lanka Exports as a joint venture with the Dutch agricultural conglomerate HVA Holdings bv and expanded the organisation to include several subsidiary companies, HVA Foods PLC., HVA Beverages & HVA Holdings. He functioned as the Chairman and CEO of the HVA Group as well as HVA Farms (Pvt) Ltd., an organic agro-resort in the NWP. Currently he serves on the Board of HVA Foods PLC as its founder-adviser. He served on the Colombo Tea Traders Association as a member and also as a Director on the Sri Lanka Tea Board and as an Independent Director of the Sri Lanka Industrial Technology Institute from 2015 to 2016. He is also an Independent, NonExecutive Director of Ceylinco Insurance (General) Ltd.
Mr Fernando functioned as the President of the National Chamber of Exporters in 2008 and 2009. He served as the elected Chairman of the Tea Exporters Association of Sri Lanka from 2014 to 2016. He is a National award winner since 1997 at the NCE Exports Awards and was selected “Exporter of the Year” winning Gold awards in 4 categories, in 1999. He was also awarded “Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the year 2015”, winning the National Gold award and “Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the year 2015”, with a Provincial Gold award.
He is a multi-disciplined sportsman having represented the school at Rowing, Volleyball, Tennis and Hockey. He represented and captained Sri Lanka at Rowing. He functioned as the President of the Sri Lanka Amateur Rowing Association for several years and was also a senior member of the National Olympic Committee. Currently, he serves as a member of the National Sports Council of Sri Lanka
Mr Lalith Seneviratne, was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 January 2020. Thereafter, he was appointed as an Executive Director/Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 May 2020. He is also a member of the Technology Subcommittee. He serves in the Boards of e-Channeling PLC, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Ltd., SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd., SLT Visioncom (Pvt) Ltd., and Mobit Technologies (Pvt) Ltd.
He is an engineer by training. He has over thirty-five years’ experience in the corporate field, primarily with Motorola Corporation.
Mr Seneviratne obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics from the University of Kent, UK and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada. He pursued a career in telecommunications starting in 1982 at the then Sri Lanka Telecommunications Department (present day SLT). In 1988, he became the head of engineering of Celltel, setting up South Asia’s first mobile telephone network.
Mr Lawrence Paratz was appointed to the Board of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 26 May 2010. He is the Chairman of the Technology Subcommittee and a member of the Senior Tender Board and Remuneration & Nomination Committee. He serves on the Boards of e-Channelling PLC, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd., SLT Property Management (Pvt) Ltd., SLT Campus (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Ltd., SLT Visioncom (Pvt) Ltd., Mobit Technologies (Pvt) Ltd., and SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd.
Mr Lawrence Paratz holds an M. Sc. (Telecommunication Systems) with Distinction, and was awarded the Philips prize from Essex University, and an M. Eng. Sc. from the University of Queensland.
He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust) and an alumnus of the Stanford University Executive Development Programme. He also holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Science and Engineering (Honours). In 2011, he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).
Mr Paratz has more than 40 years experience in all facets of the telecommunication including mobile, fixed, broadband, satellite and international networks both domestic, and international. This includes capital and infrastructure development, operations, sales, customer service and regulatory issues. As a Director and Chief Executive of Acacia Australia Pty Ltd., he was responsible for development of an integrated proposal for delivery of national broadband communication for Australia.
He has served as a Director of Maxis Communication Berhad, Chairman of the Technology Committee of the Board, as a Director of Vernet Pty Ltd., a Company providing ultra high speed Broadband to Universities and Research Establishments in Australia, and a former Senior Executive of Telstra Corporation. He also serves on the Board of Real Thing AI Pty Ltd., an Australian high technology company with subsidiaries in the USA and UK, and Razorback Pty Ltd., a company incorporated in Victoria, Australia. He is an Advisor to major companies in the Australian Telecommunication market.
Mr Paratz has had executive responsibility for multi-billion dollar programmes and integrations including network transformations and deployments across multiple technologies, with extensive experience in international, metropolitan and regional and rural communications. He previously served as a member of the Board of the Australian Government’s Internet Assistance Programme. He has been an invited speaker at the Australian Health Informatics Conference, and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
He was formerly Chairman of the On-Trac@ Peter Mac Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Programme, and has been involved in a number of initiatives in e-health.
Mr Chan Chee Beng was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 5 June 2008 and subsequently to the Board of Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd., SLT Property Management (Pvt) Ltd., SLT Campus (Pvt) Ltd. SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd., and SLT Visioncom (Pvt) Ltd. He also serves as the Chairman of Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
He counts over 40 years of experience in investment banking, general and financial management and accounting. He worked at Ernst & Young and Morgan Grenfell & Co. Ltd., prior to joining the Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd (UTSB) Group in 1992 as Head of Corporate Finance. He serves on the Boards of several companies including Bumi Armada Berhad, Binariang GSM Sdn Bhd, Maxis Communications Berhad of Malaysia and Yu Cai Foundation.
Mr Chan holds an Honours Degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Uthaya Kumar K Vivekananda was with PricewaterhouseCoopers for nearly 36 years. He has led and worked on some of the most challenging and complex assignments, both in Malaysia and globally, working with multinational and blue-chip national clients in audit, business advisory, mergers and acquisitions, valuations, privatisations, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and cross-border transactions.
Mr Mohoan Weerakoon, was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 23 January 2020. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Senior Tender Board and Related Party Transactions Review Committee. He also serves on the Board of SLT Human Capital Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., SLT Campus (Pvt) Ltd., and SLT Property Management (Pvt) Ltd.
Mr Weerakoon is a senior legal practitioner who counts more than 36 years of experience as a civil and criminal counsel. He was appointed a Presidents Counsel in 2017.
He has served as a Director of Sinhaputhra Finance PLC and Deputy Mayor and Councilor of the Municipal Council of Matale, and Central Provincial Councilor.
With over two decades of experience in Telecommunications and IT, Organisational Development, Human Resources and Marketing, Mr Ranjith G Rubasinghe was appointed to the Board of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC as a Non-Executive Director on 23 January 2020.
During his diverse professional career, he has served as Vice-President of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), Council Member of the University of Colombo and the Council of the Board of Management at University of Colombo – School of Computing. He also serves as a member of the Council of the Open University of Sri Lanka and the Bikkhu University of Sri Lanka.
He is the Founder President and CEO of the SLT Campus (Pvt) Ltd., (SLTC), which is the only corporate powered, research based, fully residential university in the country. Under his leadership, SLTC became the “Most Emerging Education Institute of the Year at the South Asian Business Excellence Awards 2019” and has also been recognised at the “National Business Excellence Awards 2019” in Sri Lanka.
With an MBA from the University of Colombo, a Postgraduate Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and a BSc Engineering in Electrical and Electronics, Mr Rubasinghe is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), Fellow Member of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka (CPM), Certified Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM).
Mr Rubasinghe has been with Sri Lanka Telecom PLC for over 20 years and he held the positions of CEO/SLT Human Capital Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., and Head of SLT RAINBOW PAGES as well.
Among his personal achievements, he was awarded the Chartered Engineer of the Year 2011 at IESL’s Engineering Excellence Awards, the “HR Leadership Award” at the Global HR Excellence Awards 2010 and 2013, and “The Education Leadership Award” at the Sri Lanka Education Leadership Awards 2019 & 2020.
Mr. K. A. Vimalenthirarajah was appointed as the Treasury Representative / the Representative of the Ministry of Finance to the Board of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC in March 2022. He is an officer of Sri Lanka Administrative Service, counting over 28 years of experience in the public service. He is presently working as the Director General, Department of Trade and Investment Policy.
He is an Attorney-at-Law.
Mr. Vimalenthirarajah holds a Special Degree in Economics from the University of Jaffna, Master of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Peradeniya, Master of Business Administration from the University of Moratuwa and Bachelor of Laws from the Open University of Sri Lanka. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies and Public Policy, Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations, Diploma in Human Resource Management and Diploma in Information Technology.
Prior to his appointment as the Director General, Department of Trade and Investment Policy of the General Treasury, he has held various positions in the public service including the positions of Director General, Department of Fiscal Policy, Senior Assistant Secretary in charge of Administrative Reforms, the Chief Information Officer of the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs, Minister Counsellor of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Beijing, China.
Mr. Vimalenthirarajah is the Sri Lanka’s Director to the SAARC Development Fund, Member of the Supervisory Board for the Commonwealth Small States Trade Finance Facility (CTFF), and Director of the Board Directors of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board. He has also represented the General Treasury as Director of the Board of the Bank of Ceylon, the People’s Bank, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, and the Institute of Human Resource Advancement of the University of Colombo and as Chairman / Director, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation.
Mr Amarasekera has expertise in the telecom industry spanning 29 years. Mr Amarasekera has been associated with globally renowned telcos: Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. [SingTel] in Singapore & Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka Telecom’s Mobitel; Maxis Berhad in Malaysia; Aircel Limited in India, and Ncell Axiata in Nepal. Suren’s strong cultural adaptation skills have been greatly honed with in-depth multi-market work exposure gained during multi-year stints in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India and Nepal.
He has provided advisory services in ICT and digital transformation (Tactile Internet, 5G/6G and SuperApps) since 2020. During 2017-2019, he was the Strategic Projects Director, South Asia Region with the Axiata Group Berhad. Mr Amarasekera was appointed MD/CEO of Ncell Axiata in July 2017. He widened Ncell’s market leadership and led the digital transformation that further elevated the company's position with US$575 million annual turnover and an EBITDA margin of 60%.
From 2014 -2017, Mr Amarasekera served as the Chief Enterprise Officer of Aircel Limited with responsibility for 4G LTE Services, Enterprise, Wholesale and Carrier Businesses and notably facilitated the sale of 20 MHz of Aircel's 4G spectrum in eight circles for approx. US$600 million as a debt-reduction mechanism.
Mr Amarasekera served as EVP and Joint COO of Maxis Berhad, Malaysia from 2011-2013 and guided the company to be the first to commercially launch 4G in Malaysia and had overall P&L management with annual turnover of MYR 9 Billion and an EBITDA margin of 50%. He served as a Board Member of the Bridge Alliance, Singapore, serving over 750 million customers
From 2005 -2011, Mr Amarasekera was the CEO of Mobitel propelling the company to achieve revenue market share growth from 12% to over 26%, making Mobitel rank 2nd in a fiercely competitive market.
Mr Amarasekera worked at Singapore Telecommunications [SingTel] in Singapore from 1999-2005 in numerous Senior Management capacities and prior to that from 1992-1998 was among the first non-Singaporeans to head an overseas operation. He was the Managing Director of Lanka Communication Services and Lanka Cellular Services and he was instrumental in its successful divestiture of Call Link effecting a smooth transition to Hutchinson in August 1997.
He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from Syracuse University, New York, USA and a MBA from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Illinois, USA.
Mr Mahesh Athukorale is an Attorney-atLaw. He holds an MBA from the University of Colombo, and a Bachelor’s Degree of Law from the Open University of Sri Lanka. He is an Associate Member of The Chartered Governance Institute of UK.
In his career spanning over 26 years he has more than 18 years of experience in the SLT Group and over eight years in the mercantile and financial sectors.
He also functions as Company Secretary for Board Subcommittees and subsidiaries of SLT Group.
Mr. Lalith Seneviratne, was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non – Executive Director on 23rd January 2020. Thereafter, he was appointed as an Executive Director/Group Chief Executive Officer on 1st May 2020. He is also a member of the Technology Sub – Committee. He serves in the Boards of e-Channeling PLC, Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd. Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Ltd. SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd. and SLT Visioncom (Pvt) Ltd.
He is an engineer by training. He has over thirty-five year’s experience in the corporate field, primarily with Motorola Corporation.
Mr Seneviratne obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics from the University of Kent, UK and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada. He pursued a career in telecommunications starting in 1982 at the then Sri Lanka Telecommunications Department (present day SLT). In 1988, he became the head of engineering of Celltel, setting up South Asia’s first mobile telephone network.
In 1990 Mr Seneviratne accepted a position with Motorola Corporation and moved to Singapore on a regional role. During this period he developed Motorola’s relationship with SLT that enabled SLT to provide telephone service to remote areas including restoring telephone service to Jaffna in 1996.
Since leaving Motorola Mr Seneviratne has carried out several professional consulting assignments in telecommunications and renewable energy, while engaging in rural electrification activities during his spare time. He was part of a team that set up four grid connected mini hydropower systems. He implemented Sri Lanka’s first off-grid village solar electrification system in 2001 and Sri Lanka’s first off-grid village biomass electrification system in 2004.
In the period 2006 to 2009, Mr Seneviratne was a member of the board of directors of Lanka Transformers Ltd and its Chairman during the latter part. He was a member of the inaugural governing board of the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority.
Currently Mr Seneviratne is a member of the board of directors of four mini hydropower companies – M/s Escas Owala Pvt Ltd, Escas Ankanda Pvt Ltd, Escas Diggala Pvt Ltd, and Escas Kiula Pvt Ltd.
Mr Seneviratne is the recipient of the Year 1999 Motorola CEO Award for Volunteerism. For his voluntary services to the Department of Wildlife Conservation he was made an Honorary Director in the Department. For his innovation he was elected a Lemelson Fellow and for his sustainable development activities he was elected an Ashoka Fellow. On the 20th Anniversary of the Internet Society of Sri Lanka, he was recognised as one of twenty-five people having contributed to the early development of the Internet in Sri Lanka.
Mr Seneviratne is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, UK.
Driven by an interest in advancing technologies and accommodating the growing needs of consumers and enterprises Mr. Janaka Abeysinghe, the Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom, started his career at SLT in 1991 straight out of the University of Moratuwa, where he graduated with First Class Honors in Electronic & Telecommunications Engineering.
A keen tech enthusiast, Mr. Abeysinghe believes that to be successful in the race for digital innovation; strengthening digital skills, rolling out digital tools, and accelerating new product development in a collaborative environment is essential. He realises the importance of new opportunities for bundled service offerings, IoT solutions and enhanced flexibility in purchasing and consuming services to enable business agility; and brings his extensive insight and learning to his vision for his role as Chief Executive.
Prior to taking up the mantle of CEO, Mr. Abeysinghe, as Chief Enterprise and Wholesales Officer, led the Enterprise & Wholesale business of SLT that provides integrated voice and data solutions to Enterprises, and Government Institutions. He earlier served as General Manager Enterprise & International Sales and has extensive experience in the areas of Enterprise Digital Services, Enterprise Communications Solutions, Data Communications, Business Development, Domestic & International Switching Operations and Global Wholesale Voice & Data Business.
A Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Abeysinghe earned a Masters’ Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from of the University of Kansas, USA and is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, and a member of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka. Mr. Abeysinghe also served on the Board of the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) as a Non-Executive Director from 2014 to 2018.
Mr Sanjeewa Samaranayake is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC and counts over 25 years of management experience, holding senior positions in reputed manufacturing, trading and service organizations in Sri Lanka and overseas. He is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Colombo. He followed an Advance Management Programme (AMP) conducted by the Kellogg Business School in USA and a Mergers & Acquisitions Course conducted by the Chicago Booth, University of Chicago, USA.
He joined Sri Lanka Telecom PLC as the Group Chief Financial Officer in September 2018. Prior to joining SLT, he served as the Group Chief Financial Officer of a leading conglomerate in Sri Lanka diversified into consumer, healthcare and transportation sectors. Prior to his appointment as the Group Chief Financial Officer, he served as the Managing Director and as the Director - Finance and Supply Chain of the healthcare sector in the same conglomerate. Further, during his career, he worked as the Group Financial Controller and also as a member of the Senior Management Committee in a reputed company engaged in exports in Sri Lanka.
He held many senior positions of the Chamber of Pharmaceuticals Industry of Sri Lanka and last being the Senior Vice President position for two consecutive years. He was a committee member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Import Section for several years holding senior positions.
He was awarded the prestigious “Platinum Honours Award” by the Postgraduate Institute of Management Alumni in 2010 and the “Diamond Service Award” for the “Most Outstanding Business Leader of the Year” awarded jointly by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Postgraduate Institute of Management Alumni in 2016.
Mr Saman Perera possesses around 30 years’ experience in the IT industry as a thought-leader and innovative technology manager with a strong technical background. During his career, he has given leadership to large-scale software development projects for business and at national-level including the Electronic Travel Authority for the Department of Immigration and Emigration and mTicketing for Sri Lanka Railways. He has also given leadership in implementing complex large-scale projects in the telecommunication industry involving multiple international suppliers. He has also served as the Senior Manager IT for reputed telecommunication company in Sri Lanka and pioneered in implementation of many business solutions and infrastructure including the Y2K compliance.
He holds an MBA in Management of Technology from University of Moratuwa, MSc in Computer Science, and BSc from University of Colombo. He serves as a resource person for the MBA in IT at University of Moratuwa, and served as a visiting lecturer for MBA in Information Systems, University of Colombo. He is currently serving as a Board member of the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) representing the IT industry.
He is an active member of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka, and has served as a council member. He won the prestigious “CIO of the Year” award from the Computer Society of Sri Lanka.
Mr Prabhath currently holds the position of Chief Corporate and Digital Officer of the Company. Current portfolio spans Corporate Strategy, Regulations, Tariff, Programme Management and Digital Projects, R & D Quality Assurance & Information Security and Business Continuity Management of the Company.
He joined Sri Lanka Telecom in 1991 as an Engineer, counts over 30 years of multi-disciplinary experience in the telecommunication industry, in the field of Engineering, Management. He counts 20 years of experience in Corporate Management of telecommunication industry.
During his career, he has gained extensive industry-related knowledge and trainings from National and International Academies in number of countries. Further, he has undergone several certificates courses in other disciplines in Management, Accounting, Marketing, Secretariat services and General Management. He is a trainer of Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation (CTO) programmes.
Mr Prabhath is a Charted Engineer by his profession, holds BSc(Eng.) Honours Degree from University of Peradeniya specialising in the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He is a Fellow member of Institution of Engineers in Sri Lanka (IESL) and holds Master of Business Administration Degree from Anglia Ruskin University of UK.
With a career spanning over 28 years at Sri Lanka Telecom, Mr Prabhath Dahanayake’s multidisciplinary exposure in the fields of Engineering, Project Management, Business and Marketing, position him as an invaluable resource in this dynamic time in the Organisation’s journey.
During his quarter-century tenure at SLT, he has held an illustrious variety of Senior Management positions at the telecom giant, including but not limited to over a decade’s worth of marketing experience, as well as Head of Province and General Manager – Product Development and Management.
A Chartered Engineer with a BSc Degree in Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Moratuwa, he completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with core studies at the University of Ruhuna.
Mr Prabhath Dahanayake has been instrumental in driving the Company’s broadband-led new services development, as well as the crucial repositioning of SLT’s flagship products and services. His role as Chief Marketing Officer stations him on an ideal platform to revolutionise Sri Lanka Telecom’s strategy and marketing vision. During his carrier, he has gained extensive industry-related knowledge and trainings from NTT training centre – Japan, Training institute in Netherland, Nokia of Finland, Spain, and UK.
Mr Imantha Wijekoon is a Chartered Engineer with a Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. In addition, he holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. In his career at SLT spanning over 25 years he has gained extensive exposure in the fields of Regional Operations, Project Management and Consumer and SME sales operations. He has undergone telecommunication operation and business-related trainings in several foreign countries. Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) of Sweden, LG Cables and Machinery Ltd., of South Korea, Korea Telecom of South Korea, and AOTS of Japan are few such institutes to mention. He has also participated in many international and local conferences and workshops. Next Generation Networks, Fixed Mobile Convergence, CRM Change Management, Telecommunication Business Simulation, Value Driven Marketing, Total Telecom Congress and World Mobile Congress are several such events.
Mr Wijekoon counts for over 10 years of experience in the consumer sales segment. In his professional carrier at SLT he has held the senior positions of Head of Province, Deputy Head of Regions, General Manager Customer Service, Regional General Manager and Chief Sales Officer. Since November 2019 he serves as a Non-Executive Director of SLT Services.
Mr. Galagoda joined SLT as an Engineer in 1993 following an academic position in the University of Peradeniya. In his present role, he leads the network development of SLT including Strategies for Technology adaptations, Planning and development including Access, Aggregation, Core and Services layer networks.
In his career at SLT spanning for 29 years, he has held number of senior positions, including DCO-Network Planning, General Manager Network Planning & Design, Deputy General Manager – IP Networks. He has extensive experience in the areas of IP networks, Data Networks, Out Side Plant development & maintenance and overseas exposure in Transmission Network operations.
He holds a BSc Honors degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka.
Mr. Piyaratne joined SLT as an Engineer in 1994 following various roles in recognized organizations. In his present role, he leads the Administrative Functions of SLT in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Transport Management, Property and Property Management, Civil Planning and Constructions, Environment, Admin and Health & Safety
In his career at SLT spanning for 28 years, he has served in the capacity of Engineer- Transmission, Regional Telecommunication Manager, Provincial Deputy General Manager, Regional General Manager, Deputy Chief Innovation & Culture Officer and Deputy Chief Supply Chain Management Officer.
He has extensive experience in the areas of Operation and Maintenance of Transmission networks, Consumer & SME Sales operation and Regional sales management, Regional Network Operations, Implementing Quality Management practices including ISO 9001:2015, Tender Commercial Evaluations and Supply Chain Management
He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Peradeniya and a BSc Honors degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka.
Mr Mangala Samarajeewa joined SLT in 1997 and holds a BSc (Eng.) in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is a Chartered Engineer and Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. With 23 years of work experience in various capacities, he has strong managerial and technical skills to provide leadership to SLT’s Network Group.
As a professional in the telecommunication industry, he has participated in many overseas trainings, seminars, and various forums organised by international training institutions, top ranking telecommunication service providers, and reputed telecommunication equipment vendors. In this role he oversees the entire network operation of SLT including Transport and Access, Network Services, Data Centre and Cloud Services, Power and AC, Service Operations, National Fiberisation Programme and Projects.
In the path to his current position as Chief Network Officer, he has proven excellence in management of technology and programme management as a senior manager. His major achievements are leading the implementation of National Broadband Network (i-Sri Lanka Programme), Lanka Government Network (LGN) and the SEA-ME-WE-5, 6 Submarine Cable System. He has overseen the operations of the Field Services Projects Unit in SLT for fast deployment of the network in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka and also held a range of positions in operations and maintenance of the SLT network at regional level. He is also working as the sponsor for the National fiberisation Programme.
He is a member of the International Management Committees for the submarine cable consortiums of SEA-ME-WE 3, 4, 5 and 6, Dhiraagu – SLT, and Bharath Lanka Submarine Cable Systems.
Mr Samarajeewa is the present Vice President of the Japan-Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA) and was the Past Secretary General of the South Asia Federation of AOTS Alumni Societies (SAFAAS).
Mr Gamalath joined SLT in 1992. He holds a BSc (Eng) Honors Degree in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineers of Sri Lanka and is a member of IET (UK). He has an experience of over 28 years in IT and Telecommunication. His experience counts to 8 years in International Switching and 20 years in IT. He has hold the positions of DGM/System Administration, GM/Systems, GM/System Development & Network and GM/IT Infrastructure during his career in IT. He has pioneered in introducing IT Disaster Recovery, IT data centre constructions, Infrastructure Consolidation & Virtualisation, Data Analytics and has contributed into introducing multiple IT applications in SLT. He has vast experience in IT project management delivering successful projects
By profession Ms Sonali Wijekoon is an Attorney-at-Law and a Notary Public, who holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Colombo.
She is currently holding the position of Chief Legal Officer of the Company. She heads the Legal Department which handles variety of Legal matters for the Company, including diverse litigation issues, international and local commercial contracts, Intellectual property right matters, conveyancing and other legal corporate matters. Collaboration of SLT Group work is a novel concept introduced by the Board of Directors from 2019, to optimise the SLT Group synergies, wherein Chief Legal Officer of SLT contributes to SLT Legal Group services with able direction of two Board Directors from SLT and Mobitel.
Her experience in the field of Law counts over 32 years with 28 years of experience in Sri Lanka Telecom Legal Division. Her previous experience in the banking sector and a short spell at the Private Bar has been a contributory factor for handling of diverse Legal work for SLT
Mr Saman Abeysekara joined SLT in 1998 following various roles in recognised organisations. He holds a BSc (Eng.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka.
He has 25 years of vast experience as a professional in telecommunication industry. During his career he has served as a Greater Colombo Telecommunication Improvement Project Engineer for an international company, Supply Credit Project Engineer for Sri Lanka Telecom Services, Assistant Director Interoperability for Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Sri Lanka. He has served for SLT in the capacity of Project Manager of the Rural Telecommunication Development Project, Regional Telecommunication Manager, Provincial Deputy General Manager, Regional General Manager and Deputy Chief Regional Operating Officer, Chief Asset Property and Security Management Officer before being appointed as the Chief Administrative Officer of SLT. He has wide experience in areas such as Project Management, Regional Operation and Maintenance, Customer Service, Consumer and SME Sales Operation, Property Development and Security Management.
Mr Lalith Waragoda joined SLT in November 2019 as the Group Chief Internal Auditor. Prior to this appointment he held the responsibility of Asia Regional Auditor of a Multi-National Corporation (MNC), a global logistics solutions provider. Also, he has worked as a Director/Chief Financial Officer at few leading private business enterprises in Sri Lanka. He counts over 34 years of professional experience in Audit/Assurance, Shipping/Logistics, Trading and Manufacturing industries.
He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), and holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), affiliated to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Also,
he is a holder of Diploma in Taxation (CA Sri Lanka). Prior to becoming a Chartered Accountant, Mr Waragoda has obtained four years of extensive training in external and internal auditing under KPMGSri Lanka.
Mr. A Kirupakaran is Chartered Engineer with a Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Madurai Kamaraj University, South India and He has joined SLT as Engineer in September 1991. In his professional carrier at SLT,
He has appointed as Deputy General Manager-Eastern Province in 1999.
He has appointed as Regional Head – North & East Provinces in 2005 and He Promoted as Deputy Chief Sales & Regional Officer (DCSRO-II) in June 2019. Thereafter promoted to Chief Regional Operations Officer in June 2021. He is a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (MIESL). Reading Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He has wider experience in analogue and digital Switching and Transmission Projects implementation, development, Operations and Maintenance. Also he has experience in Outside Plant Network development and Customer Service Assurance and Service fulfillment in order to improved customer satisfaction. He has undergone Telecommunication operation and business-related Foreign Training in several foreign countries like Korea, Japan, Malaysia, India, Germany, UK, USA, Canada etc. He has also participated in many international and Local conferences, seminars, and workshops in several countries.
Mr. A Kirupakaran is Currently in charge of Regional Operational activities of the 25 districts of the country in Sri Lanka. In his career at SLT over 30 years of service, he has extensive of experience in Regional Operations, and He has served more than 15 years as Regional General Manager in North and East Provinces. He administrative and management control over Regional General Managers for Regions, General Manager for Operational Support in HQ, Deputy General Managers for Provinces and Deputy General Manager in HQ, Forty-seven (47) Regional Telecom Officers and Forty-two (42) Regional Operations and Maintenance centers in the all Island.
Major General Nirmal Dharmaratne (Retd) serves in the capacity of Group Chief Security Officer of SLTMobitel since 1 July 2020. During this short period, with his assertive approach to work, he was able to bring in a new dimension to the security sector of SLT and Mobitel.
General Dharmaratne, who retired in 2020 from the Sri Lanka Army, having had a distinguished 35 years of career, has brought into the SLTMobitel his decades of military experiences in the fields of Safety, Security, Training, Human Resources Management and Leadership.
While serving in the Army, he has held many key appointments, and the appointments of Commanding Officer of Kotelawala Defence Academy, Commandant of the Volunteer Force, Director Operations, Defence Advisor in the United Kingdom and Director Personnel Administration speak well of his well-rounded potential. He played a key role as the Commander of the Special Forces Brigade during the final phase of the insurgency war.
Academically, he holds two Master’s degrees and three Diplomas in addition to have been trained at a dozen other training institutions both locally and internationally.
Mr. Jayasinghe joined SLT in 2001 following various roles in recognized organizations. In his present role, he leads the Enterprise & Wholesale business of SLT that provides integrated voice and data solutions to Enterprises, Government Institutions, Domestic Telco Operators and Global Wholesale Carriers.
In his career at SLT spanning for 21 years, he has held a number of senior positions, including General Manager Government Business, General Manager Sales Metro & region 2, Deputy General manager Enterprise Sales Large business, Deputy General Manager Training & Development. He has extensive experience in the areas of Enterprise & Government Sales, Enterprise Communications Solutions, Business Development, Training & Development, Consumer & SME Sales operation and Regional sales management.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Colombo and a BSc Honors degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka.