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Board of Directors


Mr Sirisena was the Managing Director of State Development and Construction Corporation and CEO/General Manager of State Timber Corporation. He currently serves as a Director of the Land Reclamation and Development Company Limited (REDECO) and LRDC Services (Private) Limited. He counts over 32 years of work experience including general management, financial management, and human resource management in the private and government sectors.

Mr Sirisena holds a BSc Honors (Special) Degree in Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Human Resource Management, Diploma in Business Management, a Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy, Financial Management, and Project Management from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and other institutions. In addition, he is also a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Institute of Certified Professional Managers, Institute of Government Accounts and Finance, Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka, and the Association of Public Finance Accountants of Sri Lanka – the public sector wing of CA Sri Lanka. He is a certified member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors, member of the Institute of Personnel Management of Sri Lanka, and an Associate member of the Association of FIR Professionals of Sri Lanka.


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.


Mr Paratz holds an MSc (Telecommunication Systems) with Distinction, and was awarded the Philips Prize from Essex University, and an MEngSc 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 telecommunication including mobile, fixed, broadband, satellite and international and domestic networks. 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 the 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 is a Director of Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd, Sky Networks (Pvt) Ltd., SLT Property Management (Pvt) Ltd., SLT Campus (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Ltd., Visioncom (Pvt) Ltd, and SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd. He is also a Director of Real Thing Entertainment Pty Ltd, an Australian high technology company and Razorback Pty Ltd, a company incorporated in Victoria, Australia. Mr Paratz serves as the chairman of the Technology Sub-Committee and is a member of the Senior Tender Board and Remuneration & Nomination Committee.

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, 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 ONTrac at Peter Mac Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Programme, and has been involved in a number of initiatives in e-health.


She has over 35 years of experience in finance, procurement, and auditing in the telecommunications, banking, and government sectors. She was previously with Maxis Berhad and is currently the Finance Head of Maxis Communications Berhad. She is also a Non-Executive Director for a few subsidiaries of Maxis Communication Berhad.

Ms Lai holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Melbourne University, Australia and is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Certified Practicing Accountant of CPA Australia.


Ms Pieris is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and counts over 31 years of experience including 31 years of practice at the Bar. At present, she serves as the Partner of Paul Ratnayake Associates.

She has held several positions at the Bar Association, including the post of Assistant Secretary.


He is an award winning entrepreneur, who has gained local and international recognition. Mr Wegapitiya is the founder of “Laugfs”, a highly diversified business conglomerate with overseas operations. Mr Wegapitiya held many eminent positions in Government and Non–Government Institutions on voluntary bases. He was the past Chairman of the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE), Senior Vice President and executive council member of Federation of Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka (FCCISL), former executive council member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. He served as a member of the National Pay Commission for several years, and also as a council member of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Mr Wegapitiya holds a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) affiliated to the same university. At present he is reading for his PhD in entrepreneurship at the PIM.

Mr Wegapitiya was awarded the lifetime honourable title of “Deshabandu” for his valuable contribution to the Nation’s development and entrepreneurial efforts. He also recently won Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2017 ACES Awards.


Mr Senanayake is a graduate of the University of Tampa, USA with a Degree in Finance. He also holds a Foundation Degree in Law from the University of Warwick, UK.

He started his career at Holcim Lanka Limited in Colombo, Sri Lanka as Business Development Manager from November 2009 to May 2013. Holcim was the largest cement manufacturer in Sri Lanka and a global conglomerate.

Currently, he is a Director of Serendib Engineering PLC, National Savings Bank Fund Management Company, and several other private companies.


In his career spanning over 23 years he has 15 years of experience in the SLT Group and eight years in the mercantile and financial sector.

He also functions as Company Secretary for Board Subcommittees and subsidiaries of SLT Group.