Mangement Team

The driving force behind our abiding corporate legacy

Our outstanding corporate establishment is solely attributed to our well-experienced, senior management team who thrive persistently to push motor-related financial solutions beyond the conventional boundaries. Hence, our services are tailor-made to suit you/ your company with an invincible level of transparency, all thanks to the guidance of our Management Team.

Board of Directors


Dr. Rohan Karunaratne (Chairman / Non Executive Director), Ph.D (U.S.A.), Ph.D (Sussex), M.B.A. (London), B. Eng. (India)

Chairman / Non Executive Director), Ph.D (U.S.A.), Ph.D (Sussex), M.B.A. (London), B. Eng. (India

Dr. Karunaratne is a qualified Civil Engineer and a PhD holder in Construction Management and Business Management. He possesses an MBA in business administration and also a bachelor of Engineering. In addition to the aforementioned academic qualifications, he has the following professional qualifications in relation to his field of civil engineering.
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering (India) T.Eng.(C.E.I.) M.S.E. (London).
  • Graduate of the  Society of Engineers (London).
  • Member of the Institute of Engineers &  Technicians (London).
  • Member of  the Engineers Registration Board (London).
  • Fellow of the International Institute of Management.
  • Fellow of the Ceylon Institute of Builders.
He has over 27 years of post qualification experience in Civil Engineering, Building Construction, Engineering Consultancy, Construction Training, Lecturer in civil Construction, Designing & Planning. Currently he holds numerous key positions in the following institutions and professional bodies.
  • President : Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Chairman : Human Resource Development (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Chairman : A.K.K. Engineers (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Deputy Chairman : International Institute of Management.
  • Imm. Past Chairman : National Construction Association of Sri Lanka.
  • Imm. Past Chairman : Advanced Construction Training Academy.
  • Imm. Past Chairman : NCASL Constructors (Pvt) Ltd.

Mr. J.P.I. Nalatha Dayawansa (Managing Director)

Mr. J.P.I. Nalatha Dayawansa is a holder of a Diploma in Automobile Engineering in Stuttgart Germany and has been an apprentice of Dimo, Mercedes Benz AG and Bosch Gmbh. He has undergone an extensive training locally and internationally in relation to automobile engineering. He possesses a vast knowledge and experience in this field, which prompted him to start his own business venture namely Imperial Import & Export Company (Pvt) Ltd in 1983 and pioneered the import of used high end cars. It also involves the importation of Farm and Earth Moving Equipments, Prime movers from UK. He is also the holder of a Diploma in Economic & Management of the London School of Economics & Management in UK. He was appointed as an Executive Director to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company Limited in 1982 and after the demise of his father Late Mr. J.P.I. Piyadasa in 1995; he succeeded as the Chairman & Managing Director of the Company. He has over 30 years of extensive experience in many industries such as Finance, Hospitality & Leisure, Garments, Exports and Imports. In addition to the above, he is currently the Chairman & Managing Director of Poltech (Ceylon) Limited, a public company engaged in Garment exports and also the Chairman & Managing Director of Imperial Import & Export Company (Pvt) Limited, a private limited company engaged in importing and trading of used motor vehicles from UK.

Mrs. W.A.S Dayawansa (Director)

Mrs. W.A.S Dayawansa was appointed as an Executive Director to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company Limited in 1995. In addition to this, she has been holding directorships at Poltech (Ceylon) Limited, a public company engaged in Garment exports and also at Imperial Import & Export Company (Pvt) Limited, a company engaged in importing and trading of used motor vehicles from UK. She is also the Managing Partner of Ayathi, a dress boutique, which caters exclusively to the high end market.  She has over 15 years of experience in sectors such as Finance, Garments, Imports & Exports.

Mr. Shanil Dayawansa (Ba) Acct & Mgt (London) – Executive Director

Mr. J.P.I. Shanil Dayawansa holds a degree in Accounting & Management (BA) at the University of Essex (UK) and he is currently reading for his Masters degree in International Business (Ma) at the Monash University in Melbourne Australia. Both these qualifications focus on Finance and Management of business. He was appointed as the Executive Director to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company Limited in September 2009. He has been the recent inclusion to the Board to bring youthfulness to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company Limited, with a view to strengthen it further, with the Financial & Accounting aspects and to improve the corporate governance of the company.

Mr. K.D.U.S Nanayakkara (Non-Executive Independent Director)

Mr. Nanayakkara holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pure Mathematics and Physics from the University of Colombo and an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management. University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Management Accountants, UK.
Mr. Nanayakkara commenced his career at Linea Intimo, a fully-owned subsidiary of the MAS Holdings in 1999. He is currently the Director – Finance and Planning of MAS Active, the second largest division of MAS Holdings. He has been an active member in setting up a manufacturing partnership in China and manufacturing subsidiaries in India and Jordan. Under his leadership a feasibility study was conducted to setup a manufacturing facility in the Northam Province which became a reality. Additionally, the Finance team of MAS Active won the prestigious CIMA Case Study Aware in 2012 under his helm. This case study was based on the successful transformation that took place after the implementation of the Lean Enterprise in a service function.

Mr. L.C.W. Edirisooriya B.com, ACA, FCMA – Non Executive Independent Director

Mr. L.C.W.Edirisooriya is a practicing Chartered Accountant under the name of Edirisooriya & Co. He is a bachelor of commerce special degree holder at the University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka & a fellow member of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is having over 25 year’s professional working experience in Auditing, Financial Management, Fund Management, Consultancy work & Company Secretarial work at public listed companies, corporations, banks & other various institutions. He functioned at the Paddy Marketing Board, State Plantation Corporation, Shipping Corporation & Sri Lanka Ports Authority in different Senior Executive positions handling and supervising accounting, auditing and management. He is a senior lecturer in accountancy in various institutions including ICASL. He is the Managing Director of Access Company (Pvt) Ltd, a registered company handling company secretarial work & management consultancy work.

Leadership and Team


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T.M.A. Sallay (Chief Executive Officer)

He is a full member of Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Australia and a partly qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK. He is currently reading for his Masters of Business Administration at Asia e University of Malaysia. He is a Financial professional with 30 years of extensive and diverse working experience in the fields of Finance, Auditing, Marketing, Credit and Recoveries, Project management and Event Management. He has held many positions from operational to Strategic levels of organizations and has wide exposures in diverse sectors such as Finance, Hospitality, Healthcare, International event organizers, Communications, Trading & Manufacturing. He joined Associated Motor Finance Company Limited in 1997 as the Group Accountant and was promoted subsequently, as the CEO/General Manager. Although his core strength has been on finance which counts around 20 years of experience at financial institutions regulated by the Central Bank ofSri Lanka, consequent to his elevation to CEO/GM of the company, he has placed more emphasis on the management of the overall aspects of the finance institution. However he has retained and strengthened his role of finance, due to the current regulatory requirements which are stringent and made mandatory to all the financial institutions to comply and as they, most importantly revolve around the financial aspect of the institution.
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Mr. M.K.P.J.A. Perera – Senior Manager – Fixed Deposits & Leasing/ Hire Purchase

Mr. Perera counts extensive experience of over 37 years in the field of Finance. Of this period, he has spent 23 years in managerial positions.
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Mr. K.I.S. Grero – Manager – Marketing (Vehicles)

Mr. Grero counts 19 years of experience in the field of Sales and Marketing in sectors such as Travel, Tourism and Finance, of which 11 years were spent in managerial positions.
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Mr. G. S. S. Gunasekara – Senior Manager – Marketing (Leasing & Hire purchase)

Mr. Gunasekara holds a Diploma in Marketing from the Faculty of Asia Lanka Vocational Education and a Higher Diploma in Practical Accountancy from the Institute of Professional Accountancy Training. He’s also a part qualified member of the Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka, as well as holds a Diploma in Public Management from University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He has over 23 years of experience in the finance industry, 12 years of which have been spent in managerial positions.
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Mr. P. A. Nilan Perera – Senior Manager – Finance & IT

Mr. Perera is a part qualified member of the Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka and is a registered student of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is also reading for his Bachelor’s in Information Technology through an external degree course offered via the University of Colombo. He has over 22 years of experience in the field of accountancy of which 8 years have been spent in managerial positions.
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Mr. Vajira Panditharatne – Senior Manager – Recoveries

Mr. Panditharathne holds a Diploma in Writership and Communication from University of Sri Jayewardenepura and also hold a Diploma in Psychology and Counselling. He has successfully completed Certificate in Marketing from SLIM. He possesses over 12 years of experience in the finance industry and 8 years in the field of Mass Media Communications. Of this period, 5 years were spent in managerial positions.

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Associated Motor Finance Company PLC. is a government recognized Financial Institution registered with the Monetary Board of Central Bank of Sri Lanka under the Finance Companies Act, No.78 of 1988.