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 / Independent 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 Ph.D. 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.) MSE (London), Graduate of the Society of Engineers (London). Member of the Institute of Engineers and Technicians (London), Member of the Engineers Registration Board (London). Fellow of the International Institute of Management and Fellow of the Ceylon Institute of Builders.

He has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company PLC since May 2011. He has over 32 years of post-qualification experience in Civil Engineering, Building Construction, Engineering Consultancy, Construction Training, Lecturer in Civil Construction, Designing and Planning. He is currently the Chairman of Arpico Finance Company PLC and holds numerous key positions in the following institutions and professional bodies,

President : Ceylon Institute of Builders Chairman : Human Resource Development (Pvt) Ltd. A.K.K. Engineers (Pvt) Ltd. Master Builders Int. (Pvt) Ltd. Hybrid Airports (Pvt) Ltd. Pinthaliya Resorts and Spa Deputy Chairman : International Institute of Management Non-Executive Director : Hatton National Bank PLC.

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

Mr. J.P.I. Nalatha Dayawansa is a Diploma holder in Automobile Engineering in Stuttgart, Germany and has been an Apprentice of the Dimo, Mercedes Benz AG and Bosch GmbH. He has undergone 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 equipment and Diploma holder prime movers from UK.

He is also the holder of a Diploma in Economic and Management from the London School of Economics and Management in UK. He was appointed as an Executive Director to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company PLC in 1982 and after the demise of his father late the Mr. J.P.I. Piyadasa in 1995: he succeeded as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Company. He has over 34 years of extensive experience in many industries such as Finance, Hospitality and Leisure, Garments, Exports and Imports. In addition to the above, he is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Poltech (Ceylon) Ltd., a public company engaged in garment exports and also the Chairman and Managing Director of Imperial Import & Export Company (Pvt) Ltd., a private limited company engaged in importing and trading of used motor vehicles from UK. He has been appointed as an Executive Director of Arpico Finance Company PLC since December 2014.

Mrs. W.A.S Dayawansa (Executive Director)

Mrs. A.S. Dayawansa was appointed as an Executive Director to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company PLC in 1995. In addition to this, she has been holding directorships at Poltech (Ceylon) Ltd., a public company engaged in garment exports and also at Imperial Import & Export Company (Pvt) Ltd., 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 20 years of experience in sectors such as Finance, Garments, Imports and Exports.

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

Mr. J.P.I. Shanil Dayawansa holds a Degree in Accounting and Management (BA) from the University of Essex (UK) and Master’s Degree in International Business (MA) from the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Both these qualifications focus on finance and management of business. He was appointed as an Executive Director to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company PLC in September 2009. He has been the recent inclusion to the Board to bring youthfulness to the Board of Associated Motor Finance Company PLC, with a view to strengthen it further, with the financial and accounting aspects and to improve the corporate governance of the Company.

He has been appointed as an Executive Director of Arpico Finance Company PLC, since December 2014, subsequently he was appointed as the Managing Director of Arpico Finance Company PLC since June 2015.

Mr. K.D.U.S Nanayakkara (Independent Non-Executive 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 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

Mr. Nanayakkara commenced his career at Linea Intimo, a fully-owned subsidiary of the MAS Holdings in 1999 and moved up the rank to become the CFO of MAS Active division in 2014, where he served in this capacity till the end of 2017. He is currently the Director – Manufacturing and Planning of MAS Active, the sportswear 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 set up a manufacturing facility in the Northern Province which became a reality in 2012. Currently holds responsibility in setting up MAS operations in the Western Hemisphere. Additionally, the Finance Team of MAS Active won the prestigious CIMA Case Study Award in 2012 under his leadership. This case study was based on the successful transformation that took place after the implementation of the Lean Enterprise in a service function. He was appointed as a Board Director of MAS Legato (Pvt) Ltd., MAS’s shared services operation with effect from 1st January 2017.

Mr. L.C.W. Edirisooriya B.com, ACA, FCMA – Independent Non Executive 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 Jayewardenepura, a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow Member of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is having over 29 years of professional working experience in auditing, financial management, fund management, consultancy work and company secretarial work at public listed companies, corporations, banks and various other institutions.

He functioned at the Paddy Marketing Board, State Plantations Corporation, Shipping Corporation and 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 CA Sri Lanka.

Mr.Tauchira Gooneratne Kandamby

Mr. Kandamby is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of
Sri Lanka and Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He also hold a
Post graduate Executive Diploma in Bank Management from Institute of Bankers
Sri Lanka.
He counts over 30 years of professional experience in management & consultancy
in the fields of accounting, auditing, corporate management, finance, tax and has
extensive exposure to wide range of enterprises relating to construction,
engineering, services, trading, agriculture, energy, information technology,
entertainment etc.
He has functioned as chief executive / general manager of Nanda Investments &
Finance PLC and also held senior management positions as accountant abroad and
presently serves as Director of private companies & practice in the name of T G
Kandamby & Company.

Mr.Ranil Wijegunawardane

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 Jayewardenepura, a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow Member of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is having over 29 years of professional working experience in auditing, financial management, fund management, consultancy work and company secretarial work at public listed companies, corporations, banks and various other institutions.

He functioned at the Paddy Marketing Board, State Plantations Corporation, Shipping Corporation and 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 CA Sri Lanka.

 

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. 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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AMF is a registered finance company with the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka under the Finance Business Act No. 42 of 2011