Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in July 2010 and appointed Chairman in March 2014.
Mr Jansz presently serves on the Board of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC, Melstacorp Limited and other companies in the Distilleries Group. He is a Director of Lanka Milk Foods (CWE) PLC, Lanka Dairies (Pvt) Limited and other companies in the Lanka Milk Foods Group.
He is a former Chairman of Sri Lanka Shippers Council and a former member of the National Trade Facilitation Committee of Sri Lanka. He has many years of experience in logistics and in documentation, insurance, banking and finance relating to international trade.
Mr Jansz holds a Diploma in Banking and Finance from the London Guildhall University, UK. He is a Chevening Scholar and a UN-ESCAP Certified Training Manager on Maritime Transport for Shippers.
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC as Chief Executive and an Ex-Officio Director in October 2013.
Mr Fernando is a Director of DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC. He is the Chairman of DFCC Consulting (Pvt) Limited, Lanka Industrial Estates Limited, Synapsys Limited (all subsidiary companies of DFCC Bank PLC), Acuity Partners (Pvt) Limited (a joint venture company of DFCC Bank PLC) and Director of Lanka Ventures PLC and the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka. He is also a Director of Home Finance Company Limited, Fiji with which DFCC Bank PLC has entered into a collaborative agreement to provide management and technical expertise. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific.
Mr Fernando is a career banker and holds 29 years experience in the banking and financial services industry. Prior to joining the Bank in August 2012 he was the Asia Pacific Regional Head of Change and Delivery (commercial banking, trade and supply chain) of HSBC, Hong Kong.
Mr Fernando holds a BSc Engineering degree from Southern Illinois University, USA and an MSc in Management from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Financial Studies (Chartered Institute of Bankers), UK.
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in March 2010 and designated as Senior Director in June 2014.
Mr Dayasri is an Attorney-at-Law.
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank in August 2010.
She has over 25 years experience holding senior public office, including those of Senior Assistant Secretary – Legal of the General Treasury and Secretary to the Commission/Director Legal of the Public Enterprises Reforms Commission.
Mrs Gunawardana is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, a Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths and holds an LLM in International Commercial Law from UK. Her international exposure includes training at Harvard University; Amsterdam Institute of Finance; the Commonwealth Secretariat, London; City University, Hong Kong; Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore and The World Bank, USA.
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in July 2013.
Mr Fernando is Director/Chief Executive Officer of Laugfs Capital Limited.
A former Partner of KPMG Ford Rhodes Thornton & Company, Mr Fernando has extensive experience in financial services.
He has functioned as the Group Finance Director of the Confifi Group, Finance Director Asia Region of Virtusa (Pvt) Limited, Managing Director of Capital Reach Group and Chairman of three of its subsidiaries, and as Director/Chief Executive Officer of Softlogic Finance PLC following the consolidation of activities of Capital Reach Group under Softlogic Finance PLC.
Mr Fernando is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK. He holds a BSc (Applied Science) degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in July 2014.
Mr Dharmarajah is the Senior Partner (Audit & Assurance) at Amarasekera & Company and serves as a Director of DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC, Raigam Wayamba Salterns PLC, TKS Finance Limited and TKS Securities (Pvt) Limited. He is also a Member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He was previously a Member of Council of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Board of Management Postgraduate Institute of Management and Curriculum Development Committee of the National Institute of Education.
Mr Dharmarajah holds a BSc degree in Management (Sp) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka and the Institute of Public Finance & Development Accountancy.
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in March 2015.
Ms Thambiayah is a Joint Managing Director of Renuka Hotels Limited and Renuka City Hotels PLC of which she was the General Manager from 2001 to 2010 prior to assuming the current position with the company. She is also a Director of Cargo Boat Development Co. PLC, Crescent Launderers & Dry Cleaners (Pvt) Ltd, Renuka Consultants & Services Limited, Renuka Properties Limited, Lancaster Holdings Limited, Portfolio Management Services (Pvt) Limited and Renuka Land (Pvt) Limited.
She was a Director of DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC from September 2012 to February 2015.
Ms Thambiayah holds a BA (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK and a Master of Management degree in Hospitality from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, USA.
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in March 2015.
Mr Cooray is a Director of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC.
He has held several executive positions in leading companies including the Ceylinco Group, Richard Peiris Group and the Maharaja Organisation.
He was instrumental in setting up Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Limited under the Richard Peiris Group and served there as a founder Director and Chief Executive Officer. The two flagship newspapers launched under his direction, ‘Rivira’ and ‘The Nation’, continue to be widely read national newspapers in Sri Lanka. As a consultant at the Maharaja Group, he worked on ensuring executive coordination of news broadcasts by the TV and radio stations belonging to the company.
Mr Cooray holds a BA (Hons) degree in Political Science and Law from the University of Middlesex.
Appointed to the Board of DFCC Bank PLC in April 2015.
He is the Deputy Chairman of UB Finance Company Limited and a Director of Orient Finance PLC, Bartleet Finance PLC, United Motors Lanka PLC, Pragnya Tech Parks Lanka (Pvt) Limited, TVS Lanka Limited, Unimo Enterprises Limited, Unawatuna Boutique Resort (Pvt) Limited, Arni Holdings & Investments (Pvt) Limited and Credence Genomics (Pvt) Limited.
Mr Atukorala has served as Deputy General Manger of ANZ Grindlays Bank (Sri Lanka), Country Manager (Sri Lanka) of Mahreq Bank PSC and as a Director of Union Bank PLC covering a period of over 30 years in total. He has also served as a member of the Presidential Commission on Finance and Banking and was a Director of Sri Lanka Banks Association (Gte) Limited and the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka.
Mr Atukorala holds a BSc degree from the Leeds University, UK and an MTT degree from North Carolina State University, USA and an MBA.