Board of Directors

Chairman / Chief Executive Officer

Dr Prathap Ramanujam

After completing extensive years of service in the Public Sector, Dr Prathap Ramanujam who initiated the first mini hydro power project in Sri Lanka back in 1993 joined the private sector by taking up the directorship of Panasian Power in 2010. He was appointed as the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer in the same year. He brought in his diversified expertise from his distinguished career in Public Sector over a period of 38 years. Dr Ramanujam holds a First Class B.Sc. (Hons.) degree from the University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka, a M.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Bristol, U.K and a Ph.D in Economics from the Australian National University , Canberra, Australia. He was appointed as the Chairman of Onally Holdings PLC (2008) and Waters Edge Limited (appointed by the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 2009) Currently he is the Chairman of Manelwala Hydropower (Pvt) Limited and Padiyapelella Hydropower Limited and serves in the Board of Ceylon Agro-Industries Limited and Panasian Investments (Pvt) Limited. He is currently the Deputy Chairman of Senkadagala Finance PLC. He was appointed as member of the Public Service Commission by the Constitutional Council in August 2015.

Independent Non- Executive Director

Mr Deepal Sooriyaarachchi

Mr Sooriyaarachchi, counts over thirty years of experience in the fields of sales, advertising, marketing to human resource development and strategy. He is a renowned Management Consultant Speaker Trainer and Author. Before embarking on full time consultancy work he was the Managing Director of AVIVANDB Insurance PLC (now known as AIA Insurance) He is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK, and holds an MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Mr Sooriyaarachchi serves as a non-executive independent director of; AIA Insurance Lanka PLC, Sampath Bank PLC, Singer Sri Lanka PLC and Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Limited. He is a consulting partner of RBL USA. He is a Past President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, and a past Commissioner of Sri Lanka Inventors Commission. He had served on a number of national bodies such as National Administrative Reforms Commission, Presidential Task Force for English, Councils of Moratuwa and Kelaniya Universities. .


Mr Dilanka Jinadasa

Mr Dilanka Jinadasa currently holds the role of Chief Executive Officer at Hela Clothing, a global apparel manufacturing company based out of Sri Lanka. Prior to this he has held leadership positions at Worldband Media and Zurich Financial Services in Toronto, Canada. Dilanka is a graduate of the University of Nottingham with a Degree in Industrial Economics. Appointed WEF 18th May 2017

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Deshan Pushparajah

Mr Deshan Pushparajah holds the role of Head of Investment Banking at Capital Alliance Partners Limited (CAL) and overlooks its Investment Banking and Customer Relationship functions. He is an expert at public and private capital markets, both buy-side and sell-side M&A and has advised on some of Sri Lanka’s largest and most innovative transactions. He counts 10 years of Investment Banking experience and enjoys the trust of an established network of clients in the local and international capital markets. Deshan is a CFA charter holder (USA) and is a Fellow Member of both, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK Appointed WEF 18th May 2017

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Senthi Nandhanan

“Mr. S. Senthi Nandhanan, possess 18 years of corporate management experience actively manages a leading group of company as the CEO. He has practical experience in sales & marketing and general management. He works on different assignments on business strategy, Marketing, Distribution, Trading, logistics, and Setting up, Commissioning and Managing industrial projects. He is also a Fellow Member of the Associate of Business Executives UK, and MBA from University of Southern Queensland, Australia” Appointed WEF 05th June 2017

General Manager/Executive Director

Mr. P. K. Pathmanatha

Appointed WEF 18th May 2017 Mr. Pathmanatha Poddiwala has obtained his first degree from University of Moratuwa in B.Sc. Eng and MBA in Technology Management attached to same university. He is a certified management accountant (Australia). He counts over 15 years’ experience in the field of engineering & management in leading conglomerate such as Brown & Company and Vallibel Power Group at senior management level. He is specialized in renewable energy engineering from project identification to feasibility, investment appraisal, development, construction & operation. He holds vast industry contacts which makes him a resource pool. He is also an active member of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association & CMA (Australia).