Amitha Lal Gooneratne FCA (Eng & Wales) has been appointed to the DCSL Group as the Managing Director of its strategic investment arm Melstacorp Limited. He was appointed to the Board of Melstacorp in February 2012.
Melstacorp Limited is the holding company of several reputed companies such as Lanka Bell Limited,
Balangoda Plantations PLC, Pelwatte Sugar Industries PLC, Continental Insurance Lanka Limited, Melsta Logistics Limited, Periceyl Pvt. Limited, Texpro Industries Limited, Bogo Power Limited and Melsta Regal Finance Limited.
Gooneratne, a British qualified Chartered Accountant, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He also holds a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies awarded in the United Kingdom.
Being a reputed business leader, he recently retired as the Managing Director of Commercial Bank of Ceylon n PLC (CBC) after an illustrious 29 year career with the bank. He joined CBC in 1983 and held several senior positions prior to his appointment as General Manager/Chief Executive Officer in 1996. He was appointed to the Board of CBC as Managing Director in January 1997.
Gooneratne was a Board Director of Sri Lankan Airlines during 2002/2004, and also was a member of the National Task Force on Corporate Governance for the banking industry.
With his appointment as the Managing Director, Gooneratne has also joined the Boards of several subsidiary companies of Melstacorp, namely Melsta Logistics Limited, Periceyl Pvt. Limited, Balangoda Plantations PLC, Lanka Bell Limited, Texpro Industries Limited and Bogo Power Limited. He will join the Boards of Continental Insurance Lanka Limited and of Melsta Regal Finance Limited as Chairman once approval is granted from respective regulatory bodies.
Gooneratne also serves as a Non-Executive Independent Director of Textured Jersey Lanka Ltd.
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Amitha Gooneratne joins DCSL Group as Managing Director of Melstacorp