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Board of Directors

Senior Management

Lalith De Silva
Group Chief Executive Officer, Sri Lanka Telecom

He joined Sri Lanka Telecom as its GCEO in 2013, making him the first local CEO following the company’s privatisation in 1996. Prior to this appointment, De Silva was the CEO of Mobitel (Private) Limited for two terms, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of SLT. The first was in 2002 - following the acquisition of Mobitel by SLT and the next in 2011. Having pioneered Mobitel in the establishment of its GSM network, he was instrumental in laying the foundation for its rapid technological and exponential market growth. He commenced his engineering career at IBM in Sri Lanka and followed it up in Australia and is a globally recognised ICT and Programme Management Specialist. He has held a plethora of high ranking positions such as Advisor to SLT, Board Director/Consultant Sri Lankan Airlines, Board Director Mobitel (Private Limited) and Senior Advisor to Saudi Telecom, and is an experienced telecommunications professional with over three decades of extensive international private sector experience spanning across a wide range of industries. De Silva is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting (FIC) of UK and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute of UK (FCMI). He is the Founder Chairman of the Project Management Institute in Sri Lanka. He functioned as its Chairman until 2009, and currently serves as an Advisor. At present, De Silva is reading for a PhD at the University of Colombo

Priyantha Perera
Chief Administration Officer

Joined SLT in 1982, armed with a BSc from the University of Moratuwa in Electronics and Telecommunications. He is a Chartered Engineer with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the CIM (UK) and a Fellow and a Past Council Member of The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, a member of IET (UK) and CIM (UK), and also a Competent Toastmaster. He has experience in areas such as regional management, project management, technology strategy formulation and execution, technical operation, technical evaluation, marketing management and company transformation. He has led special company-wide cross-functional teams on 'productivity improvement' and 'paradigm shift' in SLT such as 5S and Breakthrough Thinking.

K. A. Kiththi Perera
Chief Enterprise & Wholesale Officer

Joined SLT in 1994. He holds a MEng from University of Moratuwa in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and a Chartered Engineer of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Council (UK). He has experience in International Transmission Systems, Submarine Cable Systems, Data and IP Networking and Project Management. He has experience in dealing with Enterprise and Government customers over the last 10 years and was instrumental in introducing Metro Ethernet Technology to Sri Lanka. He has provided voice-data integrated enterprise solutions connected with high speed resilient connectivity services to many customers.

D. W. R. Wijeweera
Chief Information Officer

Joined SLT in 1982 and served as Head of the Billing Division in 2001 and became CIO of SLT in 2005. He is a member of The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (C.Eng.), IIESL, IET (UK) and CSSL. He has been engaged in major IT projects to provide the strategic IT road map for SLT. As Programme Manager he implemented the Integrated OSS and BSS system.

Chinthaka C.Wijesuriya
Chief Regional Officer

Joined SLT in 1984 and served as Regional Head in 2001 and became Chief Regional Officer of SLT in 2010. He obtained the Graduate membership of Radio and Electronic Engineers (London, UK) and became a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (London, UK). He is a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers Scientists and Managers Associations in Australia and holds an MBA (Technical Management) from La Trobe University of Australia. He has wide experience in the telecommunications industry, in areas such as operations, maintenance, sales, marketing, customer service, quality management and project management.

M. B. P. Fernandez
Chief Network Officer

Joined SLT in 1991. He has a BSc Eng in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Moratuwa and an MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka with 23 years of experience in operations, maintenance, project management, customer service and marketing. He also serves as Director of Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Ltd. and an IPM Resource Person.

Thilak De Silva
Chief Innovation Officer

Tilak De Silva joined SLT in 1984 and has more than 29 years of experience in the IT and communication fields. He has held the key positions of Head of IT, Chief Global Officer and Chief Network Officer at SLT and CEO of SLT – Hong Kong. Mr. De Silva holds the Degree BSc.Eng. (  Electronics & Telecommunications ) from University of Moratuwa and MSc. in Data Communication from Brunel University U.K. He is a Chartered Engineer of Sri Lanka, Chartered Engineer of U.K and a Chartered IT Professional of U.K.. He is having FIE-SL, FIET - UK, FBCS –UK and MIEEE – USA.  Also he serves as the President  of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka.

S. K. Lal Ranjith
Chief Corporate Officer

Joined SLT in 1984 as an Engineer. He holds a BSc (1983) in Electronics and Communication from the University of Moratuwa and has read for an MBA from the PIM of the University of Sri Jayawardanepura. He has also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the CIM (UK) and is a Chartered Marketer cum Chartered Engineer with membership of The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka and CIM (UK). He is also a Toastmaster.

Udeni. K. Samararatne
Chief Financial Officer

Is a Member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants ,United Kingdom. He has worked in companies such as Richard Pieris plc a diversified conglomerate, Lanka Ashok Leyland plc a heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer, Noritake Ltd of Japan one of the world’s largest porcelain ware producers, Ferrero Ltd a Luxembourg based company which is one world’s largest chocolate manufacturers and at Ceat Kelani Holdings Ltd  the leading tyre manufacturer of Sri Lanka. Before joining SLT he held the position of Group General Manager finance for the Ceat Kelani Holdings Ltd group of companies. He has over 25 years of finance experience gained both locally and internationally.

P Roshan Kaluarachchi
Chief Marketing Officer

P. Roshan Kaluarachchi, DipM, MCIM (UK) and MSLIM, joined SLT in 2010 as Chief Marketing Officer. He is a Chartered Marketer who counts over 19 years of experience in the entire spectrum of marketing: communication, media, distribution cannel management, product and brand management in the FMCG, consumer durables and telecom services sectors, in both multinational and local organizations in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining SLT, Mr. Kaluarachchi served as General Manager - Marketing at Mobitel where his aggressive strategic marketing leadership contributed towards the company becoming the second largest mobile operator within a short span of 3 years. The launch of SLT's "Abhimaana" was amongst many milestones achieved in 2012 under his marketing leadership.

Mohan Padmaperuma
Chief Transformation and Development Officer

Joined SLT as an Engineer in 1984. BSc in Electronics and Telecommunication from University of Moratuwa (1983). He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. He brings with him experience in the Emirates Telecommunication Company from 1989 – 1991.

Ajantha Seneviratne
Chief Business Strategies Officer (Subsidiaries)

Joined SLT in 1993. He holds a BSc. (1987) in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Moratuwa and has obtained the Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering from OUSL. He has also read for an MBA from the University of Sri Jayawardanepura. He is a Chartered Engineer and is a member of The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. He brings with him over ten years of marketing experience.