Our Team

Board of Directors

Mr. Suren Madanayake

Mr. Suren Madanayake

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Madanayaka is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is also the Managing Director, ACL Cables PLC, Deputy Chairman, Kelani Cables PLC, and the Managing Director of ACL Plastics PLC.

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Mr. Kishan Nanayakkara

Mr. Kishan Nanayakkara

Managing Director

Mr Nanayakkara holds an M.Sc in Finance from the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK and AMLP from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and an Associate of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

He counts for over thirty years of experience in various sectors from manufacturing to financial services at senior management and board levels. Currently, he serves on the board of the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and had previously served as an advisor to the National Council for Economic Development and as a consultant to the Public Enterprise Reforms Commission of Sri Lanka.

In 2019, Mr Nanayakkara was accorded the Most Outstanding Alumnus Award, AMLP, from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Mr. Upali Madanayake – Non-Executive Director

Mr. Upali Madanayake

Non-Executive Director

Mr Upali Madanayaka is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, a Barrister at Law of the Lincoln’s Inn and an Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.

He became a Director of ACL Cables PLC in January 1963 and the Chairman and Managing Director in May 1990. Mr Madanayake continues to function as the Chairman of ACL Cables PLC and the Kelani Cables PLC.

Professor Malik Ranasinghe

Professor Malik Ranasinghe

Independent Non-Executive Director

A Senior Professor in Civil Engineering and a former Vice Chancellor at the University of Moratuwa. Prof. Ranasinghe is a globally recognised professional engineer, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka.

He holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in Civil Engineering as a Canadian Commonwealth Scholar and has published extensively on engineering and environmental economics.

Professor Ranasinghe is the recipient of many accolades and awards including the SLAAS General Committee Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sri Lankan Sciences and the Education Leadership Award 2013 at the 4th Asia’s Best B-School Awards, Singapore.

He is also the Chairman of Sampath Bank PLC and an Independent Non-Executive Director, Textured Jersey Lanka PLC, Access Engineering PLC, and United Motors Lanka PLC.

Mr. Uditha Egalahewa PC

Mr. Uditha Egalahewa PC

Independent Non-Executive Director

A President’s Counsel with over 30 years of experience at the Bar, Mr Egalahewa had his legal education at Sri Lanka Law College followed by an LLM at the University of Colombo and a second LLM from the International Maritime Law Institute of Malta as a World Bank Sponsored scholar.

Mr Egalahewa worked at the Department of the Attorney General of Sri Lanka and served as a counsel attached to the Government Institutions Branch, a State Counsel and then as a Senior State Counsel for a period of 15 years prior to being appointed as a President’s Counsel in 2012.

Ms. Deshini Abeyawardena

Independent Director

Ms. Deshini Abeyawardena is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Management Accountant with extensive experience in both private and public sectors. Previously, she was the Head of the Sri Lankan office of Quintiles Transnational, a clinical research company listed on the NYSE, Director-Business Development of Hemas Holdings PLC, Head of Public Relations at Sri Lankan Airlines, and Head of HSBC Premier.  She has also been a consultant to Micro Cars and SLINTEC.

During her tenure as Director, Public Enterprises Reform Commission of Sri Lanka (PERC), she has managed several successful public sector reform initiatives and privatisations and served on the Boards of number of state-owned companies.

At present, she serves as a Director of Environmental Foundation Ltd which promotes conservation and undertakes public interest litigation.

Mr. Champika Coomasaru

Alternate Director to Mr Upali Madanayake

Mr. Coomasaru is a Graduate of the University of Colombo and an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. Having started his career as an accountant at John Keells Holdings PLC, he is currently the Group CFO at ACL Cables PLC.

Senior Management Team

Mr. Kishan Nanayakkara

Mr. Kishan Nanayakkara

Managing Director

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Mr. Prasad Mudugama – Head of Project Development

Mr. Prasad Mudugama

Head of Project Development

With two BSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Defense Studies and Military Engineering from the University of Moratuwa and Sir John Kotalawela Defense University, Sri Lanka, Mr Mudugama brings in over 20 years of post-qualifying experience in electro-mechanical engineering in local and global scenarios.

An Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Mr Mudugama was a member of the Clean Energy Decision support centre Canada and is an accredited consultant to conduct feasibility studies for the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority.

Mr. Vimukthi Deshapriya - Manager Operations and Maintenance

Mr. Vimukthi Deshapriya

Manager Operations and Maintenance

Mr Vimukthi Deshapriya holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa and a Diploma in Business Management from the Lalith Athulathmudali Vocational Training Institute.

He is an Associate member of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka and has over five years of industry experience in the field of electrical engineering.

Ms. Chaya Ranaweera – Head of Human Resources

Ms. Chaya Ranaweera

Head of Human Resources

Ms. Ranaweera holds a MSc in Labour Relations and Human Resources Management from the University of Colombo.She is a member of the Chartered Management Institute – UK, member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management - SL and a certified member of the Sri Lanka National Association of Counselors. Ms Ranaweera has over 18 years’ experience in the industries of Hospitality, Banking and Finance, and the Non-profit sector.

Mr. Akila Gunarathna – Head of Finance

Mr. Akila Gunarathna

Head of Finance

Mr Gunarathna holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from University of Moratuwa and an MBA from University of Northampton, UK. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - UK, an Affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – UK, and the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka. He has previous experience in Financial Services, Textile and Market Research and is a resource person for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - UK examinations.

Mr. Chinthaka Perera

Mr. Chinthaka Perera

Senior Civil Engineer

Mr Chinthaka Perera holds a BSc (Hons) in Engineering from the University of Moratuwa and is also holds a PG Diploma in Water Resources Engineering & Management from the University of Moratuwa. He is also an Associate member of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

Mr Perera has over nine years of industry experience in the field of engineering & project management.