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CORPORATE MANAGEMENT


Mr. Nishaman Karunapala - Director / Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Nishaman Karunapala - Director / Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Nishaman Karunapala received his Masters of Business Administration (Banking & Finance) and Bachelor of Science Business Administration (Special) Degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and Postgraduate Level Diploma Certificate in Modern Commercial Banking from the Postgraduate Institute of Management Sri Lanka. He also holds a Membership of the Certified Management Accountants (Australia).

Having commenced his career at A. Baur & Co. Ltd., he moved to a banking career with the Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka (MBSL) and subsequently served at Seylan Merchant Bank and Mercantile Leasing Limited. Prior to joining Melsta Regal Finance Ltd. he served a nine year period at Orient Financial Services Corporation Ltd., in the capacities of Assistant General Manager (Operations) and Deputy General Manager.

Mr. Karunapala had an opportunity to visit and study systems and operational procedures of reputed Banks and Financial Institutions in Ireland, UK, Singapore, India and Philippines. He is the current Chairman of the Leasing Association of Sri Lanka (LASL), a committee member of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, and a former Director of the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka (CRIB) . He represented international training programs in Ireland ,UK,Japan,Philippines .Mr.Karunapala setup the factoring division at Mercantile Leasing Ltd, Orient Finance PLC and Melsta Regal Finance Ltd.

Mr. Dharshan Silva, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Dharshan Silva, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Dharshan Silva is a finalist [ Strategic case study level ] at Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK and also possess a distinction pass for Diploma in Computer System Design from National Institute of Business Management in Colombo. He is also a qualified as a Registered Investment Analyst at Capital Market Education and Training Institute of Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and also the first president of its alumnae. He has also successfully completed a course in TOT [ Training of Trainers ] in micro finance with University of Frankfurt (In collaboration with Institute of Bankers in Sri Lanka ) and after words conducted lectures at Institute of Bankers as visiting lecturer in micro finance . In addition to local training he had also participated in overseas training in leasing / Management. His overall exposure in overseas are in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, UK and USA. He is currently reading for a MBA.

Mr. Dharshan accounts more than 30 years of experience and 20 years primarily was in marketing in Lease products and has gathered extensive experience in working in all districts of Sri Lanka.

Prior to joining MRFL, he has served at Arpico Finance Company PLC as COO. During his tenure of work at Arpico Finance, also performed a duel role as AGM ( Regional Financial Services) at Alliance Finance Company PLC and played a key role in contributing to the improvement of the overall profitability and growth of both companies from (2009 – 2014).

Prior to this from 1995 to 2009 he was with Commercial Leasing company PLC [ CLC ] where he had his longest career track record. He joined the CLC as a Credit Officer and redesigned as Account Manager in 1998. Since then he was promoted as Manager Marketing in 2001, Manager Marketing and Operations in 2004, Senior Manager Marketing and operations in 2006 , and finally Assistant General Manager Marketing in year 2006. After LOLC group took over the CLC was given a new position as Assistant General Manager [ asset Backed Finance ] in 2008. During his stay at CLC company went through many mile stones including portfolio and profit growth of more than 100%.

From 1994 to 1995 he was at DFCC Bank as MIS Consultant, and from 1986 to 1994 was at MBSL Bank as Systems analyst / Programmer.

Apart from above he had been a visiting lecturer to Asian Center for Lease Education.

Mr. Dilum Amarasinghe - Assistant General Manager - Asset Finance

Mr. Dilum Amarasinghe - Assistant General Manager - Asset Finance

Mr. Dilum Amarasinghe counts more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry. He commenced his career at Mercantile Leasing Ltd. where he was a member of the management team that was instrumental in setting-up the company's Factoring Division.

In 1998, Mr. Amarasinghe joined Central Finance Company PLC, as a Brand Manager and was instrumental in popularizing the business of vehicle hiring especially among corporate clients. He was selected to set-up Orient Financial Services Corporation Ltd., where he served in the capacity of Assistant General Manager - Marketing.

Mr. Amarasinghe has attended several international training programmes conducted by the Singapore Asian Leasing School, Amembal & Hallada- International Lease Educators & Consultants and International Development Ireland Ltd. UK.

Ms. Dineka Withanachchi - Assistant General Manager - Finance and Planning

Ms. Dineka Withanachchi - Assistant General Manager - Finance and Planning

Ms. Dineka Withanachchi holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree in Finance from the University of Colombo and a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Accountancy from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a finalist of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) - UK.

Having completed her articles at KPMG, in a wide spectrum of industries including quoted and multinational companies, she was a Senior Audit Supervisor at the time of leaving KPMG in 2005. She has over seven years of experience at Commercial Leasing & Finance Ltd., where she progressed up to Chief Manager - Finance. Her exposure covers the fields of financial management, tax management, strategic and financial planning, IFRS implementation, project management and operational management. She has been actively involved in the designing and implementation of Core Leasing, Deposits and Factoring Systems and Oracle ERP Solution implementation.


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