Dr. Harsha Cabral - Chairman

Dr. Harsha Cabral was appointed to the Board as an Independent Director in January 2011. He was re-designated as a Non-Executive Director in August 2015 subsequent to his appointment to other group companies.

He holds a PhD in Corporate Law (University of Canberra) Australia and is a Senior Counsel with 29 years' experience specialising in the fields of Company Law, Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Law and International Trade Law. He has been a President's Counsel for 12 years.

He serves in the following capacities: Member ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris; Member, Law Commission of Sri Lanka; Member, Ministerial Committee appointed to reform Commercial Arbitration in SL; Member, Cabinet Committee on Economic Management; Member, UGC Committee on revisiting Laws on the University system on SL; Council Member, University of Colombo; UGC Nominee, PGIM (Post Graduate Institute of Medicine); Member, Board of Studies

(Council of Legal Education); Member, Corporate Governance Committee (CASEC); Member, Board of Studies, School of Accounting & Business (CA Sri Lanka); Member, Board of Management, NSBM; Senior Lecturer & Examiner (University of Colombo); Council Member/Faculty

Member/Course Director (ICLP). He is also the Chairman of Tokyo Cement Group of Companies (largest cement company in Sri Lanka) and serves on the Boards of Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC, Tokyo Super Cement Co (Private) Ltd., Tokyo Cement Power (Lanka) Ltd, Tokyo Eastern Cement Company Ltd, Hayleys PLC., Browns Investments PLC, Alumex PLC and LOLC Life Assurance Ltd.

Mr. Ishara Nanayakkara – Deputy Chairman
Mr. I C Nanayakkara is Alternate Director to Mrs K U Amarasinghe

Mr. Ishara Nanayakkara is prominent entrepreneur serving on the Boards of many corporates and conglomerates in the region. He initially ventured into the arena of financial services with a strategic investment in Lanka ORIX Leasing Company PLC and was appointed to the Board in 2002. Today, he is the Deputy Chairman of LOLC and the Executive Deputy Chairman of LOLC Finance PLC, holding directorships in many of its subsidiaries and associate companies.

Backed by over a decade of professional experience in the industry, Mr. Nanayakkara holds the role of Chairman of Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC, one of Sri Lankas leading financial service providers for over 28 years, as well as LOLC Life Assurance Limited. He is also Deputy Chairman of Seylan Bank PLC, a premier commercial bank in the country. His vision to cater to the entire value chain of the finance sector manifested in the development of Microfinance, Islamic Finance, factoring through LOLC Factors, LOLC Life & General Insurance Companies and stock broking through LOLC Securities Ltd. Leveraging LOLC Groups expertise in the SME sector, the expansion into the Micro Sector was spearheaded by Mr. Nanayakkara, who is the Chairman of their Micro Credit Companies: LOLC Micro Credit Company Ltd, the only private sector microfinance institution in the country with foreign equity, and BRAC Lanka Finance PLC. He also holds a directorship at PRASAC, the largest microfinance Company in Cambodia. Mr. Nanayakkaras interest in microfinance lead to the inauguration of LOLC Myanmar Micro Finance Company Ltd, a green field investment in Myanmar in which he was the founding Chairman, and currently serves as a Director. His proficiency in micro finance in the region is further demonstrated by his involvement at strategic level in LOLC Cambodia Ltd (Previously known as Thaneakea Phum Ltd); the 5th largest microfinance company in Cambodia. He was also recently appointed as a director in LOLC International Private Limited & LOLC Private Limited.

Mr. Nanayakkaras motivation to expand into various growth peripheries is further illustrated through his role as the Executive Chairman of Browns Investments PLC. Through various strategic investments, he is committed to catalysing development in the growth sectors of the Sri Lankan economy. Mr Nanayakkaras involvement in the Boards of Brown and Company PLC, Agstar Fertilizers PLC, Associated Battery Manufacturers (Cey) Ltd and Sierra Constructions Ltd, reflects this business philosophy.

Endorsing his entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Ishara Nanayakkara received the prestigious Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) in 2012. He holds a diploma in Business Accounting from Australia.

Mrs. Kalsha Amarasinghe - Director
Mrs. K U Amarasinghe is the Alternate Director to Mr I C Nanayakkara

Kalsha Amarasinghe holds an Honours Degree in Economics. She serves on the Boards of Lanka ORIX Leasing Company PLC, Brown & Co. PLC, LOLC Micro Credit Ltd, LOLC Life Assurance Limited, Palm Garden Hotels PLC, Riverina Resorts (Pvt) Ltd and Eden Hotel Lanka PLC. She also serves as a Director on the Boards of Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC, Browns Investments PLC and Browns Capital PLC.

Mrs D P Pieris - Director

Mrs. Priyanthi Pieris an Attorney-at- Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and has over 37 years of experience in Corporate and Financial Law. Mrs. Pieris is also a Solicitor of England & Wales. She is currently in Private Practice. Mrs. Pieris served on the Boards of Forbes & Walker Ltd, Forbes Ceylon Ltd, Forbes Stock Brokers Ltd, Forbes Air Services Ltd (General Sales Agent for Emirates), Vanik Corporate Services Ltd, Office Network (Pvt) Ltd, Capital Reach (Holdings) Ltd and Associated Motorways Ltd.

Mrs. Pieris currently serves on the Boards of Associated Electrical Corporation Ltd, Abans Electricals Ltd, Asia Asset Finance PLC, PW Corporate Secretarial (Pvt) Ltd, Asian Centre for Lease Education (Pvt) Ltd, MTN Corporate Consultants (Pvt) Ltd, Sithijaya Fund (Pvt) Ltd. Mrs. Pieris served as the Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Finance from 2002 2004 and as Legal Consultant to the Colombo Stock Exchange from 2004 2011.

Mrs. Pieris is also a member of the Committees set up by the Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka to recommend amendments to the Takeovers & Mergers Code 1995 (as amended) and the Rule for Corporate Governance.

Mr P A Wijeratne - Director

Mr. Wijeratne has over twenty years of experience in Accounting, Financial reporting, Investment of internal funds, Foreign loan disbursements and repayments, Auditing and Administration as an ex Officio of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He has joined CBSL in 1987 and has worked in the Finance, Public Debt Management and Internal Audit deportments till his retirement in year 2016.

He holds a BA degree in Economics (Special Field Commerce) from University of Kelaniya and a postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Financial Economics. He has read for his MSc in Accounting and Financial Economics at the University of Essex, UK.

Mr. Ashan Nissanka - Director/CEO of LOLC Finance PLC

Mr. Ashan Nissanka was appointed to the Board as its Director and Chief Executive Officer in October 2015. Mr. Nissanka counts over 23 years of experience in the Banking and Finance sector having commenced his career in 1993 with Seylan Bank PLC prior to joining LOLC Group in 1998 and having held the responsibilities of Strategic Marketing Planning, Development and Management of the Retail Channels for LOLC FinancePLC, LOLC Micro Credit Ltd, and LOLC Insurance Ltd.

He possesses an MBA from Edith Cowan University, Australia, a Graduate Diploma from Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (CIM) as well as a member of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) and member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants Australia (CMA).

He currently serves as a Member of the Council of Management of the Finance Houses Association of Sri Lanka, Board of Director of the Leasing Association of Sri Lanka and Deputy Chairman of The Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Limited.

General Enquiries:
Phone : +94 11 588 0880
Fax : +94 11 286 5606
Email : lofin@lankaorix.com
Address : 100/1, Sri Jayawardenapura Mawatha, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka.