Board of Directors

Mr. Viville Perera

Mr. Viville Perera is a science graduate from the University of Kelaniya with Second Class Honours and a Fellow Member of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. Mr. Perera has over 34 years of experience in the Senior Managerial capacity at leading business organisations such as Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited, Middleway Ltd (Ceylinco Group), Amico Group of Companies and Alliance Finance Co. PLC. He has served at the Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging as Treasurer from 1992 to 1997 and as Vice President from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Perera has been representing the Company on the Executive Committee of the Industrial Association of Sri Lanka, an affiliated trade association under the aegis of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce since 2011.
He is also on the Board of Directors of Several Companies of Richard Pieris Group.

Mr. Shiron Gooneratne

Mr. Shiron Gooneratne is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and holds a MBA from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
He has held Senior Finance positions both locally and overseas.
Mr. Gooneratne began his career at GlaxoSmithKline, Consumer Health Care (former SmithKline Beecham) which is a Fortune 500 Company, as the Financial Accountant and through his dedication and expertise, rose up to the position of Finance Director.
Thereafter, Mr. Gooneratne had held the positions of Chief Financial Officer at Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, Chief Financial Officer of Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC and currently he is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Richard Pieris & Company PLC.

Mrs. Lasinee Seresinhe

Mrs. Seresinhe is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), Fellow of the Chartered Global Management Accountants and holds a Diploma in Computer Programming. Mrs. Seresinhe counts over 20 years of regulatory experience serving the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka (IBSL). She took up duties as the Director General of the IBSL at the time that IBSL set up its office independently and worked at the IBSL until her retirement.Whilst being the Director General of the IBSL, she served as a Board Member of the National Insurance Trust Fund in the capacity of an Ex-officio Member. Subsequently, she served the Ministry of Finance in the capacity of an Advisor for a short period of time. Prior to taking up the post of the Director General, IBSL she served the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Director.Mrs. Seresinhe has several years of experience in the field of Finance in the Private Sector prior to her entry into the regulatory arena and she is currently functioning as a consultant to the private sector and is attached to S S P Corporate Services (Pvt.) Ltd.

Mr. S .Sirikananathan

Mr. Sirikananathan is a retired partner of KPMG, an international firm of chartered accountants and is presently a sole practitioner under the firm name Sarasiri & Company. He also served on the Boards of Associated News Papers of Ceylon Ltd. (ANCL) as Director/Financial Consultant and Bartleet Finance PLC, as Independent Non-Executive Director, Audit Committee Chairman and Remuneration Committee Member.
Mr. Sirikananathan possesses over 40 years of audit experience with KPMG and has engaged in audits of star class Hotels, Conglomerates, Development Organisations, Multinational Banks, Finance Companies, Insurance Companies and several listed Companies.
Mr. Sirikananathan is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA) and is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCMA). He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Physical Science from the University of Peradeniya and has served on the Accounting Standards and Auditing Standards Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka for eleven (11) and seven (7) years respectively

Mr Ravi Liyanage

Mr. R N Liyanage is currently the Chief Executive Officer of TVS Lanka and Holds Directorship in Richard Pieris Distributors (ARPICO) in addition to Arpico Insurance. He was the former Chairman of Richard Peris Arpico Finance & Group Director of Richard Pieris & Co. and Chief Executive Officer/Principal Officer of Arpico Insurance.

Mr. Liyanage holds a Bachelor of Science (Bsc) degree from the University of Colombo and two Postgraduate degrees; Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, from the Charted Institute of Marketing UK and MBA from Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from CMA (Australia) and a fellow of the Life Underwriting Training Council of USA.

He has a very unique combination of being a proven Practitioner and an academic. In academia he has surpass over 5,000 MBAs for many Global Universities.

He has been awarded with many Global and Local accolades; Asian Brand Leadership Award from Brand Asia Congress, “Marketer of the Year” Award from the world’s largest professional body for marketing – the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, Global Brand Leadership Award from Global Brand Congress and “Brand Champion” Awards from Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. He has been instrumental in directing many organisations winning local and global recognition ‘in the field of Marketing. Served as a member of the Panel of Judges for many Corporate Awards in the Country.