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The Board of Directors comprises directors with extensive experience and varied financial, management and entrepreneurial skills as this facilitates understanding of the micro and macro economy in which the Company and the Group operate, and also of the several industries into which the Company and Group are diversifying.

Mr. Kapila Jayawardena counts over 33 years' experience in Banking, Financial Management and Corporate Management. He was appointed as the Group Managing Director/CEO of Lanka LOLC Holdings PLC in 2007. He was the former CEO/Country Head of Citibank Sri Lanka & Maldives.

He has played a pivotal role in the Banking sector contributing to the financial market reforms, development and regularly advising regulators on prudential requirements and has widespread experience in introducing innovative financial service products to the market.

LOLC Group is one of the largest conglomerates in Sri Lanka with presence in diversified industries such as Financial Services, Trading, Manufacturing, Construction, Leisure and Renewable Energy.

As an individual with extensive international and domestic financial experience, he was a key member of the following committees:

  • Chairman Sri Lanka Bank's Association (SLBA) 2003/2004
  • Member of the Financial Services Reforms Committee (FSRC) 2003/ 2004
  • Director of Lanka Clear and was instrumental in completing the automated clearing project for the Sri Lankan banking industry 2004
  • President of the American Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka 2006/2007
  • Member of the inaugural Sovereign Ratings Team for Sri Lanka
  • Member of the National Council of Economic Development (NCED)
  • Board Member of the United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission
  • Presently, Mr. Jayawardena holds Chairmanship/directorship in the following companies:
    • LOLC Holdings PLC - Managing Director/Group CEO
    • LOLC Securities Limited - Chairman
    • Eden Hotels Lanka PLC - Chairman
    • Palm Garden Hotels PLC - Chairman
    • LOLC General Insurance Ltd - Chairman
    • Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC - Director
    • Brown & Company PLC - Director
    • Browns Investments PLC - Director
    • Seylan Bank PLC - Director
    • LOLC Holdings PLC - Director
    • Riverina Resorts (Pvt) Ltd - Director
    • Browns Capital PLC - Director
    • Browns Hydro Power PLC - Director
    • LOLC International (Pvt) Ltd - Director

Attorney-at-Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PIM, Sri Jayawardenapura.)

Joined LOLC in 2004. Counts over 25 years of experience as a Lawyer. Held a number of important positions in the State, including the office of State Counsel attached to the Attorney General's Department, the Office of Director - Legal & Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka and was involved in setting up the Consumer Affairs Authority as its first Director General. Mr. Kithsiri serves on the boards of a number of local and overseas subsidiaries within the LOLC Group including LOLC General Insurance Limited.

Dr. J. M. Swaminathan holds LLD, LLM and M Phil from the University of Colombo and LLB from the University of Ceylon. He is also Attorney-at-Law, Justice of the Peace and Unofficial Magistrate. He has also been conferred the Degree of LLD (Honoris Causa) by the University of Colombo

He is the Precedent Partner of Messrs. Julius & Creasy and is a Member of the Company Law Advisory Commission, a Member of the Intellectual Property Law Commission. He was a Member of the Council of Legal Education and is a Member of the Law Commission of Sri Lanka. He is a Faculty Member of the Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo and a Member of the Legal Cluster of National Economic Commission. He is a Visiting Lecturer and an Examiner at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo. He was also a Faculty Member of the LLM Wales Course conducted by the Sri Lanka Law College and a Faculty Member and Course Director of Post Attorneys Diploma Program on Intellectual Property Law and is over 50 years in practice. He is also a Director of several listed and unlisted companies.