Board of Directors

United Motors Lanka PLC

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Mr. Devaka Cooray
Chairman
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Mr. Chanaka Yatawara
Group Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director
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Mr. Ananda Atukorala
Director
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Mr. Ramesh Yaseen
Executive Director (After Sales Services)
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Mrs. Hiroshini Fernando
Director
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Professor Malik Ranasinghe
Director
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Mr. Stuart Chapman
Director
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Ms. Coralie Pietersz
Director
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Mr. Junya Takami
Director
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Mr. Ruwindhu Peiris
Non-Executive/ Non-Independent Director
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Mr. Thushara Jayasekara
Executive Director Finance
Mr. Devaka Cooray

Devaka Cooray is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of the United Kingdom. He possesses over 40 years’ experience at Ernst & Young, and was also responsible for establishing the Ernst & Young practice in the Maldives.  In addition, he has served as a Director to several top-notch companies in Sri Lanka.Chairman

Mr. Chanaka Yatawara

First appointed to the Board in June 2004 as a Non- Executive Director, Mr. Yatawara was appointed as an Executive Director in November 2004. He holds a degree in Economics from Lewis & Clark College, Oregon, USA.

Mr. Ananda Atukorala

Drawing from an accomplished career in the banking sector, Mr. Atukorala was appointed to the Board in November 2005 for his invaluable contribution in financial expertise. He holds a B.Sc (Leeds UK), MTT (North Carolina, USA), and an MBA.

Mr. Ramesh Yaseen

Mr. Yaseen was appointed to the United Motors Board in June 2008. At present, he also sits on the Board of Unimo Enterprises Limited, drawing from his experience as a former Director of Readywear Industries.

Mrs. Hiroshini Fernando

Appointed to the Board in July 2013, Mrs. Fernando has over 20 of expertise in Finance and Management across a diverse commercial spectrum. She is also the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of R I L Property PLC.

Professor Malik Ranasinghe

A Senior Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Member of the University Grants Commission and The National Research Council, Chartered Engineer and International Professional Engineer, Prof. Ranasinghe was appointed to the Board in July 2014.

Mr. Stuart Chapman

Appointed to the Board in 2016, Mr. Chapman brings to the table management experience spanning over thirty years in Sales and Marketing across Healthcare, FMCG, Consumer Durables, Insurance, Banking and Telecommunications. He holds an MBA from the University of Colombo.

Ms. Coralie Pietersz

Appointed to the Board in 2021. Ms.Coralie Pietersz counts more than thirty years’ experience in diversified sectors. Coralie is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. She holds a BSc (Hons) in physics an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

 

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Mr. Junya Takami was appointed to the Board in May 2021.

Mr. Takami graduated from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. Currently, he is the General Manager in charge of the Africa and South Asia Division of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Japan. Mr. Takami has been working for Mitsubishi Motors over 20 years and has broad experiences including Aftersales, Marketing strategy, Product planning, and sales covering different regions such as Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Mr. Ruwindhu Peiris

Ruwindhu Peiris is the Managing Director and head of the Colombo office of Stax, a global strategy consulting firm with offices in Boston, Chicago, New York, and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

He  served as the Chairman of SLASSCOM (2017-2018), one of the most influential national chambers that acts as a catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan knowledge and innovation industry. Ruwindhu is a founding board member of the Lankan Angel Network, Sri Lanka’s first alliance of Angel investors.

Prior to joining Stax, Mr. Peiris was Vice President and the Global Head of Operations for Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global information technology services company. During his tenure at Virtusa, he has successfully implemented multiple complex solutions for Global 500 companies in the Banking, Financial Services, Insurance and Telecom industries, transforming their data and information into critical dashboards and decision tools. Mr. Peiris earned an M.B.A. from Edith Cowan University (Australia) and is an Electrical Engineering Graduate from Queen’s University (Canada).

 

Mr. Thushara Jayasekara

Thushara Jayasekara is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of the United Kingdom. He has over 23 years of post-qualifying experience as a Chartered Accountant.

During his carrier, he has worked in different industries such as plantation, venture capital, construction, and leasing & finance, before joining United Motors Lanka PLC. He has been at UML for over twelve years in different capacities. He is also a Director at Unimo Enterprises Limited, U M L Property Developments Limited, and U M L Heavy Equipment Limited.

 

Unimo Enterprises Limited

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Mr. Mahesh Gunatilaka
Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director
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Mrs. Hiroshini Fernando
Director
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Mr. Ananda Atukorala
Director
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Mr. Ramesh Yaseen
Executive Director (After Sales Services)
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Mr. Thushara Jayasekera
Executive Director Finance
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Mr. Raveendra Siriwardene
Director
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Mr. Ruwindhu Peiris
Non-Executive/ Non-Independent Director
Mr. Mahesh Gunatilaka
Mrs. Hiroshini Fernando

Appointed to the Board in July 2013, Mrs. Fernando has over 20 of expertise in Finance and Management across a diverse commercial spectrum. She is also the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of R I L Property PLC.

Mr. Ananda Atukorala

Drawing from an accomplished career in the banking sector, Mr. Atukorala was appointed to the Board in November 2005 for his invaluable contribution in financial expertise. He holds a B.Sc (Leeds UK), MTT (North Carolina, USA), and an MBA.

Mr. Ramesh Yaseen

Mr. Yaseen was appointed to the United Motors Board in June 2008. At present, he also sits on the Board of Unimo Enterprises Limited, drawing from his experience as a former Director of Readywear Industries.

Mr. Thushara Jayasekera
Mr. Raveendra Siriwardene
Mr. Ruwindhu Peiris

U M L Property Developments Limited

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Mr. Thushara Jayasekera
Executive Director Finance
Mr. Thushara Jayasekera

U M L Heavy Equipment Limited

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Mrs. Hiroshini Fernando
Director
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Mr. Thushara Jayasekera
Executive Director Finance
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Mr. Gihan Pilapitiya
Director
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Mr. Buddika Sinhage
Director
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Mr. Priyantha Ellepola
Director
Mrs. Hiroshini Fernando

Appointed to the Board in July 2013, Mrs. Fernando has over 20 of expertise in Finance and Management across a diverse commercial spectrum. She is also the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of R I L Property PLC.

Mr. Thushara Jayasekera
Mr. Gihan Pilapitiya
Mr. Buddika Sinhage
Mr. Priyantha Ellepola