Leadership Team

Mr. Chamilantha Fernando

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Krishantha Perera

Chief Operating Officer​

Mr. Harsha Samarasekara

Head of Credit & Branch Administration​

Mr. Mahasen Kamathewatte

Compliance Officer

Mr. Rukmal Kaldera

Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Namal Cooray

Head of Sales and Marketing

Mrs. Yashikala Nawagamuwa

Head of Legal

Mr. Amila Bandara

Head of Finance

Mr. Shiran Punchihewa

Head Of Internal Audit

Mr. Sanka Fernando

Chief Manager Recoveries

Mr. Nuwan Sardarathne

Chief Manager Finance

Mr. Chathuranga Suraweera

Chief Manager Information Technology

Mr. Danushka Ariyarathne

Senior Manager Recoveries

Mr. Sumith Amarasinghe

Senior Manager Human Resources

Mr. Chamara Wickramaratne

Senior Manager Credit

Mr. Lakmal Kalansooriya

Senior Manager Gold Loan

Mr. Chamilantha Fernando

Appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CBCF in October 2023. Mr Fernando has a stellar track record spanning over two decades in the banking and finance industry.

As the current dynamic leader at the helm of CBC Finance Ltd. he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role. Armed with a Master of Science in Finance from Asia e University and a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Western Sydney, Australia, his academic prowess complements his extensive practical knowledge.

Moreover, his commitment to professional development is evident through his certifications, including Certified Practicing Marketer (CPM – Asia Pacific), and Practicing Marketer (SLIM), his associations with the Sri Lankan Institute of Marketing (MSLIM) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK. Mr Fernando is also an associate member of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka.

Mr Fernando has started out his career in banking at Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and then moved to Standard Chartered Bank and then to Nations Trust Bank where he was involved in Sales and Marketing at the time of the launch of American Express Credit cards to the local market. He has later got in to the Sri Lankan finance industry holding senior positions at Softlogic Finance PLC, Merchant Bank and Finance PLC, Orient Finance PLC and finally at Dialog Finance PLC.

Mr Fernando’s career journey continued through various prestigious institutions and positions has honed his strategic vision and business acumen. Notably, his tenure as Head of Business Development and handling the marketing of eZ Cash/ Mobile Money Operations gave him the opportunity to get a thorough understanding and involvement in digitalisation, mobile applications and mobile money.

As a seasoned leader, Mr Fernando has consistently demonstrated his proficiency in steering organisations towards success. His roles as General Manager at Softlogic Finance PLC and Heading Business Development and Marketing at other financial institutions and his overall experience in the industry underscore his adeptness in operational management and driving sustainable growth.

Krishantha Perera (1)

Mr. Krishantha Perera

Krishantha Perera joined CBC Finance Ltd as the Chief Operating Officer in May 2022. Krishantha has over 19 years of experience in the Non – Bank Financial Service sector both in Sri Lanka and Maldives. Prior to his appointment, he was with Maldives Finance & Leasing Company Pvt Ltd (MFLC) for past 13 years, the last three of them as Deputy General Manager – Operations and had also served MFLC as Chief Risk Officer and as Chief Accountant.

Krishantha holds a Master of Business administration from the University of Suffolk (United Kingdom), Associate member of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka and Associate Member of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka. He also holds Intermediate level qualification from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Harsha Samarasekara

Harsha Samarasekara joined CBC Finance Ltd. in October 2018 and currently serves as Head of Credit & Branch Administration. He counts over 14 years of experience in the Banking sector.

Harsha started his career at Richard Peiris Group and moved to Leasing and Factoring Department of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC in 2006.

Harsha has a wealth of experience in Retail Lending Products (Leasing, Personal Loans, Home loans), Factoring, Personal Banking Operations, Credit Administrations and Recoveries.

Harsha holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Accountancy) Special degree from the University of Kelaniya and he is an Associate Member [AIB] of the Institute of Bankers in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Mahasen Kamathewatte

Mahasen Kamathewatte joined CBC Finance Ltd. in February 2012 and currently serves as the Compliance Officer. He counts over 16 years of work experience, of which 13 years is in the Information Technology Industry in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining CBC Finance Ltd. he completed a successful 7 year stint at Lanka Clear (Pvt.) Ltd and People’s Bank.

Mahasen holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Peradeniya and Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology from the University of Peradeniya and BSc. Special Honors degree in Information Technology from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.

Mr. Rukmal Kaldera

Rukmal Kaldera joined CBC Finance Ltd. in November 2018 and currently serves as Chief Risk Officer. He counts over 15 years of experience in the Banking Sector. Prior to the appointment to CBC Finance Ltd., he was with Commercial Bank, served across the branch banking network of the North Central, Central and North Western regions.

Rukmal holds a Master of Business Administration from London Metropolitan University, UK, Bachelor of Business Management from Southern Queensland University, Australia, and a Diploma in Information Technology from the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, Australia.

He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA). He is also a Member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, USA (GARP), Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, UK (MCSI) and Member of the Institute of Bankers – Sri Lanka.

Mr. Namal Cooray

Namal Cooray joined CBC Finance Ltd as the Head of Sales and Marketing in January 2022. Namal has over 17 years of excellent proven track record in Sales & Marketing and handling customer relationship in the NBFI Sector while demonstrating ability in building & securing positive business relationships and creating a strong business network that enables to significantly expand account-base with an emphasis on profit and growth in assigned segments combining strong organizational and communication skills to independently plan and steer business affairs while ensuring success on set/projected challenges. Prior to this appointment, he was the Chief Manager of Business Development at People’s Merchant Finance PLC. Namal started his career with Senkadagala Finance PLC and held Senior key positions at Orient Finance PLC & Multi Finance PLC.

Namal holds a Master of Business Administration awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University (United Kingdom).

Mr. Chathuranga Suraweera

Mr.Chathuranga Suraweera joined CBC Finance Ltd in 2021 and currently serves as Chief Manager Information Technology. With over 16+ years of IT experience in the Non-Bank Financial Service sector in Sri Lanka, Chathuranga brings a wealth of expertise to his role. Prior to his appointment, he held positions at Central Finance Company PLC and Softlogic Finance Ltd, where he worked across various domains including IT Administration, Software Engineering, Software Quality Assurance, Database Administration, Networking, and Software Releasing & Implementation.

Chathuranga’s educational background includes a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Kelaniya University Sri Lanka, a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology from Middlesex University UK, a Higher Diploma in Computer-Based Information Systems from the National Institute of Business Management Sri Lanka, a Diploma in Computer System Design from the National Institute of Business Management Sri Lanka, a Diploma in Computer Programming from Technical Engineering College Sri Lanka, and a Diploma in English from Edexcel International. Additionally, he holds various internationally recognized certifications related to the IT and management fields.

He is a Professional Member of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (MCSSL), a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute for IT UK (MBCS), a Professional Member of the Institute Of Management Sri Lanka (MIMSL), and a Member of the International Computer Science Teachers Association (MCSTA).