Board of Directors

Kanrich Chairman

Dr. W. M. Hemachandra – Chairman / Director

B.Sc (Bus Ad) (Hons), Dip. (Acc), MA (Econ), Ph.D (Econ)

Dr. Hemachandra was an Assistant Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka with 35 years of experience. Prior to this post he held many senior positions in several departments and being a member in many internal committees in the Central Bank. Dr. Hemachandra holds a First Class (Hons) degree in B.Sc Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura , Masters Degree in Economics from the Simon Fraser University – Canada and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colombo. He also holds a Diploma in Accountancy from Sri Lanka Technical College. In addition, he has undergone many local and foreign training programmes. He also served as a lecturer at the Centre for Banking Studies, a Visiting Lecturer at Universities of Colombo and Kelaniya and the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. He has published many research articles in recognized journals and authored for several books in the field of economics and matters related to Banking Industry.

Kanrich Chairman

Mr. Shiran Weerasinghe – CEO / Executive Director

B. Sc (Acct) (Sp.) Hons, MBA (Aus), FCA, ACMA, MCPM, MIPA (Aus)

Mr. Weerasinghe is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He has obtained the Accountancy & Financial Management Degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and completed his MBA from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He started his career at Messrs Ernst & Young. He counts over 20 years of experience and held senior Management positions in several institutions in the field of Finance. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (ACMA), a Member of the Institute of Public Accountants of Australia (MIPA Aus) and a Member of the Professional Managers’ Association (MCPM).

Corporate Management

Kanrich Director

Mr. Eranda Amal Godage

General Manager – Marketing

Kanrich Director

Mr. Sadeepa Ratnayake

General Manager – Investments

Kanrich Director

Mr. Ravi Indra Kumara Joseph

Deputy General Manager - IT

Kanrich Director

Mr. Pradeep Basnayaka

Deputy General Manager

Kanrich Director

Mrs. W. Shyaminie Fernando

Assistant General Manager

Kanrich Director

Mr. Thushara Wijewardena

Assistant General Manager – Credit

Kanrich Director

Mr. Sujeewa

Assistant General Manager

Kanrich Director

Mr. Harshadeva Abayajeewa

Head of Finance

Kanrich Director

Mr. Varuna Walgama

Head of HR

Kanrich Director

Mr. Sarath Thilakartathna

Head of Gold Loans

Mr. Eranda Amal Godage - General Manager – Marketing

Chartered Marketer, Practicing Marketer, MBA (UK), DipM (UK), FCPM, FIPFM (UK), MCIM (UK), MCMI (UK), ACMA (Aus),  MSLIM, MGARP, MIM (SL),

Mr. Godage is a Banker, a Chartered Marketer and a Practicing Marketer with 19 years of experience having started his career at Sampath Bank PLC. He holds a MBA from the University of Wales UK and a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). He is a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka, the Institute of Professional Financial Managers UK and a Certified Management Accountant (Australia). He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK, The Chartered Management Institute of UK, Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, Global Association of Risk Professionals and Institute of Management of Sri Lanka. He joined Kanrich Finance Ltd., in 2009.

Mr. Sadeepa Ratnayake - General Manager – Investments

MSLIM (SL)

 

Mr. Ratnayake started his career at Seylan Merchant Bank Ltd and counts over 20 years of experience in the industry. He has held several senior positions in marketing in the Financial Service Sector. He joined Kanrich Finance Ltd in 2010 and currently heads the company’s Leasing,  Business Loans, Mortgage Loans, Personal Loans, Consumer Loans and Real Estate business divisions. He is a Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing.

Mr. Ravi Indra Kumara Joseph - Deputy General Manager - IT

MBCS (UK) , Higher Dip. (Computer Science)

Mr. Joseph is a Software Engineer by profession with almost 17 years experience in designing, implementing and maintaining software in Commercial Banks, Merchant Banks and Finance Companies. He is a member of British Computer Society and has been involved in many system development projects in the finance industry. He has working experience at OpenArc system Management and several other finance companies. He joined Kanrich Finance Ltd in 2010 and was instrumental in developing the Core Banking Software for KFL, Branchless Bank Solutions (POS) , SMS Gateway and KFL Mobile Application.

Mr. Pradeep Basnayaka - Deputy General Manager

MBA (UK)

Mr. Basnayake is a banker by profession with 22 years of experience. He started his career at The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd before joining Sampath Bank PLC and DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC. He joined Kanrich Finance Ltd in 2011 and currently functions as the Deputy General Manager and holds a MBA from the Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. He is also a former National Rugby Captain and National Rugby selector.

Mrs. W. Shyaminie Fernando - Assistant General Manager

MBA (UK), BA (sp) Hons Business Statistics, Pg Dip in Marketing J’pura

 

Mrs. Fernando joined Kanrich Finance Ltd in July 2010 as Business Development Manager. She graduated from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura with a Second Class Upper and completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. She started her career at the Auditor Generals Department and then joined The Finance PLC in 2000 before joining LB Finance and MBSL Savings Bank and currently functions as a Zonal Head. She holds an MBA in Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

Mr. Thushara Wijewardena - Assistant General Manager – Credit

MBS (Col), Pg Dip in Business Management (Col), AIB

 

Mr. Thushara started his career at Seylan Bank in 1992.  He held several senior positions in Pan Asia Bank, Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka, Lisvin Investments and Sarvodaya Development Finance before joining Kanrich. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management and Master of Business Studies from University of Colombo. He is an Associate Member of Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and Life member of Association of Professional Bankers of Sri Lanka.  Mr. Thushara counts over 27 years of experience in the Banking & Financial services industry.

Mr. Sujeewa - Assistant General Manager

Dip in Micro Finance (IBSL)

 

Mr. Sujeewa joined Kanrich Finance Ltd. in 2011 as the product manager in Microfinance. He holds a diploma in Microfinance from Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. He counts more than 19 years of experience in microfinance sector and held a senior position in HNB Grameen (Formerly known as Ceylinco Grameen) before joining Kanrich finance Ltd.

Mr. Harshadeva Abayajeewa - Head of Finance

Mgt (University of Kelaniya), MBA (University of Colombo), ACA, ACMA

 

Mr. Harsha is an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Institute of Certified Management of Accountants of Sri Lanka. He has obtained his first  Degree from University of Kelaniya and completed his MBA from University of Colombo. He started his accounting career at Ernst & Young and counts over 17 years of experience in Audit & Assurance, Leisure & Hospitality, Retail Trading and Financial Sector.

Mr. Varuna Walgama - Head of HR

PQHRM

 

Mr. Walgama counts over 27 years of experience in the Human Resources field in apparel, telecommunications and Oil & Fats industries with local and international exposure. He holds a PQHRM (IPM), Postgraduate certificates in Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development from Post graduate Institute of Management, Sri Lanka. He joined Kanrich Finance Ltd in 2016.

Mr. Sarath Thilakartathna - Head of Gold Loans

Assistant General Manager – Gold Loans

 

Mr. Thilakartathna is the head of Gold Loans (Pawning) at Kanrich Finance. He has over 35 years of experience and has followed courses and obtained qualifications from the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, The Gem and Jewellery Corporation and N.I.B.M. Furthermore he has worked as an auctioneer for over 25 years and is also a trainer for pawning procedures for Government regional banks.