About Us
Our Leaders
Mr. Jehan P. Amaratunga
Non-Executive, Non-Independent Chairman

Mr. Jehan P. Amaratunga
Non-Executive, Non-Independent Chairman

Mr. Amaratunga assumed duties as the Chairman of People’s Insurance PLC in July 2010. He presently serves as the Group Executive Deputy Chairman of MTD Walkers PLC, Sri Lanka, which is a leading infrastructure development company that is listed on the Main Board of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and also serves as a Director of People’s Bank, People’s Leasing & Finance PLC, JAT Holdings (Pvt) Ltd and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants, UK (FCMA). He was awarded First in Order of Merit Prize at the final level examination of the ICASL. Mr. Amaratunga has over 32 years of extensive experience in finance and management and has been a Consultant and Director to a large number of corporations and private entities. Amongst his many achievements, he has presented a paper titled “Value for Money Accounting” at the National Conference of the ICASL in 1987. He was also a Member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka in the Year 1988 and the Governing Council of the University of Colombo from April 2015 to November 2016.

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Mr. N. Vasantha Kumar
Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director

Mr. N. Vasantha Kumar
Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director

Mr. N. Vasantha Kumar was appointed as a Director of People’s Insurance PLC in May 2011. He presently serves as the CEO/GM of People’s Bank and is a Director of People’s Leasing Property Development Limited, People’s Leasing Havelock Properties Limited, People’s Leasing Fleet Management Limited, People’s Travels (Private) Limited, People’s Merchant Finance PLC, Credit Information Bureau, National Payment Council, Lanka Financial Services Bureau, Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Limited and Sri Lanka Bankers’ Association (Guarantee) Limited.

He is a member of the Governing Board of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and counts over 36 years of experience in treasury management. He is a past president of the Association of Primary Dealers and of the Sri Lanka Forex Association and served as Treasurer at ANZGrindlays Bank, Colombo for many years.

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Mr. Lakshman Abeysekera
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr. Lakshman Abeysekera
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr. Lakshman Abeysekera, Chartered Accountant, was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director of People’s Insurance PLC on 20th October 2015. He possesses over 27 years of experience in accounting and management. He currently functions as a Non-Executive Director of SANASA Development Bank PLC and Director of JanRich Foods Limited and NovEx Pharmaceuticals Limited. He has held the positions of Chief Financial Officer at Emerchemie NB (Ceylon) Limited, Accountant at Hoechst (Ceylon) Limited and was the Senior Accountant at Lankem Ceylon Limited. Mr. Abeysekera is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, a Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka and a Former Governing Council Member of AAT Sri Lanka. He has an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

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Mr. W. M. Abeyrathna Bandara
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr. W. M. Abeyrathna Bandara
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr. Abeyrathna Bandara, a professional in the field of leadership and strategic planning is a trained teacher, lecturer and principal. He is a former Chairman/Managing Director of Gamipubuduwa Organisation. He possesses a Bachelor of Education Degree (Secondary Education) from the National Institute of Education, Bachelor of Arts from the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka and a Diploma in History from the University of Kelaniya.

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Mr. N. P. Karunarathne
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr. N. P. Karunarathne
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr. Karunarathne is a senior administrative officer with over 30 years’ experience in administration and management. He has served as adviser/coordinating secretary to the Road Development Authority, as an administrative officer at the Mahaweli Economic Agency and as an executive officer at the Transport Ministry. He possesses a B. A. (Special) Degree in Sociology from the Faculty of Arts, University of Sri Jayawardenepura and has also served as a council member of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

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Mr. S. P. K. Gunarathne
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr. S. P. K. Gunarathne
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr. Gunarathne, an Attorney-at-Law by profession, has extensive experience in legal affairs, leadership and management. He presently serves as a Board Member of the Road Development Authority and Institute of Post Harvesting Technology. He also functions as a panel lawyer for Rajarata Development Bank and the Municipal Council of Anuradhapura. He has also served as a legal officer at Urban Development Authority. He possesses a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo and holds a National Certificate in English for Commerce, Industry and Further Education issued by the Ministry of Higher Education and a Certificate for Rural Development issued by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

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Mr. Ahamed Sabry Ibrahim
Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director

Mr. Ahamed Sabry Ibrahim
Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director

Mr. Ibrahim was appointed as the Non-Executive & Non-Independent Director of People’s Insurance PLC from 1st July 2017 and was also appointed as the CEO/General Manager of People’s Leasing and Finance PLC. Prior to that he has held very senior positions both locally and internationally including, Senior Deputy General Manager, Wholesale Banking (October 2014 to September 2016) and Senior Deputy General Manager, Risk Management (August 2007 to October 2014) of People’s Bank, Deputy General Manager, Head of Treasury, Head of Corporate Banking & Recoveries, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer of Hatton National Bank PLC (2004 to July 2007) and Head of Credit and GSAM, Standard Chartered Bank (2002 to 2004).

Mr. Ibrahim has over 33 years of banking experience primarily in the areas of Corporate Banking, Treasury Management and Risk Management; he holds an Honours Degree (Bsc) from the University of Colombo and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers – UK (FCIB).

Mr. Ibrahim has also been a Director of HNB Securities (Pvt) Limited (2005 to 2007) and People’s Merchant Bank PLC (2009 to 2011). At present he functions as a Director of People’s Leasing Fleet Management Limited and People’s Leasing Property Development Limited.

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Mr. Deepal Abeysekera
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Deepal Abeysekera
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Abeysekera was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of People's Insurance PLC on 1st July 2017. Prior to that he was the Head of Marketing and Research of People's Bank. He is well known for his proven capabilities in strategic business development and brand building in financial Services Industry counting more than 35 years of experience. He has been responsible for setting up sales, marketing and strategic business development operations in financial sector organisations and has successfully lead corporate brands to top positions in their respective industries in brand value and market leadership. The prestigious 'Brand Champion of the Year' and 'Brand Leadership Award' were conferred on him by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and the World Brand Congress in recognition of his distinctive achievements.

He is a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, (UK), a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) (UK) and a Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA). He also holds a MBA from the University of Southern Queensland, (Australia). He is a past President of the Board of Management of The Management Club (TMC) and a Past President of the Association of Professional Bankers (Sri Lanka).

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