About Us

Serving you with Passion

Committed to serving you with passion, we at People's Insurance PLC believe in forging a lasting relationship with you, our valued customer.

Being by your side through your life's journey, we provide you with that much-needed support and confidence to thrive, may it be in your personal life, in your profession or livelihood.

Living up to our motto: Caring with Love, we will serve you with passion to help realise your dreams by sharing your risks and delivering value, every step of the way.

How we operate

  • Island-wide presence through People's Leasing and People's Bank window operations with a unique opportunity to access an exciting and potential client base in an effective and cost efficient manner, apart from operations at our head office and two regional offices
  • Increased market share through the customer bases of People's Leasing and Finance PLC and People's Bank
  • We directly grow our customer base through our direct marketing channels

Who we are

  • Incorporated as a public limited liability company on 22nd July 2009
  • Registered as a non-life insurance provider under the Regulation of Insurance Industry Act
  • Supported by two of the largest financial entities in the country - People’s Leasing and Finance PLC and People’s Bank
  • Successfully completed the initial public offering and listed on the Main Board of CSE

Where we stand

  • We are one of the most profitable non-life insurance companies in Sri Lanka with constant underwriting profits
  • We are a leading non-life insurance company in Sri Lanka with more than Rs.6 billion annual premium income
  • We are financially strong with an asset base of over Rs.11 billion
  • We have a large captive business base through our People's group
  • We are now focusing on developing the non-captive business segment


To lead in value growth in general insurance through innovation and service excellence.


People's insurance will build upon its sound heritage of financial strength and market reach by excelling as the trusted provider of timely and innovative insurance solutions. We will achieve through the commitment and passion of all our people working in an atmosphere of openness and trust, with respect for the environment and fulfilling stakeholder expectations.

Corporate Values

  • Respect for integrity and business ethics
  • We act responsibly
  • Be customer-driven
  • To have a sense of urgency
  • Respect diversity and the environment

Our Leadership


Mr. Isuru Balapatabendi

Non-executive, Non-independent Chairman

Mr. Lakshman Abeysekera

Non-executive, Independent Director

Mr. Shamindra Mercelline

Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director

Mr. Johnson Fernando

Non-executive, Non-independent Director

Dr. Kasun Wijetilleke

Non-executive, Independent Director

Mr. Rohan Tennakoon

Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director

Mr. Azzam Ahamat

Non-executive, Non-independent Director


Ms. Jeevani Kariyawasam - Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Thanuja Fernando - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Channa R. Abeywickrema - Head of Operations

Mr. Hareendra Dissanayaka - Head of Motor Claims

Ms. Sumudu Bandara - Head of Non Motor Claims

Mr. Dhanushka Hettiarachchi - Head of Sales

Ms. Shalika De Silva - Head of Legal

Mr. Sanjaya Mallawarachchi - Head of Internal Audit

Mr. Chandima Sumanathunga - Head of Reinsurance and Marine

Mr. Sashika Jayathilaka - Manager - Motor Underwriting

Mr. Uvindu Pathirana - Manager - Operations

Ms. Malsha Munasinghe - Manager - HR Operations and Employee Relations

Mr. Sampath Digamadulla - Manager Contact Center and Customer Relationship

Ms. Asanga Opatha - Manager - Administration

Mr. Malinda Wickramasinghe - Manager - Broker Business Development

Ms. Thushari Baddevithana - Manager - Motor Claims

Mr. Kosala Jayarathne - Manager - Motor Engineer

Mr. Indika Edirisinghe - Senior Manager - IT

Ms. Sanjeewani Madarasinghe - Manager - Legal

Mr. Priyantha yatawarage - Zonal Manager

Mr. Nandana Bandara - Zonal Manager

Ms. Nadhra Nefertiti Zanoon - Board Secretary

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