Mr. W. Karunajeewa
Chairman

Mr. Karunajeewa was appointed as Chairman of the Board of People's Insurance Limited in August 2009. At present, he is the Chairman of People's Bank, People's Leasing Co. PLC, People's Finance PLC, People's Leasing Fleet Management Limited, People's Leasing Property Development Limited, People's Leasing Havelock Properties Limited and People's Microfinance Limited. He holds a B.Com Degree from the University of Ceylon and is an Attorney- at- Law.

 

Prior to his appointment as the Chairman of People's Bank, he also served as the Chairman of the Employees' Trust Fund (ETF) Board from December 2005 to May 2007 and as the Chairman of the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation from October 2000 to December 2001. He held the position of a Working Director at the Ceylon Fisheries Corporation during the period July 1996 to October 2000 and had been a Working Director of the ETF Board during the period January 1995 to June 1996.

 

 

Mr. D. P. Kumarage
Managing Director

Mr. Kumarage was appointed as the Managing Director of People's Insurance Limited in August 2009. He has been functioning as the CEO/GM of People's Leasing Co. PLC since September 1997. He is also the Managing Director of People's Finance PLC, People's Leasing Fleet Management Limited, People's Leasing Property Development Limited, People's Leasing Havelock Properties Limited and People's Microfinance Limited.

 

He has over 32 years experience in banking and finance at People's Bank and retired as a Deputy General Manager. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Modern Banking and is a passed finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK .He is the Vice President of the Asian Leasing and Finance Association and former Chairman of the Leasing Association of Sri Lanka. In addition, he serves as a Non-Executive Director of SANASA Development Bank and Lanka Ashok Leyland PLC. He is a Director of Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Limited (FOSL).

 

Ms. D. N. W. N. Gammampila
Director

Mrs. Gammampila was appointed to the Board of People's Insurance Limited in July 2010. She is also a Director of People's Bank and a number of private companies including, Devagiri Plantations (Private) Limited, Nkar Travels (Private) Limited and Devagiri Corporate Services (Private) Limited.

 

She is an Attorney-at-Law and a registered Company Secretary of Sri Lanka and a Solicitor of England and Wales and counts over 30 years experience in England and Sri Lanka.

 

Mrs. Gammampila was the Company Secretary of Forbes and Walker Limited and Director, Legal and HR of the subsidiary companies of the Forbes and Walker Group for well over 10 years.

 

Mr. J. P. Amaratunga
Director

Mr. Amaratunga was appointed as a Director of People's Insurance Limited in July 2010. He is also a Director of Peoples' Bank, People's Merchant Bank PLC and Northern Power Company (Private) Limited.

 

Mr. Amaratunmga is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants, UK.

 

He has over 24 years extensive experience in Finance and Management and has been a Consultant and Director to a large number of corporations and private entities. In addition, he was a Member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is currently the Country Head of MTD Walkers PLC Sri Lanka overseeing the operations of MTD Walkers and its subsidiaries.

 

Amongst his many achievements, he was awarded the First in Order of Merit Prize at the Final Level Examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and presented a paper titled "Value for Money Accounting" at the National Conference of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka in 1987.