Our Board of Directors

Mr. Priyantha Fernando

Mr. Priyantha Fernando - Chairman

Mr Priyantha Fernando has more than 35 years of experience at the Central Bank where he rose to the position of the Deputy Governor. He was the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank in 2010-2011, in charge of the Financial System Stability and the Corporate Services clusters. Mr Fernando has extensive experience and expertise in the fields of Banking and the Financial Sector, particularly at the policy making levels in financial regulation and supervision, Information technology, national accounting, macro-economic analysis and statistics, finance and fund management. At the Central Bank, he was the Chairman of the Financial Stability Committee, member of the Monetary policy Committee, member of the Risk Management Committee and Chairman of the National Payment Council. He also functioned as the Secretary to the Monetary Board during 2009/2010.

He was an ex-officio board member in several regulatory organisations namely the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka, the Chairman of the Credit Information Bureau, Institute of Bankers –Sri Lanka and has also served as a Board Member at Employers Trust Fund, Lanka Clear (Pvt) Ltd and Lanka Financial Services Bureau. During his career he has initiated and spearheaded several key projects of national importance, especially in the area of developing the infrastructure for the national payments and settlement system. Mr Fernando has served a number of committees at national level covering a range of subjects representing the Central Bank.

He has been appointed the Chairman of Golden Key Credit Card Company and currently serves on the boards of the, Union Bank of Colombo PLC and is the acting Chairman, Taprobane Holdings Ltd, Ceylon Leather Products PLC, Equi Capital (Pvt) Ltd, Golden Key Hospitals Ltd, Thomas Cook Travels Sri Lanka and Imperial Institute of Higher Education.

Mr. Luxhman Jayaratne

Mr. Luxhman Jayaratne - Independent Director

Mr Luxhman Jayaratne has over 37 years of banking experience. He has worked in several countries in Asia, Europe and Africa, focusing on Management of Operations and Technology areas with involvement in product management. He had been directly involved in setting up Citibank in Sri Lanka, and Romania. He had also been the Head of Operations and Technology of Africa Citibank covering 14 countries before joining Union Bank of Nigeria PLC.

Mr Jayaratne specialises in operations and technology management, process regionalisation and centralisation, and Commercial Banking.


Mr. U. H. Ebert Silva

Mr. U. H. Ebert Silva - Non-Executive Director

Mr. U. H. Ebert Silva has been appointed to the Board of Commercial Leasing and Finance PLC (CLC) as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 9th October 2017.

Mr. U. H. Ebert Silva has over thirty years of experience in Banking, Regulatory and Financial Reporting, Human Resource Management and Administration as a former official of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He joined CBSL in 1986 and has worked in the Bank Supervision, Employees’ Provident Fund, Facilities Management departments and in the Centre for Banking Studies till his retirement in year 2017.

He holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and has read for his M.A in Economics from the University of Ohio, USA.

Mr. Krishan Thilakaratne

Mr. Krishan Thilakaratne - Executive Director / CEO

Mr Krishan Thilakaratne is the Director/ CEO of Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC, and Head of Islamic Finance of LOLC group. He also serves on the Board of Commercial Insurance Brokers (Pvt) Ltd., the largest Insurance Broker in Sri Lanka which is an Associate Company of Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC.

He previously held the positions of CEO, Lanka ORIX Factors Ltd., & CEO, Auto Finance of LOLC. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka and joined the LOLC Group in 1995.