About Us

Board Directors

Damien Fernando FCMA (UK), MBA (Sri Jayawardenapura) Chairman

Mr. Fernando is a Fellow member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of United Kingdom. He has been awarded a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 1992.
He holds Directorship in Addison (Pvt) Ltd and HealthCey (Pvt) Ltd also serving as a non-executive Director of Hatton National Bank PLC and Consultant - Strategy of Melstacorp PLC
He served as the Executive Director of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Limited from 2003 to 2009 and held Board positions in companies in sectors of Food & beverage, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Finance, Asset Management, and in Unit Trusts.

Dr. Prasad Samarasinghe PhD (Australian National University, Australia), B.Sc. (Eng.) University of Moratuwa, M.Sc. (Eng.) University of MoratuwaDirector

Dr. Prasad Samarasinghe is the Director of Bellvantage (Pvt) Ltd. He holds Directorship in DCSL Brewery (Pvt) Ltd, Hayleys Fiber PLC, Lanka Number Portability Services (Guarantee) Ltd and Maganeguma Road Construction Equipment Company (Pvt) Ltd Hatton National Bank PLC, HNB Assurance PLC, HNB General Insurance. Also, he is the Chairman of Federation of Information Technology Sri Lanka (FITIS) and holds the Directorship of two non-profit organizations TRACE, Information and Communication Technology Industry Skills Council (ICTISC). Currently he is serving as Council Member of BCS -The Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section & Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL).
He obtained his Doctorate in Telecommunications from the world ranked research university, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Dr. Samarasinghe holds a B.Sc. (Eng.) Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications with First Class Honors and a M.Sc. in Engineering, both from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. A member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology), he also has a Licentiate (Parts I and II) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with the island’s best results in Financial Accounting, Business Mathematics, Statistics and Data Processing. In the past, Dr. Samarasinghe held the posts of Chief Operating Officer at Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd, Head of Information Technology at Commercial Bank PLC and Director of e-Channeling PLC.

Prasanna Karunanayake BSc (Eng.), MBCSDirector

Prasanna has been with Melstacorp since 2011, when he joined as Group Head of IT. Since the beginning of 2016, he has been Group Chief Information Officer for Melstacorp. Prior to joining the group, he was at Asia Securities (Senior Manager Information Technology), Serendib Flour Mills (Manager – Information and Communication Technology), and DMS Software Technologies (Senior Oracle Applications Consultant). He specializes in ICT management, ICT Consulting, Oracle EBS consulting, ERP Consulting and Management Accountancy.

Cleetus Mallawaarachchi FCA, FCMA, MBADirector

Cleetus had 17 years of work experience at companies such as KPMG Ford Rhodes Thornton & Co., Trelleborg Lanka (Pvt) Limited, Eureka Online (Pvt) Limited, Growth Lanka (Pvt) Limited, Naja David Group and Andrew Cross & Co. prior to joining the Melstacorp group as Group Financial Controller in 2007. He specializes in auditing, financial reporting, finance, accounting and financial analysis.