anilana board of directors

Board of Directors

Mr. Peter Amerasinghe

Mr. Peter Amerasinghe Chairman

Mr. Peter Amerasinghe is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Management Institute of United Kingdom. He is an accomplished professional with more than 45 years of senior managerial experience that includes 15 years in Plantation Management and 17 years as Chief Executive Officer of Lanka Walltiles PLC from its inception. Mr. Amerasinghe is a founder Director of Lanka Tiles Ltd, (now Lanka Floortiles PLC) ; and is on the Board of Directors to date.

Mr. Amerasinghe is currently the Chairman of Aristons (Pvt) Ltd and is a Consultant to Noritake Lanka Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd. He also established Ceyquartz MBI (Pvt) LTD, a joint venture with Japanese collaboration, of which he is the Chairman and Managing Director. He has considerable experience in the management of export oriented manufacturing organizations and export marketing of its products both locally and internationally.


Asanga Seneviratne Managing Director

Mr. Asanga Seneviratne is the founder of Anilana Hotels & Properties Limited, spearheading the launch of the “Anilana” brand, which he owns. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Nation Lanka Finance PLC. Mr. Seneviratne was previously a director of Taru Villas Holdings (Pvt) Limited where he was instrumental in developing the hotel chain of Taru Villas, as well as being a Director and Chief Executive Officer of Asia Capital PLC, a public quoted Company on the Colombo Stock Exchange (since 1994). Mr. Seneviratne was previously Managing Director of Asia Securities (Pvt) Ltd, and Chief Executive Officer of Asia Capital Ltd. He has also served as Chairman of the Stock Brokers Association of Sri Lanka (2005/2006), and is currently a Director of the Colombo Stock Exchange.

Mr. Seneviratne pioneered on-line trading in Sri Lanka through investor Access Asia (Pvt) Ltd with CDAX, the first on-line trading system in Sri Lanka, enabling direct access to the Colombo Stock Exchange for the first time, directly from the clients' personal computer. He has been involved in key capital market and private investment deals that have taken place in Sri Lanka over the last 20 years, promoting many Direct Investments in Sri Lanka from large Foreign Institutions such as Credit Agricole-Indosuez W.I.Carr, Regent Fund Management, Auerbach Grayson & Company. As well as high net-worth individuals such as Dr. Sena Yaddehige and S.K. Tiog (Malaysia). He has been instrumental in promoting many investor conferences in Sri Lanka.

With more than 20 years of extensive finance and investment experience with Asia Securities and Asia Capital, together with his experience within the hospitality industry, Mr. Seneviratne is well equipped to lead the emerging Anilana Group of Companies and successfully achieve their progressive business and expansion stratergies, building a new and profitable brand which is quality driven.

In addition to his many business achievements, Mr. Seneviratne has enjoyed a great passion for sport since his school days, when he studied at St. Thomas' College Mt. Lavinia. Accomplishments include previously captaining Sri Lanka's most famous Rugby Football Club; CR & FC (1987), and serving as the National Coach for the Sri Lankan Rugby 7's team (2000 to 2003). Mr. Seneviratne also currently serves as President of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union. In addition to his achievements in Rugby, he also was Captain for the prestigious Colombo Cricket Club (1994-1996), and has served as Vice President of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board. He also represented Sri Lanka Rugby and Under 23 Cricket teams.

Asanga Seneviratne

Manjula Seneviratne

Manjula Seneviratne Director

Ms. Manjula Seneviratne is co-founder of Anilana Hotels and Properties Limited and has held the role as Non-Executive Director since the company was formed. In addition to her Anilana role, Ms. Seneviratne serves as Executive Director of Ceyquartz MBL (Pvt) Ltd, a joint venture she co-founded with Japanese partnership in 1996, which was established as a BOI Company. Ceyquartz is firmly established as an industry leader in the production of high purity silica quartz for the semiconductor industry, holds ISO 9001 certification and exports products to Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea. The company has won numerous Export Awards from the Natonal Chamber of Exporters, most recently receiving two awards at the National Business Excellence Awards (2010). Ms. Seneviratne completed her secondary education at Bishop's College, Colombo (1977-1989), before successfully graduating with her GCE Advance Level (Lon) at Colombo International School (1989-19991). To complete her academic studies, Ms. Seneviratne accepted a place at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where she became an MA Graduate (1995) in Economics and Management Studies.


Gamini G Wikramanayake Director

In addition to his role as an independent Non-Executive Director of Anilana Hotels and Properties Limited, Mr. Gamini Benedict Wikramanayake is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of the United Kingdom (CIMA), and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants of Sri Lanka. With an accomplished background of over 30 years senior managerial experience, he has held positions as Managing Director of Management Systems Ltd, Chairman and Managing Director of Three Acre Farms Ltd, Chairman of Ceylon Oils & Fats Corporation and also as the Director Management Services for the Ministry of Public Administration and Government of Ceylon.

Currently Mr. Wikramanayake is an active investor in the Sri Lankan Stock Market. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario, Canada and has previously held a number of prestigious posts including: Chairman of the Bank of Ceylon, elected President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Charted Accountants (1976-1977), Management Consultant to the Maharaja Organization (since September 1995), Secretary – Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs & Local Government; Additional Secretary - Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs & Local Government and Secretary – Administration for the Ministry of Finance.

Gamini G Wikramanayake

Ajahn Gardiye Punchihewa

Ajahn Gardiye Punchihewa Director

Joining the Board of Directors with effect from 22nd May 2013 as a Non Executive Director of Anilana Hotels and Properties Limited, Mr. Ajahn Punchihewa is also the Chief Executive Officer and a Board Director of Nation Lanka Equities (Pvt) Ltd and a member of the Colombo Stock Exchange.

Mr. Punchihewa pursued his higher studies in the UK, where he obtained his BSC (Hons) in Finance, Accounting and Management graduating from the University of Nottingham.

On his return to Sri Lanka Mr. Punchihewa worked for Asia Securities (Pvt) Ltd, another leading investment bank, prior to forming TKS Securities (Pvt) Ltd, a Malaysian owned licenced stockbrokering house in October 2010. NLE formed a strategic alliance with foreign fund/wealth management companies, world-renowned research/media firms and other local and foreign high net worth clientele.