Board of Directors

At Ceylinco Life, our dynamic board of directors have diligently set the course for the company's future growth and stability. Their contribution to the company's success, resonates with the outlook of Ceylinco Life and it innovative offerings to Sri Lankans from all corners of the nation.


Mr.R.Renganathan
MD/CEO

A Chartered Accountant by profession Mr. R. Renganathan joined Ceylinco Consolidated in 1983. He was entrusted with the task of setting up the Life Division of Ceylinco Insurance after the Government of Sri Lanka permitted private insurers to enter the Insurance Industry in 1987.

A firm believer in the miracle of Life insurance, with a vision of protecting every Sri Lankan family with a Ceylinco Life insurance policy, he has put together a team of professionals who share this common objective. Ceylinco Insurance PLC has continued to maintain market leadership in the Sri Lanka Insurance Industry and Ceylinco Life has won the Asia Insurance Review Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Asian Region. Mr. Renganathan is also a member of the LIMRA India/Sri Lanka Executive Board and was invited to speak at the LOMAL/LIMRA Strategic Issue Conference which was held in Kuala Lumpur.

Upon achieving success in the field of Life Insurance, he has now ventured into the healthcare sector with the idea of providing affordable healthcare facilities to the people of Sri Lanka. Therefore, with the affiliation of the Washington Cancer Institute he initially set up a Cancer Detection Centre and a Diabetes Centre. He has now set up a Cancer Treatment Centre with the latest state of the art technology.

He is the Chairman of Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd.


Mr. E.T.L. Ranasinghe
Director / Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Life)

Mr. Ranasinghe has over 30 years of experience in the mercantile sector in sales, marketing and strategic planning. He holds a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayawardenepura. He is also a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He joined Ceylinco Limited as a Product Manager in September, 1986 and is one of the pioneer members of the team to set up the Ceylinco Insurance PLC, when the Company commenced operations in 1988.

He is a Founder Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Sri Lanka Region and has held several Positions in the Executive Committee, including that of the Senior Vice Chairman in the past.

He currently serves as the Deputy Chief Executive Director of Ceylinco Insurance PLC - Life Division and is also a Director of Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited.


Mr. P.D.M. Cooray
Director / Head of HR & Training

Mr. Cooray joined in March, 1985 as the Chief Instructor of the Key Security Services Limited. He has been an employee of Ceylinco Insurance, since it's inception. He started his career in the Sri Lankan Air Force as a Commissioned Officer. His career at Ceylinco Insurance commenced as an Assistant Manager (Training), and in January, 1990 he was promoted as Manager (Human Resources), thereafter he held the posts of Assistant General Manager (Administration and Human Resources) and Assistant General Manager (Training). In 1998 he was promoted to the post of Deputy General Manager (Training). Mr. Cooray was appointed as a Director to the Board of Ceylinco Insurance in September, 2001.

Mr. Cooray is a Fellow of the Life Underwriters' Training Council (LUTCF) U.S.A. and a Chartered Insurance Agency Manager (CIAM). He played a very active role in setting up the Sales Force of Ceylinco Life. He is an internationally reputed speaker who has addressed many Life Insurance conventions and was the first South Asian non-member to address the MDRT which is the most prestigious Life Insurance convention in the world.


Mr. P.A. Jayawardena
Director / CFO (life)

Mr. Palitha Jayawardene counts over 25 years of experience in the field of finance. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and of the Institute of the Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He joined the Life Division of the Company in 1990 as Chief Accountant (Branches) and was invited to the Board in 2005.

He serves as a Director of Ceylinco Healthcare Services Limited as well.


Mr. S.R. Abeynayake
Director/Deputy Chief Financial Officer (Life)

Mr. Ranga Abeynayake counts fifteen years of experience in the field of Finance. He holds a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayawardenepura. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He joined the Life Division of the Company in March, 1998 as Financial Accountant and held the post of Deputy General Manager (Finance) Life Insurance, at the time he was appointed to the Board of Ceylinco Insurance PLC from 01st. February, 2011.