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05 May 2014

Higher Education Ministry Secretary Dr. Nawaratne joins Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills Board

Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills PLC today announced the appointment of respected Secretary to the Higher Education Ministry, Dr. Nawaratne to its Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director.

Dr. Nawaratne counts over 18 years of post-qualified experience focused mainly on management and development. He served as the Director, Human Capital, Youth Development and Rural Networks of Cargills (Ceylon) PLC from 2007-2010 till he assumed duties as the Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education. Among the many roles handled by Dr. Nawaratne, he has served as Director General/Chairman of the National Youth Services Council. Sri Lanka (NYSC), Secretary. Ministry of Samurdhi, Director General, Samurdhi Authority, Chairman. Centre for Strategic Management and also as an Advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.

He holds a B.Sc (Business Administration) degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, an MA (Economics) from the Kagawa University, Japan, and a PhD in Management from the Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Nawaratne is a Visiting Faculty Member on strategic management, poverty reduction for the MBA program. Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo.

Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills also announced that J. A. S. Piyawardena, an Independent Non-Executive Director of the company, resigned from the Board with effect from 25th April 2015. Following the latest changes, the Board of Directors of Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills PLC comprises A. M. Pandithage (Chairman), E. R. P. Goonetilleke (Managing Director). K. D. D. Perera, F. L. Seevaratnam, S. C. Ganegoda, H. Somashantha, R. N. Somaratne, R. P. Pathirana, D. S. N. Weerasooriya and B. J. Nawaratne.

Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills

Established in 1993, Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills PLC is the pioneer in textiles manufacturing in Sri Lanka. We provide end to end solutions from design to manufacturing of fabric made out of natural and synthetic fibers. Company also has the capability of in-house printing with 16-colour printing machines, fabric brushing machines and sueding machines. Hayleys PLC, our parent company, is the oldest conglomerate in Sri Lanka with interests in diverse business operations. Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills shares are listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange (symbol: MGT.N0000). For more information, go to

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