Hayleys Fabrics PLC, is led by some of the veteran business minds in the country. Chaired by Mr. A.M. Pandithage, the Board of Directors steer the Company with outstanding leadership by establishing strategic direction. They are responsible for setting forth managerial frameworks for the smooth functioning of the Company and for preserving the interests of key stakeholders. The Board sets periodical goals while regularly monitoring performance against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which comprise of both quantitative and qualitative measures.


Chairman and Chief Executive of Hayleys PLC. Appointed to the Board of Hayleys Fabric PLC in 2007. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK). Honorary Consul of United Mexican States (Mexico) to Sri Lanka. Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Council Member of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon. Member of the Maritime Advisory Council of the Ministry of Ports & Shipping. Member of the Advisory Council of the Ceylon Association of Ships’ Agents. Member of the National Steering Committee on Skills Sector Development of the Department of National Planning.

Corporate Excellence Leadership Recognition by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka in 2015.

Mr. Dhammika Perera is the quintessential business leader, with interests in a variety of key industries including Hydropower generation, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Entertainment, Banking and Finance. He is with over 27 years of experience in building formidable businesses through unmatched strategic foresight.

Mr. Perera is the Chairman of Sampath Bank PLC, Vallibel One PLC, Vallibel Power Erathna PLC, Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC,The Fortress Resorts PLC and Delmege Limited. He is the Co- Chairman of Hayleys PLC, Executive Deputy Chairman of LB Finance PLC and Deputy Chairman of Horana Plantations PLC, and Lanka Ceramic PLC. He is the Executive Director of Vallibel Finance PLC.He also serves on the Boards of Amaya Leisure PLC, Lanka Tiles PLC, Haycarb PLC, Hayleys Fabric PLC, The Kingsbury PLC, Sun Tan Beach Resorts Ltd, Dipped Products PLC & Hayleys Global Beverages (Pvt) Ltd.

Mr. Eranga Rohan Peiris Goonetilleke joined Hayleys Fabric PLC., as Managing Director / CEO on the 1st of March 2013, and was appointed to the Group Management Committee in the same month. Prior to Joining Hayleys Fabric PLC, he was appointed as a Director of Brandix X’pressions (Pvt) Ltd., and was appointed to the Board of CLT Apparel (India) Pvt. Ltd in January 2011, a fully owned subsidiary of Brandix Lanka Ltd. During the period, 2003 to 2010 he was the Managing Director/CEO of Textured Jersey Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., prior to which he was the Managing Director/ CEO of Linea Clothing (Pvt) Ltd., a subsidiary of MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, and prior to that he was at Carson Cumberbatch & Company Ltd, as the CEO of Elpitiya Plantations Ltd. He received his higher education in the United Kingdom qualifying as a Graduate Engineer (B.Sc. Eng).

Joined Hayleys in March 2007 and was appointed to the Hayleys Group Management Committee in July 2007. Appointed to the Hayleys Board in September 2009. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Member of the Institute of Management Accountants of Australia. Holds a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardanapura. Worked for the Hayleys Group between 1987 and 2002. Subsequently he held several Senior Management Positions in large private sector entities in Sri Lanka and Overseas. Has responsibility for the Strategic Business Development Unit of the Hayleys Group and the Fentons Group.

Mr. Haresh Somashantha is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and an Associate member of CPA Australia. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Kelaniya. He counts over 16 years of experience in audit, financial management and reporting, including strategic and corporate planning across different industries.

He is currently the Head of Finance & Treasury of Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC. He serves as a Director/Audit Committee Chairman of Hayleys Fabric PLC. Also he serves as a Director of Vallibel Power Erathna PLC, Royal Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd., Unidil Packaging Limited, Mercantile Produce Brokers (Pvt) Ltd., Ever Paint and Chemical Industries (Pvt) Ltd. and in several subsidiary companies in the Delmege Group. He is an Alternate Director of The Fortress Resorts PLC and Amaya Leisure PLC.

Mr. R. Nandajith Somaratne was appointed to the Board of Hayleys Fabric PLC in February 2012. He currently serves as a Director of Royal Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd and Ever Paint & Chemical Industries (Pvt.) Ltd., both are fully owned subsidiaries of Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC. He also serves as a Director of Lanka Wall Tiles PLC. Mr. Somaratne is currently working in the capacity of General Manager (Manufacturing) for Royal Ceramics Group which include Lanka Tiles PLC and Lanka Wall Tiles PLC.

He has served in Ansell Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd and in Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB) before joining Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC in 1993. Mr. Nandajith Somaratne counts more than 23 years’ experience in manufacturing field. He holds an MBA from the University of Colombo, Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering from NIBM and B.Sc. degree in Physical Science from the University of Peradeniya.

Dr. Sunil Jayantha Nawaratne is the Advisor to the Minister - Ministry of Social Empowerment & Welfare and before that, served as the Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education until January 15th of 2015 and he has vast experience in both public sector as well as in the private sector organizations during the last 20 years. Currently he is serving in several boards like Board of Management (BOM) of School of Accounting and Business of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT).

He holds a B.Sc (Business Administration) degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura (Topof- the Batch in 1977), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PIM), MA Economics from Kagawa University, Japan and a PhD in Management from prestigious Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. He is a visiting faculty member on Strategic Management / Marketing / Japanese Management for under-graduate and MBA programs in University of Jayawardenapura and University of Colombo.

Mr. Ananda Sunil Jayatilleka is a specialist in Rubber Technology and Industrial Engineering being a Licentiate of the Institute of Plastics and Rubber Industry (L.P.R.I-. (London)) and a Graduate of the Institute of Work Study and Organisation and Methods (F.M.S.(UK)).

He is presently the Chairman/Managing Director of Latex Green Private Limited, a BOI Company manufacturing Latex Mattresses and Pillows for export. Mr. Jayatilleka has been a Director of Richard Pieris & Co. Ltd and also the Managing Director of Richard Pieris Exports Ltd for over 15 years and has served on various Boards within the Richard Pieris Group. He has also served as a Board member of Aviva Global Services Pvt Ltd. His vast experience also includes work in Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines and Pigott Maskew Ltd (Subsidiary of General Tire - South Africa). Presently he serves as a Non-Executive Director of Tea Small Holder Factories PLC under the John Keells Group.

Mr. Jayatilleka has been a recipient of the merit certificate awarded by the Plastics and Rubber Institute (PRI) of Sri Lanka for the outstanding contribution made to the Rubber Industry of Sri Lanka.

Ms Yogadinusha Bhaskaran

(Alternate Director to Mr.K.D.D.Perera -Appointed w.e.f. 1 June 2015)

Ms Yogadinusha Bhaskaran is a financial and accounting professional currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Vallibel One Holdings.

She also presently serves on the Board of Delmege Group. Ms Yogadinusha has previously worked as a Financial Controller with several Australian companies in Melbourne for a number of years.

She has in the past served as the Assistant General Manager (Finance & Planning) at Pan Asia Banking Corporation.

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK (FCMA), Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka.

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