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"At Softlogic, we envision big things and use the magic of practical application to translate human capital to enhance cash flows that will enrich the investing community and foster the country's growth."


Mr. Ashok Pathirage, recognised as a visionary leader of Sri Lanka’s corporate world, is the founding member and Chairman/ Managing Director of Softlogic Group, one of Sri Lanka’s leading conglomerates. He manages over 50 companies with a pragmatic vision providing employment to more than 11,000 employees. Mr. Pathirage gives strategic direction to the Group which has a leading market presence in six core and non-core vertical Sectors - Retail, Healthcare Services, Financial Services and IT, Leisure & Automobiles. The Asiri Hospital chain is the country’s leading private healthcare provider which has achieved technological milestones in medical innovation in Sri Lanka’s private healthcare. Softlogic Capital PLC, Softlogic Life Insurance PLC, Softlogic Finance PLC, Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC, Asiri Surgical Hospital PLC and Odel PLC where he serves as Chairman/Managing Director are listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange.


Mr. Hemantha Gunawardena is one of the co-founders of the Softlogic Group and has served as a Director since inception. He has extensive experience in the field of IT, both front and back-end, and counts over 30 years in this field. He was a senior software manager at a leading Sri Lankan blue chip prior to joining Softlogic. He presently overlooks the software operations in Softlogic Australia (Pty) Ltd. and Automobile Sector, while serving as an Executive Director of Softlogic BPO Services (Pvt) Ltd.


Mr. Haresh Kaimal is a co-founder of Softlogic Group and a Director since its inception. With over 3 decades of experience in IT and Operations, he currently heads the IT division of the Group. The Group has rolled out Oracle EBS and Oracle Retail along with Industry specific front end solutions to best suit the organisation. He is an Executive Director of Softlogic BPO Services (Pvt) Ltd and a Director of Odel PLC, Softlogic Finance PLC, Softlogic Life PLC and many other Group Companies.

Ranjan Perera

Mr. Ranjan Perera is a co-founder of Softlogic Holdings, and a Director since inception. He is the Sector Head of the Group’s Mobile Phone Operations and the Managing Director of Softlogic International (Pvt) Ltd. With extensive knowledge gained from working in senior managerial positions and having over two decades of experience in the field of telecommunication, he is skilled in his current capacity of working with world-renowned brands in the mobile industry. Mr. Perera also heads the Softlogic Retail Service Operation and the Retail Dealer Division.

Roshan Rassool

Mr. Roshan Rassool joined Softlogic in 1995 and was appointed to the Board in 2009. He is the Director/CEO of the Computing Systems & Systems Integration Solutions Division of Softlogic Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd., which has business partnerships with Dell Corporation, Apple Computers, Lenovo, CISCO, EMC storage systems, Microsoft, HP imaging products and VMware. He was appointed as a member of Dell South Asia Partner Advisory Council in 2011. He served as Chairman of Infotel Lanka in 2006/2007 and was President of the Sri Lanka Computer Vendors Association at the same time. He was also Chairman of the Federation of Information Technology Industries, Sri Lanka in 2007. He holds an MBA from the University of East London and is a doctoral student at the University of Kelaniya. He is also an Associate Member of the Association of Business Executives and a Member of the Cyprus Institute of Marketing. He has over 30 years of experience behind him in the ICT industry having worked at senior managerial positions in reputed companies.

Prashantha Lal De Alwis, PC

Mr. Prasantha Lal De Alwis joined the Softlogic Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2011. He obtained his LL.B (Bachelor of Law) and LL.M (Masters in Law) from the University of Colombo and was enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law in 1983. He started his career as a State Counsel at the Attorney General’s Department of Sri Lanka in 1983 and served in that capacity until 1990. He subsequently joined the private bar and since then has practised in both Appellate and Trial courts. He was appointed a President’s Counsel in 2012. He is a visiting lecturer at Law faculty, University of Colombo, Kothalawala Defence University (KDU) and APIIT Law School. He is a member of the Board of Management of the Centre for Studies of Human Rights, Faculty Board of Law of University of Colombo and Incorporated Council of Legal Education. Mr. De Alwis was a Director of Sampath Bank PLC from 2002 to 2011 and Chairman of its Human Resources, Remuneration and Risk Management Committees. He presently serves as a Director of Siyapatha Finance PLC, SC Securities (Pvt) Ltd., Coral Sands Hotel Ltd., and Alethea International School. Honorary Legal Advisor of CIM Sri Lanka and the Ayurveda Doctors (Gampaha Wickremarachchi) Association of Sri Lanka. He was a founder member of the Consumer Affairs Authority of Sri Lanka in 2002. He was appointed as Honorary Consul for Seychelles in Sri Lanka by the President of the Republic of Seychelles in October 2013. He is the Commander of St. John’s Ambulance Bridge.

Harris Premaratne

Mr. Harris Premaratne joined the Softlogic Board in 2014. He has extensive banking experience, having held several top positions and gained many accolades in the banking industry. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London. Mr. Premaratne is a Past President of the Sri Lanka Banks’ Association. He currently serves on the Boards of Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC, Asiri Surgical Hospital PLC, Softlogic Capital PLC, Asiri Central Hospitals Ltd., and Central Hospital Ltd., and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee of the above-mentioned hospitals. He was an Executive Director and the Deputy Chairman of Softlogic Finance PLC for the period 2015-2018.

Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri

Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri was appointed to the Board in 2016 as a Non-Executive Independent Director. Prof. Dharmasiri currently serves as the Chairman / Director of the Board of Management of the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is the Immediate Past President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Sri Lanka and was a Vice President of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM). He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma, USA. He holds a Ph.D. and an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management, UK. He has three decades of both private and public sector experience including stints at Unilever and Nestle, and is a sought after conference speaker, corporate trainer, strategy consultant, acclaimed author and an accomplished academic.


Mr. Aaron Russell-Davison joined the Board of Softlogic in 2016. With over twenty years of banking experience, he was most recently the Global Head of Debt Capital Markets for Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore. Mr. Russell-Davison has held a series of other senior investment banking positions in Hong Kong, Singapore and London during his career. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Asian History and Politics. Mr. Russell-Davison serves as an Executive Director and Deputy Chairman at Softlogic Finance PLC. He also a Non Executive Independent Director at Amana Bank PLC.

Nihal Kekulawela

Mr. Kekulawala counts over thirty years in the banking profession and was appointed as a Director in January 2019. He has held senior positions at Hatton National Bank PLC and played a strategic role in the diversification of HNB from Commercial Banking to Investment Banking, venture capital, stock brokering and life/ general insurance. Mr. Kekulawala served as the lead consultant and was responsible for setting up a Commercial Banking Operation in the Solomon Islands. He functioned as the inaugural CEO of the bank. He presently serves on the Board of several public companies. Mr. Kekulawala is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, and Sri Lanka, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, England and has an MBA from the University of Manchester.

Shirish Saraf

Mr. Shirish Saraf joined the Board of Softlogic in April 2018 as the nominee Director of Samena Ceylon Holdings Ltd. He is the Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Samena Capital. He has been a Director of various companies in different jurisdictions across Samena’s portfolio, including RAK Ceramics PSC, RAK Logistics LLC, Dynamatic Technologies Ltd and Tejas Networks Ltd. Mr. Saraf previously held Directorships in Aramex Holdings, Commercial Bank of Oman SADG, Abraaj Capital, EFG Hermes and Amwal Capital (Qatar). In September 2013, Asian Investor listed him as one of Asia’s 25 most influential people in Private Equity. Mr. Saraf has obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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