Nahil Wijesuriya is a Professional Engineer specializing in Mechanical and Productions Engineering. He gained his professional qualifications from The Leicester College of Technology (UK). Following his graduation
he began working with P&O Shipping Lines (UK), eventually moving on to become the Chief Engineer at Ceylon Shipping Corporation. In 1975 he became Deputy Chief Engineer of the Colombo Dockyard. In 1977 he
founded the East West Group of Companies. Through this Parent company, he founded many successful businesses in Sri Lanka including TV broadcasting channels, ETV1 and ETV2, now known as
Swarnavahini; East West Information Systems now known as EWIS. He has also completed several substantial property developments having successfully speculated the London and Singapore property markets.
Vijitha Wijesuriya currently serves as the Managing Director of East West Properties PLC, in his current role he oversees the design and development of a 200 key Marriott Resort & Spa in Weligama Bay, Sri Lanka, which is due to commence operations in July 2016. He is also spear heading the groups hospitality expansion to a further 1200 keys across 5 properties around Sri Lanka. His work also involves managing the funding for the groups hospitality related investments and in 2014 successful concluded the Series A funding for the groups expansion. He has previously served on the board of the Ceylon Continental Hotel, Sri Lanka’s first 5 Star hotel property. Vijitha holds a Bachelor of Science from Imperial College, London and is an Associate of the Royal College of Science.
Anika Wijesuriya holds a BA Honors Degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Durham (UK), where she continues to be an Associate of the Durham Business School. She was a Director
at Hotel Services Plc where she gained substantial experience in hotel administration, finance, sales and operations. She is also a Director of East West Properties Plc.
Mr.Sooriyaarachchi holds Higher National Diploma in Accountancy and he is following Final Level Examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He has around 9 years experience with East West Group of Companies. He is also a Director of Peoples Media Network (Pvt) Ltd, and Infrastructure Developers PLC.
Mrs.Vijayanthi Jayasinghe has completed her Licentiate Examination conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. Her experience extends over 15 years, working for Tabasco Distributors (Pvt) Ltd., VS & Associates and Teleconsult Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. She has been part of the East West Group of companies for over a decade, joining our team in 1998.
Mr. Vajira Wijesuriya has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Warwick, UK and a British Private Pilots Licence. Vajira has vast experiences in Real Estate, Aviation, Finance and Travel. During his time with the East West Group in 2000, he was in charge of marketing office and warehouse space belonging to the group. Subsequently, he obtained an Aircraft Operators Certificate and operated an International Cargo Airline. During this time he also setup a travel agency for the group. Vajira worked at Amba Research as an Associate Vice President doing financial equity research in 2003, during which time he completed 2 levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst Program. He has also worked at London Heathrow Airport for Menzies Aviation Group, UK in all aspects of Aircraft Ground Handling Operations.
Mr D Sunil AbeyRatna counts over 40 years of experience in the fi
eld of Finance, Audit and Tax. He is a
Fellow of The Institute Of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. The Inst
itute of Management Accountants
of UK and Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is also a me
mber of the Certified
Management of Accountants of Australia and has a Doctorate in Philosop
hy from the University of Honolulu
USA. He is the Sole Proprietor of AbeyRatna & Co Chartered Accountants and
a Director of AGN
UK, which is the 4th Largest Independent Accounting Association in t
he world based in
over 108 countries and 478 Office locations.
He is also a Director of KBSL Information Technologies Ltd, Rosewell In
vestment (Pvt) Ltd, Carplan Ltd
and KIA Motors (Lanka) Ltd And the Managing Director of Lankem Tea & Ru
bber Plantations (Pvt) Ltd,
Nawaloka Hospitals PLC, Agarapatana Plantations Ltd And Kotagala Planta