Deshan Pushparajah

Managing Director – Global Markets and Investment Banking

An internationally renowned expert in public and private capital markets, across both the buy-side and sell-side in M&As, he’s developed a high-profile network of clients in local as well as global capital markets on the basis of superior standards. With the Group since 2007, he’s spearheaded the CAL team through Sri Lanka’s post-conflict economic landscape towards market leadership in equity capital markets and a strong position in debt capital markets as well.

In addition to possessing a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK, Mr. Pushparajah is also a CFA Charterholder (USA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) plus the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).

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Somadasa Palihawadana

Managing Director – Capital Alliance Limited

A well-respected industry veteran, Mr. Palihawadana was appointed to the position of Managing Director – Capital Alliance Limited in May, 2018.

He possesses a body of experience extending over 43 years, with a focus on treasuries and dealing activities. Mr. Palihawadana currently holds the position of Deputy Chairman at Seylan Development PLC. He has also served extensively at Seylan Bank PLC and Bank of Ceylon branches in Colombo and London, prior to joining Capital Alliance Limited.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree from the University of Colombo.

Kanishke Mannakkara

Managing Director – Capital Alliance Investments Limited

A member of the CAL management team since 2018, Mr. Mannakkara  has had experience working across multiple countries and cultures in a career spanning over 15 years, ranging from asset management and corporate finance, to design and product innovation. Prior to CAL he served in a number of senior positions at the MAS Group in Sri Lanka and the UK over 13 years, including as the global head of corporate finance, treasury and strategy. He was responsible for setting up the centralized treasury function at MAS in 2007 and managed the reserves of MAS across multiple asset classes, currencies and countries during the period from 2007 to 2013.

Mr. Mannakkara has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol, UK. He has also engaged in executive education at the Wharton School and the Tuck School of Business, USA.

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Sharmali Perera

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer – CAL Group

Drawing on 20-plus years of experience in the financial services industry, Ms. Perera is a founding member of Capital Alliance and has been an integral member since its establishment in 2000.

Reporting directly to the Board Risk Management Committee while being responsible for the effectiveness and compliance aspects of statutory reporting requirements, she’s led the implementation of a comprehensive risk framework encompassing group-wide risk avenues.

This is of key strategic importance in realising the company’s future goals, where new levels of income and market share are measured in line with the risk-reward balance.

An Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), Ms. Perera also serves on the Boards of three of the Group’s companies, as well as Ceylon Tea Brokers PLC, Finnovation (Pvt) Limited, and Logicare ( PVT) Limited.

Harinlal Aturupane

Chairman, Capital Alliance Securities (Private) Limited

Mr. Aturupane’s roles at CAL are manifold. From balancing capital and people, disseminating values in inspiring a progressive organizational culture, to setting the bar for high-performance, he draws on 25 solid years in stock brokering to closely guide and mentor CAL’s expert team of investment advisors. A skilled tactician, his prowess in chess has seen him become National Champion, Sri Lanka Chess Captain, and a FIDE Master, in addition to being a former President of the Sri Lanka Chess Federation. As a qualified financial advisor with a license to deal in both equity and debt securities, he is able to impart CAL’s strategic vision and gain complete buy-in from his team towards this vision.

On the back of CAL’s inspired rise and consequent opportunities to serve a diaspora keen to invest in Sri Lanka’s visible growth, Mr. Aturupane leverages his strengths to ensure CAL realises its potential.

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Rochelle Mortier

Chief Human Resources Officer – CAL Group

An authoritative figure in the development of human capital, Ms. Mortier’s 15 years of experience in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development involve prior roles across multi-nationals; the insurance, apparel and KPO industries; and the state sector. She leverages her body of knowledge in HR strategy, industrial relations and HR operations in serving the Group’s manifold requirements. A key member of the management team, directly involved in nurturing and developing the Group’s human capital component, her expertise in change management, HR transformation, and labour issues adds great value to the organization.

Ms. Mortier also serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for Ceylon Tea Brokers PLC and Logicare (Pvt) Ltd. Highly qualified, she has an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Jayawardenapura; a Masters in Labour Law and Relations from the University of Colombo; and a BA in Economics and Social Sciences from the Open University of Sri Lanka. Further, she’s a Member of the Association of Human Resource Professionals in Sri Lanka.

Tharindra Kulasinghe

Chief Information Officer – CAL Group

With CAL’s reliance on IT to propel the company forward by capitalizing on increased market opportunity both locally and globally, Mr. Kulasinghe steers the transformation of the entire Group’s IT environment, whether in the areas of infrastructure, software, and product development, or in enabling operational efficiencies by streamlining processes and systems. He guides the introduction, implementation, management, and support aspects of the full range of technology-led initiatives within the Group.

With an MEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management, a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, as well as PRINCE2 Project Management Professional and Certified ScrumMaster credentials to his name, Mr. Kulasinghe harnesses a vast expanse of knowledge in incorporating cutting-edge technology across CAL’s operations and business functions. His work allows the Group to consistently disrupt conventions in financial service markets while establishing uncharted paths.

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Milanka Induruwage

Executive Vice President – Head of Equities

Mr. Induruwage currently holds the position of Executive Vice President – Head of Equities of Capital Alliance Securities (Private) Limited and has been with the company since 2007. He is a qualified financial advisor in both equity and debt securities. He has over 15 years of stock brokering experience and has been involved in aspect of sales and client management.

Mr. Induruwage is equipped with a wealth of experience in identifying financial market trends and delivering great value to retail and corporate clients. He now manages the stock brokering team and a stellar network of local and global clients. Mr. Induruwage holds an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He is also an outdoor and wildlife enthusiast.

Vishnu Balachandran

Executive Vice President – Head of Investment Banking

Been with the Group since 2011, he has been at the forefront of concluding several landmark M&A transactions and debt issuances across buy-side, sell-side and cross border transactions. Prior to joining CAL, he worked as an Equity Analyst at Amba Research (now Acuity Knowledge Partners), covering FMCG and retail markets in East Asia.

Mr. Balachandran is a CFA charter holder (USA), an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Colombo.

Udeeshan Jonas

Chief strategist

Mr. Jonas heads the Research arm of the CAL Group, one of the top-rated equity research houses in the country. He possesses deep insights and expertise in the Sri Lankan economy and capital markets. Being attached to the CAL Group since 2011, Mr. Jonas has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing the equity research industry in Sri Lanka with the introduction of several innovative research products to the local market. He won the Gold award for Best Equity Research Report for the year 2017/18 and Best Sector Report in Sri Lanka for the year 2018/19 and was instrumental in heading a team which won multiple awards at the CFA Capital Market Awards, a feat achieved for the first time in the history of the competition. Prior to his role as Senior Vice President – Head of Research, Mr. Jonas worked as a fund manager for CAL Investments, managing a portfolio of private wealth management mandates.

Mr. Jonas is a CFA charter holder and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA, UK). He also holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University, Australia. Mr. Jonas is also a visiting lecturer for CFA.

Yasantha Kumara

Financial Controller

Currently responsible for the finance function of the Capital Alliance Group and Unit Trust Funds, in his role as Financial Controller, he brings in the primary focus of business process developments that adds value to the Finance function of the CAL Group. In addition, conforming to best practices, regulatory guidelines and IFRS Standards.

Prior to joining CAL, Mr. Yasantha has around 12 years of post-qualified experience in Banking, Insurance and Finance Sector Companies and KPMG – Sri Lanka. His core expertise includes financial management, financial reporting, auditing, ALM, corporate planning and taxation.

Mr. Yasantha is an Associate Member of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants, UK and Charter Holder of CFA Institute, USA. Further, he holds a BSc. (Accounting) special degree with first class honors and MBA (Finance) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Deshan Pushparajah

Managing Director – Global Markets and Investment Banking

An internationally renowned expert in public and private capital markets, across both the buy-side and sell-side in M&As, he’s developed a high-profile network of clients in local as well as global capital markets on the basis of superior standards. With the Group since 2007, he’s spearheaded the CAL team through Sri Lanka’s post-conflict economic landscape towards market leadership in equity capital markets and a strong position in debt capital markets as well.

In addition to possessing a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK, Mr. Pushparajah is also a CFA Charterholder (USA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) plus the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).

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Somadasa Palihawadana

Managing Director – Capital Alliance Limited

A well-respected industry veteran, Mr. Palihawadana was appointed to the position of Managing Director – Capital Alliance Limited in May, 2018.

He possesses a body of experience extending over 43 years, with a focus on treasuries and dealing activities. Mr. Palihawadana currently holds the position of Deputy Chairman at Seylan Development PLC. He has also served extensively at Seylan Bank PLC and Bank of Ceylon branches in Colombo and London, prior to joining Capital Alliance Limited.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree from the University of Colombo.

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Kanishke Mannakkara

Managing Director – Capital Alliance Investments Limited

A member of the CAL management team since 2018, Mr. Mannakkara  has had experience working across multiple countries and cultures in a career spanning over 15 years, ranging from asset management and corporate finance, to design and product innovation. Prior to CAL he served in a number of senior positions at the MAS Group in Sri Lanka and the UK over 13 years, including as the global head of corporate finance, treasury and strategy. He was responsible for setting up the centralized treasury function at MAS in 2007 and managed the reserves of MAS across multiple asset classes, currencies and countries during the period from 2007 to 2013.

Mr. Mannakkara has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol, UK. He has also engaged in executive education at the Wharton School and the Tuck School of Business, USA.

Sharmali Perera

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer – CAL Group

Drawing on 20-plus years of experience in the financial services industry, Ms. Perera is a founding member of Capital Alliance and has been an integral member since its establishment in 2000.

Reporting directly to the Board Risk Management Committee while being responsible for the effectiveness and compliance aspects of statutory reporting requirements, she’s led the implementation of a comprehensive risk framework encompassing group-wide risk avenues.

This is of key strategic importance in realising the company’s future goals, where new levels of income and market share are measured in line with the risk-reward balance.

An Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), Ms. Perera also serves on the Boards of three of the Group’s companies, as well as Ceylon Tea Brokers PLC, Finnovation (Pvt) Limited, and Logicare ( PVT) Limited.

Harinlal Aturupane

Chairman, Capital Alliance Securities (Private) Limited

Mr. Aturupane’s roles at CAL are manifold. From balancing capital and people, disseminating values in inspiring a progressive organizational culture, to setting the bar for high-performance, he draws on 25 solid years in stock brokering to closely guide and mentor CAL’s expert team of investment advisors. A skilled tactician, his prowess in chess has seen him become National Champion, Sri Lanka Chess Captain, and a FIDE Master, in addition to being a former President of the Sri Lanka Chess Federation. As a qualified financial advisor with a license to deal in both equity and debt securities, he is able to impart CAL’s strategic vision and gain complete buy-in from his team towards this vision.

On the back of CAL’s inspired rise and consequent opportunities to serve a diaspora keen to invest in Sri Lanka’s visible growth, Mr. Aturupane leverages his strengths to ensure CAL realises its potential.

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Rochelle Mortier

Chief Human Resources Officer – CAL Group

An authoritative figure in the development of human capital, Ms. Mortier’s 15 years of experience in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development involve prior roles across multi-nationals; the insurance, apparel and KPO industries; and the state sector. She leverages her body of knowledge in HR strategy, industrial relations and HR operations in serving the Group’s manifold requirements. A key member of the management team, directly involved in nurturing and developing the Group’s human capital component, her expertise in change management, HR transformation, and labour issues adds great value to the organization.

Ms. Mortier also serves as Chief Human Resources Officer for Ceylon Tea Brokers PLC and Logicare (Pvt) Ltd. Highly qualified, she has an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Jayawardenapura; a Masters in Labour Law and Relations from the University of Colombo; and a BA in Economics and Social Sciences from the Open University of Sri Lanka. Further, she’s a Member of the Association of Human Resource Professionals in Sri Lanka.

Tharindra Kulasinghe CIO Capital Alliance

Tharindra Kulasinghe

Chief Information Officer – CAL Group

With CAL’s reliance on IT to propel the company forward by capitalizing on increased market opportunity both locally and globally, Mr. Kulasinghe steers the transformation of the entire Group’s IT environment, whether in the areas of infrastructure, software, and product development, or in enabling operational efficiencies by streamlining processes and systems. He guides the introduction, implementation, management, and support aspects of the full range of technology-led initiatives within the Group.

With an MEng Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management, a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, as well as PRINCE2 Project Management Professional and Certified ScrumMaster credentials to his name, Mr. Kulasinghe harnesses a vast expanse of knowledge in incorporating cutting-edge technology across CAL’s operations and business functions. His work allows the Group to consistently disrupt conventions in financial service markets while establishing uncharted paths.

Milanka Induruwage

Executive Vice President – Head of Equities

Mr. Induruwage currently holds the position of Executive Vice President – Head of Equities of Capital Alliance Securities (Private) Limited and has been with the company since 2007. He is a qualified financial advisor in both equity and debt securities. He has over 15 years of stock brokering experience and has been involved in aspect of sales and client management.

Mr. Induruwage is equipped with a wealth of experience in identifying financial market trends and delivering great value to retail and corporate clients. He now manages the stock brokering team and a stellar network of local and global clients. Mr. Induruwage holds an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He is also an outdoor and wildlife enthusiast.

Vishnu Balachandran

Executive Vice President – Head of Investment Banking

Been with the Group since 2011, he has been at the forefront of concluding several landmark M&A transactions and debt issuances across buy-side, sell-side and cross border transactions. Prior to joining CAL, he worked as an Equity Analyst at Amba Research (now Acuity Knowledge Partners), covering FMCG and retail markets in East Asia.

Mr. Balachandran is a CFA charter holder (USA), an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Colombo.

Udeeshan Jonas

Chief strategist

Mr. Jonas heads the Research arm of the CAL Group, one of the top-rated equity research houses in the country. He possesses deep insights and expertise in the Sri Lankan economy and capital markets. Being attached to the CAL Group since 2011, Mr. Jonas has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing the equity research industry in Sri Lanka with the introduction of several innovative research products to the local market. He won the Gold award for Best Equity Research Report for the year 2017/18 and Best Sector Report in Sri Lanka for the year 2018/19 and was instrumental in heading a team which won multiple awards at the CFA Capital Market Awards, a feat achieved for the first time in the history of the competition. Prior to his role as Senior Vice President – Head of Research, Mr. Jonas worked as a fund manager for CAL Investments, managing a portfolio of private wealth management mandates.

Mr. Jonas is a CFA charter holder and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA, UK). He also holds a Bachelor of Business from Edith Cowan University, Australia. Mr. Jonas is also a visiting lecturer for CFA.

Yasantha Kumara

Financial Controller

Currently responsible for the finance function of the Capital Alliance Group and Unit Trust Funds, in his role as Financial Controller, he brings in the primary focus of business process developments that adds value to the Finance function of the CAL Group. In addition, conforming to best practices, regulatory guidelines and IFRS Standards.

Prior to joining CAL, Mr. Yasantha has around 12 years of post-qualified experience in Banking, Insurance and Finance Sector Companies and KPMG – Sri Lanka. His core expertise includes financial management, financial reporting, auditing, ALM, corporate planning and taxation.

Mr. Yasantha is an Associate Member of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants, UK and Charter Holder of CFA Institute, USA. Further, he holds a BSc. (Accounting) special degree with first class honors and MBA (Finance) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

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