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Executive Management Team

Gerry Gunadasa

CEO / Principal & Specified Officer

A stalwart in general insurance, Mr. Gerry Gunadasa is a Chartered Insurer and counts over 40 years of experience both locally and globally. An Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London, Mr. Gunadasa, commenced his insurance career in 1963, with the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation. Since then he has held many senior positions in the industry. He joined Continental Insurance in 2009 and today, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Gerry Gunadasa

CEO / Principal & Specified Officer

A stalwart in general insurance, Mr. Gerry Gunadasa is a Chartered Insurer and counts over 40 years of experience both locally and globally. An Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London, Mr. Gunadasa, commenced his insurance career in 1963, with the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation. Since then he has held many senior positions in the industry. He joined Continental Insurance in 2009 and today, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Nalaka Dharmaratne

Senior General Manager (Personal Lines)

With over 30 years of hands-on professional experience spanning a vast array of insurance sales channels, Mr. Dharmaratne brought with him a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success within the industry. He joined the Management team of Continental Insurance in 2010 and has been responsible for steering the rapidly expanding branch network of the organization.

Nalaka Dharmaratne

Senior General Manager (Personal Lines)

With over 30 years of hands-on professional experience spanning a vast array of insurance sales channels, Mr. Dharmaratne brought with him a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success within the industry. He joined the Management team of Continental Insurance in 2010 and has been responsible for steering the rapidly expanding branch network of the organization.

Shanuka Jayarathna

Senior General Manager ( Finance and Administration)

Mr. Jayarathna holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Colombo, and a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He joined Continental Insurance in 2010 where he ensures prudent management of the Company’s finances, making sure they are in compliance with industry requirements. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He has served in similar capacities, overlooking key areas of business process re-engineering, systems and expansion, branch expansion, and investment policy.

Shanuka Jayarathna

Senior General Manager ( Finance and Administration)

Mr. Jayarathna holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Colombo, and a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He joined Continental Insurance in 2010 where he ensures prudent management of the Company’s finances, making sure they are in compliance with industry requirements. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He has served in similar capacities, overlooking key areas of business process re-engineering, systems and expansion, branch expansion, and investment policy.

Chaminda Dissanayake

General Manager – Technical (Motor Claims)

An Attorney-at-law and a Member of the Association of Human Resource Professionals with a Master’s Degree specialised in HR, Mr. Dissanayake is a skilled and experienced HR professional with years of experience working in the Insurance sector. He has 5 years’ experience in Motor Claims and is currently the General Manager of the Motor Claims Department overlooking development to reach it’s greatest heights. He is focused on bringing the Motor Claims Department to be the most technologically advanced and achieve 100% customer satisfaction regarding service standards.

Chaminda Dissanayake

General Manager – Technical (Motor Claims)

An Attorney-at-law and a Member of the Association of Human Resource Professionals with a Master’s Degree specialised in HR, Mr. Dissanayake is a skilled and experienced HR professional with years of experience working in the Insurance sector. He has 5 years’ experience in Motor Claims and is currently the General Manager of the Motor Claims Department overlooking development to reach it’s greatest heights. He is focused on bringing the Motor Claims Department to be the most technologically advanced and achieve 100% customer satisfaction regarding service standards.

Sidantha Karunaratne

Deputy General Manager (Technical)

Mr. Karunaratne, a Chartered Insurer, is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London. He also holds a B.Sc. (Special) Degree in Mathematics from the University of Kelaniya. He began his career in insurance in 2005 and went on to join Continental Insurance in March 2010. His dedication and commitment has propelled him to his current, senior position in a short span of time.

Sidantha Karunaratne

Deputy General Manager (Technical)

Mr. Karunaratne, a Chartered Insurer, is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London. He also holds a B.Sc. (Special) Degree in Mathematics from the University of Kelaniya. He began his career in insurance in 2005 and went on to join Continental Insurance in March 2010. His dedication and commitment has propelled him to his current, senior position in a short span of time.

Tharaka Abeynanda

Deputy General Manager – ERM

Heads the Enterprise Risk Management function as the Deputy General Manager – ERM with oversight responsibility for ERM and Strategy. Counts over 12 years of experience in financial services sector in Banking, Leasing and Insurance industry encompassing Finance, Project Management, Process re-engineering, Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Analytics, Enterprise Governance, Business Continuity Management, Financial Reporting Control Frameworks including Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and RiskBased Capital.

An Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Science from the University of Kelaniya.

Tharaka Abeynanda

Deputy General Manager – ERM

Heads the Enterprise Risk Management function as the Deputy General Manager – ERM with oversight responsibility for ERM and Strategy. Counts over 12 years of experience in financial services sector in Banking, Leasing and Insurance industry encompassing Finance, Project Management, Process re-engineering, Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Analytics, Enterprise Governance, Business Continuity Management, Financial Reporting Control Frameworks including Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and RiskBased Capital.

An Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Science from the University of Kelaniya.