Chandula Abeywickrema is the Co-Founder of Ath Pavura the first ever TV reality show for Social Entrepreneurs and Impact Investor in Sri Lanka telecasting on the largest national TV network.
He is also the Founder and Chairman of Lanka Impact Investing Network (LIIN) which is the first of its kind agency on impact investing with the purpose of investing in existing and emerging social enterprises, promoting social entrepreneurship across Sri Lanka. LIIN founded the first ever social impact funds in Sri Lanka in partnership with UNDP and launched platform dedicated for women social entrepreneurs and that promotes gender lens investing.
An accomplished and respected senior commercial banker with lead expertise and experience in retail and development banking. Chandula has a proven track record of over 30 years and is recognized in Asia as an expert in Financial Inclusion. Chandula spearheaded the retail and development banking strategy as the Deputy General Manager of Hatton National Bank (HNB).He has provided management and strategic direction of HNB’s SME and Microfinance Portfolio for which he was responsible.
Currently serves in the boards of a number of financial institutions in Sri Lanka, and is the Chairman of PEOPLE’S MERCHANT FINANCE PLC.
Mr. Chandula holds a Bachelor of Commerce , from University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka and he has joined Continental Insurance as an Independent Director in January 2021.