Trustees & Partners

trustees and partners

Ayati Trust Sri Lanka is a charitable trust incorporated between the University of Kelaniya, a state university in Sri Lanka and Hemas Holdings and MAS Holdings. An eminent and well respected Board of Trustees has been appointed to ensure the long term sustainability of the efforts of the trust. Ayati is a long term national initiative which has three main aims.

Professor Nilanthi de Silva

Professor Nilanthi de Silva,

Chairperson

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MBBS (C'bo), MSc (Lon), MD (C'bo),
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine,
University of Kelaniya, and
Senior Professor in Parasitology.

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Mr. Abbas Esufally

Mr. Abbas Esufally

(Deputy Chairperson)

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Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He serves as a Group Director of Hemas Holdings PLC and serves on several other listed and unlisted Boards. Mr. Esufally serves as the Chairman of the Mercantile Service Provident Society of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the advisory committee of the Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka. He is an all Island Justice of Peace and serves as the Honorary Consul of Bhutan in Sri Lanka.

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Professor Janaka de Silva

Professor Janaka de Silva

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Senior Professor of Medicine at the University of Kelaniya and Consultant Physician to the Colombo North Teaching Hospital. He is currently the Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo and Chairman of the National Research Council. Prof. de Silva was previously Dean of Medicine and a member of the University Grants Commission. He is an advisor to international organizations, including the WHO. Educated at Royal College, Colombo, and the Universities of Colombo and Oxford, he is a recipient of the titular national honour Vidyajyothi, the highest award for scientific achievement in Sri Lanka.

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Professor Janaki Hewavisenthi

Professor Shivanthi Janaki de Silva Hewavisenthi

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MBBS (C'bo), Dip. Path (C'bo),
MD Hist.Path (C'bo) Professor of Pathology.

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Mr. Maithri Wickremesinge P.C.

Mr. Maithri Wickremesinge P.C.

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President's Counsel and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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Mrs. Sue Evans

Mrs. Sue Evans

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Mrs. Sue Evans is an experienced marketing professional who has held senior positions in multi-national companies in Europe & India. She currently works as a consultant in Sri Lanka with many blue chip companies, and is a Board Member of Lion Brewery Plc, the largest beer producer the country. She also serves as a Trustee with the Hemas Outreach Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University of Wales, UK.

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Mrs. Indrani Sugathadasa

Mrs. Indrani Sugathadasa

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Mrs. Indrani Sugathadasa, a retired civil servant (SLAS) has gathered extensive experience in different fields for nearly four decades. Her illustrious career includes the positions of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Child Development & Women's Affairs, and of the Ministry of Plantation Industries.

At present, she serves as the Chairperson of the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka, and also as a Director of the National Development Bank PLC. She has also served as the Chairperson of Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and as a member of several other Boards.

Mrs. Sugathadasa holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Colombo and Masters (MBA/MPA) from Monash University, Australia. She is also a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow (Fulbright), USA.

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Mr. Roshan Mahanama

Mr. Roshan Mahanama

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He is a former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain and ICC Elite Panel Match Referee. A former International cricketer known for his stylish strokes and world class fielding, carries a unique profile of having held diversified roles such as a Member of the 1996 World Cup Winning team, Coach, Member of Sri Lanka Cricket Interim Committee, Commentator as well as a Match Referee. Thus far, he is the only Cricketer in the world to have played more than 250 International Matches and officiated more than 300 International Matches as a Referee. He continues to provide his expertise to the field of Cricket and is affiliated with popular leagues such as IPL, Masters Champions League, PSL etc.

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Mr. Kumar Sangakkara

Mr. Kumar Sangakkara

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Former Sri Lankan cricketer and captain of the Sri Lankan national team. Widely regarded as one of the world's most influential and greatest cricketers of all-time.

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Mr. Roy Joseph

Mr. Roy Joseph

Managing Director of Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd.

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Roy is the Managing Director of Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK, a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and he holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance & Business Administration from the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He counts over 20 years of management experience in the fields of Finance, IT, Supply Chain, Channels/Customer Development and General Management. He has held key positions in several FMCG, Plantations, Construction and logistics companies.

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Dr. Anura Ekanayaka

Dr. Anura Ekanayaka

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Dr. Anura Ekanayake PhD (Econ) A.N.U., MSc (Agric), B.A. (Econ) Hons, is an economist with wide experience in both public sector and the private sector. He is a Past Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. He is also a former Chairman of the Industrial Association of Sri Lanka. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

He serves on a number of Boards of Directors of listed companies and private companies including Hemas Holdings PLC. He is a member of the National Salaries and Cadre Commission and the Council of the Open University of Sri Lanka.

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Mr. Ajay Amalean

Mr. Ajay Amalean

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Ajay Amalean began his career at the grass root level and engaged in focused professional training in the realm of textile and apparel manufacturing.

He has obtained a Bachelor of Technology - Mechanical Engineering in India while he received his Executive Education in Singapore and UK.

Ajay spearheaded the product development and design arm of MAS, and today it stands as the largest design facility in Sri Lanka's apparel sector. His initiatives have reached far beyond the shores of Sri Lanka. With over 20 years of experience in marketing, product development and design to his credit, Ajay Amalean now heads the operations in India and Sri Lanka for amanté, a premium lingerie brand launched by MAS.

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  • Book keepers:
    Accounting Consultancy Services (Pvt) Limited (ACSPL)
     212 De Seram Place Colombo 10,  Sri Lanka
  • Auditors:
    Ernst and Young Sri Lanka

About The Department of Disability Studies in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya

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The Faculty offers the only BSc degree programme in Speech and Hearing Sciences in Sri Lanka and provides multi- disciplinary clinical services for children with disabilities and their families in a University based clinical setting. At present our clinics provide services for more than 1500 children and their families. The services are multidisciplinary, up to date and evidence based. However, space is the biggest challenge to provide these services, and the physical infrastructure is less than optimal.