Kumarasinghe was appointed as the Director General of Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) in 2011 and has served on the PUCSL since 2002 He brings to bear many years of regulatory and management experience; within the PUCSL and Private Sector. Kumarasinghe was actively involved in developing the regulatory frameworks for the Sri Lanka infrastructure industries during the last decade. He is a Director, Board Member of Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and Condominium Management Authority of Sri Lanka. He holds a degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka specializing in Electrical Engineering, Masters Degree in Engineering (M.E.) from the University of New South Wales, Australia on Electricity Industry Regulation and Restructuring and Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Colombo.
Nadeeja Warapitiya serves as the Secretary to the PUCSL who counts more than 22 years of public sector experience in Senior Managerial position. After being sworn in as an Attorney-at-Law from Sri Lanka Law College she has started her legal career as a Professional Assistant at Ms. Murugesu and Neelakandan Legal Firm in Colombo for about two years. Subsequently she has joined the Sri Lanka Air Force as a Commissioned Officer and retired from SLAF in the rank of Group Captain to join Millennium Housing Development PLC to work in the capacity of Head of Legal prior to joining the PUCSL. Nadeeja Warapitiya holds a master’s degree in International Trade from the University of Wales and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Procurement Management and Contract Administration from Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration(SLIDA) and an Advance Diploma in Transitional Justice from Bandaranayake Centre for International Studies(BCIS). She is also a visiting lecturer in both SLIDA and CIDA.
Yasantha is an Economist, completed his Bachelors and Masters Degree in the field of Economics specializing Econometrics from the University of Colombo. He is also a life member of Sri Lanka Economics Association. Yasantha holds more than 12 years experiences on infrastructure regulation mainly in the field of electricity industry regulation. Prior appointing as a Deputy Director – Consumer Affairs in 2010, he has served in number of positions in the Commission. Before joined the Commission in April 2004, Yasantha served for five years as an Economic Research Analyst in a World Bank funded project at the Finance Commission and as a Professional at the Ministry of Economic Reform Science & Technology mainly involved for the establishment of the PUCSL.
Shantha Jayasinghe is currently engaged in coordinating economic studies in the Tariffs and Economic Affairs division. Shantha has worked for public interest during the last 13 years in different capacities such as Consultant-SLIDA, Short-Term Consultant- World Bank, Research officer -IPS and Transaction Manager- PERC. Shantha holds a MBA in Infrastructure – University of Moratuwa and BSc (Mgt.) – University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is also the recipient of a gold medal from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Roshan Weerasooriya has earned two masters in Communication and Journalism and Mass Communication both at Mangalore University, India and University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and BA (special) in Mass Communication at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. He Interned at India Today Television, Bangalore, India as part of his Master at Mangalore University. Roshan has worked as a journalist at Rivira Media Corporation, Lakbima Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd and Integrated Media Network (Pvt) Ltd and as a media secretary to minister of petroleum industries in last decade. And also, He was a lecturer over 8 years for undergraduate external degree students at Centres of National Youth Services Council (Maharagama and Panadura) and Sumangala Vidyayathanaya – Mathugama. Before joining PUCSL, Roshan worked as a Public Relations Consultant at Bates Strategic Alliance PR. Roshan has gained valuable insights from the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) course he followed on “Integrated Marketing Communication: Marketing in a globalized world” organized by Mangalore University, India. and he is a member of the Sri Lanka Economic Association as well.
W.A Thanuj Dhanushka
W.A Thanuj Dhanushka joined the PUCSL as an Assistant Director – Corporate Communications in 2015. Before joining PUCSL he served as a Business Development Manager at DPIT Solutions and Duo Software (Pvt) Ltd. He posses over five years of working experience in Software Development and Business Development. Graduated in Information Technology from University of Moratuwa , Dhanushka has earned his Master’s from Charles Sturt University, Melbourne, Australia.
Radhika Amarasinghe holds BA (Econ-Special) with a second class upper, degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is a passed finalist of the AAT foundation examination and is also a member of the Sri Lankan Economic Association. Radhika Amarasinghe joined the PUCSL as an Assistant Director.
The Director Inspectorate ensures the functions specified in Section 6 of the Sri Lanka Electricity Act 2009 and Electrical Inspectorate regulations made by the Ministry of Power and Energy.
Lilantha Neelawala served five years as a Commissioned Officer (Lieutenant) in the Regular Naval Force of the Sri Lanka Navy, holding the appointment of an electrical engineer. At the Sri Lanka Navy, he was the Flag Lieutenant to the Director-General, Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Lilantha holds a BSc. (Hons.) Degree in Electrical Engineering and an MSc. in Electrical Installations from the University of Moratuwa. He is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (AMIESL).
Krishananth Shivanesarajah has more than 8 years of experience in Electrical Engineering. Worked for Petroleum industry, Commercial Industry& Domestic Installations, Testing & Commissioning in Singapore from 2011- 2015. He holds a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Peradeniya & earned MBA degree with the Merit Pass from the University of Colombo. He is a member of IEEE for the past 14 years, an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (AMIESL) and also has membership from Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association & Sri Lanka Economic Association. Krishananth was awarded a scholarship by the Dialog at the O/L for becoming 1st in his district. He has submitted 2 research papers in Economizing the Utilization of Power at Akbar Hall (Peradeniya) at PURSE and IESL. His main area of interest is in Project Management & Economics.
Dilhan Kariyapperuma is an Assistant Director in Inspectorate Division of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka. He’s an Electrical Engineer graduated from University of Moratuwa with BSc. (Hons) degree in Engineering. Prior to joining PUCSL, he has worked in the construction field for more than 6 years with the experience in Design, Installation & Commissioning of Turnkey Electrical Installations. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) as well.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a second class upper, from the University of Moratuwa and is also a Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka.
Amila Rajapaksa is responsible for the overall licensing functions of the PUCSL. He is an Engineer by profession with BSc. (Hons) degree from the University of Peradeniya in the discipline of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and having an MSc. in Electrical Installation from the University of Moratuwa. Currently, S Amila C is reading for his MBA at the University of Colombo. Prior to PUCSL, he had been serving as an electrical engineer in a consulting firm with experience in designing, installing, inspecting & troubleshooting electrical installations. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (AMIESL) and a member of Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SLEMA)
Sanjeewika Prabodhanie is an Assistant Director in Licensing Division of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka. She is an Electrical Engineer who graduated from the University of Moratuwa with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Engineering. She has served as an electrical engineer in the private sector and has gained experience in designing, installing, & testing. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET) as well.
Chamath Goonewardena counts over twenty-five years of experience in economic reform policy and practice, with a special focus on policy design, regulation, liberalization, public sector reform and private sector development programs.
As the Director of Regulatory Affairs at the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, he coordinates the (shadow) regulation of the lubricant market and selected regulatory interventions in the petroleum industry, by advising and assisting the Ministry charged with the subject of petroleum. He is responsible for and coordinates the formulation of key regulatory instruments required for regulation of the electricity industry and envisaged regulation of the petroleum industry.
Earlier, he held the position of Consultant of the Ministry for Economic Reforms, Science & Technology, where he assisted the Public Interest Program Unit with policy, legal, regulatory and institutional reform of public utility industries. Prior to that, he held the position of Director of the Public Enterprises Reform Commission of Sri Lanka, where he coordinated the design, implementation and monitoring of privatization transactions.
Chamath has a Master of Business Administration and a Master of International Business from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, the University of Pittsburgh as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in the United States. He is a member of the Sri Lanka Economic Association.
Pasindu counts over ten years of experience in regulation of electricity industry and regulation of petroleum & lubricant industries. Before joining with PUCSL he has worked in private sector and has gained experience in electrical installations, lighting design, demand side management and conducting surveys.
He holds an MSc degree in Electrical Installations and BSc (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Moratuwa. Further, he has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. Pasindu is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SLEMA). He is also an associate member of Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) and an associate engineer of Engineering Council, Sri Lanka.
Dileepa is at present involved in drafting New Electricity Safety Quality and Continuity Regulations and some renewable energy deliverables at the PUCSL. He graduated from the University of Moratuwa in 2011, with a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Electrical Engineering, and is currently reading for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) qualification and a BSc. Degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University (UK). He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Dileepa has been a world finalist in the 2010 IEEE President’s Change the World Competition and also has been awarded the Migara Ranathunge Trust award by the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) for industrial training.
Udara Pushpakumara possesses more than 10 years of experience in the petroleum industry and has performed technical roles in Laboratory management specializing in formulations and application of lubricants and handling of QC & QA matters of petroleum products. He holds B.Sc (Hons.) Degree from the University of Kelaniya and M.Sc in Industrial Analytical Chemistry from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura. Udara is a Member of the Chemical Society Ceylon (M.I.Chem.C).
Attending the financial regulation activities of the utility sections regulated by PUCSL, Kanchana Siriwardana holds BSc. and MPhil. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. He is a passed finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA – UK), an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka and a Corporate Member of the Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association. Siriwardana joined PUCSL in 2006 and has worked as a Research Associate (Energy Economics) for the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. He possesses a wealth of experience in renewable energy tariff setting, electricity tariffs, generation expansion planning, energy policy and economics.
Hasanka Kamburugamuwa counts over ten years of experience in financial regulation of electricity industry and regulation of petroleum industry. He holds MSc. degree in Electrical Installations and BSc. (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Moratuwa. Hasanka is a Charter holder of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA – UK) and is currently a Level II candidate of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SLEMA). He is also an associate member of Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)
Mohamed Shukri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with first class honours, obtained from the University of Moratuwa. He has experience of working in manufacturing industry as an Electrical Engineer in large scale manufacturing plants and in the construction industry as an Electrical Design Engineer. He is an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka and a registered Associate Engineer with the Engineering Council of Sri Lanka.
Gamini Sarathchandra graduated from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, specializing in Electrical Engineering. He has obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Having gained overseas experience in Ghana for 6 years, Sarathchandra has worked in leading private sector organizations in Sri Lanka such as, Ceylon Glass Company, Ceylon Biscuits Ltd, Fentons Ltd. He served over 19 years in Industrial Electrical Services, Renewable Power, and Mission Critical Power applications. Gamini held various positions including Project Manager, Manager-Engineering and General Manager-Engineering during his tenure. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA.
Ramesh Chanchala has 8 years of experience in the field of Electrical Engineering. He worked as an Electrical Project Engineer and Switchgear Design Engineer in his career. He holds an MSc degree in Power system Applications and a BSc Degree in Electrical Engineering from the faculty of the Engineering university of Peradeniya. He is a member of IEEE and an Associate member of IESL and SLEMA. He joined PUCSL in 2022 as an Assistant Director.
Jayanat Herat is an economist and a regulatory expert who has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of infrastructure and economic reforms, regulatory, tariff settings and media field. Mr Herat joined PUCSL as the Deputy Director (Retail Tariffs- Electricity) in 2010 and currently serving as the Director – Corporate Communication. Before joining PUCSL, he worked as an Assistant Director – Surveillance at the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) for more than 06 years. He has also worked as a Consultant for the Infrastructure Reform (Electricity and Telecom Sectors) Project under the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economic Reforms, Science and Technology and has over 10 years experience in the field of media. He has served in various positions in private sector organizations including the Capital Maharaja Organization (News1st-MTV/MBC) and John Keells Holdings. Mr Herat holds BA Special Degree in Economics from the University of Colombo.
Anushika Udari Kamburugamuwa
Anushika Kamburugamuwa is the Assistant Director of Corporate Communication (English) who is responsible for managing media and communication with internal and external channels. Mrs Kamburugamuwa has over 11 years of experience in journalism and management in the field of media and specialized in television and web-based media. She serves PUCSL since year 2016. Prior to joining the PUCSL, Mrs, Kamburugamuwa served Lanka Business Online- the pioneer in Business News and ETV – a television channel pioneered in Business News. She served in various positions in LBO and ETV as a Senior Financial Journalist, Television Producer, News Head, Event Curator and as a Deputy Editor. She holds a Professional Qualification of Human Resource Management from Charted Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and Diploma in Journalism from Sri Lanka College of Journalism. She is also a life member of Sri Lanka Economic Association.
Arumugam Jayasooriyan joined PUCSL in year 2018 as the Assistant Director – Tamil Medium. Jayasooriyan responsible for content development in tamil medium and internal and external communication with the tamil media. Jayasooriyan has over six years working experience in journalism field and is a diploma holder of Sri Lanka Collage of Journalism.
Eranga Prasad Chandrasiri
L. A. Chinthaka Asiri
Meet Chinthaka Asiri, a marketing professional with over 7 years of experience in the field of digital marketing and analytics. As the Assistant Director of Digital Media at PUCSL, he manages the organization’s digital presence, databases, and dashboards related to Corporate Communication.
Chinthaka holds a B.Sc (Hons) from the University of Kelaniya, a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Kelaniya, and an MBA in IT, specializing in Business Analytics from the University of Moratuwa. He is an Associate Member of SLIM (AMSLIM) and a Professional Member (MCS) of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL).
With his unique blend of technical expertise and marketing acumen, Chinthaka is dedicated to creating and executing innovative digital solutions that help PUCSL to achieve its objectives, by making its digital presence more compelling and engaging.
W. V. Chaya Thilini
Chaya is equipped with the experience and requisite competencies entailed for management, finance, and auditing careers due to distinct posts she has both, played and contributed to, in Sri Lankan and Australian entities for the past 25 years. Currently, she is spear-heading the Finance Division at Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka as the Director – Finance.
Having her career origin at M/s Ernst & Young in 1997 and then at Auditor General’s Department with a decade of auditing experience, she has inclusively worked among the Board of Investment, Central Bank, Bank of Ceylon, Public Enterprises Reform Commission, and numerous foreign funded projects of UNDP, ADB and World Bank. As for her experience overseas, she has held positions as Finance Director, Grants Officer -Finance and as a Group Accountant at entities in Melbourne and Canberra.
Chaya has worked as the Deputy Director – Finance of PUCSL from 2010 to 2012, followed by her position as the Director -Finance & Administration of the Insurance Regulatory Commission. She then succeeded to her next placement as the Deputy Director General -Finance & Commerce at Urban Development Authority. On top of that, she has worked as the Deputy Project Director -Finance & Administration at the 1st Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank project alongside her commitments as the Project Accountant at Port City Development Project. She has represented Board of Directors at Waters Edge Ltd, Urban Investment & Development Company (Pvt) Ltd, Ocean View Development Company (Pvt) Ltd and Lanka Rest House (Pvt) Ltd.
Academically, she claims the Bachelor of Commerce special degree from University of Colombo and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University, Australia. Professionally, she proceeds as an active fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Sri Lanka.
Thushani Dharshika Haputhantri
Department of Inland Revenue (Accountant), RAMIS (Revenue Administration Management Information System-Inland Revenue-(Project Accountant), Global Fund (GFATM -Ministry of health)-Project Accountant, SEEDS (guarantee) Pvt Ltd, Project Manager Finance, Ernst and young (Audit senior Accountant), Executive-Mack International Pvt Ltd-JKH group
A retired military officer who served the Sri Lanka Army for 20 years, Palitha Sirimal carries a wealth of experience in the Human Resources Management field in several private sector organizations. Sirimal holds a Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration in Human Resources Management from the University of Colombo.
Vinosha Keerthirathna, holds a BBA (International Business – Special) degree from the University of Colombo and a Professional Qualification of Human Resources Management (PQHRM) from the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM). Prior to joining the PUCSL, she has served in the field of Human Resources Management in local and foreign companies as Orel Corporation Pvt. Ltd and Trans Maldivian Airways – Maldives.
Laksiri Lokuhewage counts over 16 years of experience in the Information Communication Technology sector in Sri Lanka, Singapore and Oman. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Management of Technology from the University of Moratuwa. He is currently reading for his MSc in Information Management from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. Prior to joining the PUCSL, Laksiri held the position of Manager ICT Infrastructure and Projects at the Saud Bahwan Group in Oman. He has also worked at Sri Lankan Airlines and at Eutech Cybernetic Pte. Ltd.
Narada Wickramage is in charge of the Management Information System of PUCSL and he is also responsible for carrying out necessary data analysis. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Engineering with honours from the University of Moratuwa. He obtained an MSc by thesis from the same university after engaging in full-time research for one year. He earned an MBA with a Merit Pass and a research component from the University of Colombo. He has investigated modelling performance and predictability during his postgraduate studies. He has received experience in both industry and academia and published in both local and international conferences held in Sri Lanka and the USA. He is also a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA.
Amila Costa is responsible for managing and maintaining IT systems at the PUCSL. Prior to joining PUCSL, Amila held the position of Network Administrator at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology and has over 10 years of experience in the networking field. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and is also professionally qualified with Certifications from Microsoft and Linux