Two top professionals Anil Tittawella and Lalith Withana have joined the Board of LAUGFS Gas Plc as Independent Non-Executive Directors.
Tittawella is a lawyer in the field of civil law speculating in commercial and corporate law and has an extensive professional career. Previously, Tittawella was a member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Committee on Company Reforms (1993) and a member of the Sri Lanka Swedish joint legal team to devise the new Arbitration Act of Sri Lanka (1994-1997). He was the Legal Consultant to the Airport and Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (1994-1997). Tittawella was also a commission member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2002 and a Member of the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka from 2001 to 2002.
Tittawella is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka admitted to the bar in 1985 and was appointed President’s Counsel in 2005 and holds Solicitors (final) Examination of the Law Society of the United Kingdom. He also holds a Master in Law (Hons) from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Tittawella currently holds board positions as an independent non elective director with Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC and Orient Finance PLC (in which he serves as the Chairman of the board).
Lalith Withana has held management positions in the corporate sector for over 25 years, during which he had held senior management positions in banking, manufacturing and trading for more than 25 years. He has worked with many organisations such as Brandix Group, Ernst & Young, Amsterdam Rotterdam (Amro) Bank, IBM World Trade, Corporation and Carson Cumberbatch, Ceylon Tea Services Ltd. and Yamaha Corporation in (USA).
Withana served as the Group Chief Finance and Administrative Officer for Sri Lankan Airline and later as the Chief executive office in its subsidiary SriLankan catering till very recently. He is currently serving as the founder and managing director of Agility consulting services Ltd. He had previously served as an independent director on the Boards of Bank of Ceylon, Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka PLC, Ceylease Ltd. and Seylan Bank.
Withana had also been a Commissioner of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.
He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons. Degree from the University of Manchester Metropolitan, UK. He is a fellow member of the both Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA), UK, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA). He is also a Project Management Professional at the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.
With the latest appointments the Board of LAUGFS Gas Plc comprises of W.K.H. Wegapitiya (Chairman), U.K.T.N. De Silva (Executive Vice Chairman), P. Kudabalage (Group CEO/MD), C.D. Ediriwickrama (CEO/Executive Director), T.K. Bandaranayake, N.M. Prakash, S.P.P. Amaratunge, A. Tittawella and L. Withana.