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  Thilanga Sumathipala
Mr. Thilanga Sumathipala was appointed by the Government of Sri Lanka to the Board in January 2002 and he was subsequently appointed to the post of Chairman by the Board of Directors.

A printer by training, he has had wide experience in the printing and publishing industry. He also has extensive experience in international cricket administration.

Mr. Sumathipala is an entrepreneur and a businessman, who jointly leads a variety of companies who are engaged in diverse businesses ranging from hotels, garments, entertainment, leisure and communications to trading, sports and cinema.

He also serves in the capacity of a Director/ Member of many institutes and organisations such as the International Cricket Council (ICC), Asian Cricket Council, Asian Cricket Committee, Development Committee, International Advertising Association (IAA), Newspaper Society of Sri Lanka, INCA-FIEJ Research Association (IFRA) India, Asian Mass Communication Research & Information Center (AMIC) and the Ingrin Institute of Printing & Graphics of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Sumathipala has had extensive experience in international cricket administration having been the President
of the Asian Cricket Council in 1997/98 and the President of the Board of Control or Cricket in Sri Lanka in 1997/98 and 2000/2001. From 1998 to 2000 he served as a Director of the International Cricket Council. He also spearheaded the development of cricket in Sri Lanka and led the development of the Galle International Cricket Stadium and the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium.

Mr. Sumathipala holds a Diploma in Photolithography and Graphic Reproduction from the London College of Printing, UK.

Mr. Shuhei Anan
Mr. Shuhei Anan has been serving the Board since 5.6.1999 as a nominee Director of NTT Communications Corporation. However, beginning March of that year he had attended Board Meetings in the capacity of an alternate to Mr. Masaaki Kasahara who was also a nominee of NTTC. Effective from 21.7.2001 Mr. Anan was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Company in addition to being a Board Member.

Prior to this he had served Thai Telephone & Telecommunication Company as Assistant Vice President in charge of Operations and Maintenance for three years since 1993.

Between 1991-93, Mr. Anan has held the position of General Manager, Global Business Development at NTT International Affairs Headquarters and prior to that in various managerial capacities at NTT. His entire career has been with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation of Japan having joined the Corporation soon after graduation in 1976.

Mr. Anan received a Bachelors Degree in Construction Engineering from the University of Waseda in 1974 and a Masters Degree from the same university in 1976.

Mrs. M. A. R. C. Cooray
Mrs. Cooray has been a Member of the Board since 2 December 2003. Since 1974, she has been serving the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in various capacities from Assistant Director to Director in several Departments of the Bank. In 1999 she has been seconded by the Bank to the Ministry of Finance as Director-General, Department of Fiscal Policy which position she holds to date. Concurrently she has been serving as Assistant to the Governor of the Central Bank since 2001.

Mrs. Cooray serves on the Boards of DFCC Bank, Ceylon Electricity Board, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology and Thomas De La Rue. She also serves as a Member of the Tariff Advisory Committee of the Government of Sri Lanka.

She holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde, UK and a B.A. Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Peradeniya (1972).

Mr. K. C. Logeswaran
Mr. Logeswaran has been serving on the Board since December 2003. He has been an Advisor to the Ministry of Finance since April 2003. From December 1999 to February 2003 he has served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the Republic of Korea. Mr. Logeswaran of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service had served as Secretary to the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and the Media from September 1995 to August 1999. Concurrently he had held the position of the Chairman, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.

Additional Secretary, Ministry of Industrial Development from August 1994 to August 1995. Secretary to the Project Ministry of Mineral Development from January 1991 to August 1994. State Secretary to the Ministry of Hindu Religious & Cultural Affairs from March 1990 to December 1990. Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rehabilitation & Reconstruction from August 1988 to March 1990. Government Agent and District Secretary from October 1981 to August 1988, and Registrar of the University of Jaffna from April 1980 to September 1981.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Ceylon.

Mr. Kiyoshi Maeda
Mr. Maeda has been a Director of SLT since April 2002. He currently serves as Director in charge of Group Strategy, Corporate Planning Department of NTT Communications Corporation. Since joining NTT Communications Corporation in March 1999 he has served as Director of their Global Business Development Group at Arcstar Global Network Business Division till October 2002. Prior to joining NTTC he has served at The Long Term Credit Bank of Japan Limited in a variety of Managerial positions ending as Joint General Manager of their International Finance Division.

Mr. Maeda holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Waseda (1979) and a Masters Degree in Management from the J.L. Kellogg Garduate School of Management of North-Western University in 1986.

Mr. N. Pathmanathan
Mr. Pathmanathan was appointed to the Board in March 2002. He currently serves as Deputy Secretary to the Treasury which position he has held from 24 December 2001 to date.

He is a Director of Galadari Hotels Limited, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, Sri Lanka Export Development Board, Civil Aviation Authority, National Aquatic Resources Research & Development Agency and De La Rue & Company, and serves on the Board of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka.

Having joined the Sri Lanka Administrative Service in 1967 he has held a variety of public offices from Government Agent to Secretary of various Ministries, viz. Ministry of Forestry & Enviornment, Science & Technology and Rehabilitation of North-East Provinces. He has also held the position of Director - General, Department of Public Finance from 1998 to 2000. Additional Director- General, Department of National Planning from 1993 to 1998.

Mr. Pathmanathan holds a Bachelors Degree in Arts from the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Open University of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Mitsuhiro Takase
Mr. Takase was appointed to the Board in July 2003. He has had a career spanning 32 years with NTT and its affiliates overseas. He currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning Department, NTTCom.

He has served as the Senior Vice President of the General Affairs Department and Legal/Internal Audit Department of NTTC from June 2001 to June 2002 and as Vice President of the same Department from July 1999 to June 2001. From January 1999 to June 1999, Vice President of General Affairs Department and Legal/Internal Audit Department, Transitional Headquarters of Long Distance & International Business NTT. 1996 to 1999, Vice President Strategic Planning & International Cooperation Dept. Global Business Headquarters, NTT. 1985 to 1996 General Manager of Telecommunications Consulting Department, NTT International Corporation and its Vice President from 1995 to 1996. He has been responsible for Marketing and Management consultation for engineering projects mainly in the Asian region.

Mr. Takase holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Tokyo (1971) and has completed an Executive Education Programme at the Harvard Business School (1995).

Mr. Haruhiko Yamada

Mr. Yamada was appointed to the Board in September 2003.

He holds the position of Vice President , Group Strategy in the Corporate Planning Department of NTT Com. Having joined NTT in 1976 he has held several positions of significance in that organisation. In 2001 Vice President, Global Strategy, Corporate Planning Department, NTTCom. 1999 - Director, Finance & Treasury Division, Asccounts & Finance Department NTTCom. 1996 - Director, Finance & Legal Division, Global Business Headquarters, NTT and Senior Management positions in Corporate Strategy, Accounts & Finance in NTT and Corporate Planning in NTT International. He has also served in the Asian Development Bank on secondment.

Mr. Yamada holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Tokyo (1976) and has received an MBA from the University of Chicago (1982).
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