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Stewardship and Governance

Subsidiary chief officers


A dynamic catalyst in Sri Lanka’s Mobile Telecommunications space, Mr Nalin Perera has strongly influenced the industry, strengthening his credentials as an industry veteran and front liner. With over 30 years of experience, his professional growth in the Mobile industry is synonymous with the industry’s growth to prominence.

He played a vital role in introducing Celltel mobile telephony to Sri Lanka in 1989. The launch of Mobile Pre-paid model in Sri Lanka can be directly attributed to his unique brand leadership which brought innovative Value Added Services and Enterprise Business Solutions.

He functions as the Chief Executive Officer at Mobitel, powering the company to be profitable amidst high competition.

Mr Perera’s leadership skills along with strong insights into brand management, channel development and human resource management has enabled Mobitel to meet customer expectations and win a host of local and international honors. He was featured on LMD’s Top 100 which showcased well-versed industry professionals from Sri Lanka’s corporate industry who continue to drive the nation’s engine of growth.

He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (UK) and is a Chartered Marketer (UK). He earned a Master of Business Studies from University of Colombo.


Mr Kaluarachchi joined SLT in 2010 as Chief Marketing Officer. He is a Chartered Marketer, holding a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing – CIM, a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM), and a Fellow of The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (FSLIM). He is a Fellow of Chartered Professional Managers (FCPM). He holds a Master’s in Business Studies from the University of Colombo. He is a member of the Advisory Board of CMO Council, Asia Pacific Region. He is a Board Director of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Sri Lanka Region and had been a judge at the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards. Currently, he is reading for PhD in Management and Business Studies at the University of Colombo.

He is a veteran in the field of Marketing and Business Management with over 24 years of practice in the entire spectrum of Marketing, Sales Management, and Strategic Business Management in both multinational and blue-chip companies in Sri Lanka. He has cross-industry experience covering FMCG, Consumer Durables, and over 12 years in telecommunications, both Fixed and Mobile categories in Sri Lanka. He is the Former Chief Marketing Officer at SLT from November 2010 to March 2015. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of SLT Human Capital Solutions (Pvt) Ltd.


Mr Prabath Gunathunge is a Civil Engineer graduated from University of Moratuwa in 1993. He has obtained an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management in 2000.

Throughout his inspiring management career, he has served for both public and private sector companies over 25 years. As the key attainments in his professional expedition, he initiated his management career as a Business Development Manager at a reputed company in the country and subsequently, he held senior positions such as a General Manager and Director Sales & Marketing, in reputed companies in Sri Lanka. With his unwavering efforts to expand the exposure and persuade individuals, he became the CEO of Business Learning Centre and then the Country Director/Technical Representative of USAEP – Sri Lanka Office, funded by USAID Colombo.

Presently, Mr Gunathunge functions as the Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom (Services) Ltd. and has steered the company to derive and generate profits to SLT, as well as adding values to the Group synergy.


Mr Ajantha Seneviratne joined SLT in 1993. He holds a BSc in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Moratuwa and a Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering from the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). In addition, he holds an MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Mr Seneviratne is a Chartered Engineer and a member of The Institution of Engineers of Sri Lanka. He counts over 20 years of experience in Marketing. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of SLT VisionCom (Pvt) Ltd. and holds Group Chief Marketing Officer position.


Mr Malraj Balapitiya is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. He counts over 36 years of work experience at various strata of SLT’s administration. He has swiftly climbed the corporate ladder from Technical Officer to Regional Telecom Engineer, Head of the Province, and to General Manager prior to his appointment as CEO of SLT Publications (Pvt) Ltd. Later he transformed SLT Publications (Pvt) Ltd. to SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd. by re-vamping the entire product portfolio also introducing “SLT muve’’ ride-sharing platform, truly diversified product to SLT group with a much greater vision.

At present, he holds the position of CEO at SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd. During his time as CEO, the Company has undergone a series of transformational steps to focus on business transition and digital transformation to provide a range of digital services to SMEs and Micro businesses and also business diversification. Under his leadership, in 2018 onward he drives group’s diversified business of smart transport service, “SLT muve” to commercialise and provide efficient ride-sharing service in Sri Lanka.

He is a dynamic personality with managerial, marketing, and entrepreneurial skills which have helped Rainbow Pages to reach the highest echelons and become the only directory publisher recognised by the Government of Sri Lanka. Owing to his expertise and experience in the local search and media space, and his networking in South Asia, he has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Asian Local Search and Media Association.

In 2011, in addition to his present position, he was appointed as CEO of SLT VisionCom (Pvt) Ltd. (2011-2016), a company focused on delivering services through IPTV technology under the SLT PEO TV brand name.


Founder President, Chief Executive Officer, SLT Campus (Pvt) Ltd., Eng. Ranjith G Rubasinghe is a sitting Board Member of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) from 23 January 2020. He is a Council Member of the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL), and is the incumbent Chairperson of TRACE and also sits in the Board of Directors of Centre for Research and Innovation Services (CRIS). He was previously a Council Member of the University of Colombo, and he also has served as the Vice-President of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL).He joined Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd. in 2014 as the Chief Executive Officer and has held several leadership positions prior to that in leading corporates including, Sri Lankan AirLines Ltd. and Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation. Mr Rubasinghe has been with Sri Lanka Telecom PLC for over 19 years and he held the positions of CEO/SLT Human Capital Solutions (Pvt) Ltd. and Head of SLT RAINBOW PAGES as well. Being a multidisciplinary professional with over 25 years of corporate sector experience, his exposure and expertise acquired over two decades, spans across countless professional, technical, functional domains, including Organisational Development, Telecommunication and IT, Human Resources and Marketing.

Possessing a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Colombo, a Postgraduate Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and a Bachelors of Science (BSc) Engineering Degree in Electrical and Electronics, Mr Rubasinghe is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), a Fellow Member of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka (CPM), Certified Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM).

Under his stewardship, SLT Campus (SLTC) won “Most Emerging Education Institute of the Year” award at the South Asian Business Excellence Awards 2019 and was also recognised at the “National Business Excellence Awards 2019” in Sri Lanka. Starting as a University offering Engineering Degrees, under the visionary leadership of Mr Rubasinghe, within a short span of five years, SLTC has grown to be Sri Lanka’s only fully-fledged non-state university of global standards and draws parallels with existing state universities in the country, giving its students a holistic university life experience, offering a wide spectrum of study pathways. Further Mr Rubasinghe has guided and lead SLTC to become one of Sri Lanka’s premier research based universities of repute, focusing on research and innovation. In recognition of this success, and his visionary leadership, he was awarded the “The Education Leadership Award” at the Sri Lanka Education Leadership Awards 2019 and he was awarded with the Chartered Engineer of the Year 2011 award, at IESL’s Engineering Excellence Awards.