Board of Directors


Mr. Lalith A. Peiris

Mr. Lalith A. Peiris was appointed as the Chairman of Cooperative Insurance Company Limited in 2005 and now serves as the common Chairman for Cooperative Life Insurance since its inception. A veteran in the industry, he is also the President of the National Cooperative Council of Sri Lanka, which is the movement behind the formation of the First Cooperative Society initiated in Sri Lanka for the development of Rural Areas. He is also a Director of the National Institute of Cooperative Development as well as the Cooperative Rural Bank Federation of Sri Lanka. Presently he serves the Wennappuwa Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society as its Chairman.

Mr. W. Upali Herath

An Honors Graduate from the University of Kelaniya, Mr. W. Upali Herath completed his Post Graduate studies at the University of Peradeniya and Azusa Pacific University in USA.

As a senior member of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, he has served the International Cooperative Alliance as a Regional Advisor for Asia – Pacific for 12 years. His experience extends to working as a Consultant to the UNDP/GEP project and the International Labor Organization. Mr. Herath served as a member of the Sri Lanka’s Presidential Commission on Cooperative Movement in the year 2000.

He is the Founder Director of Cooperative Insurance Company Limited from 1999 and served as its Managing Director before he assumed duties at Cooperative Life Insurance.

Mr. KJ Sesiri

Mr. Sesiri is a graduate of Sri Jayawardanapura University and serves as the Chairman of Beralapanatara Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society. He is also a Director of Matara District Tea Producers Cooperative Society and Cooperative Insurance co. Ltd.

Mr. DL Samarawickrama

Mr. Samarawickrama is a National Diploma holder in Business Studies and serves as the Treasurer of the Public Service Cooperative Thrift and Credit Cooperative Society.

Dr. Nimal Navaratne

Dr. Navaratne is an Honours graduate of the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura and later obtained Ph. D Degree in Business and Commerce from Keio University, Japan. He has served as an Accountant in the Govt. Service and later as a company Director and also Senior lecturer in several Universities.

Ms. WPM Chaturani

Ms. Chaturani is a graduate from the University of Colombo and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. She is also an Audit Manager of the PE Mathews & Company.

Mr. PA Ajith Priyantha

Mr. Ajith Priyantha is the Chairman of Beli Attha Multipurpose Cooperative Society Ltd.