Jagath Sumathipala was born on the 30th April 1960 in Colombo. He is the son of U W Sumathipala and Milina Sumathipala and is the third child in the family of five daughters and two sons. He married Samantha Kumari Karunaratne on the 8th May 1987 and they are blessed with two daughters and two sons namely: Puthula, Wagisha, Chadu and Chathula.

Upon completing his studies at his alma mater, Ananda College Colombo, Jagath proceeded to UK for his higher studies in Business Management.

Jagath Sumathipala
Chairman / Managing Director

He assumed duties as the Managing Director of the Sumathi Holdings (Pvt) Ltd in 1980 and in 2017 he became the Chairman / Managing Director of Sumathi Holdings (Pvt) Ltd which is with eight diversified subsidiaries in the areas of Information Technology, Retail Trade, Health Care, Hospitality, Investment, Hydro Power, Film Industry and Security.

He has served as the Honorary President of the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress (ACBC), the premier Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka, from 2006 to 2014 and also was elected as the Honorary President once again in 2018. He is a Vice - President of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) and Member of the Governing Council / Director of the Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies (NIIBS). He is a past President and vice patron of the Billiards & Snooker Association of Sri Lanka.

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Directors

Samantha Sumathipala
Director
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Chadu Sumathipala
Executive Director

Mr. Chadu Sumathipala holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Curtin University Perth, Australia and he joined Sumathi Holdings in March 2017. He is the oldest son of Mr. Jagath Sumathipala and looks after all IT related subsidiaries.

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Chathula Sumathipala
Director

Mr. Chathula Sumathipala holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Marketing from Monash University Melbourne, Australia and he joined Sumathi Holdings in July 2018. He is the youngest son of Mr. Jagath Sumathipala and he directly oversees Lokx Security Services.

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Management Committee

Chaminda Dabare
Director Finance

Mr. Dabare is a chartered Accountant who joined Sumathi Holding in the year 2000 as an accountant. Due to his unblemished character and proficiency in the subject, he was promoted as the Chief Accountant in 2005 and subsequently promoted as the Director Finance.

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Michael Andree
Group Consultant

Over 30 years of Senior Management experience in the Private Sector, 20 years of which has been at Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer level. His career spans through many industries to include, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Construction, Packaging and the Apparel Sectors.

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Committee Members

Chaminda Bandara
CEO, Lifeserv

Mr. Bandara started his career as a Medical Representative in the Pharmaceutical Industry in 1992 and joined Sumathi Holdinga (Healthcare Division) in 2001 as a Product Manager. With his continuous performance, he was promoted as a General Manager and then as the Chief Executive Officer at LifeServ’ (Pvt) Ltd which is a subsidiary of Sumathi Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.

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Chaminda Dabare

Mr. Dabare is a chartered Accountant who joined Sumathi Holding in the year 2000 as an accountant. Due to his unblemished character and proficiency in the subject, he was promoted as the Chief Accountant in 2005 and subsequently promoted as the Director Finance.

Mr. Dabare has obtained a MBA from University of Colombo in 2007 and has been awarded the fellow membership from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Michael Andree

Over 30 years of Senior Management experience in the Private Sector, 20 years of which has been at Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer level. His career spans through many industries to include, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Construction, Packaging and the Apparel Sectors.

He has been the Managing Director - Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK), Chief Executive Officer – Richard Peiris Distributors (RPD), Chief Executive Officer – Lanka Alluminium Industries Ltd. (LAIL) and Managing Director – Orit Trading and Orit Apparel Lanka Pvt. Ltd.

Chaminda Bandara

Mr. Bandara started his career as a Medical Representative in the Pharmaceutical Industry in 1992 and joined Sumathi Holdinga (Healthcare Division) in 2001 as a Product Manager. With his continuous performance, he was promoted as a General Manager and then as the Chief Executive Officer at LifeServ’ (Pvt) Ltd which is a subsidiary of Sumathi Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.

Mr. Bandara has obtained a MBA from Buckinghamshire New University – UK in 2014. He is a Certified Professional Marketer [CPM] obtained from the Asia Pacific Marketing Federation .