Hayleys Fabrics PLC, is led by some of the veteran business minds in the country. Chaired by Mr. A.M. Pandithage, the Board of Directors steer the Company with outstanding leadership by establishing strategic direction. They are responsible for setting forth managerial frameworks for the smooth functioning of the Company and for preserving the interests of key stakeholders. The Board sets periodical goals while regularly monitoring performance against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which comprise of both quantitative and qualitative measures.


Joined the Hayleys Group in 1969. Appointed to the Board in 2007. Chairman and Chief Executive of Hayleys PLC since July 2009. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (UK). Honorary Consul of the United Mexican States (Mexico), to Sri Lanka. Council Member of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon. Member of the Advisory Council of the Ceylon Association of Shipping. Recipient of the Best Shipping Personality award by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; Leadership Excellence Recognition – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka; Honoured with lifetime achievement award at Sea trade – Sri Lanka Ports, Trade and Logistics; Life time award for most outstanding Logistics and Transport personality of the year – Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

Mr. Eranga Rohan Peiris Goonetilleke joined Hayleys Fabric PLC, as Managing Director/CEO on the 1st of March 2013, andwas appointed to the Group ManagementCommittee in the same month. Prior to joining Hayleys Fabric, he was appointed as a Director of Brandix X’pressions (Pvt) Ltd, and was appointed to the Board of CLT Apparel (India) (Pvt) Ltd in January 2011, a fully owned subsidiary of Brandix Lanka Ltd. During the period, 2003 to 2010 he was the Managing Director/CEO of Textured Jersey Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, prior to which he was the Managing Director/ CEO of Linea Clothing (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, and prior to that he was at Carson Cumberbatch & Company Ltd as the CEO of Elpitiya Plantations Ltd. He received his higher education in the United Kingdom qualifying as a Graduate Engineer (B.Sc. Eng.).

Rejoined Hayleys in March 2007. Appointed to the Group Management Committee in 2007. Appointed to the Board of Hayleys Fabric in November 2009. Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Member of Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Australia. Holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Worked for Hayleys Group between 1987 and 2002, ultimately as an Executive Director. Subsequently, held several senior management positions in large private sector entities in Sri Lanka and overseas. Has responsibility for the Strategic Business Development Unit and the Fentons Group.

Mr. Haresh Somashantha counts 20 years of dynamic leadership career with a rich mix of finance and operations. He possesses an intimate knowledge of internal/ external processes, business planning and development, strategic and financial management. He is an expert with a track record in executing team driven process improvements with innovative solutions to increase revenue, operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and overall profitability.

He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, a Fellow member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and an Associate member of CPA Australia, further to holding B.Sc in Mathematics.

He is the Head of Finance & Treasury of Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC (Rocell Group). Mr. Somashantha also serves as a Director/Audit Committee Member on the Boards of Vallibel Power Erathna PLC and Unidil Packaging Limited. His further Directorships include several subsidiary companies in the Delmege Group.

Mr. Nandajith Somaratne was appointed to the Board of Hayleys Fabric PLC in February 2012. He is also a Director of Lanka Walltiles PLC.

Mr. Somaratne is currently working in the capacity of General Manager (Manufacturing) for Royal Ceramics Group which includes Lanka Tiles PLC and Lanka Walltiles PLC. He has served in Ansell Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and in Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB) before joining Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC in 1993. Mr. Somaratne counts more than 27 years’ experience in the manufacturing field.

Mr. Somaratne holds an MBA from the University of Colombo, Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering from NIBM and B.Sc. in Physical Science from the University of Peradeniya. He obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Finance and Strategy from the Business School of CA Sri Lanka.

He has undergone several corporate leadership training programs including Corporate Leadership Management Program conducted by HIDA, Japan.

Dr. Sunil Jayantha Nawaratne is presently a competent authority, Institute of Technology – University of Moratuwa (ITUM) and Director General of National Institute of Education (NIE).

He was the Director General of Sri Lanka Samurdhi Development Department and previously served as Senior Advisor to the Minister – Ministry of Social Empowerment & Welfare and before that as the Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education until January 15th of 2015. He has vast experience in both the public sector as well as in the private sector organisations during the last 20 years.

Currently, he is serving in several boards like Board of Management (BOM) of School of Accounting and Business of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). He holds a B.Sc. (Business Administration) degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura (Top- of-the Batch in 1977), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PIM), MA Economics from Kagawa University, Japan and a PhD in Management from prestigious Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. He is a visiting faculty member on Strategic Management / Marketing / Japanese Management for under-graduate and MBA programs in University of Sri Jayawardenapura and University of Colombo.

Mr. Ananda Jayatilleka is a specialist in Rubber Technology and Industrial Engineering, a Licentiate of the Institute of Plastics and Rubber Industry (L.P.R.I-(London)) and a Fellow of the Institute of the Work Study and Organization and Methods (F.M.S. (UK)).

Mr.Jayatilleka was a main Board Director of Richard Pieris & Co. Ltd.with a long service of 27 years in the group. He was instrumental in setting up of Richrd Pieris Exports PLC and served as its Managing Director for over 15 years. Mr.Jayatilleka also served on the Boards of Kegalle & Maskelliya Plantations PLC, Aviva Global Services (Pvt) Ltd. His vast experience also includes work in Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines & General Tire – South Africa. He founded Latex Green (Pvt) Ltd and served as Chairman for 12 years. Presently, he serves as a Non-Executive Director of Tea Small Holder Factories PLC under the John Keells Group.

Mr. Jayatilleka has been a recipient of the Merit certificate awarded by the Plastics and Rubber Institute (PRI) of Sri Lanka for the outstanding contribution made to the Rubber Industry of Sri Lanka.

Mr. Rohitha Bandara joined in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed to the Board on 15 May 2018.

Mr. Rohitha Bandara is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA) and Associate member of ACCA (UK). He holds a B.Sc. Management Special Degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura and in addition, an MBA in Finance from University of Colombo.

He is also qualified in AAT, ACMA (SL), ACPM, AIPFM (UK) and has over four years’ experience with Ernst & Young in different industry segments in Sri Lanka and Singapore and over 14 years of manufacturing experience in Textiles Industry as sector Head of Finance.

Mr Malith Jayasinghe joined Hayleys Fabric PLC as a Management Trainee, assuming roles with increasing responsibility in Sales and Marketing functions. He counts over 15 years’ experience in the Textile industry. Prior to his current appointment, Mr Jayasinghe served as the General Manager - Sales & Marketing , heading sales and Marketing for last 8 years.

Mr Jayasinghe holds a B.Sc. Degree from the University of Colombo.

Ms Yogadinusha Bhaskaran

Ms. Yogadinusha Bhaskaran is an Accounting professional currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Vallibel One PLC. She also presently serves on the Board of Delmege Ltd as a Director, LB Finance PLC as a Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of Audit Committee, Haycarb PLC and Dipped Products PLC as Alternate Directors to Mr. K.D.D. Perera.

Ms. Yogadinusha Bhaskaran has previously worked as a Financial Controller with several Australian companies in Melbourne for a number of years. She has in the past served as the Assistant General Manager (Finance & Planning) at Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC.

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK (FCMA), Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers,Sri Lanka.

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