Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gen Srilal Weerasooriya new Independent Director at Ceylinco Insurance

Ceylinco Life PLC has announced the appointment of former diplomat and retired four-star General C S Weerasooriya RWP, RSP, VSV, USP as a independent non-executive director of the company educated at St Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia, and a graduate of the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul and the National Defence College of India, General Weerasooriya held many key positions in the Sri Lankan Army over his 35 year military career and was decorated for gallantry and service more than a dozen times.

As Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Pakistan for six years upon retirement from the army, and accredited Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Sri Lanka to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, he played a lead role in improving political and trade relations between Sri Lanka and the region. He was also Patron of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Friendship Association and of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Business Forum.

"General Weerasooriya's four decades of experience in the military and the diplomatic corps will be a great source of strength and wisdom to the board of Ceylinco Life," the company's Jt. Managing Director/CEO R Renganathan said. "His proven managerial and administrative skills, integrity and acumen will be invaluable, as will his vast experience of working with people at all levels and in diverse settings."

General Weerasooriya is the second independent director appointed to the board of Ceylinco Insurance in the past year

source : Business Today 

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