Deal Team

  • Eshani Thenuwara

    Assistant Vice President
    Debt Capital Markets

    Eshani has over ten years of experience in investment banking. She has been a team member of many successful equity and debt offerings covering multiple industries including the largest debenture IPO on the CSE to date. Eshani specialises in executing asset-backed financing, loan syndications, credit and debit card securitisations and debenture issues. She has been actively involved in raising over LKR 150 billion for corporates via a range of transactions.

    Eshani has an MBA from the University of Colombo and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Finance from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She is also an associate member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (ACMA).

  • Sujani Perera

    Assistant Vice President
    Corporate Advisory

    Sujani has over ten years of investment banking experience at NDBIB. Since joining NDBIB, Sujani has engaged in a diverse range of capital market transactions including IPOs, M&As, rights issues, private placements, corporate restructurings, loan syndications, structured debt facilities and delistings for leading corporates spread across an array of industries, some of which have been milestone transactions for the Company and the country. Sujani is responsible for sourcing and advising clients with regard to capital market transactions, both in listed and unlisted space.

    Sujani holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Finance from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a Master of Financial Economics (Merit) from the University of Colombo. Sujani is also an associate member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (ACMA).

  • Vidushini Denipitiya

    Assistant Vice President
    Corporate Advisory

    Vidushini has over eight years work experience at NDBIB. Since joining NDBIB, Vidushini has engaged in several milestone M&A transactions, initial public offerings, fund raisings and advisory services to listed and unlisted corporate entities. She employs her unique combination of expertise in law, regulations and corporate finance to provide advice to a diverse spectrum of transactions.

    Prior to joining NDBIB Vidushini worked at Amsafe Bridport (Private) Limited and Dialog Axiata PLC for 4 years.

    Vidushini has an MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management (PIM) Sri Lanka and B.Sc. (Hons) in Business Computing from University of Wolverhampton, UK. Vidushini is also an Attorney at Law and an associate member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (ACMA).

  • Rukshan Aponso

    Senior Manager
    Corporate Advisory

    Rukshan joined the NDB Group in 2013 and has since been actively involved in transactions carried out by NDBIB in a range of sectors including financial services; hotels and properties; manufacturing; power and energy; and healthcare. Rukshan specialises in financial modeling, valuation, structuring, M&As and equity raising and counts over 9 years of experience.

    Rukshan holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of London and has completed his CFA – Level II examination. Prior to joining NDBIB, he worked as an Associate Consultant in the Corporate Finance and Strategy Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

  • Thanuja Jayawardana

    Senior Manager
    Corporate Advisory

    Thanuja has over nine years work experience in investment banking. Thanuja is engaged in both debt and corporate advisory transactions at NDBIB covering business valuation, loan syndication, structuring and placement of fixed income securities, M&As and other corporate advisory services for a range of sectors including banking and finance; food, beverage and tobacco; power and energy; healthcare; plantations; and construction. She has been actively involved in raising over LKR 65 Billion for corporates via a range of transactions.

    Thanuja is a CFA Charter holder, an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (ACMA) and has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Finance from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

  • Dushan Gomez

    Assistant Manager
    Corporate Advisory

    Dushan has over four years of combined experience in equity research and investment banking at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services Sri Lanka and NDBIB. He joined NDBIB in 2015, and has played a key role in numerous transactions ranging from IPOs, M&As, restructurings and structured debt raisings. Dushan is skilled in financial modelling, valuation, industry research and investment analysis, and has gained exposure in a multitude of sectors including telecommunications, leisure, financial services, manufacturing, technology and agriculture.

    Dushan graduated with a MSc. in Finance and Investment (Distinction) from the University of Nottingham, UK and also has a BA (Hons) in Business Economics & Finance from the University of Nottingham, Malaysia.

  • Charith Udugama

    Assistant Manager
    Corporate Advisory

    Charith started his career at NDBIB and now counts over 3 years of experience. During his time at NDBIB, he played a key role in executing several landmark transactions, namely, the IPO of RIL which pioneered the cornerstone investor strategy on the Colombo bourse, revival of the distressed finance company, City Finance Corporation and the acquisition of United Motors Lanka by RIL. Charith was also a key member in structuring a pension scheme and an employee share option scheme to one the largest banks in Sri Lanka.

    Charith has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. He has also completed all three levels of the CFA programme and is a passed finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

  • Lakna Hansanie

    Assistant Manager
    Debt Capital Markets

    Lakna joined NDBIB in 2014 and has since been actively involved in transactions carried out by the Debt Capital Markets Division of NDBIB in a range of sectors including financial services, plantation, construction, education and healthcare. Lakna has over 4 years of combined experience in structuring and placement of asset backed securitisations, structured debt, term loans and listed and unlisted debentures.

    Lakna has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Finance from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is a passed finalist of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. Lakna has also completed Level 1 of the CFA examination.

  • Madhuri Balasunderam

    Assistant Manager
    Corporate Advisory

    Madhuri joined NDBIB in 2018 and currently supports the Corporate Advisory Team. Prior to joining NDBIB she worked for the Deal Advisory Team - KPMG Sri Lanka for 5 years, handling financial modelling, valuations and M&A projects.

    Madhuri holds an MBA (General) and a BBA (Hons) in Finance from the University of Colombo. She is also an associate member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (ACCA).

  • Sugirthan Alagesan

    Assistant Manager
    Debt Capital Markets

    Sugirthan has over six years work experience in financial services including roles in Hayleys Business Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services Sri Lanka and Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd. Sugirthan joined NDBIB in 2019 and currently supports the Debt Capital Markets team.

    Sugirthan is a CFA Charterholder and an active member of the local chapter. Sugirthan is also an associate member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (ACCA) and has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK.

  • Dilum Fernando

    Assistant Manager
    Debt Capital Markets

    Dilum has over five years work experience in financial services including roles in IFS R&D International (Pvt) Ltd, Union Bank of Colombo PLC and First Capital Holdings PLC. Dilum currently supports the Debt Capital Markets division of NDBIB in structuring and placement of a wide variety of debt instruments.

    Dilum holds a BBA (Hons) in Finance from the University of Colombo and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is also an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (ACCA), an associate member of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments, UK (CISI) and a passed finalist of Banking examinations conducted by Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL). Dilum is currently a Level I candidate of the CFA examination.

  • Akila Karunarathne

    Management Associate
    Debt Capital Markets

    Akila Karunarathne has over two years work experience in financial services. Since joining NDBIB, Akila has engaged in several debenture Issues, commercial papers and securitised debt facilities for multiple corporates.

    Akila has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Finance from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is a passed finalist of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. Akila has completed his CFA – Level I examination and is currently a Level II candidate.

  • Sarala Gunawardena

    Management Associate
    Debt Capital Markets

    Sarala joined NDBIB in 2018 and has since been engaged in several successful debt offerings carried out for leading corporates in Sri Lanka. Sarala supports the debt capital markets team in executing loan syndications, securitisations, structured loans, asset backed loans and debentures.

    Sarala is a passed finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and has a BBA (Hons) in Finance from the University of Colombo. Sarala is also a Level I candidate of the CFA examination.

  • Malindu Udawatta

    Management Associate
    Corporate Advisory

    Malindu joined NDBIB in 2018 and is engaged in corporate advisory transactions ranging from business valuations to fund raisings to M&As.

    Malindu is an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (ACCA) and has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Accounting from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Malindu is also a Level III candidate of the CFA examination.

  • Chiranthi Thilakarathne

    Management Associate
    Corporate Advisory

    Chiranthi joined the NDB Capital Group in 2017 as a member of NDB Securities’ research team. With over a year of experience in equity research, Chiranthi joined NDBIB in 2019 and is currently engaged in corporate advisory transactions.

    Chiranthi has a BBM (Hons) in Finance from the University of Kelaniya. Chiranthi is also a Strategic Level candidate of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

Human Resources & Administration Team

From Left to Right : Azara Hameen, Fiona Rabot and Krishani De Alwis

© for NDBIB - A NDB Group Company By | 230 interactive