Joint MD / Chief Executive officerRead Bio
Joint MD / Chief Executive officer
Mr. Bhathiya Bulumulla, who joined Elpitiya Plantations PLC in February 1999, was appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer in July 2011 and as the Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. He was appointed as an Executive Director at Aitken Spence Plantation Managements PLC on 5th July 2016 and joined the Board of Directors of Elpitiya Plantations PLC on 2nd July 2018. He also holds the position of Managing Director of Elpitiya Dianhong Jin Ya Tea Company (Private) Limited and Director of EPP Hydro Power Company (Private) Limited and Escape Parks Ceylon (Private) Limited. He possesses over 35 years of experience in the Plantation Sector, out of which for the past 22 years he is serving at Elpitiya Plantations PLC . Mr. Bulumulla actively involved in the expansion of Oil Palm Cultivation and many other diversified projects such as Solar Power Generation, Berry Cultivation, Expansion of Cinnamon cultivation/Value addition on Elpitiya Plantations PLC. He had been instrumental in setting up the Escape Adventure Theme Park jointly with a Malaysian Company and the digitization of the Field Level Activities on EPP’s Plantations and integrating with the Financial Modules. Mr. Bulumulla holds a Diploma in Plantation Management from the National Institute of Plantation Management (NIPM) and holds a B.Sc (Hons) Degree in Plantation Management, awarded by the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. He also hold a M.Sc degree in Environment Science from the Open University of Colombo. Mr. Bulumulla is a fellow member of the National Institute of Plantation Management (NIPM) and member of the Board of Study of the Wayamba University ‘s External Degree Programme on Plantation management. He is also an honorary member of the Board Directors of the Plantation Human Development Trust and currently holds the position of the Chairman of the Planters Association of Ceylon.
Deputy Chief Executive OfficerRead Bio
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Geethkumara has over 31 years of experience in plantation sector and holds a Masters from the University of Colombo. Holder of Diploma in Agriculture from Aquinas College and Diploma in Plantation Management from the National Institute of Plantation Management. He is the Former Chairman of Regional Scientific Committee of Galle District, Former Secretary of the Galle District Planters’ Association and Former Secretary of Forestry and Timber Certification Foundation. He is the current Treasurer of the Ceylon Cinnamon Geographical Indication Association.
Chief Operating Officer – Finance & IT DevelopmentRead Bio
Chief Operating Officer – Finance & IT Development
Mr. Ruwan Nissanka is a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) and holds a B.B. Mgt. (HRM. Sp) degree in Human Resources Management with a 2nd Upper pass from the University He counts more than 14 years of experience in Finance and Audit sectors. He joined with Elpitiya Plantations PLC in 2007 and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer. He holds the membership in other professional bodies; CMA Sri Lanka and Certified Professional Managers (ACPM) of Sri Lanka.Plantations PLC in 2007 and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer. He holds the membership in other professional bodies; CMA Sri Lanka and Certified Professional Managers (ACPM) of Sri Lanka.
Chief Operating Officer - Engineering, Project Management & Business StrategiesRead Bio
Chief Operating Officer - Engineering, Project Management & Business Strategies
Mr. Priyantha S Dissanayake is an engineering graduate from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, specialized in Electrical Engineering. He holds a Masters degree of Business Administration [MBA] from University of Moratuwa, specialized in Information Technology. He is currently studying for a distance based MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering of KTH University, Stockholm, Sweden. He participated for “The UN Winter School on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia and the Pacific”, a SWITCH Asia programme, representing Sri Lanka, in 2016. He has more than 18 years of experience after graduation, mainly in the energy sector. He has been serving to M/s Elpitiya Plantations PLC, as the Head of Engineering division since, January 2007, and Head of Business Sustainability since 2013. He has memberships of several professional bodies, namely, Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (AMIESL), Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (MSLEMA), Bio Energy Association of Sri Lanka (MBEASL) and Certified Professional Managers (ACPM) of Sri Lanka.
Chief Sustainability OfficerRead Bio
Chief Sustainability Officer
Mr. M Ishafir Izzadeen started as a Trainee Assistant Manager in 1983, and has work experience in Low, Mid, and Up country plantations with a wide knowledge of Tea, Rubber, other plantations crops, and Spice crops. He has over 34 years of experience in the plantation management, and come up with many innovations to the industry. He served as the General Manager – Plantations and he leads the Sustainability Strategy of the company. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Plantation Management from National Institute of Plantation Management, and B.Sc. Hons. degree in Plantation Management from University of Wayamba. He has a M.Sc. degree in Plantations Crop Management from University of Peradeniya. Well blended with knowledge on practical and theoretical aspects of crop production and plantation management.
General Manager - Administration & LegalRead Bio
General Manager - Administration & Legal
Mr. Greshan Nanayakkara has received the Masters Degree & Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources from University of Colombo. He has also read the LLB from University of Colombo. He assumed duties at Elpitiya Plantations PLC in 2001 in Admin and Legal Section. Subsequently in the year 2007 he was appointed as Manager and in 2010 assigned with new responsibility to head the Human Resources Division. Currently he holds the Certified Professional Managers (ACPM) Membership of Sri Lanka and serves the Company as Deputy General Manager – Human Resources/ Legal.
Deputy General Manager - MarketingRead Bio
Deputy General Manager - MarketingRead Bio
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Manager - IT
Chathuraka Senevirathna holds a Master of Business Administration from the PIM, University of Jayewardenepura, and a Graduate in the field of ICT from the British Computer Society. Also, he is certified in CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) from the EC Council, as well as has a diploma in Hardware Engineering and certified in Unix / Linux Administration from the University of Colombo, UCSC.
Manager – SalesRead Bio
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Manager – Cinnamon ProjectsRead Bio
General Manager - Cluster I - Up CountryRead Bio
General Manager - Cluster I - Up Country
Mr. Chandana Liyadipita has 25 years experience in plantations sector, out of which 5 years in Elpitiya Plantations PLC. He was an Assistant Manager, a Manager in Malwaththa Valley Plantations, Maskeliya Plantations, Talawakelle Tea Estate PLC, Kegalle Plantations before joining Elpitiya. He holds master’s degree in business administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK and holds a Diploma in HR Management and organization behavior from American College of Higher education. He is a qualified Lead auditor in ISO Certification and certified HR Auditor awarded from Charted Institute of Personal Management, Sri Lanka. He is the current Chairman of Nuwara Eliya District Planters Association and the Deputy General Manager of Upcountry Cluster I of Elpitiya Plantations PLC.
Senior Manager - Dunsinane EstateRead Bio
Senior Manager - Dunsinane Estate
Holding Diploma in Plantation Management at NIPM Athurugiriya and following Plantation Management Bsc at wayamba university. Having professional and academic qualifications in Tea manufacturing, Plantation Accountancy, Human resources management, Social welfare activities. Seventeen years in plantation management (Throughout with Elpitiya Plantation) presently Serving as Senior manager and overlooking over 966 workers and 43 supervisory staff with complete control and management of one of Sri Lanka's prime Tea Plantations better known as "Dunsinane Estate Tea Factory in Pundaluoya, Nuwaraeliya, Sri Lanka. Which is No.01 CTC factory in CTC High category.
Manager - Fernlands EstateRead Bio
Senior General Manager - Cluster II – Up Country & New Peacock EstateRead Bio
Senior General Manager - Cluster II – Up Country & New Peacock Estate
Mr. Pahathkumbura has 41 years of experience in the plantation sector and holds a Diploma in Plantation Management from the National Institute of Plantation Management. He is the Visiting Agent for St. Coombs Estate which is managed by the Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka. He was a former Chairman of Regional Scientific Committee, Badulla District.
Deputy General Manager - Nayapane EstateRead Bio
Senior General Manager – Low CountryRead Bio
Senior General Manager – Low Country
Mr. D.U.H.Bulugahapitiya holds a National Diploma in Plantations Management, Language Proficiency, Accounting & Financial Management and Rubber Manufacture & Factory Practices at the National Institute of Plantation Management at Athurugiriya. He is a Fellow Member of the NIPM. He holds BSc (Hon.) for Plantation Management and Master of Business Administration at the Wayamba University.
Manager - Gulugahakande EstateRead Bio
Deputy General Manager – Low CountryRead Bio
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Manager -Talgaswella EstateRead Bio