Management Team

Mr. Bhathiya Bulumulla
Director/Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bulumulla has 33 years of experience in the plantation sector out of which 20 years in EPL. He was an Asst Manger, a Manager and a Group Manager in State Plantations Corporation, Kotagala Plantations and Bogawantalawa Plantations respectively before joining Elpitiya. He holds a Diploma in Plantation Management from National Institute of Plantation Management and a B.Sc (honers) degree in Plantation Mgt awarded by Wayamba University. He also holds a Msc. on Environment Science from Open University of Colombo.

He is a Fellow member of National Institute of Plantation Management, a visiting lecturer at NIPM and Wayamba University, an Honorary Board member of both Estate Staff Provident Society and Plantations Human Development Trust.

Mr. J A R Nissanka
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 of Kelaniya.

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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.

Mr. Priyantha S Dissanayake
Chief Operating Officer
Engineering, Projects Management & Business Strategies

Mr. Priyantha S Dissanayake is an engineering graduate from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, specialized in Electrical Engineering.

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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.

Mr. A G Geethkumara
Chief Operating Officer
Plantations & Sustainability

Mr. Geethkumara has over 31 years of experience in plantation sector and holds a Masters from the University of Colombo.

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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.

Mr. M I Izzadeen
Senior General Manager
Sustainability

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.

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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.

Mr. S K S B Pahathkumbura

Senior General Manager
Up Country – Cluster II

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.

Mr. Greshan Nanayakkara - DGM - HR & Legal

Mr. L D N G Nanayakkara 
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.

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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.

Mr. Chandana Liyandipita
Deputy General Manager
Up Country Cluster I

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.

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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.

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