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Yasantha Dissanayake

Head of Financial Management
Sri Lankan Airlines

Yasantha was born in Colombo, SriLanka. An Accountant by profession (Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts, UK) and holds a MBA from the University of Wales, Cardiff.


He joined SriLankan Airlines in 2004 as Group Treasurer, and currently holds the position of Head of Financial Management and is responsible for Finance and Commercial Procurement Departments of the Airline. Prior to joining SriLankan Airlines he has held senior positions in the Banking, Investment Banking and Telecom Industries.


He has spearheaded many pioneering financing transactions in the airline, including the first international Bond Issue and Islamic Financing. He was also instrumental in formulating PDP financing for the new A330-300 fleet of the airline, a transaction which was recognised by the Air Finance journal as the "PDP Financing Deal of the Year ".


Yasantha is married to Lekha and they have two children, aged 12 and 9.

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