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Agrideshiya is built on the innovative talents and managerial skills of all working team members, on all levels. We are an equal opportunity employer, deeply rooted in the principles of fairness, mutual respect and sustainability.
With a strong organizational culture in place, supplemented by the frequent absorption of new ideas, concepts and skills, our team members have opportunities to grow and move up the ranks within our company. We have also diligently mapped out career paths for our team members that will take them from strength to strength and increase their productivity and job satisfaction with each milestone.
Board Of Directors
Prabath De Alwis
Our charismatic leader is a great believer in his country and its potential. His intention is to create win-win situations for all stakeholders involved as he focuses on innovation and new opportunities. His drive to take Agrideshiya from strength to strength is what keeps our company moving.
With over 25 years of corporate experience in the areas of Leisure, Renewable Energy, Plantations and F&B, Mr. De Alwis has spearheaded private limited companies and public limited companies throughout his career. He has also served in the government sector as Vice Chairman of the Kuruwita Pradeshiya Sabha and as a member of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council. He functioned in the capacity of the Private Secretary to the Minister of Public Administration from 2011 to 2015 as well.
He studied Banking and Finance at University of Monash, Australia and holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management from the Federation University Australia.
Mahesha De Alwis
Our brilliant Managing Director is actively engaged in Agrideshiya’s operations and is always primed to take a project towards success through the lens of inventiveness and effective strategy. Her motivation to make Agrideshiya as flawless as it can get, is what pushes us to work purposefully.
Mrs. De Alwis is an Attorney-at-Law by profession and has plenty of experience working in the Plantation, F&B and Renewable Energy sectors in our country. She also has a sizable portfolio of experience working in the public sector. She is the primary decision maker at Ceylon Saplings as well.
Mrs. De Alwis holds a Degree in Marketing and Management from Edith Cowan University, Australia.
Operations & Production Manager
An integral contributor to Agrideshiya, Mr. Muhandiram acts in the capacity of Operations Manager. With over 5 years of experience in the food manufacturing industry - specifically as a Senior Quality Assurance Executive as GSK(Rx) Sri Lanka and as a Quality Assurance Executive at Lion Brewery Ceylon PLC, Mr. Muhandiram holds a BSc (Hons) - Food Science and Technology from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
W.M. Tharaka Bandara Hathnagoda
An important part of our daily operations at Agrideshiya, Mr. Hathnagoda is our Maintenance Executive. With sufficient industrial experience in the manufacturing field, Mr. Hathnagoda is currently reading for an MSc in Environment Management and holds a GD in Engineering from MIESL.
B. Sajith K. Karunarathna
One of Agrideshiya’s key players, Mr. Karunarathna is our company’s Production Executive.
With ample work experience in the industry, especially as a Quality Assurance Executive at Seamax Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd. and as a Trainee/Intern at Lion Brewery Ceylon PLC, Mr. Karunarathna holds a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Kelaniya and is currently reading for a MSc in Industrial and Environmental Chemistry from the University of Kelaniya. He also holds a Quality Management System Diploma from the Sri Lanka Standards Institute.
Manager - Marketing & Sales
Mr. Prabash is a valuable asset to Agrideshiya, as he works in the capacity of marketing and sales manager with a will to succeed.
A professional marketer with 15 years of experience in Channel Development, Exports & FMCG & Corporate Marketing in Sri Lanka and Maldives, Mr. Prabash holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (SL), MSLIM.
Human Resources and Administration
M.D. Lahiru Devinda
A salient roleplayer at Agrideshiya, Mr. Dissanayake is our Assistant Manager – HR & Admin. With over 8 years of human resource management experience in the manufacturing industry, Mr. Dissanayake is currently reading for his MBA and holds a PQHRM from CIPM.
W. M. Ajith Kumara
An integral part of the Agrideshiya team. Mr. Weerasekara oversees our finances with much attention to detail.
With over 20 years of experience in Cost and Management Accounting as well as Financial Accounting and Internal Auditing, Mr. Weerasekara holds a BCom (Special) from the University of Colombo, an MPAcc from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is partly qualified at CIMA.
Agri Ceylon Suppliers
Officer in Charge
Our supply chain management component is completely taken care of by our subsidiary company Agri Ceylon Suppliers.
H. Shashini Imesha
A valued team player at Agrideshiya, Ms. Jayasinghe acts in the capacity of Quality Assurance Executive.
With ample experience as a laboratory technician, Ms. Jayasinghe is reading for an MSc in Analytical Chemistry and holds a BSc (General) in Biological Science from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She also has a Quality Management Certificate from the Sri Lanka Standards Institute.