Lalith Withana has held senior management positions in the corporate sector for over 25 years in which more than 18 years were at senior management levels in Banking, Manufacturing and Trade. He has worked with Brandix Group, Ernst & Young, AmroBank, IBM World Trade Corporation & Carson Cumberbatch and Yamaha Corporation, USA. He served as a CEO/VP at Brandix for nearly19 years and later as the CEO of Orit Apparels Ltd, and he joined as the Chief Operations Officer at Dilmah Tea/MJF group and was an independent director for Bank of Ceylon till January 2015.
Previously he served as a director on the Boards of Dankotuwa Porcelain, Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka, Ceylease Limited and Seylan Bank. He has also been a Commissioner of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. Currently he is the CFO at Sri Lankan Airlines and the General Manager of Sri Lankan Catering.
Lalith Withana holds a MBA Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo and a BA Hons. Degree from the University of Manchester Metropolitan, UK. He is a fellow member of the both CIMA, UK, and ICA, SL.He is also a Project Management Professional at PMI, USA. He served in the PMI orange county chapter as a volunteer for more than 2 years.