BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman/Managing Director

SUMITH PREMARATHNE

Chairman/Managing Director
The glorious journey of Slim Pharma began with Mr.Sumith Premarathne, the founder of the company who initiated its commencement in 2011. From a humble beginning to its transcending growth, Slim Pharma has grown through the years to be catapulted to the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in Sri Lanka. Mr.Premarathne’s unstinted support and passion, coupled with his 20 years of experience, towards providing quality healthcare medication to the industry, has assisted Slim Pharma acquiring this prestigious laurel of achievement in a short span of time. As of today, he is a figure of prominence who is actively involved in enhancing the quality of the pharmaceutical industry and its interests.

It is of noteworthy mention that apart holding fort at Slim Pharma as ‘chairman’, his multi faceted personality has granted him the responsibility of holding one more key position as mentioned below.

  • Lifeline Pharmaceuticals (Pvt.) Ltd – Managing Director and holds a noteworthy 50% stake in the company.

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RUWAN ALOKABANDARA

Director
Mr.Ruwan Alokbandara counts over 15 years of experience in Quality Assurance, Process excellence and system implementation in diverse fields including Garment Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Tea processing and service sector including BPO operation with ERP working environment. Prior to joining Slim Pharmaceuticals he served EAP Holding Limited as the Group Head of Quality Assurance.

He holds a diploma in Quality Assurance from Sri Lanka Standard Institution and a master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Mahatma Gandhi University, India. In addition he serves as an assessor for Sri Lanka National Quality award and IRCA certified ISO 9001: 2008 lead auditor.

Director- Sales and Marketing

MAHESH PREMARATHNE

Director
Having served as the Director of Sales and Marketing since August 2013, Mr.Mahesh holds over a decade of work experience in the field of marketing at senior manager level.  A bachelor of Management and Science from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, he is a member of the Chartered Institute of marketing (MCIM) UK.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

CEO

KAMINDA SAMARAKOON

CEO

Hailing from the prestigious ‘Trinity College, Kandy’, Mr.Kaminda Samarakoon holds over 25 years of professional experience in total and a fruitful 16 years in the pharmaceutical field and at various ‘Multi National Companies’. Prior to his appointment as CEO at ‘Slim Pharmaceuticals’, Mr.Samarakoon was assigned as the Head of Sales, Marketing & Content for Sri Lanka Telecom PEO TV. Having acquired an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business, he is also a fellow member of the Association of Business Executives, United Kingdom.

CONSULTANTS

MR . MAHINDA SAMARASEKARA

MAHINDA SAMARASEKARA

Consultant

Having been a member of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and the Sri Lanka Foreign Service, Mr.Mahinda Samarasekara has garnered over a noteworthy 37 years in the capacity of public and development administrator and co – managing diverse areas of expertise in these sectors. He has also held numerous posts that spell his worth in the industry as; additional Secretary of Highways, Commissioner of Agrarian Services, and Director General of Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka.

Mr.Samarasekara holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Arts from the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya and a post graduate Diploma in Public Administration from the PIM of University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

K GAMINI SILVA

K GAMINI SILVA

Consultant

Draped over a 5 decade span of experience, in the field of Pharmaceutical trade, Diagnostics, Biologicals, OTC and Surgical / Medical Consumables, Mr.Gamini Silva acquired his basic education at Ananda College, Colombo. There-fourth he started his initial journey as a Medical Representative. He has provided his services for renowned multi nationals, namely: Burroughs Wellcome, Wellcome Diagnostics, Reckitt and Colman, ICN, Calmic (UK) and inland for Union Traders, SPC and finally for George Steuart (Agencies) Ltd. He retired as the CEO/ Deputy Managing Director at George Steuart (Agencies). It is noteworthy to mention that he was amongst those responsible and commended for establishing George Steuart as a leading Pharmaceutical Company in Sri Lanka through his expertise.

He has been awarded with many laurels throughout his life span and is the recipient of the “Lifetime achievement” award from the Sri Lanka Chamber of Pharmaceutical Industry (SLCPI) in recognition of his contribution and service rendered to the Pharmaceutical Industry in Sri Lanka.