Mr. Upali Dharmadasa is a high-profile industrialist, with strong leadership qualities, proven strategic abilities and an inherent and abiding interest in all matters concerning business and cricket. He counts over 31 years of experience in higher management.
Mr. Upali Dharmadasa is the Managing Director of Nawaloka Group of Companies which consists of Nawaloka Piling (Pvt) Ltd., Nawaloka Timber Stores (Pvt) Ltd., Nawaloka Polysacks (Pvt) Ltd., Nawaloka Industries (Pvt) Ltd., New Nawaloka Trading Co. (Pvt) Ltd., and Nawaloka Developments (Pvt) Ltd.
He holds the position of The Chairman, Sri Lanka Timber Merchant Association.
In the Diplomatic field he is the Honorary Consul General for the Kingdom of Morocco in Sri Lanka. His involvement at the administrative level at Sri Lanka Cricket started in 1989 when he served as a Vice President and subsequently as President of BCCSL then known as Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka. Thereafter, as the Chairman of the Interim Committee and as President of Sri Lanka Cricket and now he continues as the Immediate Past President of Sri Lanka Cricket.
He also served as a Director of the Industrial Development Board. Mr. Dharmadasa is a product of Ananda College and completed his education at Wandsworth Technical College, United Kingdom.