Respected professional Mr. Amarasriya is a proud product of Royal College, Colombo and started his career as a dynamic administrator. He is the Chairman and former Managing Director of the Singer Group of Companies in Sri Lanka and the former Chairman of National Development Bank PLC. Mr. Amarasuriya holds Directorships in Bata Shoe Company of Ceylon Ltd., Bata Exports (Pvt) Ltd., ACL Cables PLC, C. W. Mackie PLC, Lanka Aluminium PLC & ACME Printing & Packaging PLC and other non-listed companies. He is a former Vice President of Retail Holdings Limited, USA and of Singer Asia Ltd and also a former Chairman of the Singer Business Council worldwide.
He is also the founder President of the Industrial Association of Sri Lanka. Currently he serves as the Chairman of Regional Industrial Service Committee (RISC), Southern Province of the Ministry of Industrial Development & Commerce. In addition he was the Former Chairman of Employers’ Federation of Ceylon and has served on the Presidential Task Force on Science & Technology, on the Securities & Exchange Commission & Advisory Committee on Company Law at different times.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – U.K., Global Chartered Management Accountant and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing U.K. He holds a Diploma in Marketing Management & Strategy from New York University, U.S.A. His role in the marketing field has been recognised by his appointment as the founder President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (Sri Lanka Region) and by the “Asia Retail Congress” with the Retail Leadership, Award for his contribution to retailing in Asia and by the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK as a Visionary Business leader for his invaluable contribution to the marketing profession in initiating revolutionary changes in consumer markets.
He is also an exceptional and unique sporting personality.