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SLIM elects Ex-Co for 2012/13

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The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) at its 42nd annual general meeting elected a new Executive Committee for the ensuing year.

President Tilan Wijeyasekera pledged to continue the SLIM traditions built up over the past four decades and work to a planned programme setting goals and objectives which can be achieved in the course of the year.

“The Vision of the new Council and Executive committee is to build on the current initiatives that we have been working on over the past few years. This will be done by adding sustainability to our initiatives, whilst daring to go beyond some of our traditional boundaries including taking some of our educational products and awards programs to the international sphere. Meanwhile,  we will develop on nationally important areas of interest by establishing marketing as a driving force in key sectors of the economy. We are confident that the new team will increase the dynamism that the national body of marketing has been known for over the years”, he said.

The outgoing President ThusharaPerera thanked the Committee members and SLIM members for the support given in the past year and wished the new committee an eventful year.

“I wish Tilan and his team the very best as they embark on building SLIM by drawing from its glorious past, which was established through the hard work and vision of our founding fathers, senior members and past presidents. Their contributions have enabled SLIM to reach a stature that any professional body would envy, and I’m confident that the new President and Executive Committee would take SLIM even further than these dizzy heights,” he said.

The meeting was held at King’s Court, Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel.

The Executive Committee comprises –


Tilan Wijeyesekera - Deputy General Manager(Marketing), Seylan Bank PLC.

Vice Presidents:

Gamika de Silva - Senior Manager Marketing, Etisalat Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. Awarded ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ by CMO Asia in 2011.

KalanaRatnayake -Managing Director, The 7 P’ s Solutions (Pvt) Ltd.


Dhanesh R. Jayathilaka - General Manager, INFINITAS | Xiteb.SLIM senior lecturer.


RuwanLiyanagamage - Head of Business, Johnson & Johnson CIC Holdings

Assistant Secretary:

UpulAdikari - Category Manager, Ceylinco Life

Immediate Past President:

ThusharaPerera - Director –Marketing, Derana Power House

Sanath Senanayake – CEO/ Executive Director, SLIM

Committee Members:

RanjithEdirisinghe - Customer Marketing & Mktg. Service Manager, Ceylon Cold Stores

ElangovanKarthik - AGM Marketing, Citizens Development Business Finance Ltd.

Prasad Hewagama -General Manager, Transmile Airlines

CharithaJayasinghe -Manager- Business Development (Life), LOLC Insurance Co. Ltd.

Leroy Ebert -Manager Marketing and Sales, Hameedia

Neluka de Alwis –Director, Fairway Holdings

SuranjithSwaris - Sales & Marketing Manager, Coats Thread Exports

ShohanChandiram - Large Opportunity Manager, Microsoft

Ahamed M. Aroos - Senior Brand Manager, Reckitt Benckiser (Lanka) Ltd.

Roshan Fernando - Senior Account Manager, Derana Power House Ltd.


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