CMTA Ex-Co members 2018/19, Seated from left: Senok Trade Combine Immediate Past Chairman Reeza Rauf, CarMart Senior Vice Chairman Yasendra Amerasinghe, SML Frontier Automotive Chairman Sheran Fernando, Gahanath Pandithage (Diesel & Motor Engineering), Rohan Casiechetty (The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce), and Prestige Automobile Vice Chairman Niranga Pieris Standing from left: Nihal Silva (David Pieris Motor Co.), Charaka Perera (Stafford Motor Co.), Mano Atukorala, (Toyota Lanka), Gihan Pilapitiya, (United Motors Lanka), Tilak Gunasekera (Sathosa Motors), Anushka Polonowita (Drive-One), Bri Ponnambalam, (McLarens Lubricants), Virann de Zoysa, Associated Motorways), Rajeev Aloysius (The Autodrome), and Andrew Perera (Kia Motors Lanka)
The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) celebrated its 99th year recently. Affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the CMTA is the most senior automotive trade association in the region.
The CMTA represents all major international automotive manufacturers, through their agents. The members of the CMTA collectively employ and train thousands of Sri Lankan citizens. They bring in international best practices in engineering and management, making the pool that are trained, employable internationally. In 2019, the Association is looking to develop a policy document, detailing a Future Mobility plan for Sri Lanka. The CMTA is looking to work with international applied research agencies, and international donors to create this document. Once created, the association will work closely with the Government towards the implementation of the recommended policy. The Ceylon Motor Traders Association is widely accepted as the voice of the Sri Lankan automotive industry.
The Executive Committee of the CMTA is as below:
- Chairman Sheran Fernando, SML Frontier Automotive Ltd.
- Senior Vice Chairman Yasendra Amerasinghe, CarMart Ltd.
- Vice Chairman Niranga Pieris, Prestige Automobile Ltd.
- Immediate Past Chairman Reeza Rauf, Senok Trade Combine Ltd.
- Associated Motorways Ltd.
- David Pieris Motor Co. Ltd.
- Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC
- Drive-One Ltd.
- Kia Motors Lanka Ltd.
- McLarens Lubricants Ltd.
- Sathosa Motors PLC
- Stafford Motor Co. Ltd.
- The Autodrome PLC
- Toyota Lanka Ltd.