Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00
Deshabandu Lasantha Goonewardena assumed duties on 11 February as the Chairman of Lankaputhra Development Bank (LDB) at a special ceremony held at the LDB Head Office. Goonewardena is a highly-experienced individual with years of experience across several industries during his illustrious career. He is a Software Engineer by profession and is an outstanding Old Boy of Royal College, Colombo 7. He pursued Computer Science in Singapore and the United Kingdom where he obtained an Honours Diploma.
Having joined the Lions Club of Colombo Mid City in 1993, he rose through the ranks in a short period of time and was appointed as the District Governor of the Lions Club District 306 C2, in the process becoming the youngest Lion in the world to reach such a position. During his time as a member of the Lions community he has toured several countries and gained international exposure.
He continues to play an active role in community service while also being the Managing Director of Raytronics Computer Systems.
Sharing his views at the function, Goonewardena expressed his firm commitment to the continued progress and growth of Lankaputhra Development Bank. Deputy Minister of Policy Planning, Economic Affairs, Child, Youth and Cultural Affairs Dr. Harsha de Silva, LDB General Manager/CEO Lasantha Amarasekara and Prime Minister’s Coordinating Officer Suranimala Rajapaksha were part of the large gathering at the function.