Dankotuwa Porcelain Plc last week announced that K. Sarath Mallawa Arachchi has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from 1 November 2012.
Previously he was Acting CEO, an appointment made in July 2012 in addition to being Chief Operating Officer, a post held since April 2005.
Mallawa Arachchi holds a BSc. Engineering (Hons) Degree in the discipline of Materials Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. He is the President of the Institute of Materials Engineers, Sri Lanka and a council member of the Ceylon National Chamber of industries.
He counts extensive experience in the field of manufacturing and marketing of porcelain tableware, Maliawa Arachchi joined Dankotuwa Porcelain in 1984 as a Technical Manager and headed the factory from 1992.
Previous positions held by him include General Manager of Paramix Stoneware Company and as an Assistant General Manager (Technical/Export Marketing) at Lanka Ceramic Limited and Lanka Refractories Ltd.
The Board of Directors of Dankotuwa Porcelain Plc comprises S. Senaratne (Chairman), K.S. Mallawa Arachchi (CEO), N. Abeysekera, C.T.S.B. Perera, K. Heengama, G.S. Newsome, R. Ebel , R.N. Asirwatham, and E. Wikramanayake.