People’s Bank announced yesterday that former CEO/General Manager P. V. Pathirana had retired from his position and H. S. Dharmasiri has been appointed as the new CEO/GM.
Dharmasiri, a student of Hokandara Vidyaraja College and Vidylankara Pirivena – Pannipitiya, joined People’s Bank as a Management Trainee, after having obtained both a first class B. A. Honours degree in Economics as well as a B. Phil degree with a first class from the University of Colombo. He has served the Bank in various capacities varying from the Branch Manager, to Asst. Regional Manager and Chief Manager etc. before serving as one of the Senior Deputy General Managers of the bank prior to this promotion.
During his tenure he has acquired many professional qualifications including an AIB and also a diploma in Bank Management from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL). At present he is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers (FIB) of Sri Lanka.
As a practical banker with experience in operational activities, credit, recoveries and even human resources, Dharmasiri has been serving in the governing board of the IBSL for many years now and is also a Director of Lanka Clear Co. Ltd.