Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed Jayampathi Molligoda to the Board of Bank of Ceylon (BOC). Molligoda is also the current Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tea Board.
Prior to his current assignment, he served as Executive Deputy Chairman/CEO at Bogawantalawa Tea Estates PLC (BTE) till 10 December 2019, having joined BTE as Director - Finance in 1992.
In addition, he served as Chairman of the Independent Audit Committee of Finlay Teas, Colombo, during the period 2004-2015, and Senior Finance Manager at Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. during the period 1991/92. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Accountant at the Janatha Estates Development Board from 1984-1990 and was the Senior Accountant at Ceylon Plywoods from 1982-1984.
He is also a freelance writer who has contributed to national newspapers and professional journals, covering subjects such as the plantation industry, private sector business development, economic development, poverty alleviation, and legal and constitutional affairs.
He is a Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
Molligoda is a past pupil of Ananda College, Colombo, and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He obtained his MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management in 1998 and has also successfully completed an Executive Strategy program at Victoria University Melbourne, Australia.
He counts over 40 years of executive experience in the fields of finance management, strategic planning, human resource development, plantation management, and the international marketing of tea. He was conferred the Professional Excellence Award at the CMA National Management Accounting Conference held in June 2014.
With the latest appointment, the BOC Board comprises Kanchana Ratwatte (Chairman), R.M.P. Rathnayake, G. Harsha Wijayawardhana, Anura Christopher Manilka Fernando, Major General (Rtd.) G.A. Chandrasiri, and Jayampathi Molligoda.