Leadership & Investors

Our business model is a customer centric one that is aligned with the needs to establish centres of excellence in all our areas of expertise within the framework of sustainability development. In our journey forward, we will create a paradigm shift in how we approach healthcare, reposition ourselves to empower patients, educate and engage them in their own health management thereby creating better value for their money spent.

The board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the stability and resilience of the company while overseeing its growth and success within a dynamic environment. It is engaged in approving, and monitoring the execution of the overall business strategy, strategic objectives, corporate values and policies.

Board of Directors

Ajith Erandan Tudawe

Chairman

Ajith Tudawe is the Chairman of Ceylon Hospitals PLC (Durdans Healthcare Group) and a Senior Director at Tudawe Holdings (Pvt) Limited. His knowledge and skills in Business, Finance, and Strategic Management have been instrumental in leading Durdans Hospital to the forefront of Sri Lanka’s healthcare landscape. Ajith Tudawe holds a BA degree in Accounting from the UK. He is a Fellow Member of the following professional Institutions: The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK. He has participated in a myriad of executive education and professional development programs in the Business Schools of universities in Australia, Singapore, and the UK.

Upul Dulip Tudawe

Director / Executive Vice President

Upul Tudawe who currently holds the position of Director/Executive Vice President of Ceylon Hospitals, also serves as Group Director of Tudawe Holdings (Pvt) Ltd and its subsidiary companies. He also functions as Chairman of Commercial Marketing Distributors (Pvt) Ltd. Upul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Texas Tech University and a degree in Medical Technology from the University of Texas Health Science Centre in Houston, USA. Among his affiliations, he is a Member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).

Dr. A. D. P Asoka Wijegoonewardene

Director / Senior Vice President – Medical

Dr. Preethiraj Wijegoonewardene holds an MBBS, which he obtained from India along with a Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine from the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM) in Colombo. He is a Fellow of the College of General Practitioners of Sri Lanka and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, UK in November 2008. He is a Patron of the South Asia Primary Care Research Network and was elected as Chairman of the South Asia Board of RCGP International. Dr. Wijegoonewardene was the first Sri Lankan to receive a WONCA Fellowship, he was also awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Bangladesh Academy of Family Physicians.

Y. Nimal Ranjith Piyasena

Non-Executive Director

As the Managing Partner of Y. R. Piyasena & Company and ViceChairman of Hotel Star Dust in Pottuvil, Nimal Piyasena brings to the board over 40 years of diversified experience in the fields of Finance, Healthcare and Trade Operations.

Asoka Sriwickrema Abeyewardene

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Asoka Abeyewardene is an Independent Director of Ceylon Hospitals PLC, he also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Related Party Transactions Review Committee. He is an Executive Director of Continental Insurance Lanka Ltd, Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Fellow of the Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, Fellow of the Institute of Directors UK and a former partner of Messrs. KPMG Ford, Rhodes, Thornton & Co. Chartered Accountants.

Ahamed Su-ayid Mohomed Ismail

Independent, Non-Executive Director

With over 30 years of experience in the fields of Financial Management, Risk Management, Auditing, Consulting and Business Advisory Services, Su-ayid Ismail is the Founder/ CEO of BAS Consultants (Pvt) Ltd which provides consulting and advisory services to SMEs and family run businesses. Su-ayid Ismail is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Fellow of the Chartered Management Accountants of UK, Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a Former Partner of Messrs. Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants. Since 01st October 2019, he functions as the Chief Executive Officer of Tudawe Brothers (Pvt) Ltd.

Asite Drupath Bandara Talwatte

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Asite Talwatte currently holds the positions of Chairman of Management Systems (Pvt) Ltd, the Chairperson of the Integrated Reporting Council of Sri Lanka and also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of several listed and private companies. With over 37 years of experience in the fields of Assurance, Business Risk and Advisory Services, he served as Country Managing Partner of Ernst & Young for over 10 years prior to his retirement in March 2016. Asite holds a PostGraduate Diploma in Business and Financial Administration from the Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the University of Wageningen, Holland as well as an MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

Aminda Sanjeeve Tudawe

Executive Director

Aminda Tudawe functions as the Director Supply Chain in a strategic capacity, while he coordinates corporate strategy. He is also a Director of Durdans Medical and Surgical (Pvt) Ltd and Durdans Heart Centre (Pvt) Ltd. He is presently involved in the Durdans Vision 2022 project while working with the Project Consortium. He was instrumental in overseeing the implementation of JCI accreditation at Durdans Hospital during the period 2012 to 2014 and played a vital role in completing several key development projects over the years. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Business Management from the University of Wales, UK as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the School of Business, University of Leicester, UK.

A V Ravindra De Silva Jayatilleke

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Ravindra Jayatilleke is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom. He is representing the Board of Directors from the current financial year as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He possesses over 35 years’ experience in the fields of Accounting, Auditing and Finance and is providing guidance in finance related matters pertaining to the Company. At present, he serves as the Group Finance Director of Lalan Rubber Group and is a Director of Lalan Rubber Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Lalan Rubbers (Pvt) Ltd and other subsidiary companies.

Financial reports

Durdans Corporate Governance model is structured so as to create long term value to its shareholders, ensure accountability, transparency and availability of proper controls while it’s risk are managed and mitigated adequately in the course of conducting its business.

Download and read through our annual reports and see why Durdans is consistently at the forefront of excellence.