Mr. Sithumina Jayasundara, Chief Executive Officer of HNB General Insurance Limited has been re-elected as the 20th President of the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute (SLII). The appointment of Mr. Jayasundara was pronounced at the Annual General Meeting held on the 7th of July, 2022.
An old boy of St. Anthony’s College, Kandy, Mr. Jayasundara is the current Chief Executive Officer, Specified Officer and Principal Officer of HNB General Insurance Limited, a leading general insurance service provider in Sri Lanka and counts over 26 years of experience in the Insurance Industry. Prior to joining HNB General Insurance Limited, he has led many teams and held several key positions related to Non-Life at Asian Alliance Insurance PLC, MBSL Insurance Company Limited, Janashakthj Insurance Co. Limited, and Eagle Insurance PLC. Mr. Jayasundara has obtained foreign exposure through different training programmes and conferences related to General Insurance and specializes in the field of Reinsurance.
Mr. Jayasundara is a founding Council Member of The Association of Chartered Insurance Professionals (ACIP) in Sri Lanka. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, an Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII – UK) and holds the status of a Chartered Insurer and the Senior Associateship of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.
The Sri Lanka Insurance Institute (SLII) is the premier insurance educational body in Sri Lanka and is in existence for over 40 years. SLIl’s main objectives are to instill and maintain the professionalism in the industry whilst encouraging and assisting studies in insurance and to create a social forum for its members.
Driven by an enduring commitment to enhance the scope of insurance in Sri Lanka, SLII has forged several affiliations over the years with recognized international bodies, including The Chartered Insurance Institute of London and the Insurance Institute of India to offer a broad range of recognized qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma levels. In partnering with distinguished educational entities and conduct examinations on behalf of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CIl) UK, Insurance Institute of India, and the qualifying examination for the insurance advisors on behalf of the Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. The SLIl also offers Diplomas and Certificate courses relating to insurance. The Diploma of SLIl has been recognized as one of the best Insurance Diplomas in the South Asian Region and the institute has continued its international operations in Maldives as well.
The new council elected for the year 2022/2023
Sithumina Jayasundara – President, Mahendra Wilegoda – Vice President, Anushka Jayasinghe – Secretary, Sameera Dharmasena – Assistant Secretary, Chandima Sumanatunga – Treasurer, Kusum Thenuwara – Council Member, Kaumalee Amaradiwakara- Council Member, Rumesh Modarage – Council Member, Lachini Chithrasena – Council Member, , Saman Kumara – Council Member and Manura Perera – Council Member.