Incorporation

The IBSL was first established in 1964 in the name of Bankers' Training Institute (Ceylon) by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and re-incorporated in 1979 by an Act of Parliament, Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (Incorporation) Act No. 26 of 1979. The IBSL, as a professional body discharges four primary mandates according to the act.

1) To provide instruction and training for employees of banking institutions and employees of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in the study of the theory and practice of banking and of related subjects and for such purpose to provide all facilities including lectures, discussions and library facilities;

2) To conduct examinations and to issue certificates to those who are successful in such examinations;

3) To facilitate and encourage discussions on matters of interest to bankers; and

4) To take such measures as may be desirable to further the interest of banking.

The IBSL also received the approval of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka to include the word "Bankers, Banking and Finance" in corporate names of the IBSL.

Governing Board

The IBSL is managed by a Governing Board of 12 high ranking banking sector professionals consisting of two members from the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (A Deputy Governor as Chairman and an Assistant Governor as Vice Chairman), two from Bank of Ceylon (General Manager and Deputy General Manager), two from People's Bank (CEO/General Manager and a Deputy General Manager), three from other banks and three from Fellows and Associates of the IBSL.

As at 19 August 2017;

INSTITUTE OF BANKERS OF SRI LANKA GOVERNING BOARD
Chairman

Mr. K D Ranasinghe
Deputy Governor
Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Vice Chairman

Mr. H A Karunaratne
Assistant Governor
Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Board Member Alternate
Mr. D M Gunasekara
General Manager / CEO
Bank of Ceylon
Mr. K E D Sumanasiri
Deputy General Manager (Human Resource)
Bank of Ceylon
Mr. N Vasantha Kumar
CEO / General Manager
People’s Bank
 
Mr. S D N Perera
General Manager / CEO
National Savings Bank
Mr. J K Gamanayake
Senior Deputy General Manager (Operations)
National Savings Bank
Mr. Kapila Ariyaratne
Director / CEO
Seylan Bank PLC
 
Mr. Nanda Fernando
Managing Director
Sampath Bank PLC
 
Mr. K B S Bandara
Deputy General Manager
(Sales & Channel Management)
Bank of Ceylon
 
Mr. K B Rajapakse
Deputy General Manager - Enterprise Banking
People’s Bank
Mrs. Chandani Werapitiya
Deputy General Manager - Strategic Planning & Performance Management
People’s Bank
Members Elected by the Associates/Fellows of the Institute
Mr. R L S Senaratne
Group Compliance Officer
Sampath Bank PLC
Ms. N M A Fernando
Senior Vice President / Chief Financial Officer
Sri Lanka & Regional Head Operations Sri Lanka, Baharain, UAE
ICICI Bank Ltd
Mr. S Wanniarachchi
Deputy General Manager (Recoveries)
People’s Bank


Senior Management

SENIOR MANAGEMENT OF THE INSTITUTE
Director General

Mr. P J Jayasinghe
dirgen@ibsl.lk
+94 11 2665244
Director Examinations

Mrs. Lakmini Siriwardena
dcs@ibsl.lk
+94 11 5220310, +94 77 3746590
Director Finance

Mrs. R J Pakianathan
df@ibsl.lk
+94 11 5220305, +94 76 6536698
Director College of Banking & Finance

Mrs. Buddhika Godakanda
godak@ibsl.lk
+94 11 5219242, +94 77 3670051
Director Member Relations

Mrs. V S Jayasuriya
vs@ibsl.lk
+94 11 5220307, +94 76 6536699
Head of New Building Division

Eng. K L L Fernando
kllfernando@ibsl.lk
+94 11 4388705, +94 77 7307428
Director Operational Co-ordination

Mr. G A J C Reny
reny@ibsl.lk
+94 11 2565614
Director Information Technology Operations

Mr. C B Pathberiya
cbp@ibsl.lk
+94 11 5220330