Mr. Aruna Siriwardhana

Mr. Aruna Siriwardhana – Joint Managing Director – SLIC


Mr. Aruna Siriwardhana was the co-founder and first Chairman of Celltel Lanka Ltd. (now Etisalat), the first cellular telecommunications services provider, not only in Sri Lanka, but in South and South East Asia as well. He was responsible for introducing Millicom Inc. of USA in the late 1980s to launch this network together with CONVIK AB of Sweden.He was also a Co-founder and Director/CEO of Remedium One Ltd., the first company approved by the Government to conduct clinical trials in the island, and served as Chief Executive of Digital Information Technologies Ltd., Precision Motors Ltd., Dynanet Ltd. and Interfreight (Pvt) Ltd. He has long since ceased to have any connection with these companies but now serves as a Guest Lecturer at the University of Sri Jayawardenepura’s Post Graduate Institute of Management and University of Colombo’s Institute of Performing Arts. He also serves the Board of The Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC.Mr. Siriwardhana is the son of former civil servant, the late Mr. D.B.I.P.S. Siriwardhana and author and educationist the late Ms. Eileen Siriwardhana. He is a past student of S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia and is also a musician and President of Jazz Unlimited. He imparts his knowledge of music to students free of charge.