Board of Directors

Eng. K. W. Ivan De Silva - Chairman

B. Sc. (Eng.), M. Eng. Sc. (Const. Mgt), C. Eng.

Appointed as Chairman of the Board from 24.02.2021. Functions concurrently as the Chairman of the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, the parent organization of CESL.

Eng. Ivan De Silva has obtained BSc degree from University of Peradeniya in 1979, and M. Eng. Sc degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1993. He has started his career in Irrigation Department as an Irrigation Engineer in 1976, and he has worked in various parts of the country in different positions until he left Sri Lanka at the end of 1997, after serving as the Deputy Director of Irrigation, Polonnaruwa Range from 1993-1997.

He has worked in New Zealand from 1998 until 2005. In mid 2006, he has appointed as Director General, Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka and served in this position until he appointed to the post of Secretary to the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management. He worked in the position of Secretary until end 2014. Eng. Ivan De Silva has again joined Aukland Transport in New Zealand in 2016 as an investigation and Design Engineer and worked in this institution until end of 2019. Presently he is working as the Secretary to the State Ministry of Tank, Reservoirs and Irrigation Development Related to Rural Paddy Fields.

Tel : (+94)11 2668801       Fax : (+94)11 2687487       E-mail :

Mr. Anura Dissanayake - Director

Appointed to the Board as Director from 01.06.2021. Concurrently serves as Director, Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, the parent organization of CESL.

Mr. Anura Dissanayake, Secretary, Ministry of Irrigation, Sri Lanka commenced his Sri Lanka Administrative Service career in 1990. During his illustrious administrative service career of over 30 years, he has held many responsible positions including Secretary. Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education Technology and Innovation.

As Secretary, Ministry of Irrigation, Mr. Dissanayake is charged with the responsibility of optimal management of the water resources in the country. In this endeavor, he coordinates with all relevant public institutions, international agencies, NGO’s and Community based organization to ensure integrated water resource management practices are implemented at all levels.

Mr. Anura Dissanayake is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka and has obtained his Post Graduate Qualifications from University of Washington, U.S.A. He is recipient of many prestigious awards including Fulbright/Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship in 2001/2002, Most Outstanding Young Persons of Sri Lanka Award in 2000, Presidential Citation for Efficient Commitment in 1999, National Award for Best Public Sector Performance Improvement Plan in 1995, Asian Youth Federation Annual Travel Award in 1985 and American Field Service Youth Exchange Fellowship in 1981/82.

Tel : (+94)11 2676844       E-mail :

Eng. G. R. A. S. Gunathilake - Director

B. Sc. Eng. (Hons) Sri Lanka, M. Sc. (Hydropower) Norway, M. Sc. (Struct.) Sri Lanka, MIE (SL), C. Eng., MSSE (SL)

Appointed to the Board as Director from 04.09.2019. Concurrently holds the position of General Manager of Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, the parent organization of CESL.

Eng. G. R. A. S. Gunathilake, Director, Central Engineering Services (Pvt) Ltd, is a distinguished civil engineering alumnus and Visiting Academic, University of Peradeniya, and concurrently leads Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB) as the General Manager.

Eng. Gunathilake began his career as a Civil Engineer with CECB in year 1986 and continually serving the Bureau in various capacities, gaining wide experiences, and rising through the hierarchy to lead CECB. He is well recognized for his outstanding leadership given over the last 35 years in engineering the development of several nationally important socio-economic infrastructures in the country, especially his pioneering contributions towards the challenging post-tsunami and post-conflict reconstruction of the North-East provinces undertaken by GOSL.

Eng. Gunathilake serves in various committees appointed by several state regulatory and other organizations contributing to the development of engineering industry standards relevant to Sri Lanka. He continues to impart his valuable knowledge gained over the years in training and mentoring of several junior engineers in their charter training and professional development. Eng. Gunathilake holds active membership with several prestigious professional institutions. He was admitted to MIE (SL), in 1991 as Corporate Member receiving his Chartered Engineer credentials. He is a member of the Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka, and the Sri Lanka Geotechnical Society. Despite his heavy work schedule, he finds time to engage in several social and religious activities.

Tel : (+94)11 2668866       Fax : (+94)11 2687369       E-mail :

Mr. B. K. R. Balasooriya - Director

B. Com (Special) (Hons) University of Sri Jayawardenepura, MA (Economics) University of Kelaniya, Member of CIPFA Sri Lanka

Appointed to the Board as Director from 01.06.2021. Concurrently serves as Director, Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, the parent organization of CESL.

Mr. B. K. R. Balasuriya is a Class I Officer of Sri Lanka Accountants’ Service (SLAcS). He has over 30 years of work experience in the public sector having joined the Sri Lanka Accountants’ Service in 1992.

During his tenure, he has served in various capacities in Divisional Secretariats and as Chief Accountant of the Postal Department. Prior to assuming the duties of his current position as the Chief Financial Officer of the Ministry of Finance, he held responsibilities as the as the Director, Department of Treasury Operations, General Treasury.

He also serves as member of the Board of Directors of the State Engineering Corporation (SEC), Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI) and the Paddy Marketing Board.

Tel : (+94)11 2484603   (Ext: 2304)       E-mail :

Eng. Nalin S. De Silva - Director

B. Sc. Eng. (Hons) Sri Lanka, C. Eng., MIESL, PMP, MIEEE (PES), MLABSE

Appointed to the Board as Director from 30.01.2020. Concurrently serves as - Director of Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, the parent organization of CESL.

Eng. Nalin S. De Silva completed his Bachelor’s degree from Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya under Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2005 and followed MSc in Electrical Installation from University of Moratuwa in 2013. He is a PMP (USA) Qualified Project Manager and a Chartered Engineer of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

He started his career as an Electrical Project Engineer in Shin Nippon Air Technologies, a Japanese based Electro-Mechanical Contractor to the Bandaranaike International Airport in 2006 and until now, he has served many positions including Project Manager, General Manager, Contracts Manager and Project Management Strategist for MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) Works in several Local and Foreign Projects including Siemens AG, Burj Dubai, Dubai Mall, New Doha International Airport, Marriott Renaissance in Qatar & Colombo City Center.

Tel : (+94)76 9102257       E-mail :

Eng. S. A. U. D. C. Siriwardhana - Director

B. Sc. Eng. (Hons) Sri Lanka, M. Sc. (Hydraulic Eng.) Netherlands, C. Eng., MIE (SL), M Cons. E (SL), M SLNCOLD (SL), Registered Structural Engineer (SL)

Appointed to the Board as Director from 03.06.2020. Concurrently serves as Additional General Manager (Water Resources Planning) in Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, the parent organization of CESL.

Eng. Siriwardhana is a hydraulic and structural engineer who received his MSc in Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development from IHE-Delft, Netherlands.

He has obtained his first degree, BSc. Engineering in Civil from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya - Sri Lanka. Immediate after his first degree he was attached to the Faculty as an Instructor. Later in 1997 he joined the current organization; CECB as a Design Engineer and subsequently he served as a Resident Engineer, a Senior Design Engineer, a Specialist Engineer and a Project Manager in the field of structural Designs, Construction Supervision and Project Management. He was appointed as a Deputy General Manager (Water Resources) from year 2009 and involved with different-scaled water resources development projects in the country and as well as in overseas. In year 2015, he was promoted as the Additional General Manger (Water Resources & Planning) in the Organization.

He specializes in the fields of Hydraulic & Hydropower engineering, Structural Engineering and Water Resources Engineering. He also a certified/registered structural engineer in Sri-Lanka for all categories of buildings and structures. He counts over 25 years of experience in the field of Civil Engineering.

Tel : (+94)11 2668811       E-mail : /

Mr. D. Mabopitiya - Director

ACA (SL) Chartered Accountant

Appointed to the Board as a Director from 10.07.2020. Concurrently serves as - Deputy General Manager (Finance) Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, the parent organization of CESL.

MR. Mabopitiya possess over 15 years post qualifying experiences in managing Accounting, Finance, and Auditing functions in the Multinational Corporate and Banking sectors. Has wide experiences in Audit Assurance and Risk Management practices with the major international audit firms of KPMG and PWC for 8 years. Prior to joining CECB, he served in the DFCC Bank PLC at managerial level.

Tel : (+94)11 2668800   (Ext:6170)       E-mail :