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Board of Directors

Seated left to right

Bernadine de Silva(Chairperson), Herman Gunesekera(Managing Director), Indra Attygalla(Executive Director) and Yamuna Balasuriya(Director)


Ms L.W. Bernadine de Silva

Bernadine de Silva

Ms. Bernadine de Silva entered the Pharmaceutical Industry as a young school leaver in 1968 when she joined Mansel (Ceylon) Ltd. Over the years, in recognition of her dedication and interest in the Company, she was appointed to the position of Director. She served on the Board of the Company until August, 2004 when she opted for early retirement but was retained as a Consultant.

Her career, has seen her engage in both Industrial Manufacture and Distribution of Chemicals, Chemical products and Human Pharmaceuticals.

Bernie has been a tower of strength to the Board and was invited to the position of Managing Director in November 2009. She is widely travelled and has been largely responsible for the Company's wide Clientele. From just four products way back in 1968, Bernie has seen the Company grow into a much respected player in Sri Lanka's Pharmaceutical Industry with an enviable range of products.

Following the passing away of 'Chuck' Wijenathen on the 1st of May 2013, Bernie was appointed Chairperson with effect from May 2013.

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