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Veteran broadcaster Pradeep Amirthanayagam appointed again to People’s Leasing Board

Pradeep Amirthanayagam has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Board of the People’s Leasing and Finance PLC with effect from 15 July.

He previously served as the Chairman of People’s Leasing and Finance.

Amirthanayagam is a reputed advertising and media personality in Sri Lanka who counts over 35 years of experience in the advertising industry. He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of the leading advertising agency Holmes Pollard & Stott, which he was instrumental in setting up over 30 years ago.

He is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and an Associate Member of Trinity College of Music, UK in speech and drama.

Amirthanayagam is also a media icon. He was a news presenter for media networks Rupavahini, ITN and SLBC, and was also an interviewer and cricket commentator. He has the distinction of having trained at Bush House – the headquarters of the BBC in London.

He was the 50th President of the Rotary Club of Colombo West and was awarded the Rotarian of the year in 2012. He is the Vice President of Society for the Uplift and Rehabilitation of Leprosy Affected Persons (SUROL) and a Director of the Anura Bandaranaike Foundation.

Amirthanayagam was the former Director of Lankan Alliance Finance Ltd., Bangladesh and People’s Merchant Bank PLC.

With the latest appointment the Board of People’s Leasing and Finance PLC comprises of Chairman Sujeewa Rajapakse, R. Pathirage, K.C.J.C. Fonseka, A.A. Ahamat, C.J. Wijetillake, U.L.A.W. Bandara, M.C. Pietersz, R. Kodituwakku and M. Pradeep Amirthanayagam.

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