Senior Management

Romesh Gomez – ACI, AMABE

Chief Executive Officer

Romesh has close to twenty years’ experience in financial markets with over ten years’ experience at a primary dealer unit and over three years in the capacity of CEO. He was previously at Asia capital PLC as “Head of Treasury” and prior to that at First Capital Treasuries Limited as “Senior Manager – Fixed Income Securities”. He also has over five years’ experience as an inter-bank broker attached to “First Capital Money Brokers Limited” where he also successfully headed the Company.

Priyanthi Abeysekara - Dip. in Business Management

General Manager – Sales and Marketing

Priyanthi has twenty one years of experience in the financial markets, primarily attached to a primary dealer. She was previously employed at First Capital Treasuries Limited in the capacity of “Head of Customer Relations and Marketing”. Furthermore,she counts for over 15 years experience in a dealing room environment with exposure to active fixed income trading and portfolio management. Professionally qualified Registered Investment Adviser (RIA). CCM is the only pre-requisite to obtain the RIA “license” accepted by the industry. The Certification course consists of three Series i.e. Equity Securities Series, Debt Securities Series and Securities Regulation, Ethics and Marketing Series. This qualification will pave the way for recruitment in the areas of Banking, Stock Brokering, Money Brokering, Fund Management, Investment Banking, Corporate Financing, Venture Capital, Insurance, Leasing & Finance, Accounting, Valuation, Financial Consulting etc.

Ajith Athukoralage - Bsc Accountancy

Assistant General Manager - Finance & Operations

Ajith holds a BSc. Accountancy (Special) Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka and is a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka. He has over 17 years of working experience in finance and accounting with specific exposure to the Primary Dealer and Portfolio Management sectors. Ajith was previously employed as Group Assistant Manager Finance at First Capital Limited.

Gayan Karunaratne – MSc. Applied Finance

Senior Manager – Research and portfolio management

He holds a Special Degree in Finance with a First Class honor and a Master’s Degree in Applied Finance from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He joined WealthTrust Securities Limited in 2011 and counts for over ten and a half years’ experience in financial market with emphasis into macro and micro economic research, forecasting, corporate debt structuring, active fixed income trading and cash flow management in a dealing room environment. Prior to joining the Company, he had served at Asia capital PLC Treasury in the capacity of “Manager” and First Capital Treasuries Limited as an “Executive”. He was awarded with a “Gold” certificate for the Treasury and Foreign Exchange operations course conducted by the Central bank of Sri Lanka.

Zafrulla Aman – MBA

Chief Dealer

Aman holds a Master’s in Business Management from the Asia e University, Malaysia and several Banking Diplomas from the Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka. He has over 5 years of working experience at a Primary dealer unit, trading in government securities in the primary and secondary market. He also has a further seven years’ experience as an inter-bank money broker.

Sharmila Welagedera - MBA (UK), PGDBM (UK)

Compliance Officer

Sharmila, holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a merit pass from Anglia Ruskin University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from UK. She is a Diploma holder from the Institute of Bankers Sri Lanka and a certificate holder in “Treasury & Foreign Exchange Operations” conducted by CBSL. She counts over 20 years of experience in the financial and banking industry. Prior to joining WTSL, she was employed at DFCC Bank PLC, Mercantile Leasing Limited and Nations Trust Bank PLC. She has wide exposure in Foreign Exchange and Money Market operations, Structuring and placing of long term debt and corporate debt sales.