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Tuesday, 31 July, 2018, 13 : 00 PM [IST]

Vipula Gunatilleka, Group Chief Operating & Finance Officer, SriLankan Airlines

Vipula Gunatilleka has been appointed as the Group Chief Operating and Finance Officer of SriLankan Airlines with effect from August 1st, 2018.

He will be reporting to the Chairman and the Board of Directors.

Before joining SriLankan, he was serving as the CFO of TAAG Angola Airlines. Gunatilleka was initially nominated to the board of directors of TAAG by Emirates Airline when Emirates took over the management of TAAG. He was reappointed to the board by the Government of Angola when the partnership with Emirates ended in July 2017. 

The leadership provided by Gunatilleka in restructuring the national carrier of Angola resulted in the airline achieving break even status and a strong cash flow position in a short period of time. He is a fellow member of CIMA - UK, CA -Sri Lanka and CPA – Australia, and holds an MBA from the University of Colombo. He is also a GE trained Six Sigma.

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