Mr. Ronald C. Perera, President’s Counsel

Chairman, Bank of Ceylon

Mr. Ronald C. Perera, President’s Counsel is appointed as the Chairman of Bank of Ceylon with effective from 18th January 2023. He has previously served as a Director on the Board of of Bank of Ceylon and then as its Chairman during 28th January 2015 to 18th November 2018 and 12th February 2019 to 26th November 2019.

Presently, he is serving as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Limited and as the Acting Chairman of National Lotteries Board. He has also served as the Chairman of BOC (UK) Limited, Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka & Finance PLC and Acting Chairman of Hotels Colombo (1963) Limited, which are subsidiaries of Bank of Ceylon and as a Director of Mireka Capital Land (Private) Limited and Mireka Homes (Private) Limited, former associate companies of the Bank.

Mr. Perera is an experienced lawyer with a wide practice in the Original Courts as well as in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Sri Lanka especially in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, negotiation and drafting of commercial and transport contracts and agreements. He specializes in Commercial Law, Banking Law, Industrial Law, Injunctions, Defamation, Election Petitions, Civil Appeals, Revision Applications, Writ Applications and Fundamental Rights Cases. Additionally, has appeared in several Commercial Arbitrations.

Mr. Perera is an attorney-at-law and holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from the University of Colombo and a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M) in International Trade Law from Northumbria University, United Kingdom.