Mr. Ronald C. Perera, President’s Counsel, has been appointed as the Chairman, Bank of Ceylon. He assumed duties officially on 20th January 2023 at the Chairman’s Office, Bank of Ceylon, Head Office. Mr. Perera was welcomed by the Bank’s General Manager Mr. Russel Fonseka, members of the Corporate Management, bank staff and other well-wishers.
An experienced lawyer, Mr. Perera had his education at St. Joseph’s College, Colombo before going on to obtain his LLB from the University of Colombo and a LLM in International Trade Law from Northumbria University. Mr. Perera has been appointed as a President’s Counsel in 2012. He has served as the Chairman and a Director of the Bank of Ceylon previously as well.
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. He has wide experience in Civil and Criminal litigation, negotiation and drafting of commercial and transport contracts and agreements. He has specialized in Commercial Law, Banking Law, Industrial Law, Injunctions, Defamation, Election Petitions, Civil Appeals, Revision Applications, Writ Applications, and Fundamental Rights Cases. Additionally, he has appeared in several Commercial Arbitrations.
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.