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GRI appoints Harris Premaratne as chairman

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GRI) has appointed veteran banker Harris Premaratne as its chairman. The move was effective March 29.

Mr. Premaratne has more than 40 years of banking experience with commercial banks. He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of London, and he also has served as senior deputy general manager of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon and as the managing director of Sampath Bank P.L.C. from 2009 to December 2011.

Mr. Premaratne was managing director of Cargills Bank Ltd. from 2012 to December 2014, and he formerly was chairman of the Sri Lanka Banker’s Association.

He also has held positions with Softlogic Finance P.L.C. and Pan Asia Banking Corp. P.L.C. Mr. Premaratne serves on the board of Softlogic Holdings P.L.C.; Softlogic Capital; and is a director of Asiri Hospitals Holdings P.L.C., and Asiri surgical hospital.

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