He was part of the senior team that dealt with the successful acquisition and transition of the Grindlays book of business, subsequent to Standard Chartered’s global acquisition of the Grindlays Franchise in Sri Lanka.
Damayantha has held many senior management roles over a long period of his career, and has been able to successfully craft strategies, manage sales and distribution, restructure businesses and transform segments of human resources of the Bank. Given the cross functional exposure and experience he gained at the bank, he was given an overseas position with the bank in 2011 In Singapore. On returning back to Colombo from Singapore, he was appointed to the board of The Finance PLC by the monitory Board of Sri Lanka through the Central Bank of Sri lank as an Independent Director.
In recognition of his dedication, commitment and contribution to shareholder value creation, he was chosen to attend and conduct many leadership training programs both locally and overseas.