Here’s our team at the helm that guides and inspires Agstar to blaze a trail.
Mr. Nimal Lokuge is a founder Director of AgStar PLC and functions as the Chairman of the Company. He was also a founder Director of Sierra Construction (Private) Ltd with 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He is a Director of a number of Sierra Group Companies.
(Independent Non-executive Director)
Dr. (Mrs.) de Zoysa has been a member of the Board of AgStar PLC since 28 June 2019. She was the former Secretary to the Ministry of Plantation Industries from 2014 to 2015, the former Secretary to the Ministry of Productivity Promotion from 2013 to 2014, the former Secretary to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development from 2010 to 2013, the Director General of the Department of Development Finance of the Ministry of Finance and Planning & the Treasury from 2006 to 2010 and the Director General of the Department of Fiscal Policy of the Ministry of Finance and Planning & the Treasury from 2005 to 2006. Dr. (Mrs.) de Zoysa holds a B.A (Hons.) Degree in Economics (Statistics) from the University of Peradeniya, M.Sc. Degree in Agricultural Development Economics from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, M.A. Degree in Economics from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA and Ph.D. Degree in Agricultural Economics from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA. Dr (Mrs.) de Zoysa currently serves as a Director to Central Finance PLC and also serves as a Consultant/ Advisor to CHEC Port City Colombo (Private) Ltd. She has served as a Director of DFCC Bank PLC, Lankaputhra Development Bank and Sri Lanka Savings Bank.
Mr. Pasad Weerasekera is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom and has over 25 years of industry experience having started his career in 1988. He has been a founder Director of AgStar PLC, initially functioning as Head of Finance and thereafter as the Chief Operating Officer. He has contributed significantly to the Company becoming a viable business entity. Mr. Weerasekera previously was at CIC Agri Business having joined the company in 1993. He was the Finance Manager of CIC and gained a wide experience in the management of agro business related activities. Mr. Weerasekera is also the Managing Director of AgStar group subsidiaries and Director of Smart Travel International (Private) Ltd and Sapase (Private) Ltd.
(Independent and Non-Executive Director)
Mr Athula Ranaweera is a fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and holds an Honors degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He is the managing partner of Ranaweera Associates (Chartered Accountants) and also the Managing Director of Assent Advisory Partners (Private) Ltd. He counts over 40 years’ experience in Auditing, Financial Reporting and Taxation. In addition, he is an Independent and NonExecutive Director of Agalawatte Plantations PLC and act as a member of the Finance Committee and chairs the Audit Committee of the same. He serves as Board Member of Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute – University of Kelaniya. Mr Athula Ranaweera has been a member of the Board of AgStar PLC since 28 June 2019.
(Non -Executive Director)
Mr. Kamantha Amarasekera is an eminent tax consultant and the Senior Tax and Legal Partner of Amarasekera & Company – a leading tax consultancy firm in the country. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and is an Attorney at- Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. He graduated in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
Mr. W. A. P. Perera is a founder Director of AgStar Fertilizers PLC and serves as the Chairman of Sierra Cables PLC and a founder Director of Sierra Holdings (Private) Limited and Sierra Construction (Private) Limited. He has over 35 years’ experience in the Engineering and Construction industry.
(Independent and Non-Executive Director)
Mrs. Siromi Wickramasinghe is an Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute U.K. She is a Senior Banker with 35 years of experience and has held many positions in financial institutions including the post of DGM – Hatton National Bank PLC, GM / CEO Lankaputhra Development Bank, Director – Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, Chairman of HDFC Bank and Director -Sri Lanka Banks’ Association (Guarantee) Ltd. She was also a Commission Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and the Chairman of Ceybank Asset Management (Private.) Ltd which is an Associate Company of Bank of Ceylon.
Mrs. Wickramasinghe is presently a Director of HNB Assurance PLC, and Head of the Credit Counselling Centre.
Today, AgStar is a strong and vibrant agri-company, empowering livelihoods and ensuring excellence in resource management and value creation, in all that we do.
To be the one-stop agent of prosperity for Sri Lanka’s farmer community and a gateway to the world for exotic local produce.
ශ්රී ලාංකීය ගොවි සමාජයේ සෞභාග්යයේ අසමසම නියෝජිතයා වීම සහ දේශීය කෘෂිි නිෂ්පාදන සදහා ජාත්යන්තර ප්රවේශයක් ඇති කිරීම.
To provide best-in-class products, services and guidance our farmers need to reap prosperity by harnessing state-of-the-art technology, global best practices and inspirational leadership.
ශ්රී ලාංකීය ගොවි සමාජයේ සෞභාග්යයේ අස්වැන්න නෙළා ගැනීමට අවශ්යය උසස්ම නිපැයුම්, සේවා සහ මග පෙන්වීම, තාක්ෂණයේ හිනිපෙත්තේ සිට ජත්යන්තර ක්රමවේදයන් තුළින් සහ අනභිබවනීය නායකත්වය තුළින් ලබාදීම.
As Sri Lanka looks to the future, AgStar will be right there with the sons and daughters of the soil, guiding them to a new sunrise.