Mr. Gooneratne was appointed to the Board as a Director in September 1993 and serves as a Non-Executive Independent Director. He is a member of the Board Audit Committee.
Mr. Gooneratne is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and holds a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies, United Kingdom.
Mr. Gooneratne currently serves as the Managing Director of the following companies – Melstacorp PLC, Chairman – Subsidiaries of Melstacorp PLC namely – Melsta Logistics (Pvt) Ltd., Bellvantage (Pvt) Ltd., Director – Subsidiaries of Melstacorp PLC, namely – Periceyl (Pvt) Ltd., Balangoda Plantation PLC, Lanka Bell Ltd., Telecom Frontier (Pvt) Ltd., Bell Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., Texpro Industries Ltd./Timpex (Pvt) Ltd., Bogo Power Ltd., Melsta Tower (Pvt) Ltd., Melsta Health (Pvt) Ltd., Melsta Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd., Browns Beach Hotels PLC, Continental Insurance Lanka Ltd., Hospital Management Melsta (Pvt) Ltd., Melsta Laboratories (Pvt) Ltd. and Melsta Healthcare Colombo (Pvt) Ltd., Alternate Director – Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC and Aitken Spence PLC., Independent Director – Textured Jersey PLC and Lanka IOC PLC.
He was the Managing Director of Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC (from 1996-2012) and Commercial Development Company PLC. He was also the Founder Chairman of Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Ltd, Chairman – Sri Lanka Banks’ Association (Guarantee) Ltd. and Commercial Insurance Brokers (Pvt) Ltd and Director – SriLankan Airlines Ltd (from 2002-2004).