Chamila Cooray

State Mortgage & Investment Bank

Chamila Cooray – Director

Ms. Chamila Cooray who is a Chartered Accountant by profession was appointed as a Director to the Board of Directors of SMIB on 02 nd January 2020 and performing up to the date.

Ms. Chamila Cooray is the first female elected from the Corporate Sector (Non-practicing) over the 60 years history of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka as a member of the Governing Council of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. She was appointed to the Governing Council of Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka recently. She is also a member of the governing council of Advance Technical Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation. She is also been appointed to the CIMA Sri Lanka Country Network Committee in 2021 for the 2 nd term. She is the Assistant Treasurer of the MBA Alumni Association of University of Colombo and Executive member Alumni Association of Accountancy of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Her commitment towards women empowerment, made her to be appointed as a member of the CA Women Empowerment & Leadership Development Committee, to lead the CMA Woman Leadership initiatives, and represent SAFA Women’s Committee.

Ms. Chamila Cooray at present working in the capacity of General Manager – Operations, at WNS Global Services (Pvt) Ltd.

A past pupil of Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo, Ms. Chamila, started her career at KPMG and has a career, spanning 20+ years in the entire spectrum of F&A in diverse industries holding senior positions. Among these, she served as the Director / Head of Technical of CA Sri Lanka during 2009/10 and spearheaded the IFRS convergence project. During this tenure, she became the first Sri Lankan CA to be awarded a scholarship by CPA Australia and AusAids to follow a comprehensive study programme in Australia.

Ms. Chamila Cooray is a fellow member of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA), a fellow member of Chartered Management Accountants of UK (FCMA / CGMA- UK), a full member of Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA – Australia), a fellow member of Certified Management Accountant of Sri Lanka (FCMA), a fellow member of Chartered Professional Managers Sri Lanka (FCPM), a fellow member of AAT Sri Lanka. She earned first-class honors in BSc Accountancy (Sp.) degree from University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She also holds a MBA from University of Colombo.