Team

Partners


Piyal Kithsiri

ACA, B.Sc. Finance (1 st Class) (SJP), M.Sc.Bus. Administration (Norway)
Senior Partner

Piyal Kithsiri, one of the Founder Partners of PBC Associates, provides overall leadership for the firm. He commenced his professional career in 2007 and at present, he leads the divisions of PBC including Audit and Assurance, Tax and Business Consultancy. He serves as a Director of PBC Management Consultants (Pvt) Ltd, which provides Corporate and Secretarial, Recruitment and Human Resource Management services.

Piyal is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He is the All Island Third in the Commerce Stream at his Advanced Level and has obtained his B.Sc. degree from the Department of Finance, University of Sri Jayewardenepura with an honorable first Class. His M.Sc. in Business Administration is from the University of Agder in Norway. He is a renowned University Lecturer in Accountancy and Taxation and his teaching and research interests lie in Finance, Accounting and Economics. He has possessed a wealth of experience and expertise by providing Assurance and Advisory Services for the many clients of PBC over the years.

K.A. Denushka Chalani

FCA, B.Sc. Finance (1 st Class) (SJP), M.Sc. Management (SJP)
Partner

Denushka Chalani, one of the Founders Partner of PBC Associates, provides her guidance for the firm in Assurance and Advisory and Tax and Regulatory services. She is a director of PBC Management Consultants (Pvt) Ltd and provides all Company Secretarial, Legal and Business Consultation for the PBC clients. She has been in the professional career since 2009. She has specialized in internal audit assignments and her depth of expertise in many areas that include Statutory Audits, Forensic Audit and System Audit will add benefit to the clients. She has experience in working diligently with both local and foreign clients from manufacturing, retail, export, construction, service and leisure sectors.

Chalani is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and she is the All Island Third in the Commerce Stream at her Advanced Level and has obtained a B.Sc. first class degree from the Department of Finance, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Also she holds M.Sc.in Management from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She has obtained Certificate of Human Resource Management from IPM and Certificate of Taxation from CASL. She is a former lecturer at NIBM and has taught Accounting, Finance & Taxation to many students. In 2018 she became a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Sandamali Ruhunage

ACA, ACMA, B.Sc. Accounting (SJP)
Partner

Sandamali is a Partner in the Tax and Business Advisory practice of the firm. She has been with the firm since its commencement; she has been in practice since 2009 and holds a B.Sc. Accounting second upper degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. She is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Sri Lanka. Also she is a member of CPA Australia. Sandamali has special experience in advising clients in planning and developing tax strategies to enhance the value of clients’ businesses, assisting in fulfilling compliance requirements and carrying out tax and due diligence assignments. She serves several large local clients, covering financial assurance services, construction, audit services and contract accounting services.

Before joining the firm, she had worked as the Finance Manager of a leading dairy company and a couple of construction companies in Sri Lanka. The experience gained in the commercial sector has widely supported her in providing value addition to the clients.

Salila Vithanage

ACA, B.Sc. Accounting (2nd Upper)(SJP), M. Bus. (UK)
Partner

Salila Vithanage, Partner in PBC Associates commenced his professional career in 2007, providing Taxation and Regulatory Services, Audit and Assurance Services as well as Consultancy Services. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka who is an Accountancy Graduate from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and he holds a Master of Business in Accounting Degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He is also a prize winner at CA Sri Lanka exams.

Salila has wide experience in serving the Banking and Finance sector in implementation of IFRS’s. Especially he has experience in conducting IFRS training in Maldives. Over the years, he has acquired an abundance of industry experience and has garnered multiple qualifications, making him a key member of the firm’s corporate advisory team. He comes with considerable experience in providing tax advice, tax planning and compliance in relation to both direct and indirect taxes. He is also widely involved in small and medium business project implementations in different sectors.

Managers


Nadeesha Darshani

ACA, B.Sc. Admin (SJP), AIBSL, Certified Tax Advisor (CASL)
Manager

Nadeesha is an Associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. She holds a B.Sc. Business Administration Degree in University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Also she is a Certified Tax Adviser and she provides consultations to clients regarding both direct and indirect taxation.

Nadeesha counts over more than 07 years’ of experience in the fields of Banking, Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. During her Service period she has obtained vast range of Accounting, External and Internal Auditing and Taxation Assignments covering the Industries of Hotels, Constructions, and Wholesale and Retail and Plantations.