Management

DHANUKA JAYASURIYA – Senior Manager 

DHANUKA JAYASURIYA

Auctioneer/Broker, Tea Taster and Valuer. 12 years experience in the tea trade.
Commenced employment as a Management Trainee at Forbes & Walker thereafter  moved as an Assistant Manager to Bartleet & Co. Tea Department in October, 1999. Joined Forbes & Walker Tea Dept in July 2006 as a Manager and promoted to a senior Manager in 2017. Holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing form Charted Institute of Marketing UK and is a Charted Marketer,and a Member of  Charted Institute of Marketing.

 

 

RICCARDO GUNERATNE –Senior Manager 

RICCARDO GUNERATNE

Auctioneer/Broker, Tea Taster and Valuer. 12 years experience in the tea trade.
Commenced employment at John Keels PLC as an Executive in 1999 and counted over six years experience in the brokering firm. Joined Forbes & Walker Tea Dept. as an Assistant Manager in February, 2006 and promoted to the post of Manager in 2009 and promoted to a senior Manager in 2017.

 

 

LUVINDA DELWITA – Senior Manager

LUVINDA DELWITA

Auctioneer/Broker, Tea Taster and Valuer. 16 years  experience in the tea trade.
Commenced employment in February 1992 at Bartleet & Company Limited as a Junior Executive. Was promoted as Tea Manager in May 1997. Joined Forbes & Walker Tea Department in January 2007 as an Asst Manager and promoted to the post of Manager in 2009 and promoted to the post of senior Manager in 2017.

  


SHASHIKE SILVA - Senior Manager 

SHASHIKE SILVA

Auctioneer/Broker, Tea Taster and Valuer.  8 years experience in the tea trade.
Commenced employment at Forbes & Walker Tea Dept. in June 2005 as a Management Trainee. After successful completion of training was offered employment as an Executive in June 2006 and promoted  to the post of  Assistant Manager in 2009 and Manager in January 2013. and promoted to the post of senior Manager in 2017.

  


SUJEEWA SINNATHAMBY –  Manager 

SUJEEWA SINNATHAMBY

Auctioneer/Broker, Tea Taster and Valuer. 12 years  experience in the tea trade.

Commenced employment at Eastern Brokers Limited as an Executive in 1999 and counted over six years experience in the brokering firm. Joined Forbes & Walker Tea Dept. as an Assistant Manager in January, 2006. and promoted to the post of Manager in 2017.

 

  

CHANDIKA DE ALWIS –  Manager

CHANDIKA DE ALWIS

Auctioneer/Broker, Tea Taster and Valuer. 11 years experience in the tea trade. 
Commenced employment at Forbes & Walker Tea Dept. in January 2000 as a Management Trainee. After successful completion of training was offered employment as an Executive with effect from 1st January, 2001 and promoted to the post of Asst Manager with effect from 1st January, 2008. and promoted to the post of Manager in 2017.
 

 

 

SURANTHA DE SILVA -  Manager 

SURANTHA DE SILVA

Manufacturing adviser.  Auctioneer/Broker, Tea Taster and Valuer. 12 years experience in the tea trade.  Also involved in assisting producers in the High, Medium and Low grown sectors in improving product quality. 

Commenced employment at Forbes & Walker Tea Dept. on the 16th August, 1999 as a Management Trainee. After successful completion of training was offered employment as an Executive with effect from 1st January, 2001 and promoted to the post of  Assistant Manager in 2009. and promoted to the post of Manager in 2017.

 

SHANE AMARASEKARA –  Manager

SHANE AMARASEKARA

Auctioneer/Broker, Tea Taster and Valuer. 6 years experience in the tea trade.
Commenced employment at Forbes & Walker Tea Dept in December, 2006 as a Management Trainee. After successful completion of training was offered employment as an Executive in January, 2008.and promoted  to the post of  Assistant Manager in 2012. and promoted to the post of Manager in 2017. Holds an MBA from Australian Institute of Business.

 

 

  

SHENAL KARUNADASA – Senior Executive

Auctioneer/Broker, Tea Taster and Valuer. 5years experience in the tea trade.
Commenced training at Forbes & Walker Tea Department in  June 2011 as a Management Trainee. After successfully completing of training , was offered employment as an Executive in 2012. and promoted to the post of senior executive in 2017.



 

About F&W

Forbes & Walker was set up in 1881 as a partnership between James Forbes and Chapmen Walker. Although there is no actual record of the date on which it was established the very first cash book, still in the possession of the Finance Director, indicates the brokerages were earned from 1st August 1881. In Sir Thomas Villiers' book “Mercantile Lore” the date of establishment of Forbes & Walker has been put down      Read More...

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