Board of Directors
Chairman & Managing Director
Founder of Maga Engineering, Kularatne is a graduate of the University Ceylon who joined the Sri Lanka Army as a Second Lieutenant and was elevated to the rank of Captain in 1968. He joined the Private Sector after leaving the Army and served as the Administration Officer at the New Parliament project at Sri Jayewardenepura for Mitsui Construction Co. of Japan and as the Chief Administration Officer at the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Project for Kajima Corporation of Japan. He also served as the special advisor to Takenaka Komuten Co Ltd of Japan at the New International Passenger Terminal Project at the Katunayake International Airport. Kularatne established Maga Engineering in 1984, envisioning and formulating the strategies of construction management and steering the company to its present state.
Chief Executive Director
An experienced and knowledgeable catalyst in the local construction industry, Piyadasa has been a driving force at Maga from the beginning. Piyadasa furthered his project management skills at key infrastructure development projects such as the Katunayake Airport’s new runway, Mahinyangana Sakura Bridge and Samanalawewa Hydro Power Project. He has been instrumental in the growth of the Roads & Bridges division, through which the company has become a key contributor to the infrastructural development of the country. Piyadasa completed his executive education at the University of Curtin Australia with a Masters in Project Management.
A senior auditor and tax consultant, Chandraekera graduated in 1959 from the University of Ceylon. He started his career at the Department of Inland Revenue, subsequently moving onto work for the Department of Taxes in the Republic of Zambia and then Botswana. In 1990 Chandrasekera joined Maga as Director Finance, and has used his years of international experience to lead the financial management of the company during its rapid growth.
Derrick De Silva
After graduating from the University of Ceylon in 1963, Derrick started his career as a Second Lieutenant in the Sri Lankan Army and was elevated to rank of Major in 1975. Joining the Private Sector in 1977, he functioned as the Administration Officer of Mitsui Construction Co when they engaged in construction of the New Parliamentary complex. Derrick also worked for Air Lanka, Browning-Ferris Saudi Arabia and Mercantile Credit Limited during an illustrious administrative career, before joining the Director Board of Maga in 1991. Derrick completed his Master of Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
Director Engineering (Planning)
Ratnayake is a Civil Engineer who graduated from the University of Ceylon in 1965. He worked at the Public Works Department before becoming the Director School Works in 1979, where he was responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of all buildings which came under the purview of the Ministry of Education. Ratnayake joined Maga in 1989 as Director Engineering, and was the Chairman of the National Construction Contractors Association of Sri Lanka (now NCASL) for two consecutive years.
Cecil Asoka De Silva
Director Engineering (Design & Construction Management)
Following graduation from the University of Ceylon in 1961 with an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering, Asoka started his career at the Ceylon Cement Corporation, where he was engaged in Cement Factory Development projects as Resident Engineer. From 1968 to 1973 he was attached to the National Textile Corporation, initially as Project Manager at the Textile Factory Project (Thulhiriya) and later as Deputy General Manager (R & D). This was followed by engagement as a Structural Engineer at Consulting Engineering practices in the UK as well as in Sri Lanka over a period of 15 years, where his latest assignment was as a Senior Structural Engineer at Oscar Faber Consulting Engineers, St. Albans, from 1989 to 1997. On his return to Sri Lanka, Asoka joined Maga as Director Engineering in 1997.
Following a brief spell at John Holland on the Eastlink Freeway project in Melbourne Australia, Mega joined the company in 2007. He now heads its Water Supply Sector and Planning & Development wing which consists of Tendering & Estimation, Sustainability, Media and R&D Departments. A Civil Engineering and Commerce (Economics) graduate from Monash University of Australia, Mega completed his executive education at the University of Melbourne in Master of Structural Engineering.
Director Roads & Bridges
A Professional Civil Engineer who graduated from the University of Moratuwa, Kumarasiri’s impressive resume includes working on the Victoria Dam project, Colombo-Kandy and Colombo-Galle roads, Sri Lanka-Japan Friendship Bridge and Colombo-Katunayake Expressway. Kumarasiri was the Project Manager of the sprawling 158km long Matara-Wellawaya road project. Delivered ahead-of-schedule, the project garnered the praise of its funding agency, the European Union and the Asian Development Bank. Kumarasiri was elevated to the rank of Director Roads & Bridges in the year 2009.
Director Construction Management
Thiruvalluvar, a Civil Engineer from the University of Moratuwa and a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, has over 33 years experience in Civil Construction, in both local and overseas projects. He holds an MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardenepura. Thiru joined Maga in 1991 as a Project Manager and has successfully coordinated many landmark projects including the Taj Exotica Hotel, Barnes Place Residencies and Kandy City Centre. As the Senior Project Manager of 45-storied Ceylinco Celestial Residencies Project he played the lead role in the execution of the project. He was promoted to the post of General Manager (Buildings) in 2008 and elevated to the post of Director (Construction Management) in June 2011.