Mr. Amitha Gooneratne has held several senior positions at Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC and served as the Managing Director from 1996 to April 2012. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, United Kingdom and Wales and a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka. He was the Founder Chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka (Guarantee) Ltd., and former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Banks’ Association (Guarantee) Ltd. He was also the Managing Director of Commercial Development Company PLC, a Public Quoted Company listed in the CSE and was the Chairman of Commercial Insurance Brokers (Pvt) Ltd. He was also nominated to the Board of Sri Lankan Airlines during 2002–2004 by the Government of Sri Lanka.
On his retirement, Mr. Gooneratne, assumed duties as Managing Director of Melstacorp PLC, He is the Chairman of Melsta Logistics (Pvt) Ltd. and Bellvantage (Pvt) Ltd.; Board Member of Periceyl (Pvt) Ltd., Balangoda Plantation PLC, Lanka Bell Ltd., Bell Active (Pvt) Ltd., Bell Solutions (Pvt) Ltd., Timpex (Pvt) Ltd., Texpro Industries Ltd., Bogo Power Ltd., Continental Insurance Ltd., Browns Beach Hotel PLC and Melsta Health (Pvt) Ltd., which are subsidiary companies of Melstacorp PLC. He is an Independent Director of Lanka IOC, Teejay Lanka PLC and Commercial Development Company Ltd. He is also an Alternate Director on the Board of Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka and Aitken Spence PLC.