August, 21, 2020
Experienced and versatile business professional Dinal Peiris was appointed as the Chairman of Lanka Aluminium Industries PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier manufacturer of high quality aluminium extrusions for high-rise buildings and other applications where he held the position of Managing Director since 1999. Under his direction, Lanka Aluminium has grown and diversified into many related businesses and is undoubtedly the most innovative, technically competent company with in-house ability for high tech applications.
Dinal obtained his B. Sc. (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The City University, London and his MBA from the prestigious London Business School. He is an associate member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK.
Dinal joined the Sri Lankan operations/investments of Geneva based management and investment company - Comcraft Group in 1989 which is the major shareholder of Lanka Aluminium Industries PLC. He plays a lead role in the diversification of the Comcraft Group businesses in the country. Whilst working with Comcraft, Dinal has acquired a wide range of knowledge in aluminium, steel, textiles, plastics and wood products industries including setting up business ventures in Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam and Kenya.
In addition to his role at Lanka Aluminium Industries PLC, Dinal is the Chairman of Merbok MDF Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., Comark Engineers (Pvt) Ltd., Marshall Investments (Pvt) Ltd., Almeco (Pvt) Ltd., and Managing Director of Texpro Industries Ltd. Dinal is a Non-Executive Director of several companies including Omega Line Group, CIC Agri Businesses (Pvt) Ltd., where he represents the interests of the Comcraft Group, Metecno Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., and Equity Investments (Pvt) Ltd.
Dinal is also a Director of the Employees Trust Fund Board (ETFB) and a Council Member of the Employer’s Federation of Ceylon (EFC).
Photo caption: Dinal Peiris – Chairman, Lanka Aluminium Industries PLC