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Chairman of the People’s Bank, W. Karunajeewa has passed away at a private hospital this morning (January 29). He was 67 years of age at the time of his death,
Karunajeewa assumed duties as Chairman to the People’s Bank Group in May 2007 and was reappointed in 2010.
He was also the Chairman of People’s Leasing Company Ltd., People’s Leasing Finance PLC., People’s Fleet Management Ltd., People’s Property Development Ltd. and People’s Insurance Ltd.
Prior to this, he served as Chairman and working Director at Employees' Trust Fund (ETF) Board and Ceylon Fisheries Corporation from 2005 and 2001 respectively.
The Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship to Karunajeewa in recognition of the contribution, commitment and outstanding services rendered to the Sri Lanka Banking Industry.
He was also a senior and reputed Attorney-at-Law and holds a B.Com. Degree from the University of Ceylon.