Major Vijitha Welikala
Chairman / Managing Director
Chairman, Major Vijith Welikala, is a retired army Commando of the Sri Lankan Army. He was trained in various locations all around the world, including the USA Rangers, as well as the Indian, Pakistani and British Army Training teams.
He was previously the Honourable Secretary of the ex-Commando legion and is the present chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility of Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen’s Association. Major Welikala has also been elected as the representative of the Sri Lanka Security Service Providers Association (SLASSPA) in the Security Training Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Defence. He was also appointed by the Ministry as a member of the advisory committee of the Wages Board for Security Trade Labour.
Major Welikala has won many accolades, including ‘Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the year’ for the years 2003, 2004, and 2011 at both national and provincial levels.
Major Welikala overlooks a team of accomplished, dedicated staff. Together, these hard-working individuals work collectively to make the Watchguard Group of Companies the best managed security services firm in Sri Lanka. They are:
Mrs. Jithmi Mihindukulasuriya, Group Director, who has served Watchguard in her position for over three years. She has administered all parts of the company from Watchguard Security and Investigations, to Shieldbird Security, Wild Holidays, and M3 Force. She holds a BSc in Business Management and Marketing and is currently in the pursuit of achieving her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Leicester.
Mr. Sisira Gunasekera, Senior Director of Operations, Watchguard Security, who has been with Watchguard since its inception, has served in virtually all departments of the company over the past 25 years. He started his career from the bottom and has risen up admirably, with his commitment, dedication and integrity vouched for.
Mr. HMHS Bandara, Director of Operations, is highly-proficient in the field of industrial and corporate security services and security audits, accumulating over 10 years of experience in the process.
Mr. Ivor Fernando, Chief Operating Officer, has a wealth of knowledge from his 20 plus years of experience in the mercantile sector, seven of which were served in top management. He also holds accounting qualifications from the UK.
Mr. Jayantha Senanayake, Head of Sales & Marketing, is a student of Royal College, and a Diploma holder in Sales & Marketing (NIBM). He has over 38 years of experience, both in Sri Lanka and overseas, and has also worked under multinational corporations. Over the years he has gained all-round experience and know-how in the marketing of Consumer Electronics, FMCG, Hi-Tech Security Systems & Equipment, Property Development, Inward Bound Corporate Training and Civil Security.
Mr. Derrick Jayakumar, Group Financial Controller, has 25 years’ experience in Accounting, Finance and IT and is a holder of Master’s in Business Administration (General Management). He also has exposure in business sectors such as projects, service sector (Audit), food and vegetable sourcing, trading environment, imports & exports, manufacturing and real estate, along with handling different types of audits and ERP Systems.