General Manager / CEO of The RDB


Mr. T.A. Ariyapala - General Manager / CEO

Mr. T.A. Ariyapala who is currently the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of Regional Development Bank, completes 38 years of banking service in various capacities specialized in Development Banking, Cooperatives and Branch Banking, branch operations & SME.

Mr. Ariyapala joined the Peoples Bank in 1978 and served at the levels of Branch Manager, Regional Manager, Zonal Assistant General Manager and Deputy General Manager up to September 2014.

He holds a B. Sc Business Administration Special Degree and also a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) and is an Attorney at Law. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (FIB) and also an associate member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (MAAT).

He has received extensive local and overseas training and exposure in Cooperatives, Project Lending, Micro Finance, Human Resource Management and Branch Business/ Banking and has rejuvenated SME Banking, SME Centre Concept & development lending during his tenure at People’s Bank