Aitken Spence appointed Mr. Prasanna Karunathilake to its Management Board with effect from September 2012. An industry veteran, Mr. Karunathilake is the Managing Director of Aitken Spence Printing, a market leader in Sri Lanka.
Prasanna Karunathilake joined the then Printing Department of Aitken Spence & Co. Ltd., as a Trainee Production Executive in 1980 after completing his primary education at Dharmarajah College, Kandy. Whilst at Aitken Spence he pursued his higher studies in Printing, and obtained his Diploma in Printing Technology and Management at the prestigious Sri Lanka Institute of Printing, and is today a fellow of the Institute. On completion of his Diploma, he was promoted as Senior Executive and in the year 1988 as Production Manager.
Mr. Karunathilake continued to serve the industry in a senior managerial capacity for a period of 17 years. During which time he underwent advanced training in Printing Technology & Didactics at the INGRIN Institute in the Netherlands.
In 2010, he rejoined Aitken Spence as the Managing Director of Aitken Spence Printing (Pvt) Ltd.
Prasanna Karunathilake is a Director as well as a lecturer at the INGRIN Institute of Printing & Graphics Sri Lanka. He is also serves the industry as a lecturer at the Sri Lanka Institute of Printing.
He currently serves the Export Development Board in the capacity of adviser for the Printing and Packaging Industry in Sri Lanka, and is also an advisor on the Wages Board for the Printing Trade.
The Aitken Spence Group Ltd board (Management Board) consists of: J M S Brito, (Dr) R M Fernando, G M Perera, (Dr) P Dissanayake, R E V Casie Chetty, K R T Peiris, (Ms) N Sivapragasam, D V H De Mel, S M Hapugoda, (Ms) N W de A Guneratne, C M S Jayawickrema, R G Pandithakorralage, D S Mendis, V M Gunatilleka and P Karunathilake.