We are a group of qualified and experienced professionals with the shared vision of building a thriving social enterprise sector in Sri Lanka. We identified the need for a dedicated impact investment company in order to support the emerging social enterprise sector in Sri Lanka.

Impact investments are intended to deliver both financial returns and social and environmental benefits. We are starting LIIN at a critical moment of time. Our country today faces unprecedented social and environmental problems. Child abuse, domestic violence, drug menace, alcoholism, dropping out of school, unemployment, aging population, chronic kidney disease and other non-communicable diseases, lack of healthcare, solid waste disposal, pollution, sea-level rising, government corruption, ethnic disharmony are just a few of the fast growing social and environmental problems. The government institutions and non-governmental organisations have failed to find sustainable solutions to these problems.

We are now seeing budding social entrepreneurs with the mission of finding innovative and sustainable solutions to these problems through a business-like approach. Whether it is a rural farmer practicing sustainable organic agriculture or a group of young professionals creating new education and employment opportunities for underprivileged communities or an entrepreneur building mini hydro power plants there is a new generation of businesses with the core purpose of creating social and environmental impact.

Meet the Team

Chandula

Chandula Abeywickrema

Chairman

Chandula Abeywickrema is well-respected commercial banker with impeccable banking and finance career and tract record of over 30 years in Sri Lanka and in Asia. He started his banking and finance career in 1983 from Lanka Orix Leasing Plc (LOLC) as a senior credit analyst, headed the Hatton National Bank (HNB) retail and...

Eranda

Eranda Ginige

Director

Eranda is the founder of Social Enterprise Lanka, a pioneering initiative to develop the social enterprise sector in Sri Lanka. He was the former Head of Innovation, Partnerships and Business Development at the British Council in Sri Lanka. He holds a Master’s degree in Project Management specialising in Business Administration from...

Travis

Travis Waas

Travis, counts more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, having commenced his career at Lanka Orix Leasing Company Ltd in 1987. After serving Hatton National Bank Ltd and Vanik Incorporation Ltd where he set up their respective Leasing Divisions, he joined DPMC Financial Services Ltd in 1999 as its Executive Director to steer the financial services cluster of the David Pieris Group...