Mr. Isuru Balapatabendi
Director , Alliance Finance PLC

Mr Isuru Balapatabendi is an Attorney-law and currently operates a Law Chamber in the practice of Civil and Commercial Law. He also holds a LLM from the University of Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, USA.

Mr Balapatabendi served as a State Counsel in t
he Attorney General’s Department, prior to being appointed a Diplomat to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in The Hague, The Netherlands from 2008 to 2010, during which he served as the representative of Sri Lanka, to the organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the Hague Convention of Private International Law (HCCH). He was also appointed as the Head of Chancery at the Sri Lankan Mission in The Hague. He was appointed as the Legal Advisor to the Minister of Investment Promotions in 2012, for legal matters relating to investment laws in Sri Lanka and Board of Investment. Mr Balapatabendi has also served in the Director Boards of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, Seylan Bank, and Bank of Ceylon, prior to being appointed to the People’s Bank Board. He also served in the Director Boards of Sri Lanka Ports Authority and Colombo West International Terminal (Pvt) Ltd. He is currently the Chairman of People’s Insurance PLC and serves as a Director of Celio Naturals (Pvt) Ltd. as well.

He has served as an Executive Committee Member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka. He was appointed the Chairman of the Junior National Law Conference in 2007 and as the Convener of the National Law Conference 2020. Mr Balapatabendi was also elected as the Secretary of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka for the year 2022/23 and also for the year 2023/24.