Lakshaman Bandaranayake

Chairman, Sarvodaya SEEDS

Lakshaman Bandaranayake, a media entrepreneur, is the Co-Founder and Chair of Vanguard Management Services (Pvt) Limited. Lakshaman is also the Publisher of LBO, LBR and Vimasuma; multi platform media properties focused on business, economy and policy. He regularly hosts LBR LBO CEO Forum, a thought leadership event series.

Lakshaman has mentored a new generation of professionals in media marketing and management, television production and financial journalism.

Prior to founding Vanguard, Lakshaman had held senior positions at leading local companies and Multinationals including LMRB (Member of WPP), Unilever Sri Lanka, Shaw Wallace, Gamma Pharmaceuticals and LOWE LDB (a member of IPG).  Lakshaman has nearly 30 years of business experience.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from University of Peradeniya and pursued postgraduate studies in business administration at Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

His areas of interest are: media and public policy, contemporary economics and history, travelling and disaster risk reduction. He is married with 2 children.