National Board of Directors
Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka’s work is overseen by a board of directors and senior leadership staff who deeply believe that all people deserve a decent place to call home. Habitat’s board is responsible for establishing policy and guiding Habitat’s work to construct, rehabilitate, repair and improve housing across Sri Lanka. Our specialized team has the knowledge, skills and experience that accumulates after working in different conditions all over the country. Backed by a strong board and a common belief, it gives us the confidence to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Manjula Mathews
President (2018-2020)
Director, Janashakthi Insurance PLC
Chanaka De Silva
Vice-President (2018-2020)
President’s Counsel Partner, Nithya Partners
Pastor Neroshan Perera
Secretary (2018-2020)
National Convenor, TWNF and Pastor PCAG
Minette Perera
Treasurer (2018-2020)
Finance Professional
Marco Montemayor
Associate Director - Regional Programs for Asia-Pacific - HFHI
Rajith Fernando
General Manager - Marketing Citrus Events
Professor Priyan Dias
Snr. Professor - Civil Engineering University of Moratuwa
Mahen Sughadevan
Manager, Systems & IT Asia Pacific Regional Office - HFHI
Nicole Parakrama
Senior Manager M&A – Janashakthi Group
Revanke de Silva
Director/CTO – Heritage Teas (Pvt) Ltd
Yu Hwa Li
National Director
Yu Hwa Li, is an experienced NGO leader in international development, currently serving as the National Director of Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka since 2018. Having received his early education at St. Thomas Prep School and the Central College Bandarawela. Mr. Li began his working career at the Bartleet Group of Companies in 1983.

Counting over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, in 1992 he joined World Vision, the global Christian Relief & Development organization; initially serving in the capacity of National Director, of World Vision Lanka and later as Regional Governance Advisor for Asia of World Vision International until 2008. Prior to joining Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, Mr. Li held the position of Senior Executive Manager, Caritas Sri Lanka - SEDEC, the National Secretariat for the Catholic National Commission for Justice, Peace & Human Development of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka from 2016.

Li served as the Chairman of the Board of Lanka Evangelical Alliance & Development Services (LEADS) a national NGO for many years. He currently serves on the Board of Lanka Financial Services for Under Served Settlements (LFSUS) a non-banking service provider for shelter initiated as a slum upgrading facility under the UN-HABITAT. A member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) since 2002, Li has received extensive training in Corporate Governance through the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors, Chartered Institute of Management Sri Lanka, the Commonwealth Association of Corporate Governance and Board Source, a US based organization specializing in nonprofit Board governance.
Senior Management Team
Yu Hwa Li
National Director
Priyalali Fernando
Head of Finance
Eng. Tharmalingam Kaandeepan
Senior Manager - Construction
Nilaksha Niyarepola
Senior Manager - Communications