EAP Holdings Limited is the leading privately owned corporation in Sri Lanka. It started business with the establishment of ETI Finance in 1935.

Years later, EAP Holdings diversified into a large gold jewellery manufacturing and retailing enterprise now known as Swarna Mahal Jewellers.

Since then, EAP Holdings underwent major expansion, launching itself into different fields including film and entertainment, hotel and hospitality, real estate and leasing, property development, and broadcast media.


To be the most trusted, leading, diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka.


Create superior and sustainable value for our stakeholders through proven trust, strength of our resources and dynamic market leadership.

MR. Mano Tittawella
Chairman / Managing Director EAP Group

Mano Tittawella was a Senior Presidential Advisor on Economic Affairs and was the Senior Director General - President's Office from August 2003 to November 2005.

Mano was also the first Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the Strategic Enterprises Management Agency (SEMA), which was an initiative that he promoted to bring better accountability, governance and performance to the largest Public Enterprises in Sri Lanka.

He was also a Member of the Board of National Council for Economic Development (NCED) which was the apex body co-coordinating all economic development activities in Sri Lanka.

He was also appointed as Chairman of TAFREN - "TASK FORCE TO REBUILD THE NATION" that was set up for to handle Post Tsunami reconstruction and recovery. He has also held many key positions in the State Sector such as Director General of Public Enterprises Reform Commission (PERC), the then Privatization Agency of the Government of Sri Lanka and Chairman of People's Bank, along with many Board positions in some of Sri Lanka's largest public enterprises.

Born on 8th May 1960, Mano was educated at Royal College Colombo and has over 15 years experience in senior Private Sector positions.

Mano has an MBA in Capital Markets & Finance from the University of Edinburgh and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Computer Interaction from the British Open University.

He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), UK. He was a Member of the International Board of Trustees (IBT) of CIM-UK from 2000 to 2003.

Mano also held the posts of Head of Research at Jardine Fleming, Sri Lanka, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Lanka Securities (Private) Limited - the Stock-broking Company of the Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka Ltd (MBSL) and Director Business Development of MBSL.

At present, Mano is the Executive Chairman of EAP Group, a diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate in Finance and Insurance, Media, Films & Entertainment, Liesure, Trading and Property Development.

Mr. Jeewaka Hemal Edirisinghe
Deputy Chairman EAP Group (Non-Executive)

Chairman of ETI Finance Ltd and Swarnamahal Financial Services PLC. He counts over 25 years of extensive experience in the fields of Gold, Jewelery, Finance, Electronic Media and Management

Mr. Nalaka Edirisinghe
Director EAP Group (Non-Executive)

He has an expert knowledge in Gold and other precious metals & stones, and counts over 20 years of extensive experience in the fields of Gold, Information Technology, Finance and Management.

Mrs. Deepa Edirisinghe
Director EAP Group (Non-Executive)

She is a Director of EAP Edirisinghe Group of Companies, counts over 20 years of experience in the fields of Management and Finance.

Mr. Asanka Edirisinghe
Director EAP Group (Non-Executive)

He is a Finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and a Member of the Film Association. He counts over 20 years of experience in the fields of Film Industry, Gold, Information Technology and Finance

Dr. Dayanath Jayasuriya
Director EAP Group (Non-Executive)

He is a President's Counsel, a former Chairman and Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Insurance Board of Sri Lanka and an international authority on Financial Services Law, Compliance and Securities and Capital Markets. He has worked for many years with the United Nations and its specialized agencies in Geneva, Vienna, Bangkok and New Delhi; his last position was as the head of a UN agency in Pakistan.

Mr. Russell De Mel
Director EAP Group (Non-Executive)

Mr. de Mel ,having been with NDB for over 30 years, retired as the Bank's Director / Group Chief Executive Officer in August 2013. Prior to his appointment as Group CEO , he served as Vice President – Head of the Corporate Banking Group and as Vice President – Head of Group Risk Management.

During his career at NDB he has held many key positions. As Head of Group Risk Management, Director on several Boards of the NDB Group companies until his retirement from NDB.

Mr de Mel has travelled extensively and also received comprehensive training in both Development & Commercial Banking ,Risk Management & in General Management, at prestigious institutions, including, National University of Singapore, INSEAD, Fontainbleau.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK ( FCMA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) & a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (FCMA) , Srilanka At present he is a member of the Board of Directors of Housing Development Finance Corporation, Maldive Islands & TAL Hotels Lanka Plc ( Taj Samudra).

He is also a member of the Rating Committee of Lanka Rating Agency .

Mr. Preethi Jayewardana
Director EAP Group (Non-Executive)

He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka. He was the Managing Director / CEO of Chemanex PLC until 31st March 2013 and currently functions as a Consultant to the Chemanex Group of Companies.

He accounts for over 35 years post qualifying experience both locally and overseas, specializing in Finance & Treasury operations. He is the Chairman of Lanka Rating Agency (formerly Ram Rating) and Commercial Insurance Brokers Ltd.

He is also the Deputy Chairman of Commercial Bank PLC and a Group Director of CIC Holdings (PLC) and John Keels Foods PLC.

He is a member of the Monitory Policy Consultants Committee of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Deputy Chairman of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors.

Mr. Bertal Pinto-Jayawardena
Group Director - GM Finance & Planning

Mr. Pinto-Jayawardena is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants UK. Mr. Pinto-Jayawardena is also a Member of the Institute of Management, UK and a multiple award winner at accounting examinations.

He counts nearly 30 years of experience in senior management positions which include Head of Finance & Administration at Standard Chartered Bank, Head of Finance, MIS & Risk Management of People's Bank and Director of People's Leasing Company. His last tenure was at Janashakthi Insurance PLC as General Manager – Finance & Planning. His initial professional training was at KPMG Ford Rhodes Thornton & Co. ending up as a Senior Manager. During his tenure as a Manager, he was seconded to Peat Marwick Mitchell in Zambia for a brief spell.

He is a holder of a Diploma in Risk Management obtained through a scholarship awarded by the Swedish International Development Agency. He has also received extensive training and exposure in Management, Banking Insurance & Finance in the UK, USA, and Japan and at many other overseas programmes.

He has served as a resource person and a panelist at many professional fora organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, CIMA Sri Lanka, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute and others. He was a Council Member of CIMA Sri Lanka and has served on various committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He is also the Founder Trustee of Ekamuthu Oray Makkal Unity Mission Trust, a non-profit organization fostering unity, integration, healing and reconciliation in Sri Lanka since May 2009, amongst teenaged youth.

He is an old boy of S. Thomas College, Mt. Lavinia. He has been actively involved in projects relating to his Alma Mater where he was also the Founder Chairman of the STC Special Events Team, which amongst others led the efforts to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the College and 125th Anniversary of the OBA.