Who We Are

Formed under Sri Lanka Banks’ Association (SLBA) in 2012, The Banks’ Chief Information Officers Forum (BCIOF) is the largest C level forum in the banking and financial industry. To date the membership is comprised of covering all major commercial banks, state banks and foreign banks. The forum has accumulated a wealth of experienced ICT professionals who act as enablers in transforming business.

What We Do

The Bank CIO Forum has got 25 banks as members across Sri Lanka. The main purpose of this forum is to collaborate and share knowledge, discuss challenges, network with close stakeholders like Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), Sri Lanka Banks Association (SLBA), Lanka Pay, SLCERT etc.

Annual CIO Confluence is the largest elite IT conference that we do which brings all stakeholders into one forum. We also engage in conducting Knowledge sharing sessions, Partner programs and Seminars.

As a forum mindful of social responsibility we undertake CSR programs giving hands to various communities.

Executive committee

2020-2021

Saman Samarakoon
Chairman

Deputy General Manager - IT
SDB bank

Rajitha Dissanayake
Secretary

Chief Information Officer
Amana bank

Kanishka Perera
Treasurer

Assistant General Manager - IT
Cargills Bank

Sobitha Weerasekera
Deputy Chairman

DGM -IT Core Banking Development
panasia

Amal Illesinghe
Assistant Secretary

Chief Information Officer
NSB

Past Presidents and Exco

2018 - 2019

Nisala Kodippili
Chairman

Chief Information Officer
Union Bank of Colombo

Saman Samarakoon
Secretary

Deputy General Manager – IT
SDB bank

Rajitha Dissanayake
Treasurer

Chief Information Officer
Amana Bank

Krishan Gamage
Deputy Chairman

Chief Information Officer
Commercial Bank

Romesh Wijesinghe
Assistant Secretary

Head of IT
Citi Bank

2016 - 2017

Luxaman Perera
Chairman

Head of IT
Bank of Ceylon

Daminda Kalansuriya
Secretary

Chief Information Officer
HSBC

Rajeev Munasinghe
Treasurer

Chief Information Officer
Union Bank

Sujeewa Dissanayake
Deputy Chairman

Chief Information Officer
NDB

Nelun Fernando
Assistant Secretary
ICICI

2014 - 2015

Rohan Muttiah
Chairman

Chief Information Officer
Commercial Bank

Chandralal Wickramapathirana
Secretary

Chief Information Officer
Amana Bank PLC

Nisala Kodippili
Treasurer

Deputy Chief Information Officer
Nations Trust Bank

Janaka Serasinghe
Treasurer

Chief Information Officer
Standard Chartered Bank

Chanaka Goonewardena
Deputy Chairman

Deputy General Manager - ITC
Seylan Bank