Ramesh Nanayakkara

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Ramesh Nanayakkara was the Head of Productions in the Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) until he received an international assignment as the Factory Manager of British American Tobacco Papua New Guinea (PNG) in September 2016 (Image 1).[1][2]

Image 1: Daily FT paper reporting Ramesh Nanayakkara's post to Papua New Guinea

Nanayakkara, a past pupil of Rahula College Matara, holds a BSc (Hons) in Engineering from the University of Moratuwa.[1][2]

The employment history with the tobacco industry

  • Head of Production (2013 – 2016)
  • Supply Chain Planning, Procurement & Logistic Manager (2011 – 2013)

Positions held simultaneously in government institutions

None reported

Positions held in other (non-government) institutions

Nanaykkara has worked in several industries including Beverages and Milk food industries.[1][2] The complete list of documented posts held are mentioned below.

  • Bharati Airtel Pvt Ltd – Head/Sourcing and Contracts (2009 – 2011)[1][2]
  • Holcim Lanka Ltd – Logistics Operation Manager (2007 – 2009)[1][2]
  • Coca Cola Bevarages Sri Lanka Ltd – Plant Engineer (2004 – 2007)[1][2]
  • Nestle Lanka PLC (post and years of service not reported)[1]

TobaccoUnmasked Resources

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The local language translations



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). CTC reiterates commitment to efficiency improvement across BAT network, 6 September 2016, Press Reader, accessed February 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Nanayakkara R. LinkedIn Profile, Undated, accessed February 2017