Changing Guard

Sept 01, 2008 (LBO) – A former senior general manager of Commercial Bank of Ceylon, Harris Premaratne will head Sampath Bank, with the retirement of the current chief executive, the firm said in a stock exchange filing. Current chief executive Anil Amarasuriya will continue till December 2008 with Premaratne assuming duties as chief executive officer designate from October 02, the bank said. Sampath said Amarasuriya had reached retirement age, and will retire on September 14.