BPPL Holdings

Driving ambition,
building a sustainable future

About BPPL Holdings PLC

We are one of Asia’s largest brush manufacturers, a large plastics upcycler, and the only polyester yarn producer in Sri Lanka.

Our goal is to create a world where nothing goes to waste – starting with our own operations. To date, our upcycling efforts have prevented over 570 million plastic bottles from ending up in landfills. And, as the demand for sustainable products continues to grow, so does our commitment to being the leading producer of eco-friendly cleaning tools and filaments in the region.

At our company, sustainability is key. Our innovative and responsible practices have made us one of the leading names in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impact in Asia. As proud champions of sustainability, we focus on creating environmentally-friendly cleaning tools, monofilaments, and polyester yarns for both professional and household markets worldwide.  We offer a variety of production lines that allow us to create privately labelled cleaning tools, synthetic monofilaments for brush producers, and recycled polyester yarns for fabric mills.

Our history & milestones

Our purpose

Create a world without waste. Preserve our planet for the longest period.

Our people

Diversity and inclusion are key components of our workplace environment.

Our goals

We want to grow profitably and sustainably, achieve environmental objectives and fulfil our purpose.

Our subsidiaries Beira Brush (Private) Limited and Eco Spindles (Private) Limited have built a strong reputation among local and foreign customers for our ethical and value-driven business practices.
Beira Brush

Beira Brush is one of South East Asia’s largest brush manufacturers and is part of the largest plastic recycling network in Sri Lanka. With over 35 years of experience, each product is created with responsibly sourced material and has found its place in the household, commercial and professional sectors in local and international markets.

Eco Spindles Polyester Yarn Manufacturer

Eco Spindles is leading the way in upcycling with our cutting-edge factories that can transform PET bottles into high quality yarn and monofilaments. We are one of only two plants in the world that have the capability to create yarn directly from flakes. By innovating the recycling process, we are making a positive impact on the environment and creating sustainable products that help make a difference.

Our global sales network

Sri Lanka | Canada | USA | Mexico | Jamaica | Panama | Ireland | England | Netherlands | Denmark | France | Turkey | Dubai | India | Bangladesh | Indonesia | Australia | New Zealand
A world map showing the operational locations of BPPL holdings
We are proud to serve some of the world’s most popular brands, including Nike, Decathlon, Rubbermaid, Home Depot and Bunnings Warehouse.

Board of Directors

Mr. Sarath Dayantha Amarasinghe Chairman of BPPL Holdings

Mr. Sarath Dayantha Amarasinghe

Chairman

Business Experience

Mr. Sarath Dayantha Amarasinghe is a Chartered Engineer by profession. A Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK – M I Mech E, a Member
of the Institute of Marine Engineers, UK – M I Mar E and a Member of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka – MIE (S.L). He is also a Member of the
Institute of Chartered Engineers, UK. He counts over 35 years of service at Colombo Commercial Company (Engineers) Limited., of which he served as its General Manager/ Managing Director for a period of 10 years. He also served as Chairman/ Managing Director at Alumex Group of Companies for a period of Seven years.

Other Directorships

  • Beira Brush (Pvt) Ltd
  • Eco Spindles (Pvt) Ltd
  • BPPL Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd
  • Infinity Capital (Pvt) Ltd
Dr. Anush Amarasinghe CEO at BPPL holdings

Dr. Anush Amarasinghe

Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer

Business Experience
Dr. Amarasinghe holds a Bachelor of Science and a Ph.D. degree in Electronics Engineering from
the Loughborough University of Technology, UK, and is a highly experienced investor with many years
of hands-on business management experience.
Dr. Amarasinghe began his career as a Research Engineer at Thorn EMI Central Research Laboratories, UK where he patented two inventions
on low cost, low energy consuming electronic ballasts for lighting equipment. Between 1993 and
1998, Dr. Amarasinghe worked at SG Securities as an investment research analyst and subsequently as an
investment banker. He was an early investor in Millennium Information Technologies (MillenniumIT) and in 1999 joined MillenniumIT as its Chief Financial Officer. He was elected to
the Board in 2001 and was appointed as its Chief Operating Officer in 2004. In 2009, MillenniumIT was sold to the London Stock Exchange Group, UK,
and Dr. Amarasinghe left the company in 2012, after serving a mandatory three-year post-sale agreement. Whilst at MillenniumIT, Dr. Amarasinghe was also a founding partner and investor in E-Channelling.
Dr. Amarasinghe was also a director and an early investor in Alumex Anodising and Machine Tools (Pvt) Limited. BPPL Holdings PLC (BPPL)
is Dr. Amarasinghe’s most recent investment. He acquired the company in 2012.
Other Directorships

  • Beira Brush (Pvt) Ltd
  • Eco Spindles (Pvt) Ltd
  • BPPL Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd
  • Infinity Capital (Pvt) Ltd
Mr. Vaithilingam Selvaraj, Executive Director at BPPL Holdings

Mr. Vaithilingam Selvaraj

Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer

Business Experience
Mr. Selvaraj holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business, is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants,
UK (ACMA) and a CGMA and Associate Member of the Institute of Data Processing Management (AIDPM). He is also a Graduate Member of the Sri
Lanka Institute of Directors. In terms of business management experience, Mr. Selvaraj counts over
37 years in the manufacturing sector, out of which 35 years were in senior managerial positions in the areas of finance, supply chain management, export sales, IT and general management. He served as the Chief Accountant of the Phoenix Group of  Companies for nine years, and has been a Director of Moosajees (Pvt) Limited for 27 years. Mr. Selvaraj is also on the boards of Beira Brush (Pvt) Limited, Eco Spindles (Pvt) Limited, BPPL Enterprises (Pvt) Limited and Moosajees (Pvt) Limited. He is also a Non- Executive Director of Moot Investments (Pvt) Limited.

Other Directorships

  • Beira Brush (Pvt) Ltd
  • Eco Spindles (Pvt) Ltd
  • BPPL Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd
  • Moosajees (Pvt) Ltd
  • Moot Investments (Pvt) Ltd
Mr. B D Prasad Devapriya Perera,Executive Director at BPPL Holdings

Mr. B D Prasad Devapriya Perera

Executive Director

Business Experience
Mr. Perera, who is a science graduate with a second class from the University of Colombo and a certified Director of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors, is the chief operating officer at Beira Brush (Pvt) Limited. Starting his career at BPPL as a Management Trainee
in 1991, Mr. Perera has served the Company for 31 years in various capacities. His previous employment was at Brandix Lanka Limited, as a sectional head. Mr. Perera also holds Director positions at Beira Brush (Pvt) Limited, Eco Spindles (Pvt) Limited and BPPL Enterprises (Pvt) Limited.

Other Directorships

  • Beira Brush (Pvt) Ltd
  • Eco Spindles (Pvt) Ltd
  • BPPL Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd
Mr. Ranil Prasad Pathirana Non-Executive Director at BPPL Holdings

Mr. Ranil Prasad Pathirana

Non-Executive Director

Business Experience
Mr. Ranil Pathirana has extensive experience in finance and management in financial, apparel and energy sectors and presently serves as a Director of Hirdaramani Apparel Holdings (Private) Limited, Hirdaramani Leisure Holdings (Private) Limited and
Hirdaramani Investment Holdings (Private) Limited which are the holding companies of the Hirdaramani Group. He is also the Managing Director for Hirdaramani International Exports (Pvt) Limited. Mr. Pathirana is the Chairman of Windforce PLC and a Non-Executive Director of Ambeon Capital PLC, Ceylon Hotels Corporation PLC, ODEL PLC & Alumex PLC. He is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Other Directorships

  • Beira Brush (Pvt) Ltd
  • Eco Spindles (Pvt) Ltd
  • BPPL Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd
  • Windforce PLC
  • Alumex PLC
  • Ceylon Hotels Corporation PLC
  • Ambeon Capital PLC
  • Odel PLC
Mr. Savantha De Saram Independent Non-Executive Director at BPPL Holdings

Mr. Savantha De Saram

Independent Non-Executive Director

Business Experience
Savantha De Saram, is the Senior Partner of M/s D. L. & F. De Saram, Attorneys-at- Law. He holds a LLB
(Hons) from Holborn Law College London, and is a Barrister-of- Law (of Lincoln’s Inn) and an Attorney-at- Law. He has been in practice for over 22 years. He currently serves as a Non- Executive director of Hunters & Co. PLC and Windforce PLC.

Other Directorships

  • Hunters and Co. PLC
  • Windforce PLC
Mr. Manjula Hiranya De Silva Independent Non-Executive Director at BPPL Holdings

Mr. Manjula Hiranya De Silva

Independent Non-Executive Director

Business Experience
Mr. Manjula De Silva holds a BA Hons (1st Class) degree in Economics from the University of Colombo and a MBA from London Business School, UK. He is also a FCMA (UK) and a CGMA. Mr. De Silva held the positions of CEO and Managing Director at HNB Assurance PLC and Chairman at the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF). He is currently the Secretary General and CEO at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. He has formerly held positions at AIA Insurance, NDB Wealth Management and the Public Enterprises Reform Commission (PERC). He has also served as the Chairman of CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Sri Lanka Board. He was also a commission member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC).

Other Directorships

  • Central Finance Company PLC
  • Tertiary and Vocational Education
    Commission of Sri Lanka (TVEC)
Ms. Sharmini Ratwatte Independent Non-Executive Director at BPPL Holdings

Ms. Sharmini Ratwatte

Independent Non-Executive Director

Business Experience
Ms. Sharmini Ratwatte is a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK
and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colombo. Sharmini is a Non-Executive Director at Ceylon Cold Stores PLC. She is a Trustee of the Sunera Foundation which works in the field of arts for the differently abled children. She is also a Founder Trustee of the Federation of Environmental Organisations. Ms. Sharmini Ratwatte was recognised as the Zonta “Woman of Achievement – Management” in 2004.

Other Directorships

  • Ceylon Cold Stores
  • Trustee at Sunera Foundation

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