Vipula Gunatilleka has been the Group Chief Operating and Finance Officer of SriLankan Airlines since August 1, 2018. He reports directly to the Chairman and the Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management of the national carrier of Sri Lanka. Prior to joining SriLankan, Gunatilleka has been a board member and the CFO of TAAG Angola Airlines. He was initially nominated to the board of directors of TAAG by Emirates Airline when it took over the management of TAAG. He was reappointed to the board by the Government of Angola when the partnership with Emirates ended in July 2017. The leadership provided by Gunatilleka in restructuring the national