Adam Investments PLC was incorporated in 2011 by former Chairman Deshabandhu Dr. Ali Asger Shabbir Gulamhusein, to focus on key growth industries that play a pivotal role in the country’s economy. The company has commenced its business operations in January 2012. Adam Investments PLC is an investment holding company which holds shares of privately held companies operating in various industries such as metal, network communication and automobile and in quoted equity shares in the Colombo Stock Exchange.

Running an organization as diverse and fast growing as Adam Investments PLC, requires meticulous planning, flawless strategy and precise execution. The top management of Adam Investments has been handpicked to ensure this happens. Each director serving under Chairman Deshabandhu Dr. Ali Asger Shabbir Gulamhusein’s guidance ensures the smooth sailing of the organization. The top management brings with them many years’ worth of experience that helps them understand the requirements of upholding an organization of this caliber.


Board of Directors

With a director board that has an accumulated top management experience of over 100 years, Adam Investments has the ideal set up to strategize and ensure the rapid growth of the organization. Adam Investments is poised to seize the opportunities of growing industries in the country and each year added under its belt will only see Adam Investments grow to new heights.

Mr. Ajita Mahes Pasqual

Mr. Ajita Mahes Pasqual


Mr. Ajita Mahes Pasqual possesses 31 years’ experience in the Banking Sector with 22 1/2 years in Senior Management positions with HSBC in Corporate Banking, Trade Finance & Treasury. He held the position of Director/ General Manager/ CEO of Seylan Bank PLC from January 2004 to December 2012. Mr. Pasqual holds a B.Sc degree in Business Administration & Economics from Manchester College, N Manchester, Indiana, USA.


He  serves as Chairman of Adam Capital Plc and Adam Carbons (Pvt) Ltd.

Reverent Dr. Lawrence Mervyn Fritsgerald Adams

Dr. Lawrence Mervyn Fritsgerald Adams

Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director

Dr. Adams holds numerous qualifications such as PhD, MBA, MTh, BTh, DIP TH, DIP HR, DIP Networking, and DIP Hardware, which he has obtained in Japan, Canada, UK and Sri Lanka.Reverent. Dr. Adams is also a prominent public speaker and has been the keynote speaker at prestigious international events such as the CEO forum ASEAN and the CIO/CTO forum of SAARC.Dr. Adams is a former director of Tec Sri Lanka and accounts for over 25 years’ experience in top management in Sri Lanka and overseas. He also serves as director of Adam Air conditioners (Pvt) Ltd and Adam Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd.

Mr. Waruna Priyankara

Mr. Loolbadd Waduge Waruna Priyankara

Executive Director

Mr. Waruna Priyankara has served as a director of Adam Investments from the inception of the company. He holds a national diploma in Business and Finance (Sri Lanka). Mr. Priyankara is an associate member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. He accounts for over 10 years’ experience in financial services, trading and manufacturing. Mr. Priyankara also serves as a director of Ceylon and Foreign Trades Plc, Adam Air conditioners (Pvt) Ltd, Adam Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd, Ceylon and Foreign Surgi-tech (Pvt) Ltd, Dodwell& Company Ltd, and Colombo Apothecaries Company Ltd.

Mr. Adrian Perera


Non-Executive Independent Director

W A Adrian Perera is a Fellow Member of the Charted Institute of Certified Accountants (FCCA-UK),a Fellow member of the Charted Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA-UK),Fellow Member of the Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka(FCMA), Associate member of the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (AIB) ,Fellow member of the Certified Professional Managers Sri Lanka (FCPM)and he has a Master degree in Business Administration from the Post Graduate Institute of Management University of Sri Jayawardenapura.

Adrian started his carrier at Hatton National Bank Plc, where he got his initial experience in Information Technology, Treasury, general banking and Finance, from there he moved to Ranfer Teas as the group Financial Controller, where he was in charge of the Kenyan and Malawi operations also and later he joined Lanka ORIX Leasing Company Plc as the Assistant General Manager Group Treasury. Subsequently Adrian joined Rhino Roofing Products Ltd as the Chief Financial Officer and in 2009 he joined RAM Rating Lanka Ltd as the Chief Executive Officer which was subsequently acquired by local companies and renamed as Lanka Rating Agency Ltd and he was promoted and Managing Director/CEO, from there he moved to equiCapital Investments Ltd a boutique Private Equity firm as the Chief Operating Officer subsequent to the acquisition of OASIS Hospital Ltd by equiCapital he was transferred to OASIS Hospital as the Corporate Affairs Director.