Our Board Members

PALM Community Development Services Company is registered as a Guarantee Limited in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.


Sunil Dombepola

Sunil has a BSC (Sp.) degree in Public Administration from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and followed the Post Graduate Diploma in adult education from the Open University Nawala. Sunil Dombepola has vast years of experience as the Deputy Team Leader and Director in PALM from the 1994 up to date. In the year 2005, after the tsunami disaster, PALM Foundation expanded their development program to the eastern province. At the initial stage that Sunil was appointed by the PALM board to start this challengeable journey in the Eastern Province. After his arrival to he was able to build an energetic team in the district of Ampara. At the end of 2007 he was able to expand the PALM development interventions to the Batticaloa and Trincomalee district as well. In 2009 PALM board has decided to form PALM Community Development Services Guarantee Limited as an independent organization from PALM Foundation Nuwara Eliya and appointed Sunil as an Executive Director of the company.



D.S.K.Wijebandara holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering and is currently the Team Leader of PALM Foundation in Nuwara Eliya and has served on the board of PALM Foundation since 1991. He worked as a quantity surveyor and design Engineer at Kean Nam Enterprises in Saudi Arabia and worked as a District Officer in charge of Sarvodaya technical services, implementing and managing water, sanitation and rural infrastructure projects. Also he was trained as a technical officer at the Department of Irrigation of Sri Lanka. He was appointed as a Director of the PALM Community Development Services Company (G) Ltd since 2009.



S. Vijesandiran is a Senior Lecturer of the University of Peradeniya and has a BA (Hons) 2nd Class (Upper Division) degree in Economics (Majored in Statistics), also from the University of Peradeniya. He has followed Post Graduate diploma in Natural Resources Management & Sustainable Agriculture at the Agricultural University of Olso in Norway, and MSc in Economics at the same institute. He was selected as a Director to PALM Community Development Services Company (G) Ltd since 2009.