BesTex – Textilles

Mangement Team BesTex

Gayan Gunaratne

Managing Director – Founder
Gayan Gunaratne is the Managing Director and founder of BesTex Textiles who is heading overall operations from1’st of February 2020. He is having more than 15 years of experience in apparel manufacturing outfit related to merchandising, planning and operations. He was the former General Manager in merchandising and planning at Timex Garments. His senior managerial experience with Hirdaramani, JJ Mills and Timex Garment is exceeding 11 years. He has completed his bachelor’s degree in physical science with University of Kelaniya having 1st class honors.

Udayanga Jayaweera

Head Of Marketing
Udayanga Jayaweera is the Head Of Marketing at BesTex Textiles while being representing in director board holding the shares. He was former CEO at Aura Apparel Exports and was the Country Manager for Innovative Textiles Ltd, India for Sri Lanka marketing Operations from 2016 to 2019 and also worked at Hayley’s Fabric Mill from 2012 to 2015 as a Marketing Manager. He was also attached to Hirdaramani Group and Stirling Group UK from 2003 handling, planning and merchandising functions in apparel manufacturing business. Having 15 years and more experience in textile industry, he has completed his BBA (UK) with university of Gloucestershire and completed his MBA (UK) specializing marketing with university of Bedfordshire. He is a member of SLIM (National body of Marketers in Sri Lanka) . He has further sharpen his marketing skills with CIM (Chartered institute of Marketing) UK.

Indiika Wijesekara

Head of Finance
Indiika Wijesekara is a Head of Finance and has overall responsibility for the Finance & Accounting, Taxation, Finance & Strategy, Treasury and Company R & D. He has over 25 years’ experience in sector of Finance and Accounting including more than 10 years in Apparel manufacturing sector of senior level management. Indika holds a MBA – Finance & Accounting from the Universidad the Catolica De Murcia, Spain, a PGD-Accounting and Finance from the Qualifi, UK, an EDBA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Manjula Prabath

Plant Head
Manjula Prabath is holding the position of plant head at Bestex Textiles while being responsible for overall plant operational performances. He was former production manager for JJ Mills having completed 7 years in operational management in apparel manufacturing. He also attached to Polytex Garment and Sumithra garment handing middle management operational and IE responsibilities , having all together another 6 years of hand on experience. He has completed his advance diploma in Industrial Engineering at NIBM Campus Sri Lanka and also he is holding work study certificate course at CITI and work study Diploma in University of Moratuwa.

Amila Prasangaratne

Cutting Manager
Amila Prasangaratne is the cutting manager at Bestex Textiles attached to operations department having 20 years and more experience in apparel manufacturing business. He was former cutting manager of Stafford Orient having completed 17 Years of working experience. Furthermore he is having another 3 years of experience as cutting manager at Devon Overseas PVT Ltd.

Chanaka Madhuranga

Manager Mechanical and Maintenance
Chanaka Maduranga is the manager mechanical and maintenance attached to Operations department. Chanaka was the former Chief mechanic at Koggala garments and former chief mechanic of Brandix Lanka at Koggala . Also he wasd attached to Orient Garment Midigama as a mechanic. His total industry experience is reaching to 19 years . He has sharpen his industry knowledge having completing NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN ENGINEERING, CRAFT PRACTICE and INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN at TECHNICAL COLLEGE, MATARA. He also obtained a certificate of competence for steam boilers.

Dasun Sureshana

Manager HR and Administration
Dasun Sureshana joined Bestex Textiles as Manager in HR and Administration. He was former senior HR person at JJ mills lanka and Brandix apparel solutions Ltd. He is having completed 8 years and more in HR and administration activities in apparel manufacturing outfit. Being responsible for plant overall HR and administration activities, furthermore he has sharpen his skills completing HNDM in management specializing HR. He also has completed his ACHRM at NIBM university in Sri Lanka.

Thanuka Oshan

Manager Quality Control
Thanuka Oshan being Manager Quality Control, taking care of plant overall quality process making sure required quality levels are maintained as per customer requirement. He is having more than 6 years of experience handling apparel Manufacturing quality control process with Sanchia garment and Hirdaramani Maharagama. He has completed garment quality certificate course at SLITA and Executive diploma in apparel management and technology at management institute of Sri Lanka.