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Cabraal’s son appointed to Hayleys MGT Board

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Chathura V. Cabraal, the son of Central Bank Governor Nivard Cabraal has been appointed to the Board of Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills Plc., as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 December.

Chathura is a graduate with honours in mechanical engineering with a focus in manufacturing and design from the University of Missouri Science and Technology.

During his Bachelors degree, he paid special attention to control systems engineering, environmental control and engineering statistics.

Prior to joining Brandix, Chathura gained training as a management trainee with John Keells Hotel Management Services in the projects and engineering department. Chathura is an old boy of St. Peter’s College and the British School in Colombo and whilst at St. Peter’s, he captained the tennis team.

The Board of Directors of Hayleys MGT Knitting Mills Plc comprises Mohan Pandithage (Chairman), Emerick Fernando (CEO and Executive Director), R. Seevaratnam, Dhammika Perera, J.A.G. Anandarajah, H. Somashantha, N. Somaratne, R.P. Pathirana, S. Puawardena and C.V. Cabraal.

  Comments - 83

  • Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:42 AM

    No machan, I got blamed for being a NON-executive director..!!

    mfz Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:00 AM

    JKH management trainee program is for starters, not to become directors immediately. Ah, i remember, your father is also a one time politician.

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:54 AM

    Give me a FIVE machan..!!

    Hirunka Premachandra Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:55 AM

    What about me??? my father died also...

    HOK Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:54 AM

    He looks stupid, but when he starts talking, i like how he oozes intelligence

    Silas Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:50 AM

    Ya..he's old and experienced..

    Silas Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:50 AM would know..

    Kusuma Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:52 AM

    What a bunch of haters... doubt you'd say no if it was you!

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:46 AM

    What about the daughters..??

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:45 AM

    It's not you, your farther is the one who missed the opportunity..

    Kukula Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:01 AM

    knittingn wool? e comment eka nam poddak gon ah...

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:36 AM

    you don't know me dude.!!

    Roshan Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:36 AM

    Not now, but once he goes against MR, then even his son's appointment will be questioned.

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:34 AM

    I feel so sorry about you being so unprivileged..

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:31 AM

    Harry J is nothing compared to me..!!

    HOK Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:25 AM

    Down the toilet

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:27 AM

    Dude, don't get my goldfish into this..

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:19 AM

    Thanks machan, I'll try to get you in to the board..!!

    Hot Girl Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:17 AM

    I think chatura's HOT

    Automatic Wednesday, 05 December 2012 04:14 AM

    Giving preference to son because father big shot.. Like they can't find someone equally or more capable. But in SL still going on.

    Gayal Rupasinghe Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:28 AM

    I have a BSc. MSc, MBA, MFE also MCIM, MBCS, MACS, CISSP, CISA and CISM. Yet i was offered only Rs. 6000 at the beginning of my career. Just don't always compare your self with others. You sounds very pathetic trying to relate you salary with known fathers and uncles. You need to grow up man...

    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 05 December 2012 09:15 AM

    Near fort railway station. It wasnt Wegapitiya's son, it was his nephew.

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 09:13 AM

    So,what makes you than that i'm inexperienced..??

    Silas Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:47 AM just proved Alli_don right...obviously your parents weren't influential enough! Besides you appear to be very confused about your professional career judging by your qualifications...

    Sunil98 Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:44 AM

    you want a kebab kabab??

    Dalu banda Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:36 AM

    In a PLC Non executive director does not have executive power, but he should be a respectable and experienced person, to advice and guide the Executive Directors.

    gdsperera Wednesday, 05 December 2012 08:15 AM

    congrats Chatura !! However, keep in the mind, if this trend(where country's top positions are filled by the influence of people and not by the merits of an individual) continues further, sri lanka will continue to lose many highly exert skills produced from the free education system and only political henchmen will run with no direction what so ever. pls take this political message in good faith.

    KABAB Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:53 AM

    Sad to see the end of Hayleys.

    buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:46 AM

    No, he will be in guiness records for maximum times attempting to sue a hotel.

    Mahehs Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:48 AM

    Damma Deepa - You don;t know what you are talking about. Go hang your self.

    Hot Girl Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:46 AM

    Hirunika Premchandra..Ane oya yanna.. thawa tikaking kiyai Chathura aiyath Dumindage yaluwek kiyala. Oyata wikara. Mama nang full serious. I think chatura's HOT.

    Gon Aliya Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:53 AM

    Cabral's son
    S.B's Son
    Dr.Mervyn's son
    M.R's Sons
    Chamal's son

    They are the only sons of mother Lanka

    Silas Wednesday, 05 December 2012 06:26 AM

    So...what's next on the Cabraal agenda? bring back Goldquest?

    Silas Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:57 AM

    Can't decide whether to laugh or to cry at this comment...

    david John Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:44 AM

    You a just a accountant and became the governor of the central bank. How much damage you have done to our economy by depreciating the rupee. Thanks to MR, you are still there a same like Marvin

    faizal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:25 AM

    days of slogging for someone for 40 years and getting a promotion just before you kick the bucket is long gone. Get with it!!

    Hirunika Premchandra Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:10 AM

    I think he is hot too, lets get together and avenge my father's death and take over the world Chatura!

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:04 AM

    A real professor..!!

    sam perera Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:02 AM


    Andrew Adams Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:04 AM

    I can't believe you are taking this so lightly! Do you know how many gold fish die every year?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you think they don't feel pain???!!!!!! :( :( :(

    Prof Wickramatillake Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:40 AM

    Why a big news item????? There are plenty of non main board Directors in companies!

    Sumanasiri Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:40 AM

    Dhammika is too smart to give him an executive job.

    Cynic Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:36 AM

    Hope he is not a bull-shitter like the father.

    Andrew Adams Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:20 AM

    This is hilarious. I know this joker and he can't even take care of a gold fish let alone a conglomerate like Hayleys! What he is a free loader!

    Ravi C Sam Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:14 AM

    Congratulations and all the Best Chathura.

    RamUK Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:14 AM

    Fellow bros ans sis of mother lanka we have only one way to go up (with out and privileged background) is education education education plz do not give arise for the occasion dear fellow uni students get some knowledge in English and beat the rest be the best - Former Uni student Mora

    OMG Tuesday, 04 December 2012 08:16 AM

    The boy has all what it takes to be the next Harry J.

    dandi Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:59 AM

    Don't kid yourself. It is always who you know and not what you know!

    Indrajit Ponny Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:53 AM

    Apoi, there are much more talented and qualified people within companies and they are cold-shouldered because they have very little political connections or have their own opinion about matters.. Nothing great here with this new recruit. Politicks as ususal. Move on.

    Alli_don Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:40 AM

    Agree with Tharaka. I have a Msc Bio Physics and applied to hayleys, they offered me a job which only paid 30,000 starting coz i have no father or uncle who was known.

    Bush AYYA Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:39 AM

    ayyo chathura

    HK Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:07 AM


    Kautilya Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:37 AM

    He was assaulted by Laugh Gas CEO,s son about few months ago

    Srimal Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:31 AM

    In previous years these kind of positions were offered to people who have years of experience and vast educational and professional background. Not for freshers with bachelors and training experience or political henchmen. Now the things have changed in this country even in the private sector. Only the influenced people get opportunities, not the well educated or the experienced professionals. Shame!!

    Chryshan K Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:30 AM

    Hope he has at least passed his O/L in a legitimate way. Your appointment will survive as long as your father says yes sir to MR & the clan. Moment one falls out with the regime, rest is history.

    Justin Keppetiyagama Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:33 AM

    Cabral should be impeached

    Fazal Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:16 AM

    Well said, this is the order of the day.

    DSJ Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:13 AM

    This happens when casino kings take over professionally managed iconic companices like Hayleys.

    mamath Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:09 AM

    even for small jobs this is the case presently in our country

    John Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:08 AM

    A cheap way of getting one's CV known?! In any case DM what news value is this to your readers?

    Tharaka Chanaka Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:01 AM

    To get a job like this today, its "who you know" NOT "what you know" which really matters ... this is a pure example.

    Prof Wickramatillake Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:32 PM

    Sri Lanka's youngest ever PhD (Engineering) also works for Hayleys, but he is not a Director!! His father not the GCB or the mother is not from Beliatta!!

    Hirunikan Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:52 AM

    Well, Cabal can start knitting wool over the others eyes!.

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:52 AM

    Small correction, that was more than 1 year back..

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:44 AM

    Seems your farther has missed the opportunity first..!!

    Chatura Cabraal Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:40 AM

    Thanks Rupe..!! Time to sell your Hayleys shares..!! ;)

    Impartial guy Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:39 AM

    Governer, you are aware that Hayleys export is already close down. If your son is as smart as you,rest of Hayleys will be closed down very soon.

    Damma Deepa Wednesday, 05 December 2012 03:18 AM

    The Governor of the Central Bank has followed the principle of the Hon. C J and hope your son is not behave like Mr. Pradeep Kariyawasam. Any way we are not sure someone has an idea to impeach you too ? So tell your son that spies are mounted there.

    Gerry Wednesday, 05 December 2012 02:42 AM

    Nepotism is rife in this part of the world. Whilst of this calibre suspend their conscience until they fill their coffers there will come a day in their lives where the bearings and seals suspending this conscience would wear out. Hope they realize then that their achievements are not genuine but a mere result of nepotism and the poverty of this country where some can take advantage of the imbalances level playing field and succeed . The point that must never be forgotten is that if the whole country had a fair and equal education system where the whole population can fairly compete will Cabral be the best man for the job? The answer would definitely be a No.
    So enjoy the spoils but I doubt it will make u happy and content.

    Mahehs Wednesday, 05 December 2012 02:40 AM

    Another profitable move by Casino king!

    Tony Wednesday, 05 December 2012 02:31 AM

    There is an old Indian run Company tying to be the agents of a good product but giving lousy service. The sonny boys there treat their workers like chattle, and siphon the money to overseas accounts. Wish they were taken over by such new comers.

    Gayal Rupasinghe Tuesday, 04 December 2012 06:46 AM

    Weldon and All the best Chathura

    Channa Asela Tuesday, 04 December 2012 12:50 PM

    Did Nivad Cabral come to this position because of his father's influence? We should not under estimate people's talents, just because of his or her parents' position. "It is only WHAT is correct and WHAT is wrong, and not WHO is correct and not WHO is wrong"

    Nodrog Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:28 AM

    Obviously a pull here and a tug there got him this break. Father should be congratulated for getting a plum job for Junior.

    jiggy Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:00 AM

    then keheliya will be in the mountain climbing team

    dave Tuesday, 04 December 2012 10:29 AM

    Those who big get the Big share.
    This is not only in Sri Lanka ever part of the Globe.

    dona doni Tuesday, 04 December 2012 10:26 AM

    very soon you will see keheliya rambukwellas son in the national cricket team.

    weha Tuesday, 04 December 2012 10:00 AM

    Wonder how old he is.Must be the youngest person to get such a position :P

    varuna Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:20 AM

    I missed this opportunity cos my father couldn't be the Governor of CBSL.

    Saman Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:19 AM

    Goodies will come to Dammika Perera led Financial Institutions from Central Bank

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 04 December 2012 09:10 AM

    Now Hayleys can live in a comfort zone until this regime changes, then they only need to find another goof of that regime to fall into the next comfort zone.

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