Mr. Shanil Fernando


Mr. Shanil Fernando


Anthony M Shanil Fernando, Attorney-at-Law, Solicitor, MBA, MsiArb,

Shanil is Lawyer, Arbitrator, Notary Public, Trade Mark Agent and Company Secretary, Commissioner of Oaths and Independent Director.

Partner at Anton Fernando Associates Law firm

Chairman of Asian Logistics Park Pvt Ltd, A BOI Approved. Third Party (3PL) Warehousing company, Owning and Managing, five BOI approved duty free warehouses in 3 locations for Multinational Companies.

Chairman of World Express (CMB) (Pvt) Limited, Class 1 International Freight Forwarding NVOCC and Trucking Company. Handling Supply Chain Management for Local and Multinational Companies Gold Card Customs House agent.

Chairman of AFA Corporate Services (Pvt) Limited. Company Secretaries firm servicing listed and unlisted local and foreign owned companies.

Chairman of Air & Sea Logistics (Pvt) Ltd a Customs House Agent/ broker.

Independent Director of National Wealth Corporation Ltd (NWCL), (Appointment Approved by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, on Fit and Proper to sit on the Board Finance & Securities companies).

Nominated to the Board of NatWealth Securities Ltd (NWSL), Accepted only to be the Legal Advisor to the NWSL Board on restructuring of NATWELTH.

Shanil has obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) University of Sri Jayewardenepura and his research studies on “The Use of Electronic Data Interchange for the Facilitation of Trade and Transport”. Participated in seminar and workshops on Trade Facilitation and Contributed the World Bank study Agricultural Supply Chain.

Director and Secretary of The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Sri Lanka). Chairing Sustainable Development financing ICC-UNESCAP initiative, and foreign affairs committee.

Shanil was a Task Force Member, of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. He has been a panelist on many ICC, Local and international conferences workshops overseas. Shanil obtained a First Class Honours, and a Prize in Commercial Law at the Sri Lanka Law College, was Mahapola Merit Scholar. Is Attorney at and Law and a Solicitors (England & Wales).

Shanil followed Postgraduate at the Queen Mary College, University of London, in Corporate Law, on a Commonwealth Scholarship (now called Chevning Scholarship), and The Universityof Texas, USA, and the University of Prince Edward Island Canada and course by AOTS Japan.

He was a recipient of the Achieves Award by the Postgraduate Institute of Management Professional Association University of Sri Jayewardenepura. And is a Trustee of the PIM Professional Association Foundation.

Shanil has obtained a Diploma in Arbitration from ICLP Sri Lanka, and a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (MSiArb). Shanil has also appeared in ICC Paris conducted Arbitrations in Sri Lanka. Shanil has followed training courses in International Contracts and Arbitration in ICC Academy in Paris.

Shanil is a certified trainer on Corporate Governance and was trained by Commonwealth Association for Corporate Governance London.

Shanil was also trained by UNESCAP as a Trainer’s, trainer on International Trade and Multimodal Transport Facilitation to be a resource person.

He also partly qualified Accountant, have completed some parts of the Charted Institute of Management Accountants CIMA London Exams.

He was also awarded the AOTS fellowship to follow training in South Asian Corporate Management in Tokyo Japan.

Former Independent nominated Director of The Colombo Stock Exchange of, and Chairman of the Arbitration and Disciplinary Committee member of the Dispute Resolutions Committee, Risk and Audit, Marketing and Rules Committee.

Former independent Director of Central Depositary Systems Ltd (CDS) of the Colombo Stock Exchange, was member of the Risk and Audi Committee.

Shanil was a former, member of the board of Directors of the Urban Development Authority (UDA), and Paliyagoda Warehousing Co Ltd, formally under the Ministry of Urban Development,

He was also nominated member of the Investment committee of the Government owned Employees Trust Fund (ETF) of Sri Lanka.

He also serves as a visiting resource person in the area of Corporate Law, Arbitration, Corporate Compliance, Negotiations and Conflict Resolution and Supply Chain Management.

Anthony M Shanil Fernando was the past President of the Postgraduate Institute of Management Professional Association Alumni of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

He is a life member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), the Corporate Lawyers Association and the Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) and, Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID).

He is an alumnus of St. Peters College, and D.S. Senanayakka College and Captained the school Athletic Team for three years which won the John Tarbot shield thrice during his captaincy and was awarded athletic colors.

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