Saminda Weerasinghe

Private Equity Specialist /
Strategic and Financial Advisory

Lecturer – CFA Program


Saminda has over 15 years of extensive corporate finance/ transaction advisory/ Due Diligence and private equity structuring experience.

Out of the 15-year career, a lion’s share was at Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services (6+ years). During his career Saminda has gained invaluable experience in the fields of Transaction Support (Financial Due Diligences – for potential acquisitions and mergers of corporates), Audits, Business Valuations, Intangible Asset Valuations, Financial Modeling, Financial Feasibilities, Corporate Plans, Business Plans and Corporate Restructuring. He also had a short stint at the Ernst and Young Singapore Practice, during the said period.

Thereafter, Saminda worked for a large Investment Bank and a listed Investment House as a Manager and a Chief Strategy Officer, in Sri Lanka. Currently for the last 5+ years Saminda has been a consultant on Strategy and Financial Advisory. He also is a Director of couple of Private Equity Companies. Saminda also has approx. 6 years of lecturing experience for the Chartered Financial Analyst program (Level 1 and Level 2) subjects (viz: Equity, Fixed Income and Portfolio Management).

Saminda is a Charter-holder of CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and has been a Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). He is also a Sri Lankan prizewinner for the final case study paper for CIMA. Saminda, currently is reading for his MSC in Financial Mathematics at University of Colombo.

Saminda is a proud product of Ananda College. He was the Head Prefect during his school career and an outstanding athlete. He was four times All Island Coloursman and two times College Coloursman for Athletics.