Thimira S. Godakumbura

B.Sc. Eng. (UoM), MBA (PIM-USJ), C.Eng. FIE (SL), FRINA (UK)

Appointed to the Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) board on the 19th of April 2023  as the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer.

Before being appointed as the MD/CEO Mr. Godakumbura was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for one and a half years.  He brings more than 22 years of experience in different capacities starting as a trainee engineer in the year 2000.  He has served as the Assistant Production Manager (Hull Construction), Special Projects Manager, Assistant General Manager (New Construction, General Manager (Design & New Construction), and General Manager (Production). He has many local and overseas training and extensive exposure to Ship Repair, Ship Building, and Quality Control at Drydocks World – Dubai, UAE and Onomichi Dockyard in Japan.

Mr. Godakumbura is a Mechanical Engineering graduate who passed out in 1999 from the University of Moratuwa. He holds an MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

He is a Charted Mechanical Engineer, a Corporate member, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL). He has served in the capacity as Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Sectional Committee of IESL for the term 2021/2022. In addition to that he is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA) in the UK and a member of the Indian Technical Committee of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK).