Pradeep Amirthanayagam

Chairman/MD

Pradeep Amirthanayagam is a reputed advertising and media personality in Sri Lanka who counts over 30 years of experience in the advertising industry. He was instrumental in setting up Holmes Pollard & Stott over 25 years ago. Pradeep is also a media icon who presented the news on TV and Radio (Rupavahini, ITN and SLBC), and was also an interviewer and cricket commentator. He has the distinction of having trained at Bush House – the headquarters of the BBC in London and was the CNN correspondent for Sri Lanka. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Colombo West and was awarded the Rotarian of the Year in 2012. He is also the Vice President of SUROL (Society for the Upliftment and Rehabilitation of Leprosy Affected Persons) and a Director of the Anura Bandaranaike Foundation. He has also been a judge at Advertising Awards on two occasions and is on the boards of two reputed listed entities.

Manik Amirthanayagam

General  Manager

Driven by the passion to excel, Manik believes in unleashing the full potential of clients. He has a hands-on approach to every campaign undertaken. He has honed his strategic skills over the years and has a good insight into the Sri Lankan consumer mindset and what makes brands tick. Blessed with strong PR and communication skills, Manik is also a great relationship-builder. He has the ability to inspire and motivate the team at the agency while effectively coordinating things between them and their clients. 

Rohan Piyadasa

Executive Creative Director

It’s to be expected that someone who authored multiple books and composed several poems would make a highly-in-demand Creative Director. And Rohan doesn’t disappoint. Claiming over 30 years of advertising experience in multi-national ad agencies, Rohan is an expert on all things creative. He has been credited with the creation of many an ad campaign. Complementing his talents are his qualifications – a Diploma in Writership and Mass Communication from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Amithap Kumar

Associate Media Director

Global or local, all brands need to see tangible results through their media presence; Amithap Kumar is very passionate in this belief. Amithap now possesses more than 15 years’ experience in advertising. A strategic thinker, Amithap ensures that every campaign reaches its target audience. Assuredly, his media skills have been instrumental in boosting his clients’ brands and increasing their growth.

Varuni Fernando

Media/Strategic Planner

When it comes to mapping out the right approach, it takes someone who’s aware of what works best at any given time; someone who knows what’s on the people’s minds. Varuni’s strategic and analytical abilities keep the company aware of trends and consumer mindsets. Her market research is an invaluable tool for a venture’s success. Varuni is armed with degrees from the University of Wales (UK) – BSc (Hons) Business Management and MBA. Her qualifications further include CIM (UK).

Davin Paranavitane

Client Service Director

Davin is a team player with a keen focus on marketing excellence – which he achieves with a very effective touch of relationship building. A CIM graduate who is currently reading for his MBA, Davin has a lot to contribute to the team. His competence enables him to handle all aspects of marketing communication.

Yasara De Silva

Client Service Manager

Yasara claims nearly a decade of advertising experience, covering multiple sectors and industries. Clients she’s impressed are National Savings Bank, Export Development Board, Maliban Milk and Dankotuwa Porcelain, to name a few. Her dynamism, aptitude and interpersonal skills are clearly reflected in all she does – just ask her client liaison personnel.

Chatura Wickramarachchi

Client Service Manager

Chatura has seen more than 10 years of service in the field of marketing. Qualified in CIM, he has been a marketer in multiple industries (FMCG, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and hospitality to be exact) over the years. During this time, Chatura has handled numerous and diverse brands, many of which are well renowned. He possesses a great understanding of the local idiom.

Holmes Pollard & Stott

No 240/8, Torrington Avenue, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.
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