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Lionel Francis Wignarajah Ponnaiah

management consultant

Lionel Francis Wignarajah Ponnaiah, Sri Lankan management consultant.


Ponnaiah, Lionel Francis Wignarajah was born on February 23, 1933 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Son of Clement Basil and Agnes Lily (Gnanam) Ponnaiah.


Stepchildren– Diane Peter, Suren Peter, Arunesh Peter. Bachelor of Science Economics, London University, 1958.


Clerk, Ceylon & Foreign Trades Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 1952, Shell Company of Ceylon Ltd., from 1963. Consultant Associate Management Services Ltd., Colombo, 1964-1980. Group general manager V.T.V. Group of Companies, Colombo, since 1981.

Consultant in field.


  • Author: All-in-One Planning and Accounting System, Programmed Instruction Course in Planning and Accounting for Small Business Entrepreneurs. Contributor articles to professional journals. Treasurer Sri Lanka Institute Marketing, 1973-1976.


Fellow Chartered Institute Management Accountants, Institute Cost and Management Accountants United Kingdom. Member American Management Association, volunteers in Technical Service (United States), Sri Lanka Institute Marketing, Sri Lanka Management Association, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Sri Lanka Economists Association. Club: Royal Colombo Golf.

Lodge: Tri Ratna.


Married Rajini Therese Emmanuel, April 18, 1975.

Clement Basil Ponnaiah

Agnes Lily (Gnanam) Ponnaiah

Rajini Therese Emmanuel