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Board Of Directors 2017 – 2018

President – Dilani GUNARAJAH

Dilani Gunarajah, Barrister and Solicitor, was a lawyer from Sri Lanka. After she was called to the Bar in Ontario in July 2005, Dilani started Dilani Gunarajah Law Office, her own law practice. Dilani works tirelessly to resolve her clients’ issues in a cost-efficient and effective manner. Dilani served as a Director at the Family Law Association in 2014 and since 2008, she has been assisting self-represented family clients as a Family Duty Counsel at the Newmarket Court House. Before Dilani was called to the Bar in Ontario, she served as Director at the West Scarborough Community Legal Services and was employed at the Ministry of Attorney General office for over a decade.
Dilani was involved with several community organizations by conducting seminars on issues relating to Family Law,

and Estate Law. In recent years, Dilani has dedicated and volunteered her time to the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce, and held progressive positions first as a Director, then as Vice-President Membership, Vice-President Finance and finally Executive Vice President. These positions have provided her with leadership qualities and the ability to function effectively under pressure. During her tenure at the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce, she has represented and liaised with several public officers and business entrepreneurs within different communities and organizations, implementing the vision and the mission of the Chambers. She works hard to give the best of herself to her clients, her community, her leisure time, and the family she adores.
She has demonstrated that she has the attitudes and attributes that are required to be the next President of the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce, and the first women to lead this organization.

Executive Vice President – Gajan MAHAKANAPATHY

I am Gajan Mahakanapathy and I obtained my Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Human Resources management with a first class from Anna University, India .I also obtained A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Madras University. I have diverse and several years of experience in Marketing, Customer Relations, Sales and Information Technology which were gained in Sri-Lanka, India, and Canada.
Having Migrated to Canada in 2009, I started working at Serandib Travel where I gained sufficient experience in public relations, customer servicing and interaction with members of our community. In 2010 I joined the Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce as a Director and served in that position for 2 years and later served as a Vice President – Finance.
During the time I served as Director and later as Vice-President, I familiarized myself with all activities of the Chamber and interacted with the membership through the various meetings and events held by the Chamber. It was during this time that I got my real-estate licence and began working with Remax Community Realty as a full time real estate Sales Person.

Vice President – Internal Affairs – Kubes NAVARATNAM

Kubes Navaratnam is the Managing Partner at Nava Wilson LLP. Today Kubes leads negotiations on complex, multi-million dollar deals; has negotiated with municipal and provincial councils on land development projects; and has created models for re-structuring Canadian registered funds as investment vehicles for real estate.
The diversity in his areas of expertise is further underscored by his time in the Province of Ontario’s Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee; there he focused on civil litigation and estate matters on behalf of adults found to be mentally incapable. He is also a two-time honouree of Homes Magazine’s annual Who’s Who of Real Estate.
Kubes received an LL.M. in international humanitarian law from the University of Toronto, a J.D. from the University of Western Ontario, and a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from McMaster University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Tamil Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Advisors for Ideal Developments.

Vice President – Finance – Vina DEVADAS,

Mr. Devadas is a Lawyer cum Accountant attached to Devadas Law Professional Corporation in Toronto. He focuses in the accounting related areas of law such as Tax Law, Business Law, Employment Law and Civil Litigation. In addition his law firm deals in real estate law, family law, wills and estates law. Prior to that he was the Senior Financial Analyst / Financial Analyst at CGI in Toronto for 6 years. CGI is the fifth largest independent information technology (“IT”) and business process services (“BPS”) firm in the world. He was also the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) for 8 years where he counts 12 years of experience.
Mr. Devadas is a Chartered Professional Accountant of Ontario and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom (UK). He obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with Merit from the University of Colombo.
Mr. Devadas is actively involved in the community. He is the Immediate Past President of the Sri Lankan Accountants Association of Canada (SAAC) and the President of the Araly Cultural Organization, Canada. He is involved with the Old Boys Associations of Royal College and Hindu College Bambalapitiya where he was the Secretary in 2016. He was awarded the Mentee-To-Mentor award by Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) in 2011. He has supported many community organizations through his Law Firm Devadas Law Professional Corporation by way of sponsorships.
He possesses over 15 years of lecturing experience as a visiting lecturer for various Professional Courses including the CIMA Examinations UK. His students have obtained CIMA World Prizes & CIMA Sri Lankan Prizes. He had conducted intensive revision courses for the CIMA students in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and in India.

Vice President – Membership – Ramanan SANTHIRASEGARAMOORTHY

Ramanan Santhirasegara moorthy – is a dedicated and committed Business Consultant and Realtor r who consistently goes above and beyond for his customers. Ramanan comes from a diverse background including Project Manage ment, Business Consultancy, Broadcast Media, and Real Estate.
He really takes pride and dedication in everything he engages in, he is professional, dedicated and very positive, always leaving lasting impressions with everyone she meets.
Ramanan also has a passion for broadcasting and Event management; he has performed in community events across Toronto and York Region.
Ramanan holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Sri Lanka and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Staffordshire, England.

Vice President – Community Relations –Venu PUVIRASAN

Venu’s experience in the printing industry stems from as far back as 1995. Leveraging that vast knowledge, Venu (very popularly known as Kannan) has been managing a very successful printing establishment, Apex Creations for the past 12 years.
Apex Creations is a one-stop shop for a lot of Venu’s business associates for all their printing needs. The leading edge and innovative technology employed at Apex, coupled with Venu’s creativeness, has produced many stunning print products.
Venu is very passionate about giving back to the community and involves himself in a number of charitable activities. Venu has encouraged many young entrepreneurs with counselling and help on advertising strategies for their business needs.

Director – Ram KRISH

“Ram Krish is a very successful real estate professional, who is part of the young and dynamic Royal LePage – Ignite Realty Inc.
Having worked with RBC and Mortgage Alliance for over 13 years, he has helped many Canadians with their financial and real estate needs. Ram started as an IT professional and worked with many IT companies in Toronto including CIBC and Rogers.
Over several years, Ram Krish has cultivated and developed a personal passion for community involvement. Being a passionate investor, real estate agent, and a successful entrepreneur, Ram has supported many charitable initiatives in the community over the years and has substantially contributed to their growth”

Director – Thipan RAJ

“Thipan Raj, is a leading Entrepreneur, Event Organizer and Realtor , He is a community
activist, he focused on his strengths to support individuals, allowing them to achieve their goals
and dreams. He has a excessive passion towards volunteerism and helping everyone in need.
Thipan Raj has also courteously dedicated him towards Social Services, he has a habit of
donating portions of his earnings to various community based organisations in Canada and back
home. Thipan Raj is the Program Director for “Puthiya Vellicham” program aiming to enhance
the learning levels of the children in war affected areas.”