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Our Staff

From three (03) employees in its formative years, Mansel employees totalled 130 as at 2016. The Marketing staff comprises experienced and qualified staff with many well versed in the local Pharamceutical industry. The Sales team is also backed by experienced Managers and operate with the Distributors throughout the country. Unless otherwise pre-arranged, Agencies are managed by a Business Unit Manager or an SeniorAgency Manager who is supported by a team of Medical Representatives. The Sales Team includes Regional Sales Managers, Field Co-ordinators & Sales Representatives. Both Divisions operate under General Manager – Marketing & Sales.

Supporting the Marketing & Distribution are the Finance, IT, Imports, Administrative and Regulatory Departments - all headed by competent and qualified personnel

Distribution Network

In an effort to ensure widest possible distribution of pharmaceuticals the Company operates with independent Distributor Companies which cover all regions of the country including the North and the East.

The Company also distributes its products independently to private and government hospitals and other medical institutions.


In keeping with the stringent measures adapted by Regulatory Bodies, the Company has established its own Regulatory Division which presently consists of two(2) qualified Pharmacologists totally dedicated to regulatory issues, codes and standards. Subject to receipt of all necessary documentation, the Division is able to give clear guidance and time scales for completing tasks.

This Division also offers its Services for the Registration of Companies and Products outside its own Clientele.


The Company also has separate Staff handling and coordinating both Global and Local Tenders.

The Local Tender business is handled by the Corporate Business Division. This division was set up primarily to meet the demands of the Local Bulk sales. It is also engaged in Indenting of Petroleum bi-products, Chemicals and Surgical Devices.


Standing - Left to right (Front row)
Lakshman Yapa - (Manager), Priyantha Herath - (Regional Sales Manager), Christy Jeyaweerasingham - (Marketing Manager North / East), Mohamed Bashith - (General Manager Marketing & Sales), Priyantha Madawa Herath - (Group Sales Manager), R.M. Nawarathne - (Marketing Manager Assoc)

Standing - Left to right (2nd row)
Ajantha Sri Arampath - (Business Manager - Corporate), Suresh Herat - (Country Manager - OBS Pakistan), Dimuthu Chandrawansa - (Marketing Manager - Mansel)

Management Team

Seated - Left to right
L.W. Bernadine de Silva - (Chairperson), H.C.L. Gunesekera - (Managing Director), Indra Attygalla - (Executive Director), Y.V.R. Balasuriya - (Director)

Standing - Left to right
Nilmini Fernando - (Chief Accountant), Shirani De Costa - (Assistant Manager - Administration), Roshan Divakara - (Manager - Imports), Mohamed Bashith - (General Manager - Marketing & Sales), Dayal de Silva - (Manager IT), Rohan de Silva - (General Manager - Stores), Sandamali Wattalage - (Manager - Regulatory Affairs), Chrishanthi de Silva - (Executive)

Mohamed Bashith- General Manager(Marketing & Sales)

Mohamed Bashith began his career at Mansel Ceylon Ltd., in Jan 1984 as a Trainee Medical Representative for its flagship Agency at that time, Merck & Co. Inc., U.S.A. having completed his education at Trinity College, Kandy.

Five years later, he moved to take up positions in Pharmaceutical and other Companies. In 2001, he decided to seek greener pastures and left for Canada where he was engaged in the Sales field. He returned to his motherland four years later and joined a leading Pharma company as its Business Manager. Prior to rejoining Mansel in 2012 as General Manager (Marketing & Sales), Bashith was engaged in Training and Consultation assignments in the Pharmaceutical field. Mohamed Bashith has augmented his marketing experience with an Accreditation from the Council of Continuous Pharmaceutical Education of Canada and also has an Advanced Diploma in Training from the UK.

Overall, he counts over 30 years of Industry-specific experience holding Middle and Senior Management positions.

He enjoys writing and playing Badminton during his leisure time and is also an avid reader.

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