Our Managment

Chief Executive Officer

Capt. Nalin Peiris, who is the Chief Executive Officer, is a Master Mariner with over three decades of experience in shipping started his career with the Ceylon Shipping Corporation in 1975 and subsequently joined Christain F. Ahrenkiel GmbH & Co. Reederei, Hamburg and Coldwell Shipmanagement Ltd., Hong Kong. On taking up employment ashore, he joined Ceyline Shipping Ltd in 1991 where he served in various ascending capacities until joining the Board of Directors in 1996 at which time he was appointed the Managing Director of Ceyline Shipping Ltd, Ceyship Management Ltd. and Ceyline Travels Pvt Ltd. During his tenure at Ceyline he served in the Executive Committees of the CASA (Ceylon Association of Ships’ Agents), ICCSL (International Chamber of Commerce-Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka German Business Council and held the position of Chairman of the NUSTL (National Union of Seafarers Trust Fund) representing the IMEC during 2012 – 2013. In September 2013 he took up the position as the CEO of Manaco Marine (Pvt) Ltd and took on the challenging task of developing the company.

Capt. Nalin Peiris

Chief Executive Officer


Capt. Roshan Perera, General Manager, is an Australian Qualified Master Mariner who oversees the Crew Department. He commenced his sea carrier with Ceylon Shipping Corporation in 1984 and has served as a foreign going Master in Seagoing vessels from 1999 to 2014. During his vacation time, he lectured at Lanka Academy of Technical Studies Panadura (Sri Lanka) & Moratuwa University (Sri Lanka) in the fields of Mandatory short courses & ‘Nautical’ respectively. Furthermore, he lectures at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in the field of Chartered Shipbroking (Commercial Shipping) and is a member of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers UK as well as The Chartered Institute of Logistics Transport.

Capt. Roshan Perera

General Manager

General Manager

Director – Port Agency, Administration & HR

Mrs Bimalka Peiris,  Director – Port Agency, Administration & HR, directly oversees both the Administration and Operations Departments. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Edith Cowan University, majoring in Management and Marketing, she serves on the Board of Directors and contributes to business operations, process management and performance enhancement. She has been with Manaco Marine since inception serving in many roles, in many levels and gathering experience in all departments. During the height of the Covid19 pandemic, she was given the task of handling the charter flight operations and this special service remains under her team to this day. She was also appointed to manage Port Agency services which she handles with a passion, believing in serving both our Principals and all Seafarers in order to highlight both shipping and seafaring as an essential service.

Mrs Bimalka Peiris

Director – Port Agency, Administration & HR


Nuwanpriya Sugunapala, Crew Manager and acts as the Head of the Crew Department and has been with the Company since inception. He counts over 14 years of experience in the Crewing Industry. He has three years of Human Resource Management experience and a Bachelors in Commerce from the University of Colombo. He began in crew recruitment and engagement and later added sourcing of seafarers to his repertoire. He leads both the Sourcing and Crew Engagement team at Manaco Marine. 

Mr Nuwan Sugunapala

Crew Manager

Crew Manager