Chairman / CEO

Nandana Ekanayake

Chairman / CEO

Nandana Ekanayake was first appointed Chief Executive Officer of Siam City Cement Lanka in March 2017, and was then appointed Chairman of the company in May 2019 alongside his position as CEO. He was the Finance Director and Head of Divestment Projects of LafargeHolcim Vietnam prior to his appointment as CEO in Sri Lanka. Nandana has extensive experience in mergers, expansions and acquisition projects, and has held acting CEO position for both the Vietnam and Sri Lankan business entities prior to his official appointment.

Having joined the Sri Lankan operation of Holcim in 1999, Nandana went on to become the Vice President, Finance & Controlling of Holcim (Lanka) Ltd, and was instrumental in restructuring and merging Ruhunu Cement and Puttalam Cement Co Ltd into the singular Holcim (Lanka) Ltd legal entity during this time. He led multiple projects that included a preference shares issue to finance the refurbishment of the Puttalam Plant following the initial merger.

Nandana then went on to take over duties as Finance Director of Holcim (Vietnam) Ltd in June 2007, with the brand gaining high equity and elevated status as a major industry player in the country during his tenure. Prior to Holcim, he held senior management positions at Ruhunu Cement and Hayleys Ltd.

Nandana received his executive education at the London Business School and International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Switzerland. A Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Nandana is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA), Australia.

A wide range of tests and equipment to assess fresh and hardened concrete properties

  • Specified Tests for Self-Compacting Concrete
    • Flow Table Test – BS EN 12350-5:2019
    • J-Ring Test – BS EN 12350-12:2010
    • V Funnel – BS EN 12350-09:2010
    • L Box – EN 12350
  • Slump test – BS EN 12350-2 and ASTM C143
  • Density of fresh concrete – ASTM C138
  • Air content in fresh concrete – ASTM 231
  • Concrete bleeding – ASTM 232
  • Concrete setting time – ASTM C403
  • Compressive Strength up to 180 MPa – Testing Machines (3000 & 4000KN) – Double the existing strength standards in Sri Lanka
  • NDT for Compressive Strength up to 130 MPa – Impact Rebound Hammers – Double the existing equipment capacity in Sri Lanka
  • Flexural Strength – ASTM C78 / BS EN 12390-5-2019
  • Splitting Resistance – ASTM C-496 / EN 12390-6 / EN 1338
  • Concrete Specimen Grinding Machine – BS EN 12390-2 2019/ ASTM D4543

A wide range of tests and equipment to assess and ensure your aggregate grade meets the demand and requirement of your concrete.

  • INSEE Measurement Tools
    • INSEE Blue™ – Assess clay content as key quality indicator for manufactured and natural pit sand
    • INSEE Shape™ – Assess the grain shape particles as key quality indicator for manufactured sand
  • Coarse and fine aggregate particles size distribution – ASTM C136 / C136M – 19 & BS EN 933-1
  • Relative Density and Absorption of Coarse Aggregates – ASTM C127-12
  • Aggregate Impact Value (AIV) – BS EN 1097-2:2010
  • Flakiness Index & Elongation Index – BS EN 933-3:2012
  • Soundness Test of Aggregates – SN EN 206-1
  • Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV)- BS EN 1097-2:2010
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Test – ASTM C 131-06

A range of tests to assess properties of fresh concrete that go beyond the traditional ‘slump test’, improving the quality and consistency of concrete.

  • INSEE Measurement Tools
    • INSEE Flow™
    • INSEE Heat™
    • INSEE Color™
    • INSEE ConTemp™
  • ICAR Rheometer for paste, mortar & concrete toassess pumpability, flow resistance, thickness, slump retention, admixtures compatibility
  • Grout for Pre-Stressing Tendons – BS EN 445 2007
  • Electrical Conductivity for paste & mortar
  • Cementometer™ latest microwave technology for the determination of fresh concrete water to cement w/c ratio

Advanced testing with durability indicators to optimize structural performance and extend the service life of concrete structures exposed to severe environments.

  • Rapid Chloride Permeability Test - ASTM C1202
  • Bulk Electrical Conductivity of Hardened Concrete - ASTM C1760-12
  • Specific Resistivity - RILEM TC154 - AASHTO T358
  • Concrete Carbonation - Swiss SIA 262-1/1 CEN/TS 12390-12
  • O2 Permeability - RILEM 116-PCD CEMBUREAU Method
  • Capillary Water Absorption/ Sorptivity - Swiss SIA 262/1:2013 ASTM C1585-04
  • Initial Surface Absorption (ISAT) - BS 1881 Part 5
  • Water Permeability - EN 12390-8:2000
  • Concrete Sulphate Resistance - SIA 262-1/A