About Us


Mahasen Samaravijaya

Chairman / CEO – GVR Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.

+94 773 292 538 (SL)

+1 602 315 6868 (USA)


Mr. Mahasen Samaravijaya, is a visionary Leader, Founder, Chairman / CEO of GVR Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.- GVR Technologies Inc., a provider of Asian electronic outsourcing solutions to US manufacturers- GVR Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. was established in Sri Lanka to support the investment goals of developing real estate projects in the country for Serendip Investment Group LLC, an Arizona based company also founded and managed by Mr. Samaravijaya.

He is the founder of Interface Data Systems (IDS) and served as the company’s Chairman and CEO from 1991 to 2003, which was consistently ranked amongst Arizona’s 50 Fastest Growing High Tech Companies.

During the Clinton Administration, Mr. Samaravijaya represented Arizona at both the White House Corporate Citizenship Forum and the One America Program in Washington, D.C. He was the former member of the City of Phoenix Economic Development Advisory Council and served on the Board of the Enterprise Network, a leading Arizona entrepreneurial organization. As a financial supporter and Board Member of an international not-for-profit organization, the One Sri Lanka Foundation, he contributes towards the development and implementation of humanitarian projects within the Sri Lankan community.

Mr Samarawijaya is a patron member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce; Sri Lanka.

Prema Cooray

Board Member – GVR Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.

Mr. Prema Cooray; immediate Past Chairman of Aitken Spence PLC counts well over 40 years in the Travel and Tourism Industry, most of which he spent at Aitken Spence developing the conglomerate’s hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka and Maldives. He is acknowledged for the pivotal role played in the development of sustainable tourism and especially for his leadership in developing the renowned Kandalama Hotel which has won many global accolades. Currently Mr. Cooray serves as Chairman of Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, Citrus Hotel Group, and Rainforest Ecolodge, Deniyaya, an unique pioneering Ecotorium initiative which received the highest award of “LEEDS - Platinum” rating for Sustainable Tourism in 2012. He is a Member of the Grants Board of ICTA. He also sits on the Board of Lighthouse Hotel Plc.

In the past, Mr. Cooray served as the Secretary-General/CEO of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce from 2003 to 2008. He is also the Past President of the Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (1998-2000) and was Chairman of the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (2007-2009). Mr. Cooray was accorded the national honour as a “Legend” by Sri Lanka Tourism in 2011.

Mr. Cooray has a MBA from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, is a Certified Management Accountant and is also a Member of the Institute of Hospitality.

Alex Lovell

Financial and Investment Advisor GVR Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.

Mr. Alex Lovell is a Chartered Management Accountant from the UK and completed his Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration in Australia. He was awarded the MBE ( Most Distinguished Order of the British Empire ) by Her Majesty the Queen of England for his contribution to Investment banking.

Mr. Alex Lovell acquired a penthouse in this development and has been an advisor to the current owners of this project.

His comments on his acquiring a premium unit in this development was “never under estimate the potential of Kandy, the Hill Capital, the plans envisaged, the expressway and the Zonal planning makes Kandy an interesting investment proposition” .