Thilanga Sumathipala, Chairman Sumathi Ventures (Pvt) Ltd and Chairman Asia Capital PLC was a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2020, serving the Sri Lankan people as State Minister of Technology & Innovation [December 2019-March 2020] and as the Deputy Speaker of Parliament [2015-2018] as the Deputy Minister – Skills Development & Vocational Training 
The son of late U W Sumathipala, doyen of the post-independence era business world and the world of Arts in Sri Lanka as a producer of world-class movies and Late Milina Sumathipala PhD, a pious Buddhist and philanthropist is a dedicated family man. Thilanga and his wife Samadara have three sons, Udhantha, Dulantha and Sajantha, all of who are following in their father’s footsteps as astute minded young professionals.
"The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been"
- Thilanga Sumathipala