This site uses cookies to provide you with a more responsive and personalised service. By using this site you agree to our use of cookies. Please read our PRIVACY POLICY for more information on the cookies we use and how to delete or block them.
Ashane Jayasekara, Deputy Managing Partner – Risk, Cyber Security and Fraud & Forensics

Ashane Jayasekara

Deputy Managing Partner – Risk, Cyber Security and Fraud & Forensics

Tel: +94-11-2421878-79-70

Mobile: +94-77-7704777

Fax: +94-11-2336064



Executive Summary

Ashane is the Deputy Managing Partner of BDO in Sri Lanka & the Managing Partner for BDO in the Maldives. He is a Co-International Liaison Partner [ILP] for BDO Sri Lanka & the Maldives.

He currently serves as a Member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants [CA] of Sri Lanka and is the Chairman of the Integrated Reporting Council of Sri Lanka. At CA he also serves as a Member of the Corporate Governance Faculty and is the Alternate Chairman of the Forensic Accounting Faculty. He is also a Member of the Computer Forensics Global Advisory Board of the EC Council USA and the Cyber Security Center of Excellence of SLASSCOM Sri Lanka.

He was the President of the Institute of Internal Auditors Sri Lanka Chapter affiliated to IIA Global USA in the years 2012 and 2013 and prior to his appointment as President, served the IIA Sri Lanka Chapter in various capacities including Governor, Vice President, Chairman of CIA certifications and as Secretary. Ashane currently serves as a Board Director/Treasurer of the ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter affiliated to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association based in the USA. At ISACA he has held the positions of Director Marketing and Director Academic Affairs and Research.

At BDO he heads the Risk Advisory, Cyber and Forensic service lines and has over 19 years of experience in overseeing internal audits, cyber security audits and compliance audits in private, publicly listed, multinational and government enterprises across a range of sectors, including retail, banking, manufacturing, logistics, airlines, hotel and healthcare. He has overseen many forensic audits and provided litigation support for cases ranging from arbitration hearings to Magistrates and High Court cases. Ashane leads the Human Capital function of the firm and is passionate about creating a diverse and digital workforce. As the IT Director and Privacy Champion he oversees the IS security and privacy functions in the Firm. He joined BDO in 2009 as a Director and was made Partner in 2010. He has served as a director of BDO Consulting [Pvt] Ltd, BDO BPO Services [Pvt] Ltd and Nexia Management Services [Pvt] Ltd affiliated to B. R. De Silva & Co, a member firm of Nexia International. He was a director of BT Communications (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of British Telecom UK.

Ashane is a visiting faculty member at leading state and private sector universities and has played a pioneering role in the introduction and delivery of Fraud & Forensic Accounting as a subject in undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Sri Lanka. He is the Course Director of the Certified Internal Auditor Training Program conducted at the Academy of Finance, Colombo 3.

Outside of work Ashane is a keen tennis player and was a former National Player Ranked No 1 in the Under 18 Junior Boys in Sri Lanka and was ranked 557 in the ITF Junior Tennis World Rankings. He was the overall Tennis Captain and the National Schools Games Captain at Royal College. He also serves as the Treasurer of the Child Protection Society of Ceylon.


Areas of Expertise

  • Forensic Investigations
  • Internal Audits
  • IT Audits, Infrastructure & Security Consulting

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow Member [FCA] - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka
  • Fellow Member [FCMA] - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK
  • Fellow Member [FBCS] - British Computer Society UK

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc [Hons] – Computing & Information Systems
  • MBA [USQ, AUS]
  • LLM – [Cardiff, Wales] – IT & IP


  • CFE - Certified Fraud Examiner [ACFE, USA]
  • CIA – Certified Internal Auditor [IIA Global, USA]
  • CFSA – Certified Financial Services Auditor [IIA Global, USA]
  • CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor [ISACA, USA]
  • CHFI- Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator – [EC Council]