SLTC

Leadership Group: External – Council Members

Ranila Wijesundara

Ranila is an experienced corporate lawyer currently functioning as in-house legal counsel for the Capital Alliance Group. She has an LL.B from the University of London and a Masters from the University of Colombo. Before joining Capital Alliance, she was a Senior Associate at Julius & Creasy a leading law firm in Sri Lanka and …

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Siril Wijesundara

Professor Siril Wijesundara, Ph.D (CUNY), F.N.A.S. (S.L.), currently serves as a Research Professor at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy. Previously, he held the position of Director General at the Department of National Botanic Gardens from 2006 to 2015. Professor Wijesundara earned his B.Sc. (Botany) and M.Phil. (Botany) degrees from the University of Peradeniya, …

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Mangala Yapa

An accomplished corporate leader with a proven track record in  organizational transformation, capacity building and business  development. Has a strong understanding of the shipping, ports  and logistics industries as well as international trade and  investment, with a background in marine engineering. Experience serving in numerous local and international  committees related to the maritime industry, economic …

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Kapila G. A Goonasekara

Kapila G.A.Goonesekere B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D,,D.Sc. (Honorary)  Emeritus Professor of the University of Peradeniya. He has  served the University of Peradeniya, Senior Lecturer in  Agricultural Engineering, (1985 -1985), Director of Student  Welfare (1986 – 1988), National Coordinator on Forest  Hydrology, Peradeniya — Oxford University Forestry Link  Program (1990 – 1991), Head, Department of Agricultural  Engineering (1985 …

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Lalith Weeratunga

Mr. Lalith Weeratunga is the former Permanent Secretary to the  President of Sri Lanka also known as the President’s Secretary.  He was the top Civil Servant in the country and head of the Sri  Lanka Administrative Service, prior to the appointment as the Secretary to the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. His primary education was at …

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Ajith Pasqual

Dr. Ajith Pasqual is a Senior Lecturer and former Head of the  Department of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering, at  the University of Moratuwa, and also the former Director/Center  for Information Technology Services at the same university. He  is also the founder and CEO of the first Semiconductor Startup  Company in Sri Lanka – Paraqum Technologies …

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Shamil Appathurai

Dr. Shamil Appathurai has over two decades experience in the Telecommunications and ICT industry. He is currently Head of SLT-Mobitel’s Network Strategy & Transformation, and is a Founder Council Member, advisor and lecturer at the Sri Lanka Technology Campus (SLTC). He was formerly a Design & Development Consultant at British Telecommunications Plc. (BT) in the …

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Rohana Kuruppu

Associate Professor Rohana Upendra Kuruppu, is the Consultant and the Lead of the Centre for Textiles, Fashion, and Clothing Technologies of Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Research University, Padukka. He has developed two-degree courses leading to textile and clothing technology; and fashion merchandise management and obtained the approval from the Ministry of Education. He graduated in …

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S. R. D Rosa

Prof. Rosa graduated from the University of Colombo, in 1979 with first-class honours majoring in Physics. Subsequently, he joined the Department of Physics as an Assistant Lecturer in the University of Colombo. Prof. Rosa completed Master’s in Science 1982 and continued his doctoral research on ‘Weak Branches of Radio-Isotopes’, gaining invaluable experimental expertise in Gamma-ray …

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