Dr. Weerakoon has an MSc in Industrial Engineering and PhD in Management from Cranfield University, UK. He has over 20 years of academic experience at Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he started as a lecturer and was finally a Visiting Fellow.
He is a Fellow of a number of prestigious professional organizations such as the Institute of Electrical Engineers (UK), Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK), Institution of Manufacturing Engineers (UK), and is a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council (UK). Prior to joining Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he has been a lecturer at the University of Moratuwa, the University of Colombo and visiting lecturer at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura
He has also served as a Senior Consultant to NIBM, Chairman and Managing Director of the Ceylon State Hardware Corporation, Vice Chairman & CEO of the Sri Lanka Standards Institution, and Director, National Metrication Authority of Sri Lanka. On his return to Sri Lanka in 2002 he served as the Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB).
As an academic he has published many articles in various International Journals and has successfully supervised many MSc, DBA and PhD dissertations.
Dr. Warnakulasuriya is a Senior Lecturer of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. He has obtained his basic degree and the MBA from the University of Colombo with the dissertation in Marketing. He has also obtained his PHD in Marketing from the University of Poona, India.
Dr. Warnakulasuriya is also a Visiting Lecturer of the Universities of Colombo, Kelaniya, Moratuwa and Rajarata teaching Marketing Management subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr. Warnakulasuriya is also a Fellow of the Nottingham Business School in the United Kingdom and Visiting Researcher of the International University of Japan. He has supervised several BSc & MBA dissertations at various universities
Ms. Prarthana was awarded the Bachelor of Commerce degree by the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka in 2006. She was also awarded her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) by the Pittsburg State University, USA in 2011. She started her career as a Student Counselor and later on joined with Middlesex University Representative Office in Sri Lanka as an Admission Support Officer. During her MBA in USA she worked as the Graduate Assistant (GA) to the International Programmes and Services Office in Pittsburg State University. After her MBA she joined the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka as a full time Lecturer. She also served as the MBA Programme Facilitator in Peradeniya.
Having obtained her BA from the University of Peradeniya Ms. Saroja proceeded to do her MA in English and Education at the Sabaragamuwa University. She also possesses PG Diploma (TESL) and started her career as an English lecturer at the University of Sri Jayawardenepura in the early 90s. She has served as the coordinator of the Business Communication programme run by the Human Resource Department in 1996/97. She has been lecturing at IIHE since 2006.
Mr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa earned a Ph.D in Law from T. C Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, Australia in 2005, LL.M (Hons) from University of Melbourne, Australia in 2000, Post Graduate Diploma, International Institute of Human Rights Strasbourg, France in 1997, Attorney-at-Law (First Class) Final Examination in 1993, LL.B (Hons) (Second Class) from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1993 and IBA
He held positions such as Senior Lecturer in Law / Course Director, faculty of Law in University of Colombo . His teaching experience expands to 15 years of undergraduate and post graduate diplomas and 10 years of post graduate programs. He is also M.Phil and Ph.D thesis supervisor and examiner in local and foreign Universities.
A Legal Consultant/Industrial Trainer to Private sector and Government Organizations and International NGOs and has published & represented research papers in Local and Foreign Universities. He has won several awards such as International Institute of Human Rights Award France 2000, International Bar Association Young Lawyers Award 2003 for the IBA Law conference, San Francisco, California USA in 2003 and Electronic Privacy Information Centre (USA), Privacy in new era (2004)
Having obtained his Bachelor of Law from the University of Colombo Mr. Perera is also an Attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court. He is also a professionally qualified Accountant having completed his CIMA. He has also successfully completed the MBA at the Post Graduate Institute Of Management the University Of Sri Jayawrdanapura.
He started his career as a Junior Counsel, appearing in the District Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and subsequently was employed by the Industrial Relations Advisor-Employers‟ Federation of Ceylon. He has been a member of the faculty of IIHE since 1997.There after he functioned as Sub Warden (Deputy Head) of S. Thomas, College Mt.Lavinia.
Mr. Asith G. De Silva was awarded the BSc Degree in Information Technology by London Guildhall University, London, and MSc in Network Computing from Monash University, Melbourn, Australia. He has successfully completed the MBA programme conducted by the University of Wales of UK. He has worked as a Network Administrator/ Network Engineer at Sri Lanka Technologies, and Worked as a Monitoring executive at the National Procurement Agency. He is currently functioning as the Managing Director at Ultimax (Pvt)Ltd and Coyote (Pvt)Ltd
Nadeeja, a Civil Engineer by profession changed her career path by taking up a position at Merchant Bank upon graduation. She has got industrial exposure in the Corporate Finance, Financial Management and Accounting areas while at Merchant Bank.
In 2000, Nadeeja embarked on a career in Academia and she is currently a senior lecturer in Quantitative Methods, Finance and Accounting for Undergraduate & Postgraduate programmes conducted by The Asia e University, Imperial Institute of Higher Education and American College of Higher Education. Nadeeja, in addition to the Engineering Degree from University of Moratuwa, has an MBA from the Open University of Sri Lanka and an MSc in Applied Statistics from University of Colombo. She is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK and a Certified Management Accountant of ICMA, Australia.
Mr. Priyanka Ratnamalala has obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Production Engineering) at the University of Peradeniya, Master of Business Administration (Majoring in Finance) at the International University of Japan, and the Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Financial Administration at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the University of Wageningon in Holland from August 1993 to March 1995.
He has also worked in a number of reputed companies in Sri Lanka and served as Instructor of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Peradeniya and Teaching Assistant of the International University of Japan. Presently, Mr. Ratnamalala is the General Manager of the Bevin Asia Co. Ltd. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the ICFAI Education Lanka, the Sri Lankan branch of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India.
An MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur with sales and marketing experience for 15 years (especially digital marketing experience) in different industries like automobile, IT/ITES, Banking and Financial Service, e-Learning and many more. An entrepreneur over the last 8 years he is currently consulting with clients in different industries like real estate, healthcare, urban planning, IT, E-learning, event management, EPC etc. in the areas of digital marketing (branding and lead generation), go to market strategy and business strategy. He is also associated with Manipal Prolearn and Google, in designing courses for online marketing. More on his LinkedIn
She has been working as a University Lecturer during the last eleven years and involved in designing and teaching numerous new modules for both undergraduates and post gradates at national universities in Sri Lanka and Japan, trialing new modes of assessment and patterns of delivery. She has exposure in the fields of Agricultural Economics and Business Management and engaged in several internationally funded Research Projects. She was honored with the “The Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation” award in 2005 for the most outstanding young researcher. Recently she
Ms. Preethi Gunaratne at present holds the positions of an Independent Management Consultant and a Senior Lecturer.
She Currently is a doctoral candidate of the University of South Australia in Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). Ms. Gunaratne has Successfully completed Master of Business Administration
(MBA) from University of Lincoln (UK), Holding a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM- UK) and holding a Management Diploma – Specialization in Front Office Management from Ceylon Hotel School.
Ms. Gunaratne Has gained over 5 years experience in strategy, management and marketing consultancy in diverse industries including real estate, tourism, media, KPO and education, over 10 years senior management experience in multi –disciplinary industries including conglomerates and public quoted companies in Sri Lanka and was holding positions such as Country Head, General Manager, Head of Marketing and many more. Over 10 years experience in sales and marketing in media, real estate out of which five years in the hospitality industry (including five star hotels in Sri Lanka and in the Middle East), Over five years experience in front office operations in the hotel industry in Sri Lanka and in Middle East. Has gained over 7 years experience in lecturing for management, marketing and Hospitality & Tourism curriculums in both government and private universities. A Member of the Institute of Management Consultants of India (IMCI), a member of Global Marketing Network (GMN) and a member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (MSLIM)
Mr Methsiri Weerakkody holds a B.Sc in Engineering from University of Peradeniya and a Masters Degree in Operations Research from University of Sussex, U.K. He is a Chartered Engineer having received the Corporate Membership of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. Starting his career as an R & D Engineer at State Engineering Corporation he changed his discipline to Industrial Engineering and Management as Senior Consultant at NIBM. He has several consultancy assignments to his credit with a customer base ranging from the World Bank, ILO, and WHO and several private and public enterprises. His International experience include ZCCM Zambia (one of the largest mining corporations in the world) as Head of Operations Research, Marley – NZ and Fletcher Challenge – NZ in Technical / Supply chain Management roles and as General Manager of Flexible Automation New Zealand (GE-Fanuc agent). In Sri Lanka he held the positions of Strategic Planning Manager – (Central Finance – CIL) and as CEO of Amano and Tivoli Group of Companies. He is the Managing Partner of a Small consulting unit – GP Consult (NZ) providing services in Efficiency Engineering, Strategic Management and Computer Applications.
Master of Business Administration – Postgraduate Institute of Management – University of Sri Jayewardenepura – MBA (PIM-USJ)
PG Diploma in Marketing - Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM- UK) Chartered Marketer - CIM- UK
Reading for PhD - Postgraduate Institute of Management – University of Jayewardenepura
Over 30 years experience in the field of Operations Management, IT Management, Commercial & Marketing Management, General Management, Strategic Management & Corporate Planning in larger Private sector organisations, Public Quoted Companies and Multinational Corporations in Manufacturing, Shipping & Logistics industries.
Conducted large number of management development programs and management consultancy programs for many government and private sector organisations.
Over seven years lecturing experience in B.Sc, M.Sc, MBA & Professional programs conducted by government universities, international universities and institutes.
Reading for the Masters in Financial Economics (University of Colombo). Obtained the B.Sc. (Hons) degree specialized in Statistics with Computer Science at University of Colombo with a Second Class (Upper) division in year 2013 and obtained the gold medal for the best final year research project in Statistics with Computer Science at the General Convocation 2013. Moreover, all the examinations in Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK and three subjects in Level 6 in Chartered Institute in Marketing (CIM), UK were completed. Apart from lecturing, involved in the projects of „Higher Education for Twenty First Century‟ as an analyst and report writer.
Ms. Weerawansa obtained her B.A in Economics from the University of Kelaniya and subsequently her MBA from the Post Graduate Institute of Management (PIM) of the University of Sri Jayewardenapura and her MA in Economics from the University of Colombo
She is currently a lecturer at a leading National University. She has also worked as a Lecturer and a Visiting Lecturer at many Private Tertiary Educational Institutions since 1998.