Last Updated on January 1st, 2018

Key Positions Held

  • Secretary, Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational & Technical Education (2004-2005)

  • Vice Chancellor, the Open University of Sri Lanka (1985-1994)

  • Vice-Chancellor, University of Moratuwa (1999-2005)

  • Senior Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa (1974-2007)

  • Chairman, Tertiary & Vocational Education Commission (1990-1994) and (2010-2014)

  • Chairman, Institute for Construction Training and Development (ICTAD) (1995-1998)

  • UNDP/ILO Consultant in the establishment of a Technician Training Institute, Katunayake (1984-1988)

  • President, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (1991-1992)

  • Chairman, Chartered Institute of Transport of UK (Sri Lanka branch) (1989-1991)

  • Secretary General, Asian Association of Open Universities (1990-1993)

  • Member of the 1st Board of Governors, Commonwealth of Learning (1991-1993)

  • ADB Consultant and Local Team Leader, Distance Education Partnership Programme, Ministry of Higher Education (2005-2007)

  • Deputy Team Leader & Consultant on ADB funded Technical Education Development Project (2007-2009)

  • Honorary Governor, Gateway Graduate School (2008 - 2010)
  • Chairman, Sri Lanka Association of Institution of Civil Engineers (SLAICE) (2001-2014)
  • Advisor, to the Minister of Vocational and Technical Training (2007-08)
  • Country Representative, Institute of Civil Engineers - London (2000-2017)
  • Member, National Education Commission (1991-1994 and 2004 - 2017)