• Our Faculty


    HRMI Academic Council and Faculty

    • Professor Dayantha S Wijeyesekera, PhD (Edinburgh); Chairman of Academic Council.
      Former Vice Chancellor of Open University of Sri Lanka and University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and present Chancellor, University of Vocational Technology. Recipient of Honorary Doctorates from the Open University of UK (DUniv), Open University Sri Lanka (D.Litt.) & University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (DSc).
    • Prof. Penelope Hood, PhD
      Dr. Hood counts over 30 years in Education with Lord Ashcroft International Business School of Anglia Ruskin University, UK and many other higher education institutions in UK.
    • Deva Rodrigo, FCA
      Former Chairman of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Retired Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Sri Lanka and Director of several PLCs.
    • Rohan Pandithakorralage, BBM (Victoria)
      Director, Human Resources at Aitken Spence PLC., Past President of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources – (IPMA-HR) Sri Lanka Chapter and Executive Committee Member of the IPMA-HR Asia Network.
    • Gihan Talgodapitiya, FCMA, MBA (NUS)
      Director – Human Resource Management Institute, ILO Expert and International Corporate Trainer retained by over 300 organisations in the Asian Region

    The Faculty:
    The Institute Faculty comprises of internal academic staff and senior management professionals from leading private and public sector institutions. All faculty members possess a relevant PhD or a Master’s degree together with at least 10 years of senior managerial experience. In addition, a panel of senior lecturers from state-owned Universities also visits the Institute.


    The Teaching Faculty

    Mr. Gihan Talgodapitiya, MBA(NUS), FCMA(UK),
    Director, HRMI & ILO Expert

    Mr. Rohan Pandithakorralage, BBM(Victoria),
    Director & Head of HR, Aitken Spence Group

    Mr. Isuru Tillakawardana,LLB (Colombo),MBA(Sri J),
    Chief HR Officer, Commercial Bank

    Mr. Rajeeve Gunathilake, BSc (Mech Eng) MSc (Ind Eng),
    Director, Glaxo SmithKline, SL                                                                                                                 

    Ms. Deshika Rodrigo, BA (Hons) (Washington), ACIB (UK),
    Head of HR, Standard Chartered Bank

    Mr. Yukthi Gunasekera, Juris Doctor, (Minnesota Law School, USA), PGD (CIM-UK), BA, 
    former Head of Corporate Communications - John Keells Holdings

    Mr. Anthony Jayaranjan, FCA, FCMA(UK),
    Former Head of Learning & Devpt, John Keells Holdings

    Mr. Prasanna Perera, MBA (PIM), FCIM (UK), Chartered Marketer
    Management & Marketing Consultant

    Mr. Nalin Pasquel, MBA (Leicester),
    General Manager, Asiri Hospitals - Matara

    Mr. Bennett Patternott, MBA (Edith Cowan), MBA (Columbia), BCom (SJ),
    Head of HR, Carson Cumberbatch PLC.

    Mr. Chamin Fernando, BSc, MBS (Colombo),
    Peoples' Manager-Pearson Sri Lanka

    Mr. Rajitha P. Silva,BBA(Colombo), MBA (CSU–Australia),
    Lecturer, Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo,

    Mr. Nandana Kanakaratne, BSc (Spl), MPhi (Peradeniya)
    Management Consultant, former Head of Learning & Dvp, Unilever

    Col. Raj Vijayasiri (rtd), MBM (KDU), Masters in Def. Studies (USA),
    former Group Training Manager at Hemas Group.

    Mr. Mathiesha Mahamalage, BCom (Mkt), B Ph.,
    Head of HRD, Star Garments

    Mr. Gamini Nanda Gunawardana, BSc Eng (Hons), MBA (Col), C Eng; F.I.E. (SL), MBCS (UK),
    Consultant - HRD - Goodhope Asia Holdings

    Mr. Prialal de Silva, MBA(HRM),
    People Potential Development Specialist

    Mr. Manilka Fernando, MBA (Georgia, USA), FCA,
    Executive Director - Pership Group Formerly at NDB, Mashreq Bank, & Citibank N.A.

    Mr. Chandralal Liyanage, MBA (Western Sydney)
    HR Services Manager, South Asia Gateway Terminals

    Dr. Samantha Prabath Karunanayake, MBBS (Colombo), MBA - HRM(Colombo),
    PGD OHS (Colombo), PGD Psychology (Colombo),
    Director of Human Resources - China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd

    Mr. Priyanga Dassanayake, MBA (PIM), PGD in Marketing CIM (UK)
    Territory Business Manager - Oracle Corporation Sri Lanka and Maldives 

    Ms. Gayani de Alwis, MBA (PIM), MSc (Reading),
    Former Director Customer Care & Supply Chain, Unilever

    Mr. Rasika Weerakoon, BSc (Peradeniya), MBA (Wayne - USA),
    Senior Manager (Quality & Training), Maga Engineering (Pvt) Ltd.

    Mr. Sathika de Silva, M.Sc.,(Peradeniya), BBM (Hons) UK,
    Founder - Org Analytics.

    Ms. Roshani Neluwapathirana, BSc (Sri J), MDM (AIM - Philippines),

    Mr. Thilak Edirisinghe, BSc HRM Sp (Hons) (Sri J), MSc Entra. (Sri J), MSc Acturial Science (Colombo),

    Ms. Wathsala Nanayakkara, BSc, MBA (AIB-Australia),
    Lecturer, Head of Operations - HRMI.

    Ms. Razeena Razick, MHRM (Kelaniya),
    Lecturer - HRMI

    Ms. Subhani de Silva BSc( Spl) Management ( Ruhuna) , MBA (Colombo)  
    Lecturer - HRMI







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  • Why HRMI


    HRMI is a Sri Lankan institution of higher education located in Colombo and providing a variety of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We partner with Pearson UK, University of Northampton - UK and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - Finland in delivering our courses.

    Today, HRMI offers its own qualifications ‘Quality assured by Pearson’ at undergraduate and post graduate levels in addition to Pearson BTEC Level 5 and Level 7 Higher National and Post Graduate Diplomas (QCF – UK). We also teach, assess and deliver the course content of Business related Bachelors and Masters Degrees offered by the University of Northampton, UK. With Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland, HRMI will be launching a Master’s degree in Health Business Management in June 2017.

    In addition HRMI offers a range of courses at Certificate, Diploma and Managerial Diploma levels, all of which are Assured by Pearson and the Sri Lanka national tertiary education quality assurance authority, Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) Sri Lanka.
    HRMI is considered the fastest growing Pearson BTEC Centre in Colombo and the recipient of the Pearson’s award, from year 2013 to date for Overall High Performance, reflecting Academic Excellence, Student Satisfaction and Growth.

    The Quality Management System at HRMI has been certified by SGS UK and compliant with ISO 9001 -2008. We have also adopted the UK Quality Code for Higher Education (QAA UK standards) as stipulated by The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. We have been consistently rated as fully compliant with Pearson Assured Quality Standards in the years 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.

    The promoters of HRMI have over 25 years of experience in education and corporate training. They have been retained by over 300 leading corporations in Asia and command a very high reputation for their quality of teaching and training. This results in excellent networking that helps in securing training and employment opportunities for students and for promoting the Brand in the corporate sector.


    Our Vision :

    • The VISION of HRMI is to be a 'Centre of Excellence for Globally Recognised Management Education' where students are facilitated to achieve academic progression, professional development and career advancement together with accessibility to international qualifications.

    Our Mission :

    • 'Develop the next generation of Business Leaders in Sri Lanka' by bringing together professionals, the academia and global qualifications.
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