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 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