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First Lady Chairperson of the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka

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It is our great pleasure to welcome Senior Professor (Mrs) Kshanika Hirimburegama as the first lady Chairperson of the University Grants Commission.  


Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama, B.Sc. (Colombo);  M.Phil.  (Peradeniya); Ph.D. (K.U. Leuven); a Senior Professor in Plant Sciences was appointed as the Chairperson of the University Grants Commission with effect from  1st February 2013 by His Excellency, the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.


She was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo from January 2008 to January 2013. She was a Member of the University Grants Commission from March 2006 to December 2008 .


Professor Hirimburegama has rendered a great service to the farming community and taken lead to transfer the technology to the rural agricultural sector apart from the contribution made to the Higher Education sector in the Country. She is the founder of the Institute of Agro Technology and Rural Science, Hambantota.


We wish her all the very best in her new appointment as the Chairperson of the University Grants Commission.

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