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Senior Prof. Ananda Jayawardane

Senior Prof. A K W Jayawardane Prof. Ananda Jayawardane is a Senior Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Moratuwa. He is also the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa and past Director General of the National Science Foundation. He obtained BSc Engineering degree in Civil Engineering with first class honours from the University of Moratuwa in December 1983, a Master of Science Degree in Construction from the Loughborough University of Technology in the UK in 1986 and PhD in Construction Management in January 1990 from the same university.
He is a Chartered Engineer, an International Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, a Fellow of the Institute of Project Managers, Sri Lanka, a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka, a Life Member of Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, a Graduate Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors and a Member of the Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka. He is also the past NDB Bank Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Moratuwa and a Past President of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

He has also served as a member of the governing Councils/Boards of National Institute of Education, Institute for Construction Training and Development, State Engineering Corporation, Post-graduate Institute of Management, Miloda Academy of Financial Studies, Sir Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, National Science Foundation, the Open University of Sri Lanka and Construction Industry Development Authority.  Currently, he is also a member of the Board of Management of the Engineering Council of Sri Lanka and a non-executive Board Member of the Commercial Bank PLC and Sierra Cables PLC.  He has served in several other national committees in Science & Technology and Education policy making.

He is a recipient of several awards including the National Achiever’s Award  - 2013 under the category of Engineering by Lions Clubs International – District 306A1, the IESL President’s Award – 2012 and the Asia’s Education Excellence Award – 2016 for outstanding contribution to education, Sri Lanka Education Leadership Award – 2017 for education leadership, Sri Lanka Education Leadership Award – 2018 for outstanding contribution to education presented by World Education Congress and CMO Asia and “Eminence in Engineering” award – the highest, most prestigious life time award given by the IESL for eminence in practice of engineering – 2018.



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