IEPSL Council

Mrs Shiranee Yasaratne

CEO/Managing Director, Sustainability Agenda (Pvt) Ltd.,
Senior Advisor, Biodiversity Sri Lanka

MSc Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Gene Technology
BSc (Hons) Zoology
M I Biol; CEnvP
Winner of ZONTA Woman of Achievement: Environment category – 2006

Prof. Niranjanie Ratnayake
Immidiate Past President

Emeritus Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa
BSc Eng (Cey), M Eng (Wales)
FIESL, Chartered Engineer
Member, IEPSL

Mr. Asela Iddawela
President Elect

Former Chairman, Geological Survey and Mines Bureau
& Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (Technical Service)

Formern Director (Projects), Presidential Task Force on Kidney Disease Prevention

Mrs. Kanthi De Silva
Senior Vice President

Former Deputy Director General,
Environmental Management & Assessment Division,
Central Environmental Authority.
Former Secretary, IEPSL.
Specialized in Environmental Impact Assesment

BSc.(Hons) Agriculture, University of Ruhuna MSc. University of Peradeniya CEnvP

Mr. Ajith U K Ethugala
Vice President

Assistant Project Director (Environment),
Project Management Unit,
Strategic Cities Development Project (SCDP),
Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply & Housing Facilities

MEng (Envt. Eng), CEnvP, BSc. (Perad)

Mr. Jayavilal Fernando



Mr. Randeewa Malalasooriya

Managing Director Viridis Group & RR Environmental Services

MBA – Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
BSc – University of Sri Jayawardenapura
Senior Leadership Diploma Duke Corporate Education, Switzerland
Lead Auditor ISO 9001, 14001, 22000 & OHSAS 18001

Dr. W.M.P.S.B Wahala

Chairman – Sri Lanka Accreditation Board


Dr. Anusha Ediriweera
Asst. Secretary (Administration)



Mrs. Dharshani Lahandapura
Asst. Secretary (Membership)


Former Chairperson, Marine Environment Protection Authority,
– Attorney-at-Law,
– Post Graduate Diploma in Environment Management
– Professional Diploma in Environment Management
– Diploma in Environmental Journalism
– Certificate Course in Strategic Environmental Assessment
– Diploma in Executive Secretaries
– Diploma in Confidential Secretaries
– Diploma in Business Management
– Diploma in Computer Programming
– Life Member – Sri Lanka Bar Association,
– Committee Member – Sri Lanka Women Lawyers Association
– Member – IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law


Eng. Janaka Rathnakumara
Asst. Treasurer



Mr. Trishan Perera
Asst. Editor

Managing Director – EcoPulse Solutions
Managing Director – PatEx Innovations
Director – EmpowerSL


Mr. Karunasena Hettiarachchi
Council Member



Prof. (Mrs.) H. Ranasinghe
Council Member

Senior Professor in Forestry and Environmental Science, Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Chartered Environmental Professional, Institute of Environmental Professionals, Sri Lanka
Chartered Biologist, Institute of Biology, Sri Lanka
Board Member, Central Environmental Authority
Editor, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity
Advisor, Centre for Evaluation, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Consultant in the areas of Forestry, Biodiversity, Environmental Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects and Programs
Expert areas: Climate Change, Forestry, Agroforestry, Environmental Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation, Green Productivity
B.Sc. (Hons.) Botany, University of Kelaniya
M.Sc. (Forestry) University of Sri Jayewardenepura
PhD (Forestry) University of Wales, United Kingdom
Winner of Professional Woman of the Year by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce in 2000.


Mr. Sanjeewa Chulakumara
Council Member, Committee Chair Industrial Relations Standing Committee IEPSL

Director/CEO, ENVIRONS Lanka (Private) Limited

MBA, B.Sc., DPMM, Dip. in Mgt, Dip in Corporate Evt mgt.
CEnvP, Corporate/Life member ISMM, Secretary to Strategic Relation Committee ISMM (2023/2024)

Mr. Janaka Wijesekara
Council Member


Masters of Science in Environmental Science (2011), Department of Zoology, University of Colombo.
Bachelor of Science (2003), University of Colombo.
Advance Diploma in International Relations (2014/15), The Bandaranayake Centre for International Studies, Sri Lanka.
Advance Diploma in Business Administration (2005), The Association of Business Executives, UK.
Diploma in Human Resources Management (2003) , Wigan and Leigh College, UK.
Lead Auditor qualification for ISO 14001: 2015 in 2019 , The Bureau Veritas (together with Sri Lanka Standard Institute)
,Member – Wild Life & Nature Protection Society, Chartered Environmental Professional – IEPSL, Counts over fifteen years of experience in waste management including e waste and Built Environmental Maintenance


Ms. Arosha Hemali
Council Member


B.Sc. Chemical & Process Engineering University of Moratuwa.
Practitioner in industrial waste management & project lead on energy and material recovery. Cleaner Production & Green Chemistry practitioner, Energy management consultant certified on ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems.
M.Phil (Reading – Material and Energy recovery system development under Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, University of Moratuwa.)


Dr Chethika Gunasiri
Council Member



Mr. Anura Ranwala
Council Member



Mrs. Terancy Samarawickrama
Council Member

Assistant Director
Environment Management Department
Board of Investments Sri Lanka

Joint Secretary SCP Forum Sri Lanka

B.Sc( Hons) ,MBA (UOC) M.IEPSL, M.IBIOL ( Sri Lanka),

Mrs. Shyamani Periyapperuma
Council Member

Director (Environment Promotion), Environment Promotion Unit,
Environment Education and Awareness Division

B.Sc. – University of Colombo
PG Dip(Envt. Science) – Open University of Sri Lanka
M.Sc. (Forestry and Environment Management) – University of Sri Jayewardenepura
MBA – Asia e University, Malaysia


Mr. Prasad Jayaweera
Council Member



Mr. Dhammika Karunarathne
Council Member

Director, Central Environmental Authority, North Central Province,
Chartered Environmental Professional, Institute of Environmental Professionals, Sri Lanka
Indigenous Medical Practitioner (SLAMC Reg. No. 10163)
B.Sc., University of Peradeniya
DSAMS (Indigenous Medicine), WAMI, University of Kelaniya
M.Sc. (NRM) University of Peradeniya
M.Sc.(Environmental Science), Open University of Sri Lanka.
Post. Grad. Dip in Environmental Science, Open University of Sri Lanka
Diploma in Environmental Science, Dresden University, Germany