Council

Council Members

Prof. Niranjanie Ratnayake
President

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

Mr. H.S. Premachandra
Imm. Past President

Director (Western Province)
Central Environmental Authority

BSc. Special (Hons)
MSc. M.I.Biol
CEnvP, MPMI (US)

Mrs Shiranee Yasaratne
President Elect.

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

Mr. Asela Iddawela
Senior Vice President

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

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

Mrs. Kanthi De Silva
Vice President

Former Deputy Director General
Environmental Management & Assessment Division
Central Environmental Authority
Former Secretary IEPSL

BSc.(Hons), MSc. CEnvP

Mr. Ajith U K Ethugala
Hon. Secratary

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. Randeewa Malalasooriya
Treasurer

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
CEnvP

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

 

 

Dr. Nishanthi Perera
Asst. Secretary 

Visiting Academic and Freelance Consultant

Visiting Academic and Freelance Consultant with over 25 years experience in natural resources management at the national and regional level.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Protected Area Management (University of Colombo); Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Zoology (University of Sri Jayewardenapura) and Bachelor of Science (General 2nd Class Upper Division), The Open University, Nawala, Sri Lanka
Chevening Scholar in Biodiversity at the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Center and Visiting Student of St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (2004-5)

 

Ms. Arosha Hemali
Asst. Treasurer

 

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.)

 

Mr. Trishan Perera
Asst. Editor

Manager – University Business Linkage Cell, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
President – Section B (Agriculture and Forestry) of SLAAS
Director – EmpowerSL

B.Sc., M Sc (Reading – Forestry and Environmental Management), MIEPSL

Mrs. Ramani Ellepola
Council Member

Environmental Specialist/Consultant
Former Director General, Central Environmental Authority
Former President IEPSL

B Sc (Hon) Chemistry (Special)
Masters in Environmental Science
M I Chem C, CEnvP

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.

 

Dr. I. Dissanayaka
Council Member

Former Director Research & Special Projects
Environmental Management & Assessment Division
Central Environmental Authority
Former Treasurer IEPSL
Phd (Envt. Economics) BSc.(Hons), MSc. CEnvP

Mr. V. R. Sena Peiris
Council Member

Founding Director/Chief Executive Officer of National Cleaner Production Center (NCPC)
Visiting Lecturer

B Sc in Engineering ( 2nd Class) University of Peradeniya
Cleaner Production Expert in 1997 under UNIDO program
Corporate member of Society of Engineers(UK), Institute of Plant Engineers(UK), Institute of Energy (UK), Institute of Environmental Professionals (SL),Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SL), International Solid Waste Management Association, Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production.

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

Mr. Sanjeewa Chulakumara
Council Member

Director, INSEE Ecocycle Lanka (Private) Limited/
Executive Committee Member, Siam City Cement Lanka Private Limited

MBA (Australia Institute of Business -Australia), B.Sc. (University of Peradeniya), Dip in Management. (American College of Higher Education), Dip Purchasing & Materials Management /DPMM (Institute of Supplies & Materials Management ISMM), Dip in Corporate Environment Management (IEPSL), Charted Environmentalist (IEPSL), Council member of Environment Professional in Sri Lanka (IEPSL) Corporate/life member of ISMM

Mr. Indhra Kaushal Rajapaksa
Council Member

Chairman Managing Director – Kalhari Group Of Companies.
Group Managing Director – Sail Lanka Yachting Group.

 

Mr. Saranaga Gajasinghe
Council Member

Safeguards Specialist, Sri Lanka Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank

M.Phil (Integrated water resources management), B.Sc (sp) Agriculture

Mrs. Dharshani Lahandapura
Council Member

 

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

Mrs. Dhammi Pindeniya
Council Member

 

Ecologist, Sri Lanka Land Development Corporation, 2013 – CEnvP – Chartered Environmental Professional (C20), 2014 – Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Sociology, University of Colombo , 2006 – M.Sc. In Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Sri Jayawardanepura, Sri Lanka, 1998 – B.Sc (Special) in Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka , 1993 – Diploma in Computer programming and System Analysis and Design. National Youth Centre, Maharagama. At present managing the Kerawalapitiya Waste Park.

Mr. Aruna Ranwala
Council Member

Chartered Civil Engineer, Chartered Environmental Professional, Consultant Hydrologist, Hydromodeller, Drainage engineer BSc. (Eng.) , M.Eng ( Hydraulic Structures), FIE(SL), C.Eng, MIEP(SL), C.EnvP

 

Mr. Chamath Abeysinghe
Council Member

Senior Environment Officer – ADB/ Consultant – Ministry of Finance
CEnvP
MBA – Middlesex University; PG Dip. (Environment Management), University of Moratuwa; M.Sc (Applied Microbiology), University of Kelaniya; B.Sc (Natural Science), OUSL