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alt Prof. Ananda Jayawardane

Prof. Ananda Jayawardane is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa. 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, 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 and a Member of the Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka. He is also a Senior Professor in Civil Engineering, immediate 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 served as the first Head of Department of Management of Technology, Head, Department of Civil Engineering and the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa.

He 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 National Science Foundation, Academy of Financial Studies (Miloda). Currently, he is a member of the Board of Management of the Sir Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, Open University of Sri Lanka, Construction Industry Development Authority and a non-executive Board Member of Commercial Bank and Sierra Cables PLC. He has served in many other national committees such as the committee for the development of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Strategy and University & Tertiary Education Policy.

He has co-authored a textbook on “Construction Productivity Management” published by Addison Welsley Longman, UK in 1998, contributed to three other textbooks and has published and presented over 75 research papers both locally and internationally in the areas of technology management, technology transfer, project management, education, social management systems, construction management and entrepreneurship. He has received several awards for his research publications including Manaperi Award, Prof Varghese Award for his undergraduate research and thrice the IESL Award for the best paper published in the Engineer Journal and National Achiever’s Award - 2013 under the category of Engineering awarded at the 8th Annual District Convention of the Lions Clubs International – District 306A1 and IESL President’s Award at IESL Engineering Excellence Awards – 2012. He is also a Commonwealth Scholar and a Fellow.

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