Image  Department of Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering
 University of Peradeniya

The Department Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) plays a critical role in assuring the quality and relevance of the programme. The IAB comprises of CEOs, professionals, engineering managers, and leading engineers in industry. The IAB meets with the department academic staff at least twice a year to discuss on industry trends, employer feedback and requirements, methods of collaboration, curriculum revisions etc. Their feedback is used to continuously improve the programme and enhance the profile of the graduate:

Industrial Advisory Board Members

Gamini de Alwis Eng. Gamini de Alwis
B.Sc (Eng), C.Eng., F.I.E.(SL), MEIZ, MPRI, MAES
Head of PVC Factories & Pump Division
Richard Pieris & Company PLC.
35+ years’ experience in manufacturing, energy conservation and teaching.
Chinthaka Balasuriya Mr. Chinthaka Balasooriya
B.Sc (Eng), CEng, MIESL
Mechanical Engineer (Class 01)
Sri Lanka Engineering Service
15+ years in Government Engineering Service.
Asoka Bandara Mr. Asoka Bandara
BSc. Eng. (Production)
Assistant General Manager ( Operations)
Noritake Lanka Porcelain (Pvt) Ltd.
25+ years’ experience in Ceramic Manufacturing & Japanese Management systems.
Lakshman K Bogahapitiya Mr. Lakshman K Bogahapitiya
Chartered Engineer (Mechanical) and Army Major (SLAVF)
Chief Engineer (Mechanical)
National Water Supply & Drainage Board
10+ years’ service in National Water Supply & Drainage Board.
Chathura Dissanayake Mr. Chathura Dissanayake
BSc Eng (Production)
General Manager - Supply Chain & Operations
Sabrini Foods International, Melbourne, AU
20+ years’ experience in supply chain management and Food industry.
Gominda Gunawardana Mr. Gominda Gunawardhana
BSc Eng (Hons), MBA, Dip. Rubber Tech., AMIESL.
GM - Manufacturing and Raw-material Procurements
Haycarb PLC
20+ Years Manufacturing and Operational Management experience (Local & Overseas) in Rubber and Activated Carbon Industries.
Sanjeeva Jayasundara Mr. Sanjeewa Jayasundera
BSc. Eng. (Production), MBA (Mgt Tech) UOM
Head of Supply Chain- Ceylon Cold Stores PLC, Vice President
John Keells Holdings PLC
24 years’ experience in Food processing Industry.
Suneth Kotuthenne Mr. Suneth Kotuthenne
Associate Director Manufacturing
Ansell Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (Industrial Global Business Unit)
16+ years in manufacturing and operations management in consumer goods industry, Currently in High Tec equipment supply industry.
Anju Madurapperuma Ms Anju Madurapperuma
B.Sc(Eng) Production, CPIM ( APICS-USA)
Senior Functional Consultant
ProV International, USA
15 years’ experience in ERP systems.
Anura Pahalage Mr. Anura Pahalage
MBA, BSc, PG Dip.Mfg. Eng, AMIESL
Director/Business Development Manager
HITEC Sensor Developments (Pvt) Ltd
20+ years’ experience in sensors, textile and production industry.
Sisira Ranatunga Dr. Sisira Ranatunga
BSc.Eng.,M.Sc UOM, PhD SL
Director Manufacturing
Global Rubber Industries (Pvt) Ltd.
25 years’ experience in rubber products and polymer industry.
Thilan Samarawickrama Mr. Thilan Samarawickrama
MBA, Management (MEng) (AU), BSc.Eng.(Production)
Director / CEO
Eco Films (Pvt)Ltd – Sri Lanka
15+ years in production industry & Founder / CEO of ECO FILMS (PVT)LTD SL.
Nirosh De Silva Mr. Nirosh De Silva
MBA - PIM (SJP), Diploma in Brewing (IBD London)
General Manager- Technical
The Lion Brewery Ceylon PLC
25+ years’ experience in beverage industry. (local and overseas)
Mr. Udaya de Silva Mr. Udaya de Silva
BSc. Eng. (Production), SigmaPro - UK
Global Engineering & Manufacturing Technology
Experienced Director of Manufacturing Engineering with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry.
Mr. T G Weerasinghe Mr. T G Weerasinghe
General Manager
Dockyard General Engineering Services (Pvt)LTD.
30 years’ experience in Marine Engineering and Heavy Engineering projects in SL
Dr Chandika Wickramatillake Dr. Chandika Wickramatillake
BEng (Hon) UK, PhD UK
MAS Intimates (Pvt) Ltd.
20+ years’, in Europe, USA, Australia and Sri Lanka
Mr. T G Weerasinghe Ms. Sithila Dassanayake
BSc Eng (Hon), PMP, ACMA
Director Technology Innovation
Twinery - Innovations by MAS.
18+ years’ experience in Production Planning and Operations
Damith Abeyrathne Mr. Damith Abeyrathne
Factory Manager Unilever (Horana)
15+ years’ experience in supply chain professional with a demonstrated history of working in FMCG industry in India and Sri Lanka.
Nuwan Wasalthilake Mr. Nuwan Wasalthilake
(Professional Qualifications)
General Manager-VS
Brandix Intimate Apparel
(Professional Experience)
Priyantha Wettewa Mr. Priyantha Wettewa
MBA (Col), B.Sc. Eng., AMIESL
Factory Manager
Regnis Appliances (Pvt) Ltd. (Singer Sri Lanka)
(Professional Experience)