Institute of Management of Sri Lanka (IMSL) is the national apex body in the field of professional management in Sri Lanka, dedicated to promoting professional management in the country. IMSL was inaugurated on 31st July 1986 and was incorporated by Act of Parliament No. 67 on 17th December 1988. Today, IMSL is a full member of the Asian Association of Management Organizations (AAMO), as Sri Lanka’s sole representative in AAMO.
The Institute is administered by a President, Four Vice Presidents, A Secretary an Assistant Secretary, a Treasurer and Committee of 15 members of which 3 members represent the affiliated Institutions and Organizations of this Institute. Such Members are duly elected at an Annual General Meeting. They constitute the Council of the Institute.
The Institute of Management of Sri Lanka (IMSL) has elected Prof. Sarath Kodithuwakku as its new president at the 39th Annual General Meeting held on the Wednesday 13th of December at the Grand Oriental Hotel in Colombo, with a new council of management of IMSL for the year 2017/18.
Prof. Kodithuwakku has obtained his B.Sc. degree in agriculture with specialization in agricultural economics from the University of Peradeniya in 1990. He obtained his MBA degree (Marketing) and PhD in entrepreneurship from the University of Stirling, UK in 1993 and 1997 respectively. He currently serves as a Professor in the University of Peradeniya.
He founded the MBA programme offered by the University of Peradeniya and he has been the Coordinator of the programme since its inception in 1998, in addition to serving as the Chairman of the Board of Study in Business Administration, PGIA since its inception in 2002. He was also the Director of the Agribusiness Centre, the outreach arm of the Faculty of Agriculture, since its inception until September 2011.
At national level, he has been serving as a Vice President of the IMSL since 2003 and as a member of Board of Study of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, the premier professional body for Sri Lankan marketing professionals since 2002.