Prof. Sarath Kodithuwakku Re-elected Uncontested as Honorary President of Institute of Management of Sri Lanka (IMSL)

The prestigious Institute of Management of Sri Lanka (IMSL) is pleased to announce the re-election of Prof. Sarath Kodithuwakku as its Honorary President for the tenure of 2024/25. The decision was made during the Annual General Meeting held on February 15, 2024, in Colombo. Prof. Kodithuwakku, a Senior Professor at the University of Peradeniya and currently serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, has been an esteemed figure in the field of professional management in Sri Lanka.

IMSL, established on July 31, 1986, and incorporated by Act of Parliament No. 67 on December 17, 1988, is the national apex body dedicated to promoting professional management in Sri Lanka. As the sole representative of Sri Lanka in the Asian Association of Management Organizations (AAMO), IMSL plays a crucial role in shaping the landscape of management practices in the country.

In addition to Prof. Kodithuwakku’s re-election, IMSL also conferred honorary fellowships upon three distinguished academics of Sri Lanka. Senior Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Chairman of the University Grants Commission, Senior Prof. H.D. Karunaratne, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Colombo, and Prof. T. Mangaleswaran, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Vavuniya, were recognized for their outstanding contributions to their respective fields.

Furthermore, Mr. Sanath Wijesinghe, the outgoing Honorary Treasurer, was honored with the Fellow status of the institution for his dedicated service.

The new council of management for the tenure of 2024/25 comprises esteemed individuals who will work tirelessly to uphold the mission and values of IMSL:

Honorary President: Senior Prof. Sarath Kodithuwakku

Emeritus President: Dr. Anver Dole

Immediate Past President: Major General Upul Perera

Vice Presidents: Prof. Bandara Wanninayaka, Mr. Nujjith Samarawickrama, Mr. Prasad Wijesuriya

Honorary Secretary: Mr. Chandika Dedigama

Assistant Secretary: Mr. Salinda Perera

Honorary Treasurer: Mr. Piyal Pathmanatha

Assistant Treasurer: Mr. Sunil Pathmasiri

Director of Studies: Mr. Jude Mutugala

Council Members:

Chair Prof. N. Kengatharan

Dr. Lalith Edirisinghe

Dr. Krishan Kumarapeli

Dr. Kalpana Ambepitiya

Mr. Sanath Wijesinghe

Mr. Patrick Rodrigo

Mr. Chandrasiri Satharasinghe

Mr. Nameez Musafer

Mr. L.A.W.D. Abeywickrama

Mr. Manjula Liyanage

Sq. Ldr. Vishwa Athukorala

Cmdr. Prashan Perera

Institutional Council Member: Mr. Sameera Fernando

The newly elected council members bring a wealth of experience and expertise, poised to steer IMSL towards greater heights of excellence in professional management.

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