Our Staff

Management and Faculty



Director General


Email: dg@slida.gov.lk

Additional Director Generals


Mrs. H.M.S.P. Tissera

Additional Director General (Admin. & Finance)

BA (Special) in Economics (UOC), Post Graduate Diploma in Mgt. University of Rajarata, Master in Public Policy (Grips - Japan) Interests in Labour Migration, Procurement, HRM.

Exposure in India, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Japan.

Email: adgaf@slida.gov.lk


Dr. W.M.M.G.D. Wijekoon

Additional Director General (Research & Non-Management Training)

PhD (Project Risk Management) University of Colombo, MSc. (Urban Environmental Management) AIT Bangkok, Thailand, BA (Geography) University of Colombo. Master Trainer in Training of Trainers, Project Management and Research Methodology. 

Exposure in Germany, Nepal, Sweden, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and USA.

Email: wijekoon@slida.gov.lk


Mrs. N.J. Jayasundera

Additional Director General (Organizational Development)

BSc. (Hons.) Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, MSc. (Environ. Economics) PGIA, Peradeniya, Certificate in Environmental Management (CDG, Germany), Areas of specialization and interests are Environment Management, Project Management, Gender & Development, Disaster Management, Incident Command Systems, Research Methodology and Training Methodologies.

Exposure in USA, Germany, Nepal and Indonesia

Email: neranjala@slida.gov.lk


Mrs. Anusha Batawala Gamage

Additional Director General (Learning & Development)

Master in Development Studies (Hon) Specialized in Gender and Development - University of Melbourne - Australia, Master in Public Management (SLIDA), Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics (PGIA - University of Peradeniya), Postgraduate Diploma in e-governance (PIM - University of Sri Jayawardenapura), National Diploma in Human Resource Management (Merit) - Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Dip. in Public Administration (Merit) - SLIDA, B.Sc. (Hons) Special Degree in Botany with Zoology & Chemistry (Subsidiary subject) - University of Colombo Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Personal Management (ACIPM), Master Trainer

Area of specialization and interests:

Women empowerment; Poverty Alleviation; Micro Finance and developing women Entrepreneurship; Gender, Globalization & Gender issues in Development; Community based Development and Development theories.

Human Resources Management, Strategic Human Resource Management and Leadership, Managing organizational change & Innovation and Service Minute & SOR formulation & improvement.

Public Administration, New Public Management, Development Administration, office work flow analysis & process improvement and Citizen Charter Development & improvement.

Project Management & design; Research in Development and Research Methods in Development.

Email: anusha@slida.gov.lk


Mr. A.V. Janadara

Acting Additional Director General (Postgraduate Studies)

B.Com (Hons.) (USJ), PG Diploma in Economic Development UOC MPA, PIM (USJ), MPA, Flinders University, Attorney-at-law

Email: vimukthijanadra@slida.gov.lk

Senior Consultants


Ms. Samanthi Senanayake

Senior Consultant

Master of Information Systems (University of Melbourne, Australia), MSc in Information Management (SLIIT), Diploma in E-Government (PIM), Diploma in Diplomacy and World Affairs (BIDTI), Advance Certificate in Contract and Procurement Management (CIDA), BSc in Microbiology & Chemistry (University of Kelaniya)

E-Gov and ICT policy studies in Estonia, Netherlands, Singapore, Japan, Australia, South Korea & the United Kingdom. Extensive experience in designing and implementing Government Information Systems, IT outsourcing and ICT Procurements. Australian Leadership for Development Scholar, SLAS (Grade I).

Areas of Specialisation and Research Interests: E-Government/Digital Government, Information Systems, Process Analysis Modeling & Design, BPR, Outsourcing Management, Public Private Partnership, ICT Procurements, Information Security, Knowledge Management, Data Analytics, Telework/Work from Anywhere (WFA), IS Strategy and Governance, Good Governance, Project Management, Strategic Management, Leadership & Sustainable Development.  

Email: samanthis@slida.gov.lk


Mr. J Jayasundera

Senior Consultant

BA (Kelaniya), MPA – Sri Jayawardanepura, MPPM – University of Melbourne (Australia).

Exposure in India, Japan, Australia Nepal, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore.


Email: jayasundara@slida.gov.lk


Mr. R. Rushandan

Senior Consultant

Master of Development Studies (Hon.) The Melbourne University, Master of Arts in Sociology (Hon.) MKU, India, Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hon.) Peradeniya, Postgraduate Certificate in poverty Alleviation Strategies, SLIDA.  

Areas of specialization and interests are project management and Design, Poverty, Microfinance and Development, Human Resource Management, Research methods for Developments, Management in Development, Socio – Economic Development, Social Impact Assessment and Evaluation, Development Strategies, Innovative Methodologies for better performance, Migration and Development, Gender Issues in Development, Sociology, Civil Society , NGOs and the state, Law Enforcement and Public Health, Social Policy and Development, Environmental Policy and Community Natural Resource Management, TOT and Training methodologies.

Exposure in USA, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia and India.

Email: rrushandan@slida.gov.lk


Mr. K.R. Gangadhara

Senior Consultant

BSC (pub.Admin) in Geology, Diploma in Public Administration, Master of International Development Economics from the Australian National University. Senior Consultant in Public Administration, Public Policy process, Economic policy and Fiscal Policy, R & D, State Event Management.

Exposure in Australia, Japan, Singapore and India

Email: gangadhara@slida.gov.lk


Mr. L. Gamage

Senior Consultant

BSc (Accountancy, Finance) SP (RJT), MBA of Rajarata

Interest Subject Area : Public Procurement, Strategic Mgt. , Public Finance, Supply Chain Mgt.

Email: lasantha@slida.gov.lk


Mr. C.W.K. Kuruppu Arachchi

Senior Consultant

MBA International University Japan, MBuS University of Kelaniya, Chartered Accountant (ACA), B.B.mgt (fin) SP Kelaniya, HNDIPPCA, Member of Sri Lanka Public Sector Accounting Standards Committee, Consultant in General Management and Strategic Management, Public Sector Accounting Standards, Taxation, Auditing, Cost & Management Accounting, R-programming Finance Management & Corporate Governance,

Exposure in Japan, Thailand & India.

Email: wasanthak@slida.gov.lk



Mr. N Gowrithasan


B.Sc (Agriculture)/ MSc in Environmental Economics(PGIA) Master of Rural Development (UQ Australia) PG Diploma in eGovernance and PGD in Public Administration.

Exposure in Japan, Australia, Nepal, Bangladesh

Email: gowri@slida.gov.lk

Associate Consultants


Mrs. P.P.A. Bopagamage

Associate Consultant

B.Sc (Physical Science), MAIR

Law, Economics, International Relations, Security Studies

Email:  bopagamage@slida.gov.lk


Ms. R.M.A. Rathnayake

Associate Consultant

B.Com(Special) University of Sri Jayawardenepura, LLB (London) University of London, MPA University of Colombo, Associate Consultant, Interest in Law, Management, Public Administration

Email: akalanka@slida.gov.lk