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


  • Udaya de Silva: Assoc. Director-Global Engineering & Manufacturing Technology (Ansell)
  • Chaminda Pathirana: General Manager (MAS Active)
  • Chandika Wickramathilake: General Manager-Innovation & Autonomation (MAS)
  • Kelum Kospelawatte: Factory Director (Singer Associated Companies)
  • Damith Abeyrathne: Head of Customer Services & Logistics (Unilever)
  • Chathura Dissanayake: Head of Supply Chain (Brandix)
  • Sanjeeva Jayasundara: Vice President (Ceylon Cold Stores)
  • Nuwan Wasalthilake: General Manager-VS (Brandix Intimate Apparel)
  • Thilan Samarawickrama: CEO (Ravi Industries)
  • Anju Madurapperuma: Lead Business Systems Analyst-Manufacturing (IFS)
  • Chinthaka Balasuriya: Deputy Director (FMRC)
  • Gominda Gunawardana: Deputy General Manager (Haycarb)
  • Dhammika Adikari: CEO (Multimoulds)
  • Gamini de Alwis: General Manager (Kamal PVC)
  • Lakshman Bogahapitiya: Senior Mech. Eng. (National Water Supply & Drainage Board)
  • Suneth Kotuthenna: Head of Manufacturing (Fonterra)
  • Asitha Senevirathne: Additional Secretary (Ministry of Industry & Commerce)
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