The Asian Institute of Business & Science (AIBS) commenced its journey with the primary goal of facilitating pathways in education to students in fields essential in today's global corporate environment. In fulfilling this laudable objective, the academic organization has partnered with internationally recognized academic institutions giving both local and international students the opportunity to venture forth in areas of study with an international network and support framework guaranteeing success. AIBS currently provides diverse and much needed education qualifications in the private tertiary education sector in Sri Lanka, in the areas of Science and Business.
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The Asian Institute of Business & Science is the brainchild of a man with a vision to carry on the legacy of his father. Sri Lanka is a nation brimming with untapped potential and falling short by means and opportunities as most often, students eager to pursue their studies face obstacles due to a lack in choice of disciplines, facilities and funds available or on hand.
Here at AIBS we bridge the gap, creating an economical, cost effective globally recognized gateway to a successful future in both the corporate and academic worlds, making available here at home, internationally recognized qualifications and courses of study that are in high demand. AIBS offers students the opportunity to step on to a pathway guaranteed to ensure a successful and rewarding future with courses in the fields of Science and Business. The doorways that swing open for those who venture on this path of study are limitless.
AIBS provides state of the art facilities and qualification awarded by internationally recognized institutions and organizations, backed by a panel of experienced lecturers from both the academic and corporate arenas, built on the foundation of a board with decades of experience and time tested know-how crucial to ensuring students are armed with the best set of skills on graduation; relevant in a demanding, result oriented world.
AIBS offers students a viable, rewarding and ultimately a lucrative pathway to a successful future. We urge you to take the time go through our website, visit us or give us a call to learn how we can partner you on this exciting journey ahead.
Chair - Board of Governors
Mrs.Rohini Nanayakkara is a renowned banker with over 30 years of experience in leading the banking and finance industry of Sri Lanka. Mrs. Nanayakkara was the first woman executive to join a commercial bank, namely Bank of Ceylon, with the rare distinction of becoming the first woman General Manager/ CEO of a Bank in Sri Lanka and the Asian Region. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Management and the institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka. She was also a Past President of the Sri Lanka Bankers Association, Association of Professional Bankers, a member of the Commission of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Mr. Hiran de Silva is a reputed investment banker with over 30 years of experience. He holds a Master Degree in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo and is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of United Kingdom (CIMA), a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA). Mr. de Silva was a founder Director of the American National College (ANC) in Sri Lanka, a Leading American and Australian higher education provider in Sri Lanka
Member - Board of Directors
Mr. Nihal Jayawardene is a lawyer and legal consultant with over 35 years of experience working in multiple legal capacities including at the Attorney General's Department of Sri Lanka, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a Consultant to the Public Enterprise Reform Commission of sri Lanka. Senior Lecturer at the Sri Lanka Law College and Examiner in Commercial Law. Mr. Jayawardene was also a Lecturer in Corporate Law at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the Council of Legal Education of Sri Lanka. He is an attorney at law and holds a Master's Degree in Public International Law from the University College London and was appointed a President's Counsel in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to the legal profession.
Member - Board of Directors
Prof. Deraniyagala is a Senior Professor of Chemistry at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka with more than 40 years of academic and teaching experience. She specializes in Bio Organic Chemistry and Mechanistic Organic Chemistry and has served as the Head of the Department of Chemistry at the University 0f Colombo, visiting Senior Professor at the College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon. She holds a BSc Degree (first class honours) in Chemistry from the University of Colombo and a PhD from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
Member - Board of Directors
Dr. Lakshitha De Silva is an experienced Software Engineer, Programmer, Computer Scientist and Technologist. His technical expertise lay in engineering complex software systems to software architecture, building distributed systems, micro services, REST services and containers, automation tools for improving software engineering rigor and Dev0ps efficiency. Dr. De Silva holds a PhD in Computer Science and a MSc in Advanced Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of St Andrews, United Kingdom. He is a chartered IT Professional (MBCS CITP 1994) of the British Computer Society, UK and a Professional Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), USA
Member - Board of Directors
Dr. Panduka Wijeyaratne is a globally renowned and sought after tropical disease and community health expert. The Founding Chairman and Program Director of Tropical & Environmental Disease and Health Associates (TEDHA), he specializes in management of tropical diseases, community and environmental health, and humanitarian assistance. He holds a PhD from the School of Public Health at the University of Texas, USA, an MSc from the University of Florida, USA, a BSc (Honors) degree from the University of Ceylon, Sri Lanka. Dr. Wijeyaratne served as the Program Director, Tropical Disease Prevention at USAID/EHP, Director, Tropical Disease and Environmental Health and S9ni0r Associate at International Science & Technology Institute (ISTI) Washington DC, USA, Principal Program Officer, Health & Environment Program, Health Sciences Division at the International Development Research Center (IDRC) in Canada, Board Director at PATH- Canada. He was also the Principal Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria also served as Co-Chairman and Member of the World Health Organization (WHO) and organizations affiliated to the United Nations.
Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Osanthi Watawana is a proud product of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she pursued her postgraduate studies at the Post Graduate Institute of Management (mostly known as PIM), University of Sri Jayawardenepura and specialized in the area of Human Resource Management. Ms. Watawana has completed her Master of Arts degree at the Deakin University, Australia in 2019. Tenure of her career she has served in the corporate sector, international non-government organizations, diplomatic missions, and the study abroad sector, where she has gained wealth of knowledge in international relations and transnational education. She assumed duties in the role of Chief Operating Officer at Asian Institute of Business and Science in late 2020.
Head of Academics
Ms. Samira Mallawaarachchi has an educational background in business, focusing on Management, Marketing and Commercial Law. Having a distinctive flare for teaching, she has conducted lectures for undergraduate students in various management disciplines since 2013. She adds priceless value to our academic panel of Business lecturers with her many years of experience, dedication and passion for teaching. Ms. Mallawaarachchi has a unique and an interactive teaching style that encourages students’ engagement, the hallmark of a productive learning environment. She has the ability to successfully integrate business theory with practice, giving students a realistic learning experience in line with a corporate world, thereby giving the students hands on, realistic understanding of the subject and its relevance outside the classroom. She holds a Master of International Business and Commercial Law (LLM) from the University of West London, U.K and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. Ms. Mallawaarachchi has a Bachelor of Business Double Major in Management and Marketing from Edith Cowan University, Australia.
Registrar / Academic Administrator
In her capacity as the Registrar of the Asian Institute of Business and Science, Ishani Gunathilake plays a pivotal role in the efficient functioning of the institution. As the Registrar, she is responsible for overseeing and managing various aspects related to student affairs and academic administration. Bringing over 12 years of experience in the higher education sector, enriched with valuable insights, Ishani Gunathilake possesses a deep understanding of the dynamic landscape of academia. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
Assistant Academic Administrator
Ms. Sapna Fernando, a graduate from University of Colombo, Faculty of Science, completed her Bachelor’s degree obtaining a Second-Class Lower Division for the Special Degree in Plant Sciences. Afterwards, she gained a wealth of experience working as a Demonstrator at Department of Plants Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo. Being passionate on the Administration field she started to build her carrier in the Administration pathway working as an Executive at Union Assurance PLC and as an Academic Coordinator at Horizon Campus, which ultimately led her to the field of Academic Administration. Ms. Fernando completed her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Management from Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo and currently has been appointed as the Assistant Academic Administrator at AIBS
Senior Lecturer / Programme Coordinator - English
Miss Shanika De Zoysa is an English graduate from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura with a second-class upper division including a highest GPA of 3.47 (Top of the batch). Based on her academic excellence, Miss De Zoysa has been appointed as an Assistant Lecturer in English in the Department of English & Linguistics of University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2020. She has successfully completed a Diploma in Diplomacy & World Affairs XVI held by the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI) in 2017. Miss. De Zoya has gained hands-on experience as a Research Executive at Epsilon Crest Pvt Ltd from 2019 to 2020. Her research interests lie in Shakespeare Studies and revolutionary studies of Socialism.
Senior Lecturer - Mathematics
Mr. Miyuru Weerathunge hails from an engineering background, having completed both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechatronics engineering from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand. His expertise and research interests lie in machine design, machine automation, and robotics. Prior to joining AIBS he has worked in the industry as an engineering consultant, and in the field of academics as a visiting lecturer and a technical instructor.
Senior Lecturer - Business
Ms. Shanaaz Marikar has over 20 years of teaching experience at all academic levels, both abroad and in Sri Lanka. She has master's degrees from IIBM Campus and the University of Gloucestershire in business management, accounting, and finance, with a focus on international trade. She is a fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka and a final-level student at the Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CASL). She also holds diplomas from the Universities of Manchester and Cambridge in TKT at all levels and business English
Senior Lecturer - IT
Deshan Yasas Sri Bulathsinghala Cooray is a distinguished Senior Lecturer in Computing and Software Engineering at AIBS Campus. His academic journey began with the completion of a Bachelors degree, BSc. (Hons) in Management Information Systems, from the renowned University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland. Subsequently, he furthered his education with a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT Uni) in Malabe, Sri Lanka. Bringing a wealth of industry experience to the academic realm, Deshan spent significant time as a Support Engineer, gaining practical insights into the complexities of technology implementation. With over 7 years of experience in lecturing, he seamlessly blends theoretical knowledge with real-world applications in the dynamic field of technology. Deshan's academic prowess is underscored by the attainment of a Master's degree, MSc. in Information Technology, from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT Uni). His commitment to advancing knowledge is reflected in his research pursuits, focusing on cutting-edge areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, DevOps, and the Internet of Things.
Ms. Isini Kawshalya obtained her Higher Diploma and Bachelor’s degree in the field of Biomedical Science from Cardiff Metropolitan University-UK where she gained a wide range of experience in a variety of theoretical and practical biomedical science disciplines. She has conducted her BSc Final research at Genetech on the topic of “PCR Identification of Poultry DNA in vegetarian Food Products”. While she was doing her final research she worked as an intern junior scientist at Genetech. Upon her graduation, she worked as a junior scientist at Rajatha laboratory and gain experience in hematology aspects including cancer cell detection. Also, she has gathered experience as a secondary-level practical demonstrator and laboratory assistant at Gateway College. She has around two years of academic experience in lecturing both biomedical science and Nursing students. She is an apprentice pharmacist at SLMC while also studying for a Master's degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the Department of Chemistry, University of Kelaniya. Her expertise in the academic sector and her desire to convey her knowledge to students will definitely encourage them to pursue their education to its highest extent.
She has over a decade of experience in teaching English at all academic levels. She obtained her bachelor's honors degree in Education from Horizon College of Business and Technology. She also holds a professional diploma from Lyceum Academy on Teacher Education.
Ms. Kavindi Sandamali Sayakkara graduated from Northumbria University in BSc (Hons) degree in Biotechnology with First Class Honours and has completed a Masters degree in Molecular Life Sciences from the University of Colombo (IBMBB). Ms. Kavindi has worked as a chemistry and biology teacher at East Asian International School. In addition to academia, she has completed laboratory training in molecular biology, biotechnology, and related fields in the Biotechnology Unit of the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) and worked as an intern for the Quality Assurance and Research Development department at Maliban Biscuit (Private) Limited. Her research interests include Molecular Medicine, Cancer Genetics, Reproductive and Developmental Biology, and human DNA variation. She is a member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
Mr. Chirantha Edirisinghe completed his 4-year B.Sc. (honors) degree in Chemistry from the University of Kelaniya and achieved first-class honors. After graduation, he gained a wealth of experience by working as a teaching assistant at the Department of Chemistry, University of Kelaniya, and as a researcher at the Diabetes Research Unit (DRU), Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. In addition to academia, he also underwent industrial training at CIC Lifesciences (PVT) Ltd., where he gained knowledge in manufacturing processes and quality assurance. He has a wide range of research interests in material chemistry, organometallic chemistry, nanomaterials, electroanalytical, atmospheric, and environmental chemistry. Also, he possesses expertise in various analytical instruments, including AAS, ICP-MS, GC-FID, GC-MS, and HPLC.
Miss Naveendya Devindi Munasinghe is an English Graduate from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, with a second-class lower division, and currently reading for the Maters in Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Ms. Munasinghe has started her professional career in academics as an Assistant Lecturer in English at ESOFT Metro Campus and has been worked as a visiting lecturer at ICT Centre at Western Province Industrial Department. She has approximately two years of experience in teaching English at both government and private sectors. Her areas of interest in research are Gender studies and Post Colonial Literature
Mathematics & Physics Lecturer
Ms Neranji Bandara is a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). She received her BSc. (Hons.) in Engineering Physics specialization from the University of Colombo. Her research focuses on novel nanostructured sensing platforms and the construction of functional devices to address the critical issues of toxic gases. Her work encompasses various areas, including semiconductor metal oxides, fabrication of thin films, nanotechnology, and solid-state physics. As an early career researcher, she has an excellent track record with local and international peer-reviewed publications in prestigious and high-impact journals and conferences. Ms Neranji Bandara is a dedicated and accomplished individual with a strong commitment to the field of physics. Her involvement extends to the Institute of Physics Sri Lanka (IPSL), the American Physical Society (APS), and the Physics Society at the University of Colombo where she connects with professionals, researchers, and experts in the field. This allows her to stay informed about the latest developments in physics and contribute to the dynamic physics community in Sri Lanka. She has served as a visiting lecturer in physics at The Open University of Sri Lanka for 3 years, where she had the privilege of imparting knowledge to aspiring students. Her role involved creating an enriching learning environment and facilitating discussions to enhance understanding. Through her diverse experiences, both within academic societies and in teaching roles, she is dedicated to advancing the field of physics, inspiring students, and contributing to the broader scientific community. Ms Neranji Bandaras’ multifaceted engagement reflects her passion for learning, teaching, and pushing the boundaries of our understanding of the physical world.
Ms. Sasini Sathsara is a dedicated and accomplished professional currently pursuing an MSc in Bioinformatics at the University of Colombo (IBMBB). Her academic journey began with a Bachelor's degree in BSc Honours in Microbiology, where she graduated with first-class honors from Lovely Professional University in Punjab, India. With a strong foundation in microbiology, Sasini ventured into academia, serving as a lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Science at Sri Lankan Private University. Her teaching experience further enriched her understanding of the subject and allowed her to contribute to the education of aspiring professionals in the field. Sasini's commitment to advancing knowledge is evident through her active participation in various international conferences. Her research contributions are reflected in both research and abstract publications in indexed journals. During her undergraduate studies, Sasini focused on genetic engineering of microbial pectinase enzymes, exploring the intricate relationship between structure and function. Her current academic pursuits in Bioinformatics align with her research interests, which encompass Medical Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Genetic Engineering, and Molecular Biology. Sasini Sathsara stands out as a passionate researcher and educator, driven by a curiosity to explore and contribute to the evolving landscape of biological sciences.
Ms. Buddhika Dilrukshi, a distinguished professional in the fields of Food Science and Analytical Chemistry, graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Food Science & Nutrition from Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, specializing in Food Science & Technology and earning a Second Class Upper Division. She furthered her academic journey by completing a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Colombo. With a passion for education, Buddhika accumulated academic experience as a teaching assistant and assistant lecturer at the Department of Food Science & Technology, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. She expanded her teaching portfolio as a visiting lecturer at the University College of Ratmalana. Bridging academia and industry, Buddhika served as a Food Safety & Quality Intern at Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, gaining valuable insights into real-world challenges within the food industry. Her commitment to broader educational initiatives was evident in her role as a project assistant in the Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) project at Gampaha Wickramarachchi University of Indigenous Medicine. A pinnacle achievement in her career was the gold medal at the "Sahasak Nimavum 2020" National Invention & Innovation Competition, recognizing her innovation in the Food Technology field with the creation of the "Instant Green Smoothie Powder." Buddhika's research interests encompass Food Science, Product Development, Food Processing Technology, and Chemistry. Her noteworthy contributions are reflected in her track record of outstanding research publications in international conferences and high-impact journals, showcasing her dedication to advancing knowledge in her areas of expertise.
Junior Lecturer/ Lab Demonstrator
Upon completion of her Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma at the Asian Institute of Business and Sciences (AIBS), Ms Thiyumi Nethma Fernando has completed her BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences from the Oxford Brooks University UK.
Junior Mathematics Lecturer
Ms. Thushmika Jayawardena has completed her Bachelor of Science degree (Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, and Chemistry) with a second-class upper division from the University of Ruhuna, Faculty of Science. Her areas of interest are Statistics and Mathematical Optimization.
Senior Science Lecturer (Visiting Lecturer)
Ms. Jayani Gunawardana has priceless industry exposure in scientific innovation and has leveraged her knowledge and skills across diverse areas of Science. She holds the post of Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology, Bio Informatics, and Medical Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at AIBS. Ms. Gunawardana has developed her expertise in the evaluation of genomic mutations responsible for metastasis related gene expression, as well as in the utilization of molecular techniques for the analysis and understanding of the pain associated with neurological and psychological responses in humans. She has extensive lecturing experience in Biomedical Science (Level UG/PG) and has demonstrated her abilities in the areas of Biochemistry, Clinical Chemistry, and Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology/Analytical Techniques. She has research experience in the United Kingdom, funded by British Mass Spectrometry Society and has participated in numerous national and international conferences and trainings. She has worked with the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology and has contributed to research on breast cancer. Ms. Gunawardana has completed her BSc (Hons) in Medical Biochemistry & Molecular Biology with a Second class upper from University of Greenwich, United Kingdom in 2010, as well as an MSc in Biotechnology, with a Distinction (First Class) from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, 2011. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo under the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, investigating Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka.
Business Lecturer (Visiting Lecturer)
Chamaka is an experienced professional who has been engaged in senior management positions in Ed-tech & HR-tech fields over the past few years. He is a graduate from University of Kelaniya in the field of Computer Science and Statistics. And he has also gained his Masters in Business Administration from the University of West London (UK). He's also equipped with several professional qualifications ranging into marketing and finance from Chartered Institute of Marketing and Chartered Institute of Management Accounting. One of his special achievements is becoming Sri Lanka's 1st ranked student at the final stage case study of Chartered Institute of Management Accounting exams in 2017 May. Chamaka is a committed individual who has trained many young corporates for more than five years in Management and Business Analysis related subjects for a range of academic and professional qualifications.
Information Technology Lecturer (Visiting Lecturer)
Mr. Sudasingha earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rajarata University in Sri Lanka (Hons). He has attended several overseas IT conferences as a representative of local companies. Throughout his career, he has honed his skills in robotic process automation, cross-platform mobile application development, application security, and other areas. He is a Lecturer with over ten years of academic and industrial experience in Computer Science and Information Technology. He has made significant contributions to the commercial IT industry over the last ten years, working in various areas/segments such as insurance, software development, and so on.
Science Lecturer (Visiting Lecturer)
Sadani Prabudhika Kulathunga holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Architecture and a Masters in Environmental Management. Currently pursuing a PhD in Multidisciplinary Studies at the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, her research interests encompass environmental management, urban farming, urban ecology, ecology, and conservation. With a focus on sustainable development, Sadani aims to bridge the gap between academia, policy, and practice by conducting research and disseminating her findings to address pressing environmental challenges.
Science Lecturer (Visiting Lecturer)
Possessing a Natural Sciences degree from Open University, currently enrolled in the MSc program in Medical Entomology and Applied Parasitology. I have previously undertaken responsibilities as a Graduate Teacher Assistant in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Open University. At present, my research efforts are directed towards the exploration of biodegradable materials as potential substitutes for polythene and the investigation of nano-infusion techniques for the reduction of mosquito larval populations. My academic interests encompass the augmentation of antimicrobial properties through nanomaterial infusion, the advancement of alternatives to polythene, the examination of vector-borne diseases, and the analysis of the clinical and pathological effects associated with such diseases.