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.
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.
Registrar / Academic Administrator
Ms. Ellepola is a qualified and experienced educator with over 15 years of experience, including seven years as a lecturer. Ms. Ellepola began her career as a lecturer in Business Management, and has delivered lectures within the frameworks of renowned UK universities since 2014. She has held several senior academic administrative positions during her academic career, which has broadened her administrative experience. Ms. Ellepola holds a Master of Science in Management with a first class from the University College Dublin, National University of Ireland. She has obtained her bachelor’s degree in Management from the same university.
Senior Lecturer / Head of School of Sciences
Ms. Varuni Vindya has completed her BSc (Hons.) degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a Second Class (Lower Division) from University of Colombo in 2013. She has received her MSc degree in Molecular Life Sciences from the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo in 2017, with a Distinction and winning the “Vidyajothi Professor Eric H. Karunanayake Gold Medal” for the Best Student in MSc in Molecular Life Sciences. Varuni has extensive hands-on-experience on cancer biological techniques, microbiological techniques, PCR, qRT-PCR and phylogenetic analysis techniques while having developed her expertise in executing research methodology with standard scientific conduct. During her time as a research assistant at the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, she was involved in various anticancer drug discovery projects carried out by the institute. Many of her research work have been published in international scientific journals and conferences. Varuni is a Member of Royal Society of Biology (UK), Institute of Biology (Sri Lanka), Associated Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), and Licentiate Member of Institute of Bio Medical Sciences. Furthermore, she holds more than five years of teaching experience in Government and Private Universities and has conducted a series of seminars for school students regarding Molecular Biology. In the field of Psychology, Ms. Varuni has recently received her MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology from University of West London, with a Merit pass. She holds a diploma for counseling psychology and has completed an internship in child and adolescent psychology. Ms. Varuni is also a Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) certified cognitive assessment test administrator. She is actively engaged in research on mental health, addictions and family relationships among university and school students in Sri Lanka while working as a psychological counselor.
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.
Junior Lecturer/ Laboratory Demonstrator
Ms. Malsha P. Wijekoon is a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree holder with a four-year special degree in Chemistry where she has gathered a vast knowledge in different aspects of chemistry in both theoretical as well as practical fields. Having completed her bachelor's degree dissertation under the research topic; “Quantification of Chemical Residues Present in Selected Grain Samples", it has added much to her repertoire of practical knowledge in chemistry. Upon her graduation, Ms Wijekoon was immediately recruited for the position of Laboratory Demonstrator in the Department of Chemistry, at University of Ruhuna. Her experience in the field of academics coupled with her enthusiasm to share her knowledge with students would surely encourage them to reach the highest possible limits of education.
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.
Ms. Uresha Abeywickrama has graduated from University of Peradeniya with a second class upper in BA(General) English, Management and Psychology. She has started her professional career in academics at British Council and later became an Assistant lecturer at Esoft Metro Campus. She has about 3 years of experience teaching the English language. During her academic career, she has taught a number of modules in the fields of EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and EGP (English for General Purposes) along with conducting research supervision on ESL discipline. She is extremely motivated to constantly develop her skills and grow professionally. Second Language teaching and learning and developing the communication skills of the undergraduates is her true passion and forte.
Senior Lecturer, Science (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.
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.
Mr. Madhawa Dhananjaya has completed his B.Sc. degree in Applied Sciences with a Second Class (Lower Division) from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 2011. He has continued his academic carrier as the research assistant from 2011 till 2014 for the study of photovoltaic properties of Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) for his M.Phil. Degree under the supervision of Prof. P.M. Jayaweera, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Furthermore, he holds more than five years of lecturing experience in Government and Private colleges as a Lecturer of Physics and Mathematics, and over fourteen years of experience of providing assistance to many students all around the globe with their science education. Apart from providing science education, he is actively engaged in researches on development of artificial intelligence and development of sustainable energy innovations. Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Sustainable Energy, Nano-materials, Mechatronics
Ms. Kalpana Athukorala has obtained B.Sc. Special Degree in Mathematics from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2018. She has completed M.Sc. Degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Moratuwa. She had been working as a Demonstrator in Mathematics at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura for 4 years. Ms. Kalpana Athukorala is a visiting lecturer at Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE). She is a member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) and she has presented her Undergraduate research in the Annual Scientific forum of SLAAS. Her research interests are on Mathematical Modelling, Calculus and Financial Mathematics.
Ms. Heba Haroon has completed her B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biotechnology with a second class (upper) from Northumbria University, UK in 2020. She has also completed her Higher National Diploma in Biotechnology at BMS, Sri Lanka (The Diploma is Pearson certified) with a Merit in 2019 during which she had successfully published her research at the 4th Biennial Symposium, ITI. Her researched was focused on the Genetically Modified Organisms and their detection. Her final year's research involved antimicrobial activity, antioxidant activity and phytochemical content determination. Ms. Heba has hands on experience in biotechnology related laboratory techniques including; primer designing, usage of Conventional PCR and RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA extraction and sequencing and several other molecular biological and microbiological techniques. She also has industrial exposure due to her internship experience at the Industrial Technological Institute (ITI). She had volunteered as a demonstrator on behalf of ITI at the Shilpa Sena Exposition conducted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research, 2019. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Experimental Biotechnology at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
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.