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.
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.
Acting Head - School of Life Sciences
Dr. Madawala is a Passionate instructor and a researcher with a decade of experience teaching chemistry to students from various social and cultural backgrounds, both local and international. She obtained her bachelor's Honors degree in Chemistry from the University of Kelaniya and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Western Michigan University (WMU) in the USA. Her research was based on developing optical sensors for detecting heavy metals, anions, and nerve gas mimic. She has many publications of her research and is an expert in spectroscopic methods such as UV/Vis, Fluorescence, FTIR, NMR. During her Ph.D. program, she won various awards, including the Gwen Frostic doctoral fellowship, which the Graduate College awards for the best research proposal of the year and the Department Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award, which the Department of Chemistry awards for the best researcher of the year. During her Ph.D., she also worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Chemistry at WMU, teaching various undergraduate chemistry courses offered by the department. After obtaining her Ph.D., she worked as a chemistry lecturer in various higher educational institutions in the USA, including Central Maine community college, Kalamazoo College, and Kalamazoo Valley Community college.
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.
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.
Ms. W. Nazuha has an educational background in business, focusing marketing, Accounting, management, IT and international relations. Having lecturing experience more than 4 years in the field of business and IT. She has taught many modules in the field of business along with research supervision in business and IT discipline. She is engaged in many other industrial activities collaborating to the educational field. She is extremely motivated and willing to develop and grow in the academic field.
Senior Lecturer, Business
Ms. Nadeesha is a senior lecturer with a demonstrated history of over five years, working in the higher education industry in both the contexts of academic and administration, skilled in lecturing various subjects in the context of Business Management and Administration who is skilled in teaching students from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds with the use of effective contemporary lecturing techniques. She is an experienced professional in working with various qualifications awarding bodies, partner universities, and higher education authorities both in local and international contexts. Ms. Nadeesha obtained her bachelor's degree with first-class honours in the field of Business and Management Studies (BA (Hons.) BM) from Cardiff Metropolitan University - UK. She was able to receive both the Outstanding Performances Award and the Academic Excellence Award offered by the university as she obtained her bachelor's degree. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of West London
Ms. Nipuni Fernando obtained her Bachelor of Science (Hons.) four-year special degree with a second-class upper division in the field of Engineering Physics from the University of Colombo, Faculty of Science. She has successfully completed a Graduate Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at IESL College of Engineering and she is an Associate member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL). Ms. Fernando has started her professional career in academics as a Teaching Assistant at SLTC Research University, Padukka. She has approximately two years of experience lecturing in Physics and Telecommunication Engineering at both government and private universities. Her areas of interest in research are wireless communication and material physics.
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.
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.
Upeka Bandaranayake graduated from University of Bangalore in Bachelor of Biotechnology and has completed a master's degree in Environmental health from Chulabhorn Royal Academy, Thailand. Upeka has worked as a lecturer for over three years and also worked as a researcher for research projects in microbiology, in-silico drug discovery, oxidative stress resistance and post transcriptional modifications of bacteria. Her research interests include antibiotic resistance, bacterial virulence and discovery of natural products as therapeutic substances. She is competent in various microbiological and bioinformatics techniques and has formulated undergraduate research projects and guided students as a supervisor. She is a recipient of Nehru memorial scholarship offered by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, India and Thailand International Cooperation Agency Scholarship for international students in Thailand.
Ms. Mihirinie Wijayawardhana is a Bachelor of Pharmacy Honours graduate from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She has a First class with a GPA of 3.9/4.0 and was awarded Gold Medal for obtaining a First Class Honours with the highest GPA marks. Ms. Mihirinie has served as a graduate teaching assistant and then as a Lecturer (on Contract) in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Open University, Nawala. Currently reading for her MSc in Analytical Chemistry at University of Colombo. Many of her research work has been published in international journals and conference proceedings. She is a SLMC registered pharmacist and a Member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLASS) and Pharmaceutical Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL). Mihirinie’s areas of expertise are Drug development, Medicinal Chemistry and Microbiology.
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.