Council 2020/2021

President:

  • Prof. (Mrs.) Sagarika Ekanayake: BSc (Peradeniya), M.Phil., PhD (Lund, Sweden), C.Chem., F.I.Chem.C.
    Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

President Elect:

  •  Prof. (Mrs.) Srianthie A Deraniyagala: BSc (Colombo), PhD (Dalhousie, Canada), C.Chem., F.I.Chem.C.
    Senior Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo

Vice President

  • Mr. N. M. S. Hettigedara: Grad. Chem., MSc (Kelaniya), C.Chem., F.I.Chem.C., M.R.A.C.I, M.N.S., M.H.S.M, F.R.S.H.
    Nutritionist /Superintendent of Police, Police Hospital.

Immediate Past President:

  • Prof. (Mrs.) P. A. Paranagama: BSc (Kelaniya), M.Phil (Kelaniya), PhD (Glasgow), C.Chem., F.I.Chem.C.
    Chair & Senior Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Kelaniya

Hony. Joint Secretaries:

  • Dr. N. D. Amal Wageesha: Grad.Chem., M.Phil. (Sri Jayewardenepura), PhD (Colombo), C.Chem., M.I.Chem.C.
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka


  • Dr. Udaya K Jayasundara: BSc (Hons) (Peradeniya),  PhD (Nevada USA),  C.Chem., F.I.Chem.C.
    Senior Lecturer, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon

Hony. Treasurer:

  • Dr.  A. A. P. Keerthi: Grad. Chem., PhD (Sri Jayewardenepura), C.Chem., M.I.Chem.C.
    Senior Lecturer, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon.

Hony. Assistant Treasurer:

  • Dr. K. M. T. Gunasekara : BSc (Colombo), PhD (Bowling Green USA), C.Chem., F.I.Chem.C., F.P.R.I.SL. M.R.S.C.
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Hony. Editor:

  • Dr. Sameera R. Gunatilake : Grad.Chem., PhD (Mississippi State, USA) M.I.Chem.C
    Senior Lecturer, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon

Hony. Assistant Editor:

  • Dr. Manuja Lamabadusuriya: BSc (Colombo), MSc (UNSW, Sydney), MSc (KSU, USA), PhD (Wayne), C. Chem., M. I. Chem. C.
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Nuclear Science, University of Colombo.

Secretary International Relation:

  • Prof. (Ms) R. D. Wijesekara: BSc (Colombo), PhD (ANU), C.Chem., M.I.Chem.C.
    Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo.

Chairperson, Academic Board of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon (AB-IChemC):

  • Prof. (Mrs.) Sagarika Ekanayake: BSc (Peradeniya), M.Phil., PhD (Lund, Sweden), C.Chem., F.I.Chem.C.
    Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Chairperson, Academic Board of the College of Chemical Sciences (AB-CCS):

  • Prof. (Mrs.) S. Hewage: BSc (Ceylon), PhD (Newcastle upon Tyne), C.Chem.,F.I.Chem.C.
    Retired Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo.

Hony. Secretary (AB-IChemC):

  • Dr. (Ms) T. Gobika:  Grad. Chem., PhD (Heriot-Watt, UK), M.I.Chem.C.
    Senior Lecturer, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon.

Chairman A&EP Committee:

  • Mr. E. G. Somapala: BSc (Peradeniya), MSc (Strathclyde), C.Chem., F.I.Chem.C.
    Retired Government Analyst

Secretary, A&EP Committee:

  • Mrs. Deepika Senavirathne
    Senior Assistant Government Analyst

Chairman Board of Trustee:

  • Mr.K R Dayananda : Grad.Chem. M. Phil. (Kelaniya), C.Chem., F. I.Chem.C.
    Senior Research and Development Manager, S. A. Silva & Sons Lanka (PVT) LTD. (Silvermill Group).
    Retired Senior Research Officer, Industrial Technology Institute

Elected Members:

  • Prof. Sudantha Liyanage: BSc (Sri Jayewardenepura), PhD (Cardiff), C.Chem., F.I.Chem.C., F.P.R.I.SL. M.R.S.C.
    Vice-Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura; Senior Professor, Department of Chemistry.

  • Prof. (Mrs.) J. A. Liyanage: BSc (Sri Jayewardenepura),  PhD (Cardiff), C.Chem., C.Sci.,  F.I.Chem.C., FRSC.
    Vice-Chancellor, Gampaha Wickramarachchi University of Indigenous Medicine; Senior Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Kelaniya.

  • Prof. Chayanika Padumadasa: BSc (Colombo), PhD (University of Oxford), F.I.Chem.C.
    Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 

  • Prof. P A N Punyasiri : Grad.Chem., PhD (Peradeniya), C.Chem, F.I.Chem.C, FRSC (UK), M.I Biol
    Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB), University of Colombo
    Director/ R & D, Natures Beauty Creations Limited (Nature`s Secrets). 

  • Prof. N. A. K. P. J. Seneviratne: BSc (Kelaniya), PhD (Wayne State), C.Chem., F.I.Chem.C.
    Senior Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Kelaniya.   
         
  • Prof. S. P. Deraniyagala: BSc (Colombo), PhD (Dalhousie), C. Chem., F.I.Chem.C.
    Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

  • Mr. M. R. M. Haniffa: BSc (Colombo); MSc (Hawaii), C.Chem., F.I.Chem.C.
    Head, Dept. of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka.

  • Dr. Ireshika De Silva: BSc (Colombo), PhD (Mississippi State), M.I.Chem.C.
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo.

  • Dr. Piyal Ariyananda: Grad.Chem., PhD (Delaware), C.Chem., M.I.Chem.C.
    Director, Innovation Ceylon, Cosmetics.

  • Dr. A. G. M. J. Gunaratna: BSc (Colombo); Grad.Chem., PhD (Kansas State) C.Chem., M.I.Chem.C.
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Kelaniya.

In attendance:

  • Mr. N.I.N.S. Nadarasa
    BSc (Cey), M.Tech. (Brunel), F.I.Chem.C., C.Chem.
    Registrar, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Retired Deputy Government Analyst