Professor Lakshman Ratnayake brings more than 40 years’ experience to the education industry and currently he is the Chairman of SLIIT Academy. He is an Emeritus professor at University of Moratuwa. He is also a Board member of the National Research Council and the IESL College of Engineering. Professor Ratnayake is an Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering at University of Calgary, Canada and served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Utah State University, USA. He was the Vice Chairman of the UGC, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Moratuwa.
He worked as the Project Director of the World Bank funded project on Higher Education for the Twenty- First Century (HETC) and the Project Director of the World Bank funded IRQUE Project. Professor Lakshman L. Ratnayake was also the President of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka and Chartered Institute of Transport, Sri Lanka.
Currently he holds the position of Member of the University of Colombo Council, Member accreditation Board and Member Registration of Engineers, Institution of Engineers. In March 2016 he won the prestigious award from the Lions Club International for the outstanding contribution he
has made for education.