Prof. Mahesha Kapurubandara is the Director Academic Affairs at SLIIT Academy. She is responsible for providing strategy, leadership, administration and overseeing the Office of the Dean International, SLIIT.
Prior to taking up the role of Dean at SLIIT, she has worked at Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia for 5 years and also served as a visiting professor at University of Uppsala, Sweden and University of Nanjing, China. She has extensive experience in lecturing in Australia. She is also an adjunct research fellow at WSU, Australia.
Prof. Kapurubandara is acclaimed for several awards in the Information, Communication and Technology Field. She is the first woman in Sri Lanka to receive a Professorship for Information Communication Technologies (ICT), and was also recognized by Women in Management, Sri Lanka, with the award of their Silver Medal at the ‘6th Professional & Career Womens’ Awards, 2016. She also received the Female ICT Leader of the Year 2016 from the Computer Society of Sri Lanka.
In December 2016 she was recognized as a finalist at the SEEARCC Awards held in Sydney, Australia in the category ICT Educator of the year. Prof. Kapurubandara has also been a member of many professional bodies, reviewed various journals, supervised PhD students. She received her PhD at the Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia in Information Technology.