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Professor Gunapala Nanayakkara (BPA Spcl. Vidyo. MPA (York), PhD (Carleton), DLit (Sab.), is the Academic Adviser of the School. He is known as Sri Lanka’s Management Guru for his pioneering work in the field of higher education in management. He was awarded the presidential recognition of Sri Lanka Sikhamani (2005) for his contributions to higher education in Sri Lanka. As far back as 1981, he initiated and managed the first MBA degree program at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and was instrumental in establishing the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in 1986 to provide expanded higher education degree programs in business management, public administration and allied fields. He was Director for 26 years during which time PIM was made a self-financed institution in the university system of Sri Lanka. He has served the system of education as Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission (2006-2008), Senior Consultant, Ministry of Education, and Addl. Director-General/Director General of National Institute of Education (2015-2020) (see full profile in Faculty Resources)

Professor Gunapala Nanayakkara

Nanayakkara (BPA Spcl. Vidyo. MPA (York), PhD (Carleton), DLit (Sab.)