Management Team

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Thilak Hewawasam

Chairman

Contacts : +94 77 7517 597
thilak@emlconsultants.com

A Regional Development Planner by profession, Mr. Hewawasam, gained his post graduate education in development planning in the United Kingdom, and has a long and inspiring career record in the public sector and private sector, including over 5 years as a Senior Staff Consultant to The World Bank. His service in the state sector includes the tenure as the Chairman, Central Environmental Authority, which is the apex body responsible for formulation and implementation of environmental regulations, National Project Director for several Community Water Supply & Sanitation Projects, and the Additional Director, Policy Planning, Ministry of Urban Development and Local Government. His international experiences include almost all countries in the South Asian Region and most of West Asia and Central Africa.

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Avanthi Jayatilake

Managing Director

Contacts : +94 77 7311 032
avanthi@emlconsultants.com

With a M.Sc. in Environmental Management, Mr. Jayatilake has an impressive career as an environmentalist. A noteworthy assignment in his long career history, spanning over 30 years, is his tenure as USAID’s Project Manager, responsible for the overall management and implementation of USAID’s US$ 26 Million Natural Resources and Environmental Policy Project, under which Sri Lanka’s environmental policies and regulations were formulated and legalized. In addition, he has also served as Special Advisor to the US Ambassador on environment related matters. His international experience as an environmentalist includes the South and South-East Asian Regions, Middle East and Central Africa.

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Manitha Weerasuriya

Director

Contacts : +94 77 7698 962
manitha@emlconsultants.com

Dr. M S Weerasuriya has over 20 years of experience in project management, particularly related to institutional strengthening, HR development, and socio-economic studies. As its Managing Director, Dr. Weersuriya played a key role in the establishment and rapid expansion of International Institute for Training and Development (IIDT), a sister company of EML, which specializes in the design and conduct of training programs for both the state and the private sector on subjects related to business and livelihoods development. Dr. Weerasuriya had his primary education in The Royal College and obtained his Ph. D from the City University of New York.

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V.K. Nanayakkara

Director

Contacts : +94 77 3429 540
nanayakkara@emlconsultants.com

V K Nanayakkara is a former Secretary to the Prime Minister, Government of Sri Lanka. In a career spanning 37 years in the Sri Lanka Administrative Service, he held several positions as Secretary to the Project Ministry of Environment, Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Secretary to the Ministry of Education. He served as a Director of the Central Environmental Authority and has undertaken consultancy work for the ESCAP, ADB and UNEP. He was also the founder President of the Institute of Environmental Professionals, Sri Lanka. He has wide experience in training, research and consultancy. His publications cover a range of interests that include constitutional governance, public administration, water policy and environment.

H. N. J. Chandrasekera

Director

Contacts : +94 77 7562 038
jchandrasekera@gmail.com

Mr. H N J Chandrasekera is a senior banking professional who has held Senior Corporate Management positions in Sri Lanka’s leading private commercial bank, Hatton National Bank PLC, during his career of 35 years. He holds a MBA from the University of Sunderland, UK and a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management. He is also a member of The Association of Professional Bankers, Sri Lanka and has undergone extensive training in banking, leadership and management both locally and at prestigious overseas institutions such as Mount Eliza Business Faculty, Melbourne University, Australia, National University of Singapore, Lloyds Bank TSB, UK, Development Bank of Philippines and AOTS, Japan. Mr. Chandrasekera played pivotal role in conceptualizing and forming the Pan Oceanic Bank, Solomon Islands and served on its Board of Directors from its inception.
He is also a Director of Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC, Sri Lanka and serves as a Member of its Board Credit Sub-Committee.

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

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Sudarshan Senaratne

Managing Director
DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS (PVT.) LTD

Contacts : +94 77 7480 321
sudarshan@developmentconcepts.org

A Management Accountant by profession is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) UK. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He counts over 25 years of senior management and consultancy experience having held several senior level management positions in leading public and private sector institutions in Sri Lanka especially in the financial service sector. He has carried out assignment in both in Sri Lanka and in the South Asian and East African Region and has worked with several international institutions such as World Bank, ADB, IFC, and ILO and with leading international consultancy. He has attended several professional study & training programmes such as Asian Productivity Organization in Japan, & Asian Development Bank, Executive Development Programme, jointly conducted by National University of Singapore & Stanford University USA, International Directors’ Programme and Institute of Directors Sweden.

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Manitha Weerasuriya

Managing Director
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT TRAINING (PVT.) LTD

Contacts : +94 77 7698 962
manitha@emlconsultants.com

Dr. M S Weerasuriya has over 20 years of experience in project management, particularly related to institutional strengthening, HR development, and socio-economic studies. As its Managing Director, Dr. Weersuriya played a key role in the establishment and rapid expansion of International Institute for Training and Development (IIDT), a sister company of EML, which specializes in the design and conduct of training programs for both the state and the private sector on subjects related to business and livelihoods development. Dr. Weerasuriya had his primary education in The Royal College and obtained his Ph. D from the City University of New York.

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P C Fernando

Managing Director
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING CONCEPTS

Contact No : +94 77 3865 518
Email : channa@emlconsultants.com

Graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1990, Channa Fernando is a highly qualified coastal engineer with over 20 years of experience in port/harbour planning, harbour management, and coast conservation. His post graduate education includes, M.Sc. H.E Delft, The Netherlands (1996), and Dip. H.E. (Delft) in Hydraulic Engineering (1995-1995), which includes extensive studies and research on coastal environment. In addition, he has completed several national and international training programmes on port/harbour engineering and management, and environmental aspects related to port/harbour development. His international experience includes, coastal development related projects in The Maldives, India, Brunei, Bangladesh and Mauritius.

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Ms S Yasaratne

Managing Director/CEO
SUSTAINABILITY AGENDA (PVT.) LTD

Contact No : +94 77 7793 940
Email : shiraniyasaratne@gmail.com

During her 15 year long tenure with the Central Environmental Agency (CEA) the apex state body responsible for formulation and implementation of environmental regulations, Ms Yasaratne has made a significant contribution towards conservation of natural resources and sustainable development in Sri Lanka. As Director, Natural Resources Management, one of her major tasks had been the Design and Management of the EIA Process for Sri Lanka. In process, Ms Yasaratne was extensively involved in the formulation of the EIA Regulations in accordance with the National Environmental Act of Sri Lanka, and in the design and development of the implementation framework of the EIA process from its inception in June 1993.

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