Past Deans

Snr Prof Pathmalal

Prof. Pathmalal Manage
Dean FGS (2019 - present)

Prof Hemanthi Ranasinghe

Prof. Hemanthi Ranasinghe
Dean FGS (2016 - 2019)

Prof. Hemanthi Ranasinghe received Bachelors Degree in Botany (Hons) Special from University of Kelaniya and Masters Degree in Forestry from University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sri Lanka. She obtained her PhD in Forestry from University of Wales, United Kingdom. She goes on record as a person who obtained the PhD before the age of 30 and Merit Professor before the age of 40. She is a Fulbright Scholar and had her post doctoral research at Yale University, USA.

Prof. Swarna Piyasiri 1

Prof. Swarna Piyasiri
Dean FGS (2013 - 2015)
Acting Dean (2012 - 2013)
Dean FGS (2009 - 2012)

1985: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Limnology (Inland water Resources), University of Vienna, Austria

1978: B Sc (Special) second-class Hons degree in Zoology. Univ. of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, graduated in. Zoology (Specialized subject) Chemistry (Subsidiary).

Emeritus Prof Kumudu Wijewardene

Prof. Kumudu Wijewardene
Dean FGS (2003 - 2009)

MD (Community Medicine), Diploma, Statistics, Health Care Planning, Certificate in Advance Epidemiology, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Professor of Community Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura -( 1998 - 2019)
  • Co-chair of gender equality and equity committee in University Grants Commission - (2015 - 2018)
  • Chief Research Coordinator of SIDA ( Sweden ) / SARREC - (2003 - 2010)
  • Director of Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (1998 - 2000)
  • Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in  Community Medicine, University of Kelaniya, University of Ruhuna, University of Colombo 1981-1997
  • Member of National Committee for Women 1999-2006

Prof. Dhammika A. Tantrigoda
Dean FGS (2002 - 2003)

Prof. D. Tantrigoda obtained his first degree, Special Degree in Physics from University of Ceylon, Peradeniya Campus and he joined to Vidyodaya Campus (present University of Sri Jayewardenepura) of the University of Sri Lanka as a Probationary Assistant Lecturer in November 1974. In 1978 he left to the United Kingdom for his higher studies and obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Durham. On his return to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura after successful completion of postgraduate studies he was promoted to the post of Senior Lecturer in Physics in 1982. In 1996 he was appointed the Chair of Physics which became vacant subsequent to the retirement of Prof. P.C.B. Fernando. In 2004 he was promoted to the post of Senior Professor of Physics, a position he held with dignity and distinction until his retirement on the 18th January 2015.

Prof M M Karunanayake

Prof. M. M. Karunanayake
Founder Dean of the FGS (1996 - 2002)

PhD (University of Liverpool), BSc Hons (University of Ceylon)

"The establishment of the Faculty of Graduate Studies is one of the lasting contribution that Prof. Karunanayake has made to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. This being a novel concept there was a fair amount of resistance to the establishment of a Graduate Faculty by some sections of the academic community. Prof Karunanayake through discourse and dialogue was successful in dispelling their fears and managed to commence its activities with the blessings and consensus of all concerned. As the founder Dean of the Faculty he steered its affairs with a sense of vision, competence and commitment for six long years. Institutionalizing a research culture at the university was an ideal that was uppermost in his mind. Novel procedures and traditions that were set up by him in this newly established Faculty continue to give it strength and recognition." (Dhammika A. Tantrigoda (2008). Professor M. M. Karunanayake: A profile. Vidyodaya J. of Humanities & Social Science, Vol 2, pp 1-9 )