Board of Directors

Prof (Eng) G.L. Dharmasri Wickramasinghe

Chairman
Prof (Eng) G.L.D. Wickramasinghe is currently working as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Vocational Technology and a Professor of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He graduated in 1993 with a B.Sc. Engineering degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and obtained PhD, in Textile Engineering from The University of Manchester, UK in 2003. He earned an MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2008. He also obtained PG Certificate in Teaching from the University of London. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. He is a Professor of the University of Moratuwa and served as a head of department from 2009 to 2012. He served as the Chairman of the Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) of the University of Moratuwa from April 2015 to November 2016.

Ms. Anitra Perera (GSLID)

Managing Director/Coordinating Principal
A member of the fourth generation of the Alethea Group of Schools (Alethea School & Alethea International School), Ms. Anitra Perera is a highly qualified professional who is currently reading for her MBA (University of West London UK) as well as her MA in Education (University of Nottingham UK). In addition to these she completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (UK) and holds a Bachelors (Hons) in Leadership Management (UK). Ms. Perera received the award for “Eduprenuer Director of the Year 2019”. The awards highlights the fourth generation, education administrator’s vision in taking the school through a transition towards the digital era; to convert Alethea School and International School to the 1st Digital School in Sri Lanka. Under such pretext, her win as the Edupreneur Director of the year 2019 marks her as the first under 30 Eduprenuer to receive an international award and bring fame to her nation. Also, under her leadership both Alethea School & Alethea International School won Best Infrastructure of the Year and Best Stand-alone School at the International School Awards 2019, held in India. Alethea achieved this feat from over 9,673 applications from 51 countries across the globe. This affirms her commitment towards establishing and maintaining high level framework in terms of school facilities and educational delivery. Ms. Perera brings with her a wealth of expertise in managerial and organisational skills having handled a plethora of evens both locally and internationally. Her exposure to international conferences and workshops has had an impact on the innovative, 21st century practices she has introduced to Alethea. She is currently board member of National Council of Children & Youth Welfare.

Ms. Kumari Hapugalle Perera

Executive Director
As a member of the third generation of the Alethea Group of Schools Mrs. Kumari Hapugalle Perera was responsible for establishing the International and Management Schools, which is a pioneer international school that is in operation for over 5 years. Mrs. Perera holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wales, an Executive Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Colombo, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from the University of Haifa, Israel and a Diploma in Speech & Drama from Trinity College London. Mrs. Perera is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her contribution as an educator and social activist. She is the Chairperson of TISSL – The International Schools Sri Lanka (TISSL) while being on the committee of Japan Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association Scholarship (JASTECA), Women’s Chamber of Commerce (WCIC). As an Executive Director she continues to oversee, counsel and guide the school as it surges forward in its goal to educating and equipping young people for the future.

Mr. Prashantha Lal De Alwis

PC - Non-Executive Independent Director
President’s Counsel P. L. De Alwis holds L.L.B (Bachelor of Law) and L.L.M (Masters in Law) from University of Colombo. He is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) U.K. Mr. Prasantha counts 35 years of experience as an attorney-at-law and today practices in the Trial & Appellate Courts of Sri Lanka. He is presently a Deputy Chairman of Siyapatha Finance PLC, Non-Executive Independent Director of Softlogic Holdings PLC, Director of SC Securities (Pvt) Ltd & Coral Sands Hotels Ltd. Mr. De Alwis is a visiting Lecturer and Examiner at Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Kotalawala Defence University and APIIT Law School. He is a member of Incorporate Council of Legal Education in Sri Lanka, the faculty board of Faculty of Law, University of Colombo and Centre for Study for Human Rights (CSHR) of the University of Colombo. He is also an Associate member of the CIM U.K. . Mr. De Alwis is presently the Honorary Legal Advisor of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Sri Lanka. He was a member of the Official Languages Commission of Sri Lanka in the year 2010/2011. He was a director of the board of management of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies.

Mr. Sujeewa Mudalige

Non-Executive Independent Director
Mr. Sujeewa Mudalige is the Chief Executive Officer of PwC, Sri Lanka and counts over 30 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant. He is a FCA (ICA – SL), FCMA (CIMA – UK), FCCA (ACCA – UK) and FCPA (CPA – Australia). Mr. Mudalige has vast experience as the Audit Committee Chair in both public and private sector organisations. He is a past President of ICASL and has been a member of the Council of ICASL and of the governing board of CIMA UK, Sri Lanka Division, a Commission member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and held several such other positions locally and globally during the span of his career. He was a director of Hatton National Bank PLC from 2012 to 2019 and was a Chair and member of several of its board subcommittees during his tenure with HNB.

Mr. Aashiq Lafir

Non-Executive Independent Director
Mr. Aashiq Lafir is currently the Group Finance Director of Softlogic Holdings PLC and counts over 30 years of senior managerial experience in companies with diverse interests as a Finance and operations specialist. Mr. Lafir is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), US. He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Mr. Lafir is also the Chairman of Skills International (Pvt) Ltd., and is the former Executive Director – Finance of United Motors Lanka PLC. He is a past President of Sri Lanka-Malaysia Business Council.

Mr. Mahendra Wijeratne

Non-Executive Independent Director
Brigadier Mahendra Wijeratne holds an MBA from University of Lincolnshire & Humberside UK, Master in Labour Studies from University of Colombo, Postgraduate Diploma in Japanese Studies from University of Colombo and a Diploma from Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka. He is also a graduate of Defense Services Command and Staff College Mirpur Dhaka and School of Artillery, Deolali India. He is a fellow member of Chartered Management Institute and Certified Professional Managers and Institute of Management UK. He has served the Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Army in many command and staff appointments including Director Army Headquarters, Commandant School of Artillery, Commandant Infantry Training Centre, Brigade Commander 511 Brigade Jaffna, and also functioned as Coordinating Officer Vavuniya West and Achelu Jaffna. He has also served in the Ministry of Defense. He has held many directorial positions in both private and public sector organizations.

Dr. Sashien Perera

Non-Executive Independent Director
A product of Alethea International School where she completed her secondary education Dr. Sashien Perera received her Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2016 from the Sichuan University, China. She also had the honour of being class valedictorian. During this period, she pursued her passion in the field of education as lecturer of English Language at the Hampson English Institute, Chengdu, China from 2015 – 2017. Previously she worked at District General Hospital Kalutara as a Doctor and currently attached working at Joseph Frazer Hospital, Dr. Perera brings with her a growing knowledge in the field of medicine coupled with her love for education and continuous learning.

Mr. Prashan Pathirage

Non-Executive Independent Director
Mr. Prashan Pathirage joined Softlogic in March 2016 as a Management Trainee, and currently attached to the Business Development unit of Softlogic Group and playing an important role to moving forward the company. He also holds a B.Sc (Hons) Management degree from University of Manchester, UK. Mr. Pathirage is the youngest Director in the Softlogic Group and holds Directorship at Jendo Innovations (Pvt) Ltd, Asiri Hospital Galle (Pvt) Ltd, Asiri Diagnostic Services (Asia) Pte Ltd & Asiri Myanmar Ltd.