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University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka


Terms of Reference


  • Initiate actions on policy directions issued by the UGC from time to time and take steps to implement prescribed initiatives, programmes and activities at university/campus/institute level.
  • Evaluate proposals submitted by universities/Institutes with respect to curricular reforms and curriculum for new study programmes and submit recommendations to the Commission.
  • Evaluate proposals submitted by Universities/Institutes for the establishment of new Departments/Faculties/lnstitutes and submit recommendations to the Commission.
  • Frame guidelines for planning of new undergraduate degree programmes, namely,
  • (a) ways and means of evaluating need and demand,( b) graduate profile, (c) structure of the study programme, (d) courses and intended learning outcomes and planning for course modules, (e) evaluation procedures and (f) credit qualification framework for Information Technology related study programmes.
  • Function as a catalytic unit to promote new initiatives and reforms to improve and advance quality and relevance of Information Technology related study programmes and convey to the Commission for consideration.


Members Information

Membership Name Designation Institute
Chairman Senior Prof. A K W Jayawardane Commission Member/ Senior Professor-Civil Engineering University of Moratuwa.
Secretary Ms. MPK Senadeera Assistant Secretary/Academic Affairs University Grants Commission
Dr.D.D.A Gamini Head Dept.of Computer Science / Faculty of Applied Sciences  University of Sri Jayewardenepura
 Dr.Manjula Sandirigama  Head Dept.of Computer Engineering / Faculty of Engineering  University of Peradeniya
Eng.P.M Karunarathne Dean/Faculty of Information Technology University of Moratuwa
Dr.J.A.Jeewanie Head Dept.of Computer Science University of Ruhuna
Dr.A Ramanan  Head Dept.of Computer Science University of Jaffna
Mr.P.S Palliyaguruge Head/Computer Unit Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Mrs.S.Sathananthan Head/Dept of Mathematics Eastern University of Sri Lanka
Dr.L.S.K Udugama Senior Lecturer/Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering Open University of Sri Lanka
Dr.E.P.S.K Ediriweera  Dean/Science & Technology Uwa wellassa University
Dr.M.A Anusha Jayasiri  Head IT University of Visual Performing Arts
Mr.Yasas V.Abeywickrama


Computer Society of Sri Lanka
Mr .Mano Sekaram  CEO and Co.Founder Sri Lanka Association of Software & Service Companies (SLASSCOM)
Dr.Amal Shehan Perera  Head/Dept.of Computer Science & Eng  University of Moratuwa
Dr.Sanjiwa Weerawarna  Cheif Architect  WSO 2
Mr.Madu Rathnayake EVP CIO and GM  Virtusa
Dr.Gamini Wijayarathna Dean/ Faculty of Computing & Technology  University of Kelaniya
Dr.B.T.G.S Kumara

Senior Lecturer (Gr.11) in Computer Science

Trincomalee Campus/Eastern University of Sri Lanka
Prof.Bimali Jayawardana Dean/Faculty of Science  University of Kelaniya
Mr.Chishan de Mel Executive Director SLASSCOM
Mr.S.Thadchanamoothy  Senior Lecturer(Gr.II)in Computer Science Trincomalee Campus/Eastern University of Sri Lanka
Cap.J.U Gunaseela Dean/Faculty of Computing Kothalawala Defence University
Dr.Kithsiri Manchanayake Chairman FITIS
Mr.T.Ketheesan Head/Dept.of Physical Science/Faculty of Applied Science Vavuniya Campus