Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo / Prof. Nayani Melegoda
Chief Executive Officer, Saegis Campus, and former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army / Major General (Retd) Milinda Peiris
Major General Milinda Peiris served in the army for 36 year and reached the pinnacle of his career by serving as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army.
Prior to being the Chief of Staff, he was appointed as the Vice Chancellor (VC) of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU). During his tenure, he established nine faculties of KDU, which became nationally and internationally known. Further, he developed the University Hospital concept of KDU as a tertiary care hospital.
During his service as the VC of KDU he was contemporaneously appointed as the Director General of the Centre for Research and Development, Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Military Secretary to the Army Headquarters. He was also appointed as the Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché for Sri Lanka in Washington, D.C, USA.
He was appointed as a Committee Member in the National Education Commission and in the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka. He was a Member of the Board of Management of Defence Services Command & Staff College, the Committee of Vice Chancellors & Directors (CVCD), Sri Lanka, the Standing Committee on Quality Assurance Accreditation of the University Grant Commission.
He is serving as a member of the advisory council of the Institute of National Security Studies, Sri Lanka (INSSSL). Further to the above, he presently serves as the Vice Chancellor / CEO at Saegis Campus.
Founding Executive Director, Centre for Policy Alternatives / Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu
former Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Mrs. Chitranganee Wagiswara
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