Prof. Manjula Fernando received his BScEng degree with first class honours from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 1993 and he was awarded the inaugural Ceylon Electricity Board Gold Medal and Prize for the best performance in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He received his Technical Licentiate degree from Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and the PhD degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in 1997 and 1999 respectively. In May 1993, he started his career as an instructor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya and at present he is working as a Senior Professor. During his career, he was a guest researcher at Fachbereich Elektrotechnik, HTWS, Zitau GERMANY, at Chalmers University of Technology SWEDEN, at Manchester University UK, and at University of Brescia Italy.
He is a senior member of IEEE from 2010. He was the founder chair of IEEE Sri Lanka section Power and Energy Society chapter in 2010 and awarded the IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer Award in 2016, the chair of IEEE Sri Lanka Central Region subsection in 2009 and the general chair of Fourth IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS2009) in 2009. He is a Charted Electrical Engineer from 2008, and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers from 2014.
Ms. Chathurika Wijesinghe
Ms. Wijesinghe process 34 years of a lucrative career as a Senior Attorney at Law and the Precedent Partner of Wijesinghe Associates, a firm specializing in various disciplines in law, handling a multitude of cases representing clients of both locally and internationally.
Ms Wijesinghe is a member of the Commission and currently holds a number of positions as Secretary to the Political Victimization Commission, Member of Public Service Commission Western Province and Member of Women Lawyers Association.
She also serves on panels of Bank of Ceylon, Commercial Bank, Seylan Bank and National Lotteries Board currently and she was previously enrolled in the panels of the Pan Asia Banking Corporation, National Savings Bank, Sampath Bank and Government officers Beneficiaries Association.
Ms Wijesinghe’s corporate clientele include Jeam Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Tire House Trading (Pvt) Ltd, Assets Broadcasting Radio Pvt Ltd and many other corporate giants.
Ms Wijesinghe’s current company secretarial work includes Maga Naguma Construction Equipment Company (Pvt) Ltd, Expressway Transport Company Limited, D S S Tea’s (Pvt) Ltd, Blue Lagoon Chalet Kalpitiya (Pvt) Ltd and many other corporate clients.