Kumarasinghe was appointed as the Director General of Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) in 2011 and has served on the PUCSL since 2002 He brings to bear many years of regulatory and management experience; within the PUCSL and Private Sector. Kumarasinghe was actively involved in developing the regulatory frameworks for the Sri Lanka infrastructure industries during the last decade. He is a Director, Board Member of Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and Condominium Management Authority of Sri Lanka. He holds a degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka specializing in Electrical Engineering, Masters Degree in Engineering (M.E.) from the University of New South Wales, Australia on Electricity Industry Regulation and Restructuring and Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Colombo.
Gamini Herath is currently the Deputy Director General of the PUCSL. He brings 25 years of expertise experience in Electrical Power Distribution from the Lanka Electricity Company (Pvt) Ltd. (LECO) and held various positions including Branch Manager, Training Manager, Engineering Audit Manager and also as the Design Engineer and Chief Construction Engineer in the Secondary Towns Power Distribution Project. Herath holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Peradeniya ,Post Graduate Diplomas in Electrical Power Distribution from the University of Trondheim, Norway, Industrial Engineering from the National Institute of Business Management and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Kelaniya. He is a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka.
Janaki Vithanagama has been serving as the Secretary of the PUCSL since 2004 and counts more than 20 years of public sector experience mostly in Senior Managerial positions. After being sworn in as an Attorney-at-Law and after 2 years of practice at the unofficial Bar- Panadura Janaki Vithanagama joined the Sri Lanka Air Force as a Commissioned Officer and later joined the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation heading the Admin/ Legal Division and serving as its Secretary. Vithanagama then served as the Head of the HR/ Admin Division (as Deputy General Manager) of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation and was the Head of Legal/Secretary of the State Printing Corporation prior to joining the PUCSL. Vithanagama holds a Masters Degree in Labor Studies from the University of Colombo (majoring in HRM), a National Diploma in Human Resource Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial and Business Administration from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
Yasantha is an Economist, completed his Bachelors and Masters Degree in the field of Economics specializing Econometrics from the University of Colombo. He is also a life member of Sri Lanka Economics Association. Yasantha holds more than 12 years experiences on infrastructure regulation mainly in the field of electricity industry regulation. Prior appointing as a Deputy Director – Consumer Affairs in 2010, he has served in number of positions in the Commission. Before joined the Commission in April 2004, Yasantha served for five years as an Economic Research Analyst in a World Bank funded project at the Finance Commission and as a Professional at the Ministry of Economic Reform Science & Technology mainly involved for the establishment of the PUCSL.
Shantha Jayasinghe is currently engaged in coordinating economic studies in the Tariffs and Economic Affairs division. Shantha has worked for public interest during the last 13 years in different capacities such as Consultant-SLIDA, Short-Term Consultant- World Bank, Research officer -IPS and Transaction Manager- PERC. Shantha holds a MBA in Infrastructure – University of Moratuwa and BSc (Mgt.) – University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is also the recipient of a gold medal from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Roshan Weerasooriya has earned two masters in Communication and Journalism and Mass Communication both at Mangalore University, India and University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and BA (special) in Mass Communication at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. He Interned at India Today Television, Bangalore, India as part of his Master at Mangalore University. Roshan has worked as a journalist at Rivira Media Corporation, Lakbima Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd and Integrated Media Network (Pvt) Ltd and as a media secretary to minister of petroleum industries in last decade. And also, He was a lecturer over 8 years for undergraduate external degree students at Centres of National Youth Services Council (Maharagama and Panadura) and Sumangala Vidyayathanaya – Mathugama. Before joining PUCSL, Roshan worked as a Public Relations Consultant at Bates Strategic Alliance PR. Roshan has gained valuable insights from the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) course he followed on “Integrated Marketing Communication: Marketing in a globalized world” organized by Mangalore University, India. and he is a member of the Sri Lanka Economic Association as well.
Radhika Amarasinghe holds BA (Econ-Special) with a second class upper, degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is a passed finalist of the AAT foundation examination and is also a member of the Sri Lankan Economic Association. Radhika Amarasinghe joined the PUCSL as an Assistant Director.
The Director Inspectorate ensures the functions specified in Section 6 of the Sri Lanka Electricity Act 2009 and Electrical Inspectorate regulations made by the Ministry of Power and Energy.
Lilantha Neelawala served five years as a Commissioned Officer (Lieutenant) in the Regular Naval Force of the Sri Lanka Navy, holding the appointment of an electrical engineer. At the Sri Lanka Navy, he was the Flag Lieutenant to the Director-General, Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Lilantha holds a BSc. (Hons.) Degree in Electrical Engineering and an MSc. in Electrical Installations from the University of Moratuwa. He is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (AMIESL).
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a second class upper, from the University of Moratuwa and is also a Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka.
Krishananth Shivanesarajah has more than 8 years of experience in Electrical Engineering. Worked for Petroleum industry, Commercial Industry& Domestic Installations, Testing & Commissioning in Singapore from 2011- 2015. He holds a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Peradeniya & earned MBA degree with the Merit Pass from the University of Colombo. He is a member of IEEE for the past 14 years, an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (AMIESL) and also has membership from Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association & Sri Lanka Economic Association. Krishananth was awarded a scholarship by the Dialog at the O/L for becoming 1st in his district. He has submitted 2 research papers in Economizing the Utilization of Power at Akbar Hall (Peradeniya) at PURSE and IESL. His main area of interest is in Project Management & Economics.
The Director Licensing has the overall responsibility of licensing procedures coming under the PUCSL Act and Sri Lanka Electricity Act also the proper monitoring and ensuring the compliance of Licensees. Licensing Division also assist the Commission to perform its role as the shadow regulator for petroleum industry.
Amila Rajapaksa is responsible for the overall licensing functions of the PUCSL. He is an Engineer by profession with BSc. (Hons) degree from the University of Peradeniya in the discipline of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and having an MSc. in Electrical Installation from the University of Moratuwa. Currently, S Amila C is reading for his MBA at the University of Colombo. Prior to PUCSL, he had been serving as an electrical engineer in a consulting firm with experience in designing, installing, inspecting & troubleshooting electrical installations. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (AMIESL) and a member of Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SLEMA)
Chamath Goonewardena counts over twenty-five years of experience in economic reform policy and practice, with a special focus on policy design, regulation, liberalization, public sector reform and private sector development programs.
As the Director of Regulatory Affairs at the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, he coordinates the (shadow) regulation of the lubricant market and selected regulatory interventions in the petroleum industry, by advising and assisting the Ministry charged with the subject of petroleum. He is responsible for and coordinates the formulation of key regulatory instruments required for regulation of the electricity industry and envisaged regulation of the petroleum industry.
Earlier, he held the position of Consultant of the Ministry for Economic Reforms, Science & Technology, where he assisted the Public Interest Program Unit with policy, legal, regulatory and institutional reform of public utility industries. Prior to that, he held the position of Director of the Public Enterprises Reform Commission of Sri Lanka, where he coordinated the design, implementation and monitoring of privatization transactions.
Chamath has a Master of Business Administration and a Master of International Business from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, the University of Pittsburgh as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in the United States. He is a member of the Sri Lanka Economic Association.
Hasanka Kamburugamuwa is experienced in financial regulation of electricity sector and at present involved in drafting regulatory tools for the electricity and petroleum sectors. He holds MSc. and BSc. (Hons) Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. Hasanka is a passed finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA – UK) and is currently a Level II candidate of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SLEMA). He is also an associate member of Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL). Hasanka joined PUCSL in 2012.
B. C. Pasindu
Energy Efficiency Engineer at EnergyTeam Solutions (Pvt) Ltd; Experience in Demand Side Management and Lighting Design; Survey Coordinator of the ‘Energy Efficiency Household Lighting Survey’ of the Asian Development Bank
Attending the financial regulation activities of the utility sections regulated by PUCSL, Kanchana Siriwardana holds BSc. and MPhil. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. He is a passed finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA – UK), an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka and a Corporate Member of the Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association. Siriwardana joined PUCSL in 2006 and has worked as a Research Associate (Energy Economics) for the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. He possesses a wealth of experience in renewable energy tariff setting, electricity tariffs, generation expansion planning, energy policy and economics.
Dileepa is at present involved in drafting New Electricity Safety Quality and Continuity Regulations and some renewable energy deliverables at the PUCSL. He graduated from the University of Moratuwa in 2011, with a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Electrical Engineering, and is currently reading for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) qualification and a BSc. Degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University (UK). He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Dileepa has been a world finalist in the 2010 IEEE President’s Change the World Competition and also has been awarded the Migara Ranathunge Trust award by the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) for industrial training.
Erandi Heshani Udageachchi
Erandi Heshani Udageachchi is currently attached to the Regulatory Affairs Division in Public Utilities Commission. She holds a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa and an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (CIMA UK). She is an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka and a member of IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology). Prior to joining the PUCSL, she has worked in the Building Services Sector as a MEP Coordinating Engineer.
Gamini Sarathchandra graduated from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, specializing in Electrical Engineering. He has obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from the Post Graduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Having gained overseas experience in Ghana for 6 years, Sarathchandra has worked in leading private sector organizations in Sri Lanka such as, Ceylon Glass Company, Ceylon Biscuits Ltd, Fentons Ltd. He served over 19 years in Industrial Electrical Services, Renewable Power, and Mission Critical Power applications. Gamini held various positions including Project Manager, Manager-Engineering and General Manager-Engineering during his tenure. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA.
Jayanat Herat is an economist and a regulatory expert who has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of infrastructure and economic reforms, regulatory, tariff settings and media field. Mr Herat joined PUCSL as the Deputy Director (Retail Tariffs- Electricity) in 2010 and currently serving as the Director – Corporate Communication. Before joining PUCSL, he worked as an Assistant Director – Surveillance at the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) for more than 06 years. He has also worked as a Consultant for the Infrastructure Reform (Electricity and Telecom Sectors) Project under the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economic Reforms, Science and Technology and has over 10 years experience in the field of media. He has served in various positions in private sector organizations including the Capital Maharaja Organization (News1st-MTV/MBC) and John Keells Holdings. Mr Herat holds BA Special Degree in Economics from the University of Colombo.
W.A Thanuj Dhanushka
W.A Thanuj Dhanushka joined the PUCSL as an Assistant Director – Corporate Communications in 2015. Dhanushka is responsible for managing the digital communication and uplifting of social media presence of the PUCSL. Before joining PUCSL he served as a Business Development Manager at DPIT Solutions and Duo Software (Pvt) Ltd. He posses over five years of working experience in Software Development and Business Development. Graduated in Information Technology from University of Moratuwa , Dhanushka has earned his Master’s from Charles Sturt University, Melbourne, Australia.
Anushika Udari Kamburugamuwa
Anushika Kamburugamuwa is the Assistant Director of Corporate Communication (English) who is responsible for managing media and communication with internal and external channels. Mrs Kamburugamuwa has over 11 years of experience in journalism and management in the field of media and specialized in television and web-based media. She serves PUCSL since year 2016. Prior to joining the PUCSL, Mrs, Kamburugamuwa served Lanka Business Online- the pioneer in Business News and ETV – a television channel pioneered in Business News. She served in various positions in LBO and ETV as a Senior Financial Journalist, Television Producer, News Head, Event Curator and as a Deputy Editor. She holds a Professional Qualification of Human Resource Management from Charted Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and Diploma in Journalism from Sri Lanka College of Journalism. She is also a life member of Sri Lanka Economic Association.
Arumugam Jayasooriyan joined PUCSL in year 2018 as the Assistant Director – Tamil Medium. Jayasooriyan responsible for content development in tamil medium and internal and external communication with the tamil media. Jayasooriyan has over six years working experience in journalism field and is a diploma holder of Sri Lanka Collage of Journalism.
Thushani Dharshika Haputhantri
Department of Inland Revenue (Accountant), RAMIS (Revenue Administration Management Information System-Inland Revenue-(Project Accountant), Global Fund (GFATM -Ministry of health)-Project Accountant, SEEDS (guarantee) Pvt Ltd, Project Manager Finance, Ernst and young (Audit senior Accountant), Executive-Mack International Pvt Ltd-JKH group
A retired military officer who served the Sri Lanka Army for 20 years, Palitha Sirimal carries a wealth of experience in the Human Resources Management field in several private sector organizations. Sirimal holds a Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration in Human Resources Management from the University of Colombo.
Vinosha Keerthirathna, holds a BBA (International Business – Special) degree from the University of Colombo and a Professional Qualification of Human Resources Management (PQHRM) from the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM). Prior to joining the PUCSL, she has served in the field of Human Resources Management in local and foreign companies as Orel Corporation Pvt. Ltd and Trans Maldivian Airways – Maldives.
Laksiri Lokuhewage counts over 16 years of experience in the Information Communication Technology sector in Sri Lanka, Singapore and Oman. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Management of Technology from the University of Moratuwa. He is currently reading for his MSc in Information Management from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. Prior to joining the PUCSL, Laksiri held the position of Manager ICT Infrastructure and Projects at the Saud Bahwan Group in Oman. He has also worked at Sri Lankan Airlines and at Eutech Cybernetic Pte. Ltd.
Narada Wickramage is in charge of the Management Information System of PUCSL and he is also responsible for carrying out necessary data analysis. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Engineering with honours from the University of Moratuwa. He obtained an MSc by thesis from the same university after engaging in full-time research for one year. He earned an MBA with a Merit Pass and a research component from the University of Colombo. He has investigated modelling performance and predictability during his postgraduate studies. He has received experience in both industry and academia and published in both local and international conferences held in Sri Lanka and the USA. He is also a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA.
Amila Costa is responsible for managing and maintaining IT systems at the PUCSL. Prior to joining PUCSL, Amila held the position of Network Administrator at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology and has over 10 years of experience in the networking field. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and is also professionally qualified with Certifications from Microsoft and Linux