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Advisory Council Member

Prof. Gunapala Nanayakkara

Advisory Council Member

BPA(Spcl.)(Vidyo) 1970, MPA(York) 1976, Ph.D(Carleton) 1980, D.Lit (Sab.) ‘05

Working Experience

  • Managing Director, The International Centre Postgraduate Institute of Management
  • Current teaching: activity & interests, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Social
  • Psychology, Psychological Testing for Employment Selection, Management Communication

Teaching experience

  • Has taught at undergraduate, graduate, executive, and doctoral programs in Sri Lanka since 1980 and experienced in professional management training activity.
  • Overseas experience include teaching at the Institute of International Development and Cooperation, University of Ottawa (Sept.-Dec. 1982); the Whittemore School of Business, University of New Hampshire
  • (Fulbright Senior fellowship 1988/89) and Associate Professor of HR Management, Faculty of Administration, University of New Brunswick, Canada from May 1999 to June 2001.


  • Serves as Director - Peoples’ Bank
  • Director - Sri Lanka Foundation Institute
  • Council member of National Institute of Business Management
  • Vice President of Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA)
  • President, - Academy of Management Sciences.

Honors and Awards

  • Received Presidential Award 2005 Sri Lanka Shikhamani for services rendered to Tertiary Education
  • Received Asian Grid Leadership Award for Excellence in Management Education; and held US Fulbright Senior Fellowship 1988/89 at the Whitemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire, United States.