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Current Board of Directors - 2019

Dimuthu Jayawickrama (NJ, USA) – President

Dimuthu studied at DRCK from 1970-1982. He was a BOD member of the first DAANA.  He earned a B. Sc. in Chemistry Special from University of Peradeniya and Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Kansas. Then, he worked as a senior lecturer at University of Peradeniya and postdoctoral researcher at University of Illinois (UIUC), USA. He is currently working as a Scientist at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), a pharmaceutical company in New Jersey, USA.

Shamila Wickramsuriya (TX, USA) - Secretary

Shamila attended DRCK from 1990 to 2003. He was a member of Astronomical Society, Science Society, Computer Society, Prefect guild. He was the leader of 2002/2003 Astronomical Quiz team which have won many all island competitions. He also played Cricket for DRCK from u'13 to u'17. He received B.Sc. degree and two M.Sc. degree from University of Peradeniya and University of Texas at Dallas. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at University of Texas at Dallas.

Amila Siriwardhana (MD, USA) - Treasurer

Amila studied at DRCK from 1998 to 2006. After getting in Chemistry from University of Peradeniya, he moved to US for the graduate studies. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Georgetown University in 2017. Currently, he is working as an Account Manager for Leica Microsystems and he live in Virginia.

Asanka Samaraweera (TX, USA) - V. President

Asanka attended DRCK from 1990 to 1998 (grade 6 to A/L) and then University of Peradeniya (BSc in Computer Science Sp.). He is currently living in Houston, Texas and working in the software development industry.

Geeth Uyanwatta (NY, USA) - V. President

Geeth is from 91 A/L commerce batch and participated in cadetting and scouting. He studied in business city university of New York 2004-2006. He was a former BOD member in 2010 and 2013. He is working for hospitality industry in NYC.

Niluksha Walalawela (NY, USA) - A. Secretary

Niluksha attended Dharmaraja College from 1993-2006.  He completed B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from University of Peradeniya and moved to New York for graduate studies. He completed PhD at Graduate Centre, City University of New York. Currently, He is working as a Clinical Research Scientist (Analytical) at QLS, Inc.

Manujaya Senadheera (NL, CN) - Activity Director

Manujaya completed both B.Sc. in Statistics and Operations Research, and M.Sc. in Statistics at University of Peradeniya. He obtained M.Sc. in statistics at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He worked as HR & Project Manager, Aquapower supporting Services, Peradeniya and Executive-Environment and Sustainability, MAS Holdings Pallekele. Currently, he is working as a Research Assistant at Memorial University of Newfoundland.                                                  

Wijayantha Asanga Perera (TX, USA) - Media director

Wijayantha is from 2003 A/L batch. He obtained his undergraduate degree from University of Peradeniya, Science faculty and he obtained his master’s degree in Nano science and Nanotechnology from Postgraduate institute of science, Peradeniya. Then he moved to USA to pursue his Phd in Chemistry. Currently he is working at University of North Texas as an instructional lab coordinator/ lecturer in chemistry department.



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