Dr. Sunil Jayantha Nawaratne,
Adviser to the Minister,
Ministry of Social Empowerment
and Welfare, Sri Lanka
Former Secretary, Ministry of Higher Eduction and
Senior Adviser, Ministry of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage
Topic: “21st Century Oriented Graduates or “Full-Option Graduates” with special attention to On-Line Education with Global Orientation “
Dr. Sunil Jayantha Nawaratne, graduated from University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 1977 and obtained B.Sc. (Business Administration) degree with 2nd Class upper division pass and was the top of the batch. Later he obtained his Masters and PhD from prestigious universities from Japan under the Japanese Government Scholarships. After returning to Sri Lanka he has been held various positions like Chairman and DG of National Youth Council (NYSC), DG of Sri Lanka Samurdhi Authority, Secretary of Ministry of Samurdhi, Rural Development and Parliamentary Affairs. He was the Secretary of Higher Education during 2010-2015.
He was the Director-Human Capital of Cargills (Ceylon) PLC from 2007 to 2010. He has been working as a management consultant to many local and overseas companies and now he works as the Senior Advisor, Ministry of Social Empowerment and Welfare.