Senior. Prof. Sudantha Liyanage (PhD, BSc (Hons), C Chem, FRSC, FIChem C, FPRISL) was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura with immediate effect by His Excellency the President.
Senior Prof. Liyanage was appointed as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in January 2020. He accepted the role amidst his duties as the Dean of the Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Prior to his appointment as the Dean of the Faculty of Technology, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2019, he was one of the most celebrated Deans of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura during the period 2010-2019.
Senior Prof. Liyanage former Thurstanite obtained his PhD from the Cardiff University of Wales, United Kingdom, He has obtained several Post-Doctoral qualifications from the Cardiff University of Wales, University of Adelaide, Australia and Ibaraki University, Japan. Senior Prof. Liyanage being an Alumnus of the University Sri Jayewardenepura, has worked tirelessly to the development of the standards of the University. With his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor, Senior Prof. Liyanage is the first alumnus Vice-Chancellor from the Faculty of Applied Science.
His commitment to the development of the country goes beyond his services to the University and education. He is a key member of two Presidential Task Forces (Task Force of Education and Task Force of Higher Education) since December 2019 and has provided significant input to develop the electoral system of the country since 2009.
Senior Prof. Liyanage, has over 50 research papers to his name published in high-ranking national and international journals. He has authored several, books monographs and essays. His views on nationally important matters have been featured in over 50 newspaper articles.
His books have gained popularity among many generations Advanced Level Students in both Science and Technology Streams. Senior Prof. Liyanage remains a key influencer in Sri Lanka ever committed to the task of building and developing his mother nation.