Prof. Heenkenda appointed Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences | Daily News

Prof. Heenkenda appointed Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Prof. Heenkenda receives his appointment
Prof. Heenkenda receives his appointment

The ceremonial induction of the new Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Shirantha Heenkenda, was held on July 1, 2019 with the participation of Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Prof. Shirantha Heenkenda worked as the former Head of the Department of Economics and Co-Chairperson of Innovation, Invention and Venture Creation Council of the University.

He obtained his BA Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Development at Nagoya University in Japan.

He has worked as consultants and committee members in many projects initiated by the Sri Lankan Government including the Ministry of Medium & Small Scales Plantation Industries and Rural Human Resources Development (2005-2006), Ministry of Estate Infrastructure & Livestock Development (2006. -2007), Ministry of Livestock Development (2007-2008). He has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Livestock Development Board (NLDB) of Sri Lanka.


 

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