DR. JANAKA WIJAYAKULASOORIYA

University of Peradeniya

Dr. Janaka Wijayakulasooriya received his B.Sc.Eng. degree with first class honours from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 1994 and he was awarded the Prof. E.O.E. Perera Gold Medal (1994) for the most outstanding graduate of the Faculty of Engineering. He received his PhD degree from University of Northumbria at Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK in 2000. In July 1994, he started his career as an instructor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya and at present he is working as a senior lecturer. He was the head of the department of electrical and electronic engineering from March 2009 to October 2010 and also the director of computing center from May 2007 to November 2011. He has worked as a student counselor from 2005 to 2007. Further, he was the founder deputy chair of IEEE Sri Lanka central region subsection in 2007 and the chair of the IEEE Sri Lanka Central Region subsection in 2010. He was a resource person for more than 25 CPD courses/workshops and an invited speaker in many forums. Also, he has conducted several workshops inspiring innovative thinking among school teachers and students with IESL in parallel with the Junior Inventor of the Year competition.