The Trustees



Architect from the Royal Academy, Copenhagen. Worked with Geoffrey Bawa prior to setting up own architectural partnership. His publications include Archaeology and Photography: the early years 1868 to 1870; Images of British Ceylon: Nineteenth Century Photography of Sri Lanka. Catalogues for exhibitions designed by him include Germans in Dutch and British Ceylon(Goethe Institute); Engravings and Paintings of the Dutch and British Colonial Periods(British Council); and entries for The Dictionary of Art(London: Macmillan).

BSc. University of Ceylon, Peradeniya. Previously Chairman and CEO of Hayleys Group, Holcim Lanka Ltd and NDB Bank PLC and Director Hatton National Bank PLC and Finlays Colombo PLC and Founder signatory and Steering Committee member of the CEO’s Water Mandate of the UN Global Compact and member of the Leadership Group on Water Security in Asia of the Asia Society, NY

President’s Counsel. Graduate in Law of the University of London, Barrister-at-Law of Lincoln’s Inn, London and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. He is a Member of the Council of the University of Colombo, Member of the Council of Management of the ‘Institute for the Development of Commercial Law and Practice’ (ICLP) and a Director of the ICLP ‘Arbitration Centre.’ He has written extensively and lectured locally and abroad on several subjects, touching his area of practice and is the co-editor of “Arbitration Law in Sri Lanka”.

Emeritus Professor of Architecture, University of Moratuwa and Director General of the Central Cultural Fund and member of the Advisory Board, Departments of Archaeology and National Museums. Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, Royal Institute of British Architects and Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists. Honorary President of ICOMOS (Sri Lanka) and the International President of ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Wall Paintings. Formerly Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, Chairman of the Urban Development Authority and National Design Center. He is the author of several books and research publications.

PhD. Master of International Public Policy (MIPP), Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Professional diplomat in the Sri Lanka Foreign Service. Served as Ambassador to Thailand, Ambassador to Sweden, Permanent Representative to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva, with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to the Holy See and Consul General to Switzerland. Former Additional Secretary in the Foreign Ministry. Director of the (now Lakshman Kadirgamar) Sri Lanka Institute of International Relations, Consultant to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director General of the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute.

Dean, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa. He has published several articles on Heritage, Housing and Human Settlements. He is the author of ” Fortifications along the Kelani river” . He has also co- authored three books on Sri Lankan architecture; “Heritage Buildings of Sri Lanka”, “Ambalama Buildings” and ”The Tampiṭavihāras of Sri Lanka: Elevated Image-Houses in Buddhist Architecture”.

PhD Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Chartered Architect and Heritage Conservationist with more than 30 years of experience in conserving cultural heritage in Sri Lanka and several countries in Asia and Africa for UNESCO, ICOMOS, European Union, Asian Development Bank and World Bank sponsored projects. Visiting lecturer and resource person in architectural history and heritage conservation at several universities and institutes in Sri Lanka and abroad. Has published locally and internationally several books and articles on architecture, heritage conservation and management.

Chartered Architect, presently a Council Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects and the joint Secretary of the ICOMOS Sri Lanka. Involve in conservation and heritage Management activities as a Consultant and also a visiting lecturer at University of Sri Jayewardhenepura and University of Kelaniya. Participated for several international workshops and training programmes in conservation sharing experience in the field. Served the Central Cultural Fund as a Project Manager and an Assistant Director for more than a decade.

BA Honours (University of Ceylon, Peradeniya), Diploma in French (Chamber of Commerce, Brussels), Fellow of the Institute of Management & the Institute of Bankers, Sri Lanka, a past President of the Sri Lanka Banks Association, Association of Professional Bankers, a member of the Commission of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. First woman General Manager/CEO of a Bank in Sri Lanka.Presently Chairperson of the LOLC Group of Companies, Browns Group and Director of several other Companies.

Chartered Architect / Town Planner trained in Conservation and Management of Heritage Monuments and Sites. Managing Director of Environmental Planning Services (Pvt) Ltd., a consultancy providing services in Architecture, Town Planning and Conservation of Heritage Monuments and Sites. Served as Director Conservation of UNESCO – Sri Lanka Sigiriya Project. Honorary Member – International Scientific Committee on the Analysis of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH) and Expert Member – ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism (ICT). Past President, ICOMOS Sri Lanka. Board Member, Urban Development Authority.

PhD ANU (Canberra) researcher in astrophysics and astronomy at Princeton, the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Canada, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Johns Hopkins University and Carnegie Mellon University. Has some 50 publications in refereed Journals on astrophysics. Former President of the Sri Lanka Numismatic Society. He is President of the Astronomical Association of Lanka. He is a visiting Lecturer on Astronomy at the University of Moratuwa, on Space at the Defence Service Command and Staff College and on Digital Collections at the PGIAR.

Precedent Partner of the law firm F. J. & G. de Saram. She also heads the corporate/commercial law practice of the firm.