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The National Education Commission (NEC) was established by Act No 19 of 1991. The Commission was constituted in July 1991 and its first meeting was held on 2nd August 1991

1st Commission    -        From 1991 to 1996

The following members constituted the first commission.

Prof. Lakshman  Jayatilleke       -           Chairman

Mr. Vincent Pandita               -           Vice Chairman (Policy)

Mr. B.J.P. Alles                      -           Vice Chairman (Planning)

Prof. A.P.R. Aluvuhare           -           Ex. Officio Member    

Chairman, UGC

Mr. R.K.H.M. Fernando           -           Ex. Officio Member

Director, Public Finance, Treasury

 

Mr. R.  Aberathne                   -           Ex. Officio Member

Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration & Provincial Council

Mr. M.D.D. Pieris                   -           Ex. Officio Member

Secretary, Ministry of Education & Higher Education

Prof. D.S. Wijesekara             -           Ex. Officio Member

Chairman, TVEC

Mr. D.S. Jayasundara              -           Member,

Chairman , Heyleys Group

Prof. Swarna Jayaweera          -           Member

Prof. (Emeritus) of  Education, University of Colombo

Mr. A.Z. Omerdeen                -           Member

Former Director of Education

Prof. S. Pathmanatha              -           Member

Vice Chairman, UGC

Prof. G.L. Pieris                        -          Member

Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo

Srilankatileka Mr. P. Sangiah      -          Member

Former Education Officer, Department of Education

Mr. O.S.M. Senavirathna        -             Member

Retired Supreme Court Judge

The following changes  of the membership of Commission as taken place during the period of 1st Commission.

  • Mr. M.M. Junaid - Secretary , Ministry of  Administration , Home affaires and Provincial Councils was appointed in place of Mr. P. Aberathna in May 1992
  • Mr. N.V.K.K. Weragoda – Secretary, Ministry of Education was appointed in place of Mr. M.D.D. Pieris in June 1993
  • Mr. M.D.D. Pieris – Scretary, Ministry of Public Administration Home affairs and Provincial Councils was appointed in place of Mr. N.N. Junaid in June 1993
  • Prof. B.L. Panditharathna – Chairman, UGC was appointed in place of Prof. A.P.R. Aluvihare in October 1993
  • Mr. Austin Fernando – Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration Home affairs & Provincial Councils was appointed in place of Mr. M.D.D. Peris in November 1993.
  • Mr. D.S. Jayasundara passed away in December 1993 and Mr. S.T. Wickramasinghe was appointed in his place in April 1994
  • Mr. M.J. Perera was appointed in place of Prof. G.L. Pieris in May 1994
  • Mr. M.D.D. Pieris – Secretary, Ministry of Education and Higher Education was appointed in place of N.V.K.K. Weragoda in August 1994
  • Prof. W.L. Siriweera, Chairman, UGC was appointed in place of Prof. D.L. Panditharahna in October 1994
  • Prof. P.W. Epasinghe Chairman, TVEC was appointed in place of Prof D.S. Wijesekara in November 1994
  • Mr. M.P.F.R. Cooray was appointed in place of Mr. S.K. Wickramasinghe in July 1995
  • Prof. S Thilakarathna – Chairman, UGC was appointed in place of W.L. Siriweera in May 1995

2nd Commission  -        From 1996  to  2001

Prof. C.L.V. Jayathilleke                    -           Chairman

Prof. K.D. Arulpragasam                    -           Vice Chairman (Planning)

Dr. Tara de Mel                               -           Vice Chairperson (Policy)

Dr.(Mrs.) P. Alailiema                        -           Ex-Officio Member

Director of National Planning

Mr. A. Andrew de Silva                     -           Ex-Officio Member

Secretary, Ministry of Education & Higher Education

Mr. J.G. Keerthiratne                          -           Ex-Officio Member

Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration &

Provincial  Council

Prof. S. Thilalaratne                            -           Ex-Officio Member

Chairman, UGC

Mr. Anura Kumarasinghe                     -           Ex-Officio Member

Chairman, TVEC

Prof. Swarna Jayaweera                      -           Member

Miss Kamala Peris                                -           Member

Mr. R. Sivaratnam                               -           Member

Prof. S. Pathmanathan                        -           Member

Dr. S. Amunugama                             -           Member

Srilankatileka Mr. P. Sangiah              -           Member

Prof. A.M. Sheriffdeen                       -           Member

The following changes  of the membership of Commission as taken place during the period of 2nd Commission.

  • Prof. R.P.Gunewardene was appointed in place of Mr. A. Andrew de Silva Secretary, Ministry of Education.

3rd Commission -        From 2001 to  2004

Prof. R.P. Gunawardane         -           Chairman

Prof. Arulpragasam                 -           Vice Chairman (Planning)

Prof. Swarna Jayaweera          -           Vice Chairperson (Policy)

Mr. V.K. Nanayakkara              -           Ex. Officio Member

Secretary, Ministry of HRD, Education & Cultural Affairs

Mr. Armyne  Wirasinghe          -           Ex. Officio Member

Chairman, TVEC

Prof. B.R.R.N. Mendis             -           Ex. Officio Member

Chairman, UGC

Dr. (Mrs) P. Alailima                -           Ex. Officio Member

Director of National Planning

Mr. D.M. Sirisena                   -           Ex. Officio Member

Ministry of Public Administration & Provincial Council

Prof. Carlo Fonseka                -           Member

Ms. Kamala Pieris                   -           Member

Prof. S. Sandarasegaram         -           Member

Mrs. Jezima Ismail                   -           Member

Mr. Nigel Hatch                      -           Member

Prof. Savitri Goonesekara         -           Member

Prof. Sucharitha Gamlath        -           Member

 

4th Commission        -        From 2004 to 2006

Prof. A.V. Suraweera             -           Chairman

Mr. W. Sterling Perera            -           Vice Chairman (Planning & Policy)

Prof. Savitri Goonesekere        -           Member

Prof. B.R.R.N. Mendis             -           Ex-Officio Member

Chairman , UGC

Dr. E.A. Weerasinghe             -           Ex-Officio Member

Chairman, Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission

Dr. Tara De Mel                     -           Member

Mrs. M.B. Ekanayake               -           Ex-Officio Member

Additional Director General, The Treasury

Mr. A.M. Chandrapala              -          Ex-Officio Member

Secretary, Ministry of Provincial Councils & Local Government

Prof. Dayantha Wijesekera      -           Member

Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinghe           -           Member

Dept of English, Sabaragamuwa University

Prof. Rezvi Sheriff                  -           Member

Faculty of Medicine

Mrs. Nirmali Wickramasinghe     -          Member

Principal, Ladies College

Mr. David Sanders                  -           Member

Principal, Colombo International School

Mrs. Faleela Be Jurampathy    -           Member

Principal, City High School

Ms. Amara Amarasinghe        -           Member

 

5th Commission        -        From 2006 to 2011



Prof. A.V. Suraweera

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Chairman

Prof. Lal .S. Perera (upto 2008.06.21)

-

Vice Chairman (Planning & Policy)

Dr. G. B. Gunawardena (from 2008.09.02)

Mr. Ariyarathna Hewage (upto 21/02/2008)

-

Ex-Officio Member

Secretary, Ministry of Education

Mr. M.M.N.D. Bandara (from 21/02/2008)

Ex-Officio Member

Secretary, Ministry of Education

Prof. Gamini Samaranayake

-

Ex-Officio Member

Chairman , UGC

Mr. T.G. Jayasinghe

-

Ex. Officio Member

Chairman,Tertiary and Vocational

Education Commission

Mr. H.P. Cashian Herath

-

Ex. Officio Member

Secretary, Ministry of Local Government &
Provicial Councils

Mr. A Dayarathna (upto 24/09/2006)

-

Ex. Officio Member

Director, Ministry of Finance and planning

Mr. U.R. Senaviratna (from 24/09/2006)

Ex. Officio Member

Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance &

Planning

Rev. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thero

-

Member

Chancellor, University of Sri Jayawardenapura

Prof. Dayantha Wijesekera

-

Member

Team Leader, Technical Education Modernization

Project

Prof.P.W.Epasinghe

-

Member

Adviser to H.E. the president

Prof. Rezvi Sheriff

-

Member

Director - Post Graduate Institute of Medicine

Prof. S. Sandarasegaram

-

Member

Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Colombo

Mr. Mahinda Ralapanawa

-

Member

Attorney at Law

Mr. Lakshman Hettiarachchi

-

Member

Finance and Management Consultant

Mrs.N.M. Edussuriya

-

Member

Principal, Leeds International School

 

 

 
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