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Lecturer Profiles

Dr. Chandana Aluthge

M.A. (Economics), M.Phill. (Economics), Maastricht Ph.D (Financial Economics)

What do you teach at ACBT?

I teach Economics for Undergraduate students and business economics for MBA students.

What do you like most about each subject?

With economics we try to understand human behaviour in a different perspective.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Interactive and application oriented

What else can you tell us about yourself?

Egalitarian

Your tip for university success:

Enjoy life and be honest when studying

Sanjika Perera

What do you teach at ACBT?

Economics, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Strategy & Current Issues in Marketing

What do you like most about each unit?

Each subject offers a different challenge. My biggest motivation is to see a student who walks into the class few hours before probably without any knowledge about the subject to walk away with learning something new.

How do you describe your teaching style?

High energy, Generally brings in a lot of real life examples & of course I love listening to a different point of view from my students. Most of the time they pleasantly surprise me with fantastic counter arguments.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

Love giving back the knowledge that I have gained & inspiring my students to be the best they can be gives me a true scene of motivation.
Other than that I love spending time with family & especially my little daughter Ashera. I can forget about the whole world when I see her beautiful smile (Thankfully she got her looks from her mother & not mine)

Your tip for university success:

a. Make friends & create great a network (Learn to respect diversity). Get to know them on a personal basis this can really help you one day even when you are out of the college/ university
b. Semester passes so fast so read the unit outline before you come to the class on the first day & have a game plan ready for the entire semester so that you will not be stressed out towards the end of the semester
c. Learn outside the class room (Get involved in sports or clubs & consider taking part in some activities other than studies)
d. Spend a little time thinking what you want to achieve in life (Your purpose in life) after you complete your studies
e. Remember lots of people are counting on you. Parents or guardians have done so many sacrifices to bring you to be who you are today. So remember with your behavior you need to make them proud. So before taking any action ask yourself the question? “If I do this will they be proud?”

Dr. Vipula Wanigasekera

PhD (Ca), MBA (SL), CIM ( UK)

What do you teach at ACBT?

I teach Tourism, Marketing, Event Management, Personality Development

What do you like most about each unit?

It is a privilege to gear the students through the Units being taught, to be creative, productive and efficient when they enter the industry both in Sri Lanka and abroad.

How do you describe your teaching style?

With my background in the private and state sector, I share a gamut of experiences with students to support the teachings and theory.

I encourage students to express their views and enter a dialogue to enhance the knowledge in various aspects of units.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I consider myself a versatile personality having been involved in Trading, Marketing, Tourism, Event Management, Sports, Diplomacy, Spirituality and Classical Music in addition to being a regular writer to newspapers and author of books, which enable me to play a dual role of a lecturer and mentor and have productive dialogues with students throughout the course.

Your tip for university success:

Identifying one’s own strengths within a study area and develop such strengths through academic work such as research, individual and group assignments, which helps the students to retain the interest until they leave the Campus.

Develop communication and presentation skills, which is a prerequisite in the private sector to gain entry to employment as well as succeed in entrepreneurship through networking with stakeholders.

Dr. Viduranga Waisundara

B. Appl. Sci (Hons)[NUS, Singapore], Ph.D (NUS, Singapore)

What do you teach at ACBT?

Foundation Science, Introductory Chemistry, Chemistry for the Life Sciences and Introduction to Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry

What do you like most about each subject?

Foundation Science is my favourite of all. I use this subject to introduce current topics of interest in science to Foundation level students – it opens their eyes and ears to the certainties and uncertainties of science. Chemistry helps to unravel a lot of puzzles in the universe and that is exactly what I try to teach with the chemistry-based subjects.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Problem-based learning

What else can you tell us about yourself?

Passionate and compassionate

Your tip for university success:

It is the best days of your life which are never going to come back, so make the most of it and live life to the fullest.

Nuwan Wimalana

EDBA (University of Colombo), MBA (UK)

What do you teach at ACBT?

Strategic Management, International Business, Marketing Management and Negotiations for Final Year and MBA Students,

What do you like most about each subject?

The ability to blend theories with the real life practical scenarios

How would you describe your teaching style?

Getting the students involved and engaged with discussions on the subject using local and international examples along with the relevant theories

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I have 38 Years experience as a Corporate Leader (in Sri Lanka and abroad) as a Group Director, Group CEO, CEO and Senior Manager in Multinational and local enterprises. Involved in other professional services such as an adviser to SLIM and the President of the Detergent Manufacturers Association of Sri Lanka while engaged as a Business Consultant and an Independent Director.

I am into my last steps towards completing of my Doctoral studies at the University of Kelaniya.

Your tip for university success:

Commence whatever you want to study keeping the end in mind.

What is your vision in life and career should determine your selection of the Educational Program and not the other way.

Rizna Abdeen

MBA (Internatiobal), ACIM, ATCL

What do you teach at ACBT?

Marketing Units and Business Edge units

What do you like most about each subject?

I have a genuine passion to teach Marketing. Business Edge on the other hand gives me pleasure when I see students realize they have actually learnt a skill they thought they never had.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Engaging and approachable. I try to show how each theory is relevant to the corporate world and use a very interactive approach.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I love cooking. Although I am not Sri Lanka's next Masterchef, my culinary delights are edible!

Your tip for university success:

Don't hesitate to participate in classes and ask questions. Seize any opportunity presented to you to learn, both in class and out!

Muzain Mubarak

B.Sc. (Mathematics), PGD (C. Sc.)

What do you teach at ACBT?

Foundation and Introductory Mathematics, Introductory Statistics, Business Analytics, Quantitative & Statistical Techniques for Business, Operating Systems, Applied Communication, Introductory Programming.

What do you like most about each subject?

I like to teach computer units as it is always a pleasure for me when a student learns how the technology is empowering human of future.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Blend theories with the real-life scenarios and using more of visual elements.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

Passionate about technology and versatile in teaching various field of subjects like Mathematics, Statistics and Computer. Always interested in learning new improvements on technology.

Your tip for university success:

Perform well in academic as well as identify your own unique skill and enhance it as much as you can. Skills are the requirement of current employability.

Hasanthi Gamage

MBA(General), BSc(Hons) Business and IT

What do you teach at ACBT?

Foundation of Business, Systems Analysis, Professional Science Essentials, Distributed Systems, Systems & Databases, Communication in an IT Environment, Information Systems for Business, Management

What do you like most about each subject?

Each subject I teach increases student’s skills through different pathways; from problem solving, decision making, to control emotions and developing cognition. Also these subjects will eventually shape a student to be that exceptional character in respective field, despite all the barriers.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Energetic and interactive I would say. Also I’m trying to get my students to learn in a research based environment without just limiting to what is given in the text.

What else can you tell us about yourself?

I’m a bookaholic and a big supporter of planting trees and keeping our world clean.

Your tip for university success:

You have to challenge your own self at times to expect the best outcome. Remember that your opinion matters and you got to have fun too!!