Meet Our Team
Eng. Samantha Kumarasena
Chief Executive Officer
He has obtained his BSc (Engineering) degree from University of Moratuwa in 1994; subsequently obtained Masters Degree in the field of Textile Studies and MBA in Management of Technology. He is an experienced Cleaner Production auditor and an Energy auditor. He is a competent Lead Auditor in ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, ISO 9001 Quality Management System, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System and ISO 50001 Energy Management System. He is in the panel of Assessors for assessing Certification bodies for accreditation for ISO 14001EMS under Sri Lanka Accreditation Board. He is a professional with more than 20 years of experience in advisory, capacity building and performance evaluation of the industries at national and international levels. He is a Visiting lecturer to several universities as well as a resource person in several training institutes in Sri Lanka.
He is a member of the Advisory committee of the Accreditation scheme for EMS and QMS certification bodies and a member of the Advisory committee of the accreditation scheme for GHS V/V bodies of Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB). Eng. Kumarasena also is in National Mirror Committee on Environmental Management Systems, a Member of the Management Systems Certification Committee (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, HACCP& ISO 22000) and a Member of the Advisory Committee on Environment Management Systems Certification Scheme at Sri Lanka Standard Institute (SLSI). He is an advisory board member of Life Cycle Assessment and Design for Sustainability Network (LCADeSnet) and Management Systems Users and Promoters Association of Sri Lanka. He is an Executive Committee member of Lanka Responsible Care Council (LRCC).
Eng. Lakmini Edirisinghe
Senior RECP Expert
An Engineering graduate with specialty in Chemical and Process Engineering is the Senior RECP expert at the center. She has completed her Master studies at University of Moratuwa on chemicals management. She has been qualified as a Cleaner Production consultant, system development consultant in ISO 14001:2008 (EMS) and ISO 50001:2011 (EnMS).
She has over 10 years’ experience in the field of Cleaner Production and Chemicals Management, ISO 14001 & 50001 implementation and she is the national coordinator for UNIDO global chemical leasing programme and the secretary of Lanka Responsible care council which was established by International Chemical Council Association.
Ms. Iresha Gurusinghe
Senior RECP Expert
A Science graduate with Masters in Environmental Science from University of Peradeniya. She has been qualified as a Cleaner Production consultant, System development consultant in ISO 14001:2008 (EMS) and ISO 50001:2011 (EnMS). She has over 12 years’ experience in the field of water management including design, construction and commission of water and waste water Treatment plants. She has engaged in implementing ISO 14001 (EMS), 50001 (EnMS) and Cleaner Production. She is also a local technical expert for the EU Switch Asia funded project "Resource Efficient Supply Chain for Metal Products in Building Sector in South Asia" (METABUILD) Project.
Eng. Ruwan Wijemanna
Eng. Ruwan Wijemanne, energy expert of NCPC, who is also a local technical expert for the EU Switch Asia funded project "Resource Efficient Supply Chain for Metal Products in Building Sector in South Asia" (METABUILD) Project. He has obtained B.Sc (Hons) Engineering graduated degree from University of Moratuwa in 2010 in Mechanical engineering field. He is a professional energy auditor and system development consultant in ISO 50001 (EnMS). He is also a Level II certified infrared thermographer, licensed under ASNT at Southern Inspection Services, India.
He has worked as an energy consultant over 8 years and inspected more than 100 factories in major sectors such as Textile, Metal, Recreation, Food, SME and general building sectors. He has also consulted for several non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) power projects in capacity of developing feasibility reports and initial environment examinations (IEEs) for solar, wind, hydro and biomass sector. He is also a resource person to Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) and Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SLEMA) and contributed for many projects as an energy auditor and a moderator. He is also an associate member of Institute of Engineers- Sri Lanka (IESL) and SLEMA.
Ms. Nisansala Ranundeniya
She holds a M. Phil. in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at the University of Peradeniya. She has obtained her B.Sc. (Hons) degree in 2010 with environmental Science and chemistry background. She is the team leader in assessments who is a qualified consultant in ISO 50001:2011 (EnMS), ISO 14001:2008 (EMS) and Cleaner Production. She has over 6 years of experience in water management and engages in water audits, water footprint calculation and waste water treatment in the centre. Further, she conducts Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Initial Environment Examinations (IEE) in various fields.
Ms. Sachira Vilochani
She has acquired her M. Sc. in Natural resources management in 2016 and B.Sc. degree in Agriculture in 2011 at the University of Peradeniya. She is a qualified Cleaner Production Consultant, a system development consultant in ISO 14001:2008 (EMS), ISO 50001:2011 (EnMS) and lead auditor in ISO 22000:2005. She is the national coordinator for project Eco Innovation implemented by United Nations Environment. She has over 5 years of experience working with industries implementing ISO 14001, Cleaner Production, waste management and water management. She has joined Summer Course on Green Industry at UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development, together with Central European University, Hungary in 2016 and programme on Agriculture in Transition at Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR-Netherlands in 2016.
Ms. Upendra Arjeewani
Upendra has obtained B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management at the Sabaragamuwa University and currently reading for her Masters of Environment Management at University of Colombo. She has completed a Postgraduate on Building Resilience to Climate change at the UN University, Japan in 2012. She has graduated on Sustainable Consumption and Production at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (AIT) in 2013. She is a visiting lecturer in Sustainable Development, at Sabaragamuwa University. She is a lead auditor in ISO 9001:2008 (QMS) and a system development consultant in ISO 14001 (EMS) and ISO 50001 (EnMS). She is a qualified Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production Consultant with over 5 years of experience in industries.
Eng. M.M. Munsif
Munsif is an Engineering graduate from Curtin University specialized in Computer Systems. He joined NCPC in 2016 as a member of the Energy Management team. During his three (3) years tenure, he has conducted more than 50 energy audits and 10 Energy Management Systems Development. He is a key member in project METABUILD: an EU Switch Asia funded project in South Asia. He also provides his technical expertise in other resource efficiency and systems development missions of NCPC Sri Lanka. Munsif also holds a diploma in Electronic Engineering and have received trainings in Energy management, Resource efficiency, Life Cycle Inventory database development, Green Chemistry, Eco Label development and Responsible care in Sri Lanka and India.
Ms. Harshini Rananjali
Ms. Harshini Rananjali holds her bachelors degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management from Sabaragamuwa University and is currently reading for a Masters on Environmental Science at University of Peradeniya. Her area of expertise include carbon footprint quantification/verification, carbon offsetting and neutralising. She has worked as the project coordinator - GHG Inventory in the project on Sri Lanka’s Third National Communication on Climate Change in 2017.
She has obtained her BSc. Degree at University of Colombo and currently reading for her Masters on Forestry and Environmental Management at University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
She is system development consultant in ISO 14001 Environment Management Systems, ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and also conducts Life Cycle Assessments.