About PMI Sri Lanka Chapter

PMI is the globally recognized leading professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession with over 2.9 million professionals across the Globe. Sri Lanka chapter of the PMI is engaged in an activity for motivating and recognizing the Best of the Best in Project Management discipline.

1 Member Forums

This is a forum that allows you to accumulate PDU’s for your certification purposes.

2 Training Programs

Let us show you the pathway to applying for earning and maintaining a PMI certification.

3 Get Involved

Join hands with PMI SRI LANKA CHAPTER and make good things happen.

Our History

The request to establish a Sri Lankan counterpart was sent on the 18th July 2003 and was followed with a prompt response by the PMI headquarters as to the procedure of the formation of a new chapter. Once the required criterion was fulfilled the request for the Sri Lankan chapter was approved on the 11th November 2003 by the then PMI CEO Mr.Greg Balestro.

About PMI Global

Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research.

Our Vision

Contribute to the sustainable development of our nation with the world’s best practices in Project Management


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  • To help develop project management professionals in Sri Lanka.
  • To facilitate the Project Management Professional [PMP] Certification process: PMP Exams conducted in Sri Lanka twice a year
  • To promote project management as a key profession and to increase awareness about the importance of project management in organizational success in the public and private sector organizations.
  • To take forward project management in Sri Lanka to world class standards.
  • To become a recognized professional body committed to developing project managers.

Six Reasons for Earning a PMI Certification

Skilled project managers are in demand around the world. A globally recognised project management certification shows employers that you have the knowledge, experience and education to effectively contribute to project team success. The four-step process outlined here will show you the pathway to applying for, earning and maintaining a PMI certification—an important investment in your career that can increase your job stability, expand your earning potential and help you to stand out to employers. Certification is an important step in career development and recognises qualified and competent individuals. Here are six reasons why project management practitioners become PMI certified.

PMI certifications recognise your project management knowledge, skills and abilities. PMI serves as an unbiased endorsement of your project management knowledge and professional experience on a global level.
PMI certifications reflect achievement. Our certifications show that you have demonstrated excellence in the field by meeting standard requirements established by global project management practitioners.
PMI certifications can lead to greater earnings. Many certification holders experience salary increases because of their certification status.
PMI certifications can lead to career opportunities and career advancement. Our family of certifications identifies you as a practitioner who has demonstrated competency in project management processes or in knowledge and experience in specialty areas of practice based on industry standards.
PMI certifications allow for greater recognition from employers. PMI certification holders gain increased recognition from employers for taking the extra step in professional development.
PMI certifications can afford you a competitive advantage within the job market, because the certifications can differentiate you from others within your industry.

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Our Experts

  • President

    Ganesh Wijenayake

    Ganesh Wijenayake, President, PMISL was elected as President of the Project Management Institute, Sri Lanka Chapter at the 10th AGM held in Colombo on 28th December 2015. He will hold office until December 2018 subject to re-election at the Annual General Meetings in Dec 2016/2017. He succeeded Aruna Kooragamage after his 3 year tenor at office.

  • Executive Vice President

    Shanaka de Silva

    Shanaka counts over 14 years’ experience in IT, of which 08 years have been spent in the Senior Management with exposure to both managerial and technical spheres. At present he heads the IT Advisory Team at Ernst & Young and provides IT Advisory Services to a distinguished clientele. At Ernst & Young, he specializes in services such as development of ICT strategic plans, ERP implementation related services, assessing gaps of the operations (business functions) with IS, business continuity planning.

  • Treasurer

    Saman Kandanearachchi

    Saman counts over 13years experience in telecommunication service industry, of which 4 years have been spent in the senior management with exposure to both managerial and technical spheres. At present he is a DGM at SLT. He specializes in services such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Project Management and Network Operation Management. He has experience in Managing Projects related to teleco, logistics and IT.

  • Vice President Events

    Dhammike Mendis

    Dhammike counts over 15 years of experience in ICT industry and currently he is the CEO of Ceynocta (Pvt) Ltd. A computer engineer by profession with a strong technical background, he received his B.Sc degree in IT and Computer Engineering from Moscow State University of Communication (MIIT), Russian Federation in June 2000 and MBA from Open University Malaysia. He is a professional member of Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), British Computer Society (BCS) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

  • Vice President Special Projects

    Dushyantha Dassanayake

    Dushyantha functions as the Senior Manager – Systems Development at Sampath Bank PLC. He obtained his BSc, Mathematics from the University of Colombo and MBA, Management of Technology from University of Moratuwa. He is an Information Technology Project Management professional with significant and progressive experience in IT enabling technology, enhancing productivity and fostering efficiency to maximize profitability in a banking / financial services environment.  

  • Vice President Marketing

    Shanthilal Fernando

    Shanthilal functions as the Manager FSD and PSD – AT&T GIS Lanka Ltd. He specializes in In Payment Solution and Self Service Solution, Product introduction into Sri Lankan market including ChequeMark Solution, ECPIX and Image Mark Encompass with iTran series and TS scanners. His interests include Photography, Marketing, IT and Environment

  • Vice President Professional Development

    Anoja Basnayake

    Ms. Anoja Basnayake counts over 17 years’ experience as an IT professional , of which 11 years have been spent in the Senior Management with exposure to both Managerial and Technical spheres. Ms. Basnayake holds a Bsc (Hons) Degree in Computer Special from the University of Colombo, and qualified PMP holder from PMI USA. She also has completed CIMA (UK) part 1 & 2 and has extensive overseas training inclusive of General Management Programme at the National University of Singapore

  • Vice President Volunteer Development

    Prasanna Lokuge, PhD

    Dr. Lokuge has over twenty-five years ICT experience in high growth public and private sector organizations both in Sri Lanka and abroad. He has experience in Container Port automation projects and other ICT projects in France, Malaysia, Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, China, Vietnam and Middle East countries. (more…)

  • Vice President Membership Development

    Lalith Withana

    Lalith Withana has held senior management positions in the corporate sector for over 25 years in which more than 18 years were at senior management levels in Banking, Manufacturing and Trade. He has worked with Brandix Group, Ernst & Young, AmroBank, IBM World Trade Corporation & Carson Cumberbatch and Yamaha Corporation, USA. He served as a CEO/VP at Brandix for nearly19 years and later as the CEO of Orit Apparels Ltd, and he joined as the Chief Operations Officer at Dilmah Tea/MJF group and was an independent director for Bank of Ceylon till January 2015. (more…)

  • Immediate Past President

    Aruna Kooragamage

    Aruna Kooragamage is an Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer by profession. Being a holder of Project Management Professional Certificate (PMP), he is a member of Project Management Institute of USA (MPMI.) He is a Member of Institute of Engineering Technology (MIET), an Engineer accredited by the Engineering Council – UK and a Full Technological Diploma holder of City & Guilds – London. Aruna obtained his MBA from Preston University – USA.


PMI Sri Lanka Member Forum – August 2018

PMI Sri Lanka Member Forum – August 2018

Join us at PMI Sri Lanka Chapter Member Forum on August 30, 2018 at Light House Galley. PDU Applicable

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PMI Sri Lanka Member Forum – April 2018

PMI Sri Lanka Member Forum – April 2018

Join us at PMI Sri Lanka Chapter Member Forum on April 25, 2018 at Sampath Bank Center Auditorium. PDU Applicable

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PMI Sri Lanka Member Forum – March 2018

PMI Sri Lanka Member Forum – March 2018

Join us at the Panel Discussion on Digital Transformation as a Strategic Priority Register here for the member forum: https://goo.gl/forms/BgrFaTkorP2QiYH62

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Contact Us

Any queries? Contact PMI Sri Lanka Chapter

  • #21, Rodney Street, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka
  • (+94) 71 493 9046
  • info@pmicolombo.org
  • Mon - Fri: 08.30 - 17.30