C. L. V. Jayathilake

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C.L.V. Jayathilake
BSc Eng(Hons) (Ceyl), DIC, PhD (Lond), CEng, FIESL, JP
Chancellor of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Vice Chancellor of the
University of Peradeniya
In office
1989–1991
Personal details
Born Sri Lanka
Alma mater Imperial College, London
University of Ceylon
Royal College Colombo
Profession Academic, Engineer

Emeritus Professor C.L.V Jayathilake, FIESL, JP is a Sri Lankan engineer and academic. He is the current Chancellor of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and was a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya.[1]

Education[edit]

Jayathilake was educated at the prestigious Royal College Colombo[2] where he won the De Abrew Memorial Prize. He then went on to graduate with First Class Honours from the University of Ceylon with a BSc in engineering and soon after receiving the Ceylon Government University Scholarship (1960), for best performance at the engineering degree examination to study for a postgraduate Diploma of Imperial College (1963) in Thermal Process Engineering where he won the Unwin Memorial Scholarship. In 1966 he gained a PhD from the Imperial College, London for research in Heat Transfer.

Career[edit]

Joining the newly established Faculty of Engineering of the University of Ceylon in 1966, he became one of its most senior professors in engineering and the Dean of the Faculty.[1] Later he was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya. After his tenure he transferred to the University of Ruhuna as Dean, Faculty of Engineering. He had also served as the Director General of the National Institute of Education, Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technical Education; was the Chairman of the National Education Commission, Presidential Commission on Youth and a Faculty Consultant, Colombo Plan Staff College in Manila.

Upon retirement he was made an Emeritus Professor and Prof Jayathilake is Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Sri Lanka. At present he is the Chancellor of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and Chairman, National Institute of Business Management.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Chancellor of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka Succeeded by
Preceded by
Prof. A.P.R. Aluwihare
Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya
1989-1991
Succeeded by
Prof. J.M. Gunadasa