S. B. S. Abayakoon

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S. B. S. Abayakoon
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Vice Chancellor University of Peradeniya
In office
August 2009 – 2012
Preceded by Harishchandra Abeygunawardena
Succeeded by A. Senaratne
Personal details
Born 1958
Spouse(s) Jeevapani Abayakoon
Children 4 Girls
Residence Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Alma mater St. Sylvester's College, University of Peradeniya
Profession Professor Civil Engineering
Religion Buddhism

Prof. S. B. S. Abayakoon is the former Vice-Chancellor of University of Peradeniya,[1] Sri Lanka. Prior to that, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering for four and a half years. He is a Senior professor of Civil Engineering, at Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya. He was appointed the 20th vice-chancellor of the university in August 2009.


Abayakoon was educated at the St. Sylvester's College, Kandy. Then he entered to the University of Peradeniya faculty of engineering for his higher education and completed the bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1979 with a First Class Honours degree. He received his post graduate degrees, Master of Applied Science and Doctor of Philosophy, from University of British Columbia, Canada in 1983 and in 1987 respectively.[2]

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Harishchandra Abeygunawardena
Vice Chancellor University of Peradeniya
Succeeded by
A. Senaratne