K.N. Gunawardena

Mr. K.N. Gunawardena received his Engineering studies at the Institute of Technology, Moratuwa 1959-61 (Presently University of Moratuwa).

He began his Engineering career in 1961 with the Department of Broadcasting. He was the Engineer In charge of training at SLBC in 1978. In 1979 he was appointed as the First Engineer TV Operations for ITN. In 1982 he was selected to be the first Director – Production Services newly setup Rupavahini Corporation.

In 1984, Uni Walkers group – National/Panasonic agents in Sri Lanka, invited him to take up the position of Engineering Manager. Presently he functions as the General Manager for Uni Walkers Ltd, a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings.

He is the present honorary treasurer of the IET Sri Lanka Network (Formerly IEE, UK) SL Branch and a corporate member of the IEEE (USA). Mr. Gunawardena is also a CTM in Toastmaster International. He is currently a panel member of the mentoring service at the Departments of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa.

Mr. Gunawardena was the event organizer of the project that won the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET - UK) 2008 Achievement Award for Sri Lanka. Raigam Tele Awards 2008 honoured him with a special “Pranama” Award at for the pioneering contribution for Television Services in Sri Lanka.

His motto as an professional engineer is “To devote time and energy to enhance the lives of people through technology updates”.

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