Head – Society Linkage Cell

Professor (Dr)  Lalith Edirisinghe

Professor Edirisinghe the author of first ever textbooks on Logistics and Shipping  written in Sinhala introducing many theoretical models and developed new theories and concepts in transport. He has published nearly hundred research papers in local and international journals, conferences, and industry publications. He won four vital awards namely, Best Research in Ports & Shipping 2016 by Sri Lanka Society for Transport & Logistics (SLSTL); National Merit award for Scientific Research in 2018, by the National Research Council, Sri Lanka; Best Research paper 2019 in Japan by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, and Best Research Paper 2021 by Garden City University, India. He holds a PhD, in Transportation planning and Logistics Management from the Dalian Maritime University, China affiliated to World Maritime University, Sweden. He is a Chartered Logistician and Chartered Marketer and a certified Competent Leader (CL) and Competent Communicator (CC) of  the Toastmaster International. He is an Expert Consultant appointed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). Professor Lalith Edirisinghe were instrumental in establishing Logistics as a part of school curriculum in Sri Lanka and declaring a National Day in Sri Lanka for Logistics in consultation with the Ministry of Transport. Leads  to  a  Psychological  Paradigm  Shift  in  Student’s Demand  and  Enrolment  for  Various  Academic  Disciplines  in  the  Tertiary  Education  in  Sri Lanka”