M B Adikaram

Dr M B Adikaram is Vice President, Sri Lanka, Global University for Lifelong Learning.

Dr Adikaram was formerly Registrar of the University of Peradeniya and Director of the Upper Mahaweli River Basin Environment Conservation where he was also Project Manager of the two largest multipurpose reservoir projects in Sri Lanka. Prior to this he worked at the University of Ceylon, the University of Sri Jayawardanapura and he was the Registrar of the University of Peradeniya for a period of 21 years.

He is well known as an active environmentalist, Justice of the Peace, and as the Founder of one of the oldest NGOs in Sri Lanka namely the Nation Builders Association where he has and undertaken more than Rs. 500 million of development work. Over a period spanning 50 years he has held many responsible positions in government and on NGO committees at national level. He was Chairman of the Sri Lanka Environment Congress, Coordinator of West Asia Service International and Chairman of Sri Lanka Water Partnership among many others.

Affirmation of support for the South Asia Academy for Good Governance and GULL:

Paper qualifications alone do not make a person useful to the world. True learning comes through experience, dedicated service to the community and innovative action oriented work that yields lasting results and alleviates suffering, poverty and want in this world. This is the mission of the South Asia Academy for Good Governance (SAAGG) and GULL and I believe that their efforts will bring about peace and happiness. This for me is the essence of true learning.

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