Charles Jayasinghe

Charles JayasingheDr Charles Jayasinghe is Vice President, Sri Lanka, Global University for Lifelong Learning.

Charles began his professional career as a science teacher and he advanced to the position of Director of Education. He also served a two year term as Regional President, South Asia, International Council on Social Welfare. In recognition of his service to the community, Charles was appointed Ambassador for Peace and Ambassador for Justice, Sri Lanka. He also serves as a Justice of the Peace in the city of Anuradhapura. He is currently Director, Education & Training, South Asian Academy for Good Governance (SAAGG) and Patron & Chief Adviser, Samadeepa Samaja Kendraya – Inc.

Commenting on the SAAGG-GULL affiliation, Charles believes that: “Action Learning fills the gap between the formal education system and the non formal sector. I have high hopes for the SAAGG–GULL partnership in relation to this matter. There are many people who have technical skills but are not educationally qualified. The Government of Sri Lanka has made several attempts to introduce life skills and vocational education but there is still a gap between the available services and the demand for recognized qualifications. As an educationist, I am sure that the SAAGG–GULL partnership will help to fill this gap.”

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