K. N. G. W. Kariyawasam

B.Sc. Eng (Hons)

Mr. Kariyawasam is promoted as General manager (Production) in 2023 while completing 22 years of experience in the fields of ship repairing shipbuilding, ship conversions and offshore conversions.

He obtained his degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering from University of Moratuwa in year 2000. Just after graduation, he started his career from Colombo Dockyard as a Trainee Engineer in hull repair Department. He continued to gain experience and exposure in Ship repairing field, at Colombo Dockyard as well as in foreign entities such as Drydocks World – Dubai, UAE and Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd., India. He has broadened his experience profile in ship conversions, offshore conversions and shipbuilding by joining Mecator Ltd, India in 2008. He actively involved in VLCC conversions in China at the capacity of Manager – Steel Conversions, Site Construction Manager for a Drilling Rig conversion project in UAE for ONGC and delivering lub oil tankers and offshore supply vessels in the capacity of Head of the Production Division.

With the broaden exposure, he rejoined Colombo Dockyard in 2019 as a Ship Repair Manager and held Asst. Production Manager (Steel), Manager (Ship Repairs), Asst. General Manager (Ship Repairs), Asst. General Manager (New Building) positions before being promoted as General Manager.