R.M. Vajira Rathnayaka

B.Sc., (UOK, Sri Lanka). GDMM (SIM, Singapore). MBA (USQ, Australia), Dip. (Shipping Law and Practice) (ICLP & CCC. Sri Lanka). MCPM

Mr. Vajira Rathnayake obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, in 1995 and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, in 2011. Additionally, he obtained a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the Singapore Institute of Management in 2002 and a Diploma in Shipping Law and Practice from the Institute for the Development of Commercial Law & Practice (ICLP) & Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), Sri Lanka, in 2015.

He joined Colombo Dockyard PLC in l996 as a Trainee Executive (Hull Treatment) and is currently functioning as General Manager (Yard Development). During his tenure spanning over 27 years at Colombo Dockyard PLC, he held several responsible positions, including Executive (Hull Treatment), Manager (Ceylon Shipping Agency (Pvt) Ltd., Singapore – a subsidiary of the company located in Singapore, Assistant Manager (Technical Planning), Head of Project Procurement, Acting General Manager (Logistics) in the Supply & Material Control Division of CDPLC before being appointed as General Manager (Logistics) in 2014. Later he was re-appointed as General Manager (Supply Chain Management) in 2016 and as General Manager (Yard Development) in March 2022.

He currently holds a position of an external board member of the Faculty of Computing and Technology of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the same faculty. He is also an Associate Member of the Singapore Institute of Management. He is a member of the Chartered Professional Managers, Sri Lanka.