Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government

21st March 2023 09:10

Organizational Structure

The members of the Official Languages Commission are appointed by the President of Sri Lanka. The Commission consists of six members. One member is nominated as the Chairman of the Commission. The Chairman shall also be the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission.

The Commission appointed on 22.01.2020 consists of the members mentioned below.

  • chairman
    Mr. D. Kalansooriya


    B.A (Peradeniya), L.L.B .(OUSL), P.G. Dip. International Affairs (BCIS). Attorney-at-law (Sri Lanka Law College)

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    Professor Sandagomi Coperahewa

    Head, Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo.

    BA (Colombo), MA (Lancaster), MPhil (Peradeniya), PhD (Cambridge)

  • prof_rathirani
    Professor Rathiranee Yogendrarajah

    Head, Department of Financial Management, University of Jaffna.

    BCom (UOJ), MPhil (UOJ), HNDA (ATI), PGDDE (NEW DELHI), PhD. (Kelaniya)

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    Professor Dushyanthi Mendis

    Department of English, University of Colombo.

    BA (Peradeniya), MA (Ohio University, USA), PhD (University of Michigan, USA)

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    Dr.Kavitha Rajarathnam

    Senior Lecturer – Grade I, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya.

    BA (Peradeniya), MA (Kelaniya), PhD (Kelaniya)

  • mr_wasantha
    Mr. Wasantha Ekanayake

    Former Secretary, Ministries of Culture and the Arts and Buddhasasana

    (BA)Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Administrative Service, Special Grade (Retired)

  • secretary
    Mrs. K.S.R. Perera


    BA (Kelaniya), MA (Kelaniya), MPA (Jayewardenepura), PgDip (Jayewardenepura), Commissioner of Official Languages (SLAS I).

    Ex-officio Secretary of the Commission

The Organizational Structure


Commission Staff

Name Designation

Mr. Sivapragasam Mathivanan


Assistant Director

Mr. A. M. G. U. Abeykoon

BSc (Peradeniya), MBA (Peradeniya)

Administrative Officer

Mr. J. P. Selvakumar


Language Officer

Mr. M. A. L. M. Rameez

Chief Clerk

Miss. I. W. A. Neranjala


Language Promotion and Investigating Officer

Mrs. W. M. U,K. Wijekoon

BA (Kelaniya), MA (Kelaniya)

Language Promotion and Investigating Officer

Miss. P. Yashmini

BA(Jaffna), MA (Kelaniya)

Language Promotion and Investigating Officer

Mrs. R. Usha Dharshini

BA (Colombo)

Language Promotion and Investigating Officer

Mrs. G. A. D. C. Ganepola

Management Assistant

Mr. S. P. Karunasena

Management Assistant

Mr. D. K. Arachchi

Management Assistant

Miss. N. K. N. Amali

Management Assistant

Mrs. P. Shivanthi Geethika Kumari

Management Assistant

Mrs. Joseph Mary Niroja

Management Assistant

Mrs. A. D. D. N. Nandasena

Management Assistant

Mr. W. D. P. Pushpakumara

Management Assistant

Mr. H. P. Ananda Premalal


Mr. W. K. Priyantha


Mr. L. G. S. Gamini

Office Aides

Mr. P. A. R. Nilantha

Office Aides

Mr. H. P. S. Sangeeth

Office Aides