Our Directors

The directors of Institute of Regional Development and Governance

Executive Directors

Mr .Vaithilingam Vaikunthan N.D.T(Agriculture); National Diploma in Training& Development; PG Dip in Management(RUSL);M.A(Economics );Certificate in Conflict Transformation & Peace Building ;ACPM ;AMITD

19 years’ experience in Humanitarian, Public and private sectors such as INGO, Foreign funded projects, Multinational company. Free-lance consultant and Certified Trainer. NLP Practitioner


Mr.Sothilingam Piratheepan AAT;Dip in Project Management

Over 10 years’ experience humanitarian and public sector.


Ms.Kalyani Balathas B.A Hons (Sri Lanka)

Over 17 years’ experience in Humanitarian organization including UN, INGOO and local NGOO.


Ms.Kamalaranjan Nithyleka B.B.A ( Financial Management);MAAT;ACPM

Seven years’ experience in Public sector as Middle Manager level including foreign funded projects


Dr Kailayanathan Sutharsan MBBS(Cey)

Currently working Senior Medical officer(SMO) of Base Hospital in Mullaithivu,He has been engaging in social activities for more than 19 years in Mullaithivu&Kilinochchi district



Sivagnanasundaram Jeyavarman FCA, FCMA, MCSI 

Thirty-four years of corporate senior management experience in the financial services sector in Sri Lanka. Served in committees of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Industrial Development, Financial Market Development under the Ministry of Finance and the Capital Market Cluster under National Council for Economic Development (NCED)


Non-Executive Director


Naga Narendran ACMA, CPA, CGMA

A Management Consultant with over 40 years of experience in Finance and large scale Business Project Management gained mainly in Australia and has served in senior executive positions in top tier corporations including IBM.