Vice Chancellor
Professor Sivakolundu Srisatkunarajah
Vice Chancellor
28th August 2020 – Present
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Educational Qualifications

  • B.Sc.(Hons) in Mathematics with First class achievement from University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, (1979-1983)
  • Ph.D in Mathematics “On the Asymptotics of the Heat Equation for Polygonal Domains” from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (1985-1988)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education with Merit Pass from Open University of Sri Lanka (2003-2004)

Chronology of Career Positions:

  • Professor in Mathematics (2010 – to date)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Technology (2016 – 2017)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Science (2013 – 2016)
  • Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (2009 – 2012)

Professor S. Srisatkunarajah assumed duties as the 9th Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna on 28th August 2020. He is an alumnus and an academic in Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna since 2009.

Having completed his PhD in 1988 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh by providing a first-time solution to a challenging problem, Prof.S.Srisatkunarajah resumed duties as senior lecturer in Mathematics and spent the whole time in the university to continue the teaching activities during the difficult period of the university.

In his field of Mathematics, Prof.S.Srisatkunarajah has internationally recognized achievements, and his professional experience is widely commended by national and international mathematical communities.

He had an outstanding academic record as a Special Degree student in Mathematics with all round participation in Athletics, Soccer, Cricket and Student Union activities. He obtained degree with First Class Honours with a very much higher average than what is required for the First Class and obtained the University Prize for Mathematics. He was awarded University Soccer Colours. Achieving outstanding academic distinctions with all round active participation in Sports and Students’ Welfare activities is an indication of his gifted ability to organize time and perform delegated tasks in time.

He contributed to the institutional development of University of Jaffna in various ways such as;

  • Establishing the Faculties of Technology/ Engineering/ Hindu Studies
  • Establishing Quality Assurance System in the University
  • Advising on IT and Web Management
  • Curriculum Planning and Development
  • Strengthening Research Capacity
  • Laboratory Planning and Development
  • Contribution to Institutional Development through IRQUE Project, HETC Project and AHEAD Project
  • Contribution to the Development of University Sports
  • Contribution to Student Counseling and Guidance
  • Library Planning and Development

Prizes/ Awards (Academic and Sports)

  • “President Research Awards”
    Awarded twice for the scientific publications in reputed indexed Journals by His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka on the recommendation of the National Research Council of Sri Lanka in 2013 and 2014.
  •  “Commonwealth Fellowship”
    Awarded to undertake one year research as a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol and Heriot-Watt University I 1997/98 by the Commonwealth of Learing, UK.
  • “Young Mathematician from Developing Countries”
    Awarded by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) at the International Congress for Mathematicians in Zurich in 1994 (ICM 94).
  • Overseas Research Studentship”
    Awarded for research potential on merit basis at global level by the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals (CVCP) of U.K, 1985 – 1988)
  • Heriot-Watt University Postgraduate Scholarship”
    Awarded on open competition at the global level as PhD Scholarship by the Heriot- Watt University, Scotland for three years 1985-1988
  •  “Sir Arunachalam Mahadeva Memorial Prize in Mathematics”
    Awarded for the best performance in Final Degree Examination in Mathematics in 1983
  • “Soccer Colours”
    Awarded by the University of Jaffna for excellent performance and Skill in 1980/81
  • “Gold Medal at the Second Sri Lanka University Games”
    Awarded by University Sports Association of Sri Lanka for winning the Soccer Championship in Sri Lankan University Mini Olympics 1983 – 1st SLUG