Registered with Tertiary & Vocational Education Commission
Sputnik International Education Center, Gepallawa, Uhumeeya, Kurunegala.
Eshantha

Dr. Eshantha Ariyadasa

PhD (Australia), M.Ed. (Japan), B.Sc. (Sri Lanka), U.E. (New Zealand)

Director General-
Sputnik International Education Centre

Academic Qualifications:

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) Flinders University of South Australia (2012 – 2016).
  2. Master of Education (Health & Physical Education) Tokyo Gakugei University – Japan (1998 – 2000).
  3. Bachelor of Science (Building Economics) University of Moratuwa – Sri Lanka (1992 – 1996).
  4. Diploma in Japanese, Aoyama International Education Centre – Japan (1997 – 1998).
  5. Diploma in Braille (Japanese Language), Red Cross Society Isehara – Japan (1991).
  6. Diploma in Management, Tatsuya Isehara – Japan (1990 – 1992).
  7. Diploma in English, Sri Jinarathana Institute Colombo – Sri Lanka (1986).

Non-academic Qualifications:

  1. Instructor (A – Grade) School Karate Do Federation of Sri Lanka.
  2. Referee (A – Grade) National Body for Karate Do in Sri Lanka.
  3. Umpire (A – Grade) Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka.
  4. Coach (A – Grade) NWP Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka.
  5. Chief Instructor – All Japan Karate do Federation Renbukan Sri Lanka.

Professional Qualifications:

  1. From 2001, Director General, Sputnik International Education Centre.
  2. 2003 – 2012, Visiting Lecturer (Aerobics & Japanese), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  3. 2001 – 2002, Visiting Lecturer, (Physical Education) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  4. 2000 – 2001, Resource Personal, (PE) National Institute of Education, Sri Lanka.
  5. 1996 – 1997, Lecturer, (Quantity Surveying) Technical College, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.
  6. 1988 – 1990, Teacher (English) Mahamankadawela College, Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.
  7. 1998 – 2000, Assistant Instructor (Practice of Sports Fitness), Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan.
  8. 1998 – 2000, Lecturer (International Relationships) Ministry of Education, Japan.

Volunteer Services:

  1. From 2004, Founder / Chairman, Sputnik International Sri Lanka Organization.
  2. From 2007 – Founder / Manager, Sputnik Girls’ Home, Kurunegala.
  3. 1996, 2003, 2004, 2005 – President, NWP Table Tennis Association.
  4. 1996 – 1997, Chairman (Tournament Committee) Table Tennis Association of Sri Lanka.
  5. 1993 – 1996, Secretary, NWP Karate Do Association.
  6. 1993 – 1997, Karate Coach, University of Moratuwa.
  7. 1993 – 1997, Table Tennis Coach, Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala.

Research Experiences:

  1. Buildings for the Blind.[B.Sc(QS) Hons]
  2. Applicability of Japan Physical Education system into Sri Lanka [Researched area: Primary school physical education (M.Ed. Health and physical Education)]
  3. Life chances of young people in voluntary children’s homes in Sri Lanka A critical review of policy and governance with references to case studies.[PHD(social and Behavioural Science)

Research Funding:

  1. Ministry of Higher Education Japan.
  2. Ito Chu Memorial Foundation, Japan.
  3. Yonnex Foundation, Japan.
  4. Ministry of Education, Australia.

Awards:

  1. AFS High School Intercultural Exchange Scholarship Award (EBOP, New Zealand).
  2. Australian Mathematics Competition for the Westpack Award (Auckland, New Zealand).
  3. Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarship (Flinders University, Australia).
  4. Margaret Mead Memorial Award (Berlin, Germany)

Achievements:

  1. Most Outstanding Lecturer (International Relationships), Foreign Student is a Teacher Program, Ministry of Education, Japan.
  2. Winner, Public English Speech Competition, New Zealand.
  3. 1st place at the 8th Japanese Language Speech Competition, Sri Lanka.
  4. Best Speaker, Foreign Students Speech Competition, Tokyo Gakugei, University, Japan.
  5. Karate Black Belt 3rd Dan, All Japan Karate Do Federation Renbukan, Japan.
  6. University Colours for Table Tennis for 3 consecutive years, University of Moratuwa.

Participations:

  1. Participated in the 11th and 12th International Seminar of Budo Culture (1999 & 2000) conducted by International Budo University, Japan.
  2. Participated in the Olympic Solidarity Course in Table Tennis under the auspices of the National Olympic Committee sponsored by International Olympic Committee, 1995.
  3. Participated as the representative of Sri Lanka in the Japan Tent Program on “People are communication” sponsored by Kanazawa Prefecture, Japan, under the auspices of United Nations, 1999.

Extra-Curricular Activities at School and University Level:

  1. Senior Head Prefect (1986-1987), Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala.
  2. President’s Scout (1982), Best Scout of the year (1983, 1985), Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala.
  3. CSM (Company Sergeant Major) / Bugle Major (1984-1985) School Cadet Band, Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala.
  4. Captain (1983-1984) under 17 Basket Ball Team, Best Basketball Player (1984), Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala.
  5. President (1986-1987) English Literary Association, Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala.
  6. Captain (1983-1984) Debating Team, Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala.
  7. Member (1979-1982) College Orchestra, Best Instrumentalist (1984) Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala.
  8. Captain (1994-1995) Table Tennis Team, Colours holder (1993, 1994), University of Moratuwa.
  9. Chief Coordinator (1994-1995) Symposium on Project Management, University of Moratuwa.
  10. Head of the Transport Committee, 5th University Games, University of Moratuwa.