Managment Team

Priyantha Palapathwa
Founder/
Managing Director

Priyantha, a Director of MEASA Engineering Services  (Pvt) Ltd also plays the role of the CEO of the Company. He has over 20 years of consulting and project management experience in delivering Enterprise Solutions. Most of his experience comes from working in the Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern regions. Priyantha engages in lecturing to university students as a pastime. He has been a Guest Speaker and a Visiting Lecturer in almost every leading university in Sri Lanka and in other professional and higher educational institutes. Previously he has held many prestigious positions in the corporate world – Senior Project Manager IFS Middle East, Director Automotive Manufacturing &

Industrial Engineering IFS Asia Pacific and Director & CEO of George Steuart Optimize, Sri Lanka are to name a few.Priyantha is a Chartered Engineer by Profession. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Production Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Wales, UK. He is also a certified Project Management Professional.


Dr. Ruwan Palapathwala
Director/Senior Adviser

Dr. Ruwan, a Director of MEASA Consulting (Pvt) Ltd also plays the role of Senior Advisor and Consultant for MIT Education. He has over 25 years of experience in lecturing in Universities and other institutions of higher learning in New Zealand and Australia. Formally, he was also the Senior Chaplain of RMIT University in Melbourne. At present, he is the Vicar of the Anglican Parish of Whittlesea Kinglake and a Research Associate of the University of Divinity in Melbourne. His academic expertise is in education, globalization, and the world’s religious traditions.Dr. Palapathwala earned his Doctor of Philosophy from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He holds a Master in Education from Massey University, New Zealand, and a Master in Theology from the University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia. He also holds Bachelor of Applied Education from the Central Institute of Technology, New Zealand, and Bachelor of Theology from the University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia. He further holds a Diploma in Counselling from Churchill Education, Queensland, Australia. Dr. Palapathwala has published widely on the intertextuality of the Holy Books, globalization, interfaith dialogue, religion, terrorism, pastoral care, suffering, aging, and spirituality.

Dr. Wishwajith W. Kandegama
Senior Advisor and Consultant

Dr. Wishawajith is a  senior advisor and consultant at MIT Education. Has over a decade of experience in the field of lecturing, research, rural agricultural development, and quality assurance for food processing industries in Sri Lanka, the UK, and China. He is currently serving as a senior lecturer in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape  Gardening, Faculty of Agriculture and  Plantation Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. Dr. Kandegama has secured his PhD from the Central China Normal University in the field of nanotechnology applications on agrochemicals to reduce environmental hazards. He posses a Masters in Food Safety & Control from the London South Bank University UK. Dr. Kandegama graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Peradeniya with a BSc. In Agriculture. He has published widely on nanotechnology applications on agrochemicals and bioactive compounds in Medicinal Chemistry.


Muditha Palapathwala 
Director / Senior Adminstrator 

Muditha, a Director of Measa Engineering (Pvt) Ltd also plays the role of the Senior Administrator of the Company. She is also the Senior Adviser for Non – Technical Education of the Company. She has over 20 years of experience as an English Teacher. Muditha holds a Diploma in Teaching English from Pasdunrata Training College of Sri Lanka.

Nihara Thahir
Course Coordinator / Program Manager

Nihara is the course coordinator and program manager.  She has over ten years of teaching experience, teaching varying subjects both in the private and state sector. She is a certified IELTS trainer. She posses a BSc in Information Technology & Management -SLIIT, a BCom in Finance, and a Masters of Arts in Education.