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Mr. Jayalath Abeywardena – Deputy Head of Finance, AASL, Tops the Batch securing “Professor Uditha Liyanage Gold Medal” on his Master of Business Administration (MBA)

December 27, 2019

Mr. Jayalath Abeywardena, Deputy Head of Finance of Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited has grabbed the “Professor Uditha Liyanage Gold Medal” offered for the most outstanding student (Batch-top) with excellent academic performance in respect of the academic term 2017-2019 of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) offered by the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), affiliated to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. 

Mr. Abeywardena was awarded with this coveted Gold Medal by both, Senior Professor Sampath  Amaratunga, Vice Chancellor, USJP and Mr. Carl Cruz, Chairman, Unilever-Sri Lanka in the PMI Annual Convocation held at the BMICH on 02nd November, 2019

This prestigious and coveted MBA which the PIM of USJP has been offering for more than three decades is internationally accredited by the Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 

This time, Mr. Abeywardena has made this brilliant achievement competing with more than 500 top executives and professionals in diverse disciplines across Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates setting  several academic records by obtaining the highest aggregates for the subjects- Entrepreneurship (97%), Service Management (94%), Corporate Business Finance (96%), Managing Organizations (91%), Managing Business Operations (90%), Managerial Finance (92%), Management Research Skills (91%), Leadership and Business Development (89%) and Small Business Management (99%). In addition, he has been earmarked as the “Best Presenter” in all Group Presentations under each subject. The two Group Presentations he led under the subjects Marketing Management (“Mattala Airport Marketing Strategy”) and Service Management (“IKEA Service Facility Design”) were awarded the highest marks of 100% and were recognized as the most outstanding presentations. Further, the Management Case Study done by Mr. Abeywardena, as the Final Project of his MBA titled “Success Story of AASL” following a comprehensive research at AASL for the period 2009 – 2018, by interviewing the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Secretary to the Line Ministry, Director-General of Civil Aviation, Chairman, almost all Directors, Heads of Divisions, many Executives and all Unions was earmarked for several international Conference paper proceedings. That was also selected and recognized as the “Best Final Year Project” at the Viva Voce defense held on 10.04.2019 securing the maximum marks of 92%.     
Chairman AASL, Major General (Rtd.) G. A. Chandrasiri RWP USP VSV ndc psc congratulated Mr. Jayalath Abeywardena on his great academic achievement and wished him every success in his future endeavors.