Mr. A. M. Karunarathne
(SLEAS, BA Cal, Dip. Ed P& Admin. Sc.Tr.Tc)
Mr. A.M. Karunarathne, present Principal of Royal International School, Kurunegala (RIS) is an educationist of the Sri Lanka Education Administrative Service (SLEAS) as a Director of Education with vast experience and qualifications. Experience counts 24 years as a Physics and Science teacher in Sri Lanka and abroad, 4 years as an in-service Teacher Trainer, 3 years as a Technical College part-time lecturer, 7+ years as a Principal of Secondary Schools in Sri Lanka, 6+ years as a Principal of schools abroad, 4 years as a School Management advisor. Moreover, he has experience as a Director of Non-Governmental Organizations (Wayamba Training Institute & SOS Children’s Villages Intl.)
Mr. Karunarathne’s multi-faceted tenures in Sri Lankan government services such as Director of Education, Principal of Secondary Schools, School Management Advisor, in-service teacher trainer and a teacher, contribute enormously to the able administration and operations of academic, co-curricular and extracurricular areas of Education at RIS.
The exposure he has achieved as a teacher and trainer in Seychelles, School Principal in Muscat and Jeddah and School Management training in India has strengthened his attributes, leadership and organizational skills.
He is qualified for this position at RIS as an officer in the SLEAS, Bachelor in Arts with Education as a subject, specialized trained in teaching science, and a Diploma at NIEPA – India and SLIDA – Sri Lanka in Educational Planning and Administration.