Origin and the Philosophy

Centre for Advanced Studies and Research (CASaR) was co-founded in end 2017, by three academics (and professionals) with the vision to provide anyone interested, the best ways to have access to structured and sustainable education, educational research and consultancy.

CASaR's philosophy is "Education for All, Alike!"


Scope

Centre for Advanced Studies and Research (CASaR) is a registered institute for Education & Training, Educational Research and Consultancy.
It currently operates in the fields of Computing & ICT, Business & Management, Logistics Management and Linguistics.
Special Projects are planned, delivered and managed through the Office of Special Projects.
CASaR also offers services and expertise in Corporate Training through its Corporate Training Division.



Vision & Mission

"The vision is to provide anyone interested,
the best ways to have access to structured and
sustainable education, educational research and consultancy."



Values

At CASaR, we believe;

  • that honesty is always the best policy and trust has to be earned
  • in maintaining a healthy work/ life balance
  • that humankind is in control of its destiny or personal situations
  • in commitment to sustainability and to acting in an environmentally friendly way
  • in commitment to innovation and excellence
  • in commitment to doing good for the whole
  • in commitment to helping those who are less fortunate,
  • in commitment to building strong communities.


The Delivery

CASaR's services are delivered via four (04) departments, one (01) division, and an Office of Special Projects.
The departments are Computing & ICT, Business & Management, Logistics Management and Linguistics.




Facilities and Infrastructure

CASaR is committed to creating necessary infrastructure required to achieve its aims and objectives. Initially, it houses a training facility with access to teaching/ training, learning and research aids. The facility also has access to servers, printers, scanners, relevant software (open source) and dedicated Internet facilities with the state-of-the-art collaborative tools. The participants are also supported by the Knowledge Base and the Learning Management System.




CASaR Regional Centre-Badulla

We have extended our services to Uva Province with CASaR Regional Centre -Badulla.
Please contact the Registration Desk on 055 454 856 7, 076 222 456 7 or info@casar.lk for more details.
No. 61/2, St. Bede’s Road, Badulla, Sri Lanka. 90000



Affiliation

"CASaR is a Cambridge English Qualifications registration center for the British Council."

People

One of our major strengths is our academic and industry experts who are involved in envisioning, directing and operating a centre towards quality than quantity.


Dharshani Premarathne

Co-Founding Director

Yohan Pandigama

Co-Founding Director

Coming from a general information technology background, now I would like to be recognized as a computer science enthusiast. For me, computer science is not merely another area of studies and research, but is more a way of life. The fundamental concepts enabled me with innovation, logical thinking and problem solving, that, in turn, helped me to widen up my vision and the way I experience different phenomena.
Four areas that inspired and motivating me in computer science are natural algorithms, theory of computation, the philosophy of computer science and the learning theory.

Bandujeewa Samaranayake

Co-Founding Director

Having occupied senior positions at several business organizations carries wealth of industry knowledge and experience both in management and with IT. Has been conducting industry workshops in many management disciplines and on human capacity development. Business consultant with special expertise on Enterprise Resource Planning, Change Management and Business Process Re-engineering. Lecturer attached to several private and government universities and government institutes.

Wasantha Premarathne

Senior Consultant

Mr Wasantha Premarathne is a Senior Lecturer in Logistics Management. He holds MPhil, MA and BA in International Economics. Mr Wasantha’s research focuses on Economic development, Logistics outsourcing and Internet banking. Mr Wasantha is working with government, non-government and private sector organizations



Samantha Jayasinghe

Director

J. A. S. S. Jayasinghe is an educational consultant. Having occupied positions at both Software development industry and private universities carries wealth of industry experience, teaching experience and experience in Education Management. He completed his M.Cs with particular interest in Mobile Computing, University of Colombo School of computing (UCSC) Sri Lanka. His research interests is Mobile computing.

His expertise revolves around in planning, organizing, coordinating and facilitating events and CSR activities.

Ajantha Munidasa

Director

Ajantha is carrying over 30 years of experience in teaching, managing computing /business studies and higher education courses in the UK. Currently, he works as a programme Team Leader for undergraduate courses from University of Greenwich, and assessor and marker for final year degree in computing with University of Sunderland (TNE) as a consultant. He holds a BSc(hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Intelligent Management Systems, and is a Graduate Member of Mechanical Engineers, Member of the British Computer Society. He is also in the process of completing Senior Fellowship for Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

His main interests are in software development, natural language processing and artificial intelligence

Krishan Chanaka

Chief Operating Officer

Krishan is a young IT entrepreneur with extensive hands on experience in programme coordination, student facilitation, guidance and mentoring. He also is a professional web application developer with experience in Java and multimedia design.

Krishan has been instrumental in programme coordination, and lecturing for various programmes in IT, Business & Management and Engineering.

Laknath Mendis

Consultant, Educational Research and Consultancy

Laknath Mendis is currently doing his Doctoral studies in Osaka University Japan in Division of Chemical Engineering. He completed his M.Sc with particular interest in numerical modeling for copra drying using computational fluid dynamics at Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He has graduated from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka with a B.Sc (First Class Honours) Special Degree in Physics. He has done his Undergraduate research project on Design and Development of low cost Portable USB Spectrometer. His research interests are Numerical modeling using computational fluid dynamics, Electronics and food drying.



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