Fresher’s Orientation

Mrs. Dilani Alagaratnam, President and Mr. M. Illiyas, President’s Counsel and immediate Past President welcomed the freshers to the Faculty of Law on 15 February 2023 at the invitation of the Dean, Faculty ofLaw. Nearly 300 students attended the event and one of the main features was the intervention made by the motivational speaker Mr. Deepal Sooriyarachchi, at the invitation of the Alumni Association. A brief profile is attached.

Mr. Sooriyarachchi is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK, a Fellow Life Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and holds an MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and an Accredited Master Coach and a Master Mentor. He is a renowned Management Consultant, Speaker, Trainer, and an author.

Before embarking on full time consultancy work, he was the Managing Director of AVIVANDB Insurance PLC (now known as AIA Insurance). Having started his work life as a sales clerk soon after school, he has worked in Sales, Advertising , Marketing, Human Resources Management and General Management. He counts over four decades of business management experience. Of that over 15 years at Board Level.

He had received extensive management training and exposure locally and internationally including National University of Singapore, Asian Institute of Management and Stanford Business School USA.

Deepal serves as a Non-Executive Independent Director of AIA Insurance Lanka Limited, Siyapatha Finance PLC, Pan Asian Power PLC, Kelani Cables PLC, Prime Land Residencies PLC, and the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is a consulting partner of Results Based Leadership Institute USA.

He is a Past President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, and a Past Commissioner of Sri Lanka Inventors Commission. He has served as a Non Executive Independent Director of Sampath Bank, Hemas Manufacturing, a member of the councils of university of Kelaniya and Moratuwa, and a number of national level committees. He had also served the UNDP in Nepal.

Deepal has authored twenty books on a range of topics from Business to Buddhism. He pioneered dissemination of Modern Management thought in Simple Sinhala Language through his book series “ Sinhalen Business”.

He has conducted over 1000 Training, Management Development and Motivational sessions in 13 countries across the five continents and contributes regularly on print and electronic media as well.

Contact Us

Alumni Association of the Faculty of Law (AAFL),
University of Colombo,
Philip Gunawardena Mawatha,
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

+94 77 224 0384 (Secretary)