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Ajita Mahendra Abeysekera, Sri Lankan chemist. Chartered chemist. Named SERC Research fellow Queen's University of Belfast, 1977-1978, 85-86; grantee NARESA, 1981, 89, 92, 95, Official development assistance, 1989. Associate conductor Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka. Fellow Institute of Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences; member Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (GRC award 1996), Plastics and Rubber Institute.

Background

Abeysekera, Ajita Mahendra was born on November 6, 1949 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Son of Peter Perera and Irene Patricia (Rubaroe) Abeysekera.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University Colombo, Ceylon, Sri Lanka, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Queen's University of Northern Belfast, Ireland, 1977.

Career

Lecturer University Sri Jayewardenpura, Sri Lanka, 1979-1985, Sri Lanka, 1985-1991, associate professor Sri Lanka, 1991-1992, professor Sri Lanka, since 1992. Visiting scientist University Utrecht, Holland, 1981-1982. Director Collaborative Research Project, Sri Lanka-Holland, 1992-1994.

Achievements

  • Chartered chemist.

Membership

Associate conductor Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka. Fellow Institute of Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences. Member Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (GRC award 1996), Plastics and Rubber Institute.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, clarinet.

Connections

Married Manel Mary Kuruvilla, December 27, 1980. Children; Mangala, Amila, Amal.

father:
Peter Perera Abeysekera

mother:
Irene Patricia (Rubaroe) Abeysekera

spouse:
Manel Mary Kuruvilla