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The Academic and Gem & Jewellery Industry profile of the Founder of Lanka Gemmological Institute Mr. K. L. D. Dayasagara, is listed below.

Professional Qualifications

  • MSc in Gemmology (University of Peradeniya)
  • Fellowship Diploma in Gemmology (German Gemmological Institute)
  • Fellowship Diploma in Gemmology (Gemmological Association of Great Britain)
  • International Teacher Training Program for Enterprise Creation. (Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India)
  • Certificate in Gemmology (University of Moratuwa)
  • Certificate in Geology (University of Moratuwa)
  • Certificate in Geuda Heat Treatment (Gem & Jewellery Research and Training Institute)
  • Certificate in Jewellery Casting (Gem & Jewellery Research and Training Institute)
  • Certificate in Pedagogy (National Institute of Technical Education)
  • Certificate in Sales Management (National Institute of Business Management)

Positions held in Gem & Jewellery Industry

  • Deputy Director General Act. (National Gem & Jewellery Authority)
  • Director (Valuation / Gemmology) (National Gem & Jewellery Authority)
  • Director Human Resource Management Act. (National Gem & Jewellery Authority)
  • Course Director – Gemmology (Gem & Jewellery Institute)
  • External Resource Person (PGIS- University of Peradeniya)
  • Director Training / Senior Lecturer / Gemmologist (Lanka Gemmological Institute)
  • President (Gemmologists Association of Sri Lanka)
  • External Resource person (University of Vocational Technology)
  • Assistant Research Officer (Gemmology) (Gem & Jewellery Research and Training Institute)
  • Gemmologist (State Gem Cooperation) Lapidary Manager / Gemmologist (Krishna Mining Company)

Corporate Memberships

  • Life member of The Organization of Professional Association of Sri Lanka (OPA)
  • Life member of the Gemmologists Association of Sri Lanka (GASL)
  • Fellow of Gemmological Association of Great Britain (GAGB)
  • Life member of the Alumini Gemmologists Association of University of Moratuwa (GAUM)

Prestigious Positions Held

  • President – Gemmologists Association of Sri Lanka (2015 to 2016)
  • Chairman – “Jewels” – (Gem & Jewellery Education, Compitition) Trade Show. (2013 to 2014)
  • Guest Speaker on Gem & Jewellery Industry – Central Oraganization for Gems & Jewellery

Experience

  • Director (Valuation / Gemmology) ( 2013 to 2019)
  • Deputy Director General Act. (2018 to 2019)
  • Deputy Director General Act. (2013 to 2015)
  • Director Human Resource Management Act. (2013)
  • Valuer Gemologist (2007 to 2013)
  • Assistant Valuer / Gemmologist (2005 to 2007)
  • Gemmologist (2000 to 2005)
  • Gemmologist (1997 to 1998
  • Training Officer Gemmology (1994 to 1997)