Dr. Rajaletchumie Senathiraja is serving as the Director – CCIS from January 2018. She was the Former Dean of the Faculty of Management who elevated the faculty as a best business school at the South Asian Region as well as International level.
She received the B.com degree in first class from Jaffna University, the M.Sc. Degree from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and the Ph.D. degree from the Madras University India in Management and Entrepreneurship.
She has been actively initiated various activities in the Management faculty during her reign as the Dean, such as strategic plan of the faculty, Prospector of the faculty, Video documentary and many new curriculums were introduced for both undergraduate and postgraduates as well. To facilitate the activities many teams such as consultancy, welfare society, curriculum development, research and development, training and development, quality assurance were formed with the academic and nonacademic members.
Since January 2018, she is serving as the Director of ICCS, University of Colombo. From 1991 to 1995 she worked as a lecturer in the Eastern University, Sri Lanka. She also held a visiting position at the Open University Sri Lanka from 1995 to 2003. Since 1997 to present, she is serving as a Senior lecturer in the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo.
Dr. R. Senathiraja is a member of the International Education Leadership, a Commonwealth Scholar of ICCR, and a Fellow of United States Educational leadership programme and South Asian women Leadership in University administration sponsored by the state of America. She has provided strategic leadership to enhance Entrepreneurship development in the faculty as a Coordinator of quality assurance cell from 2011 to 2014. Dr. R. Senathiraja has also played an important role in establishing industrial link between the industry in Sri Lanka and the Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo through the establishment of Entrepreneurial Incubator, mentoring programmes and short term workshops and seminar on soft skills.
The research interest of Dr. R. Senathiraja is in the field of Entrepreneurship and Management. She is also the recipient of the Excellence in PhD research award from Indian Business School, New Delhi in 2009 and best paper award from the Faculty of Management and Finance 2011. She published widely in leading international journals and presented her research work at various conferences locally and internationally. She serves as a reviewer for various local and international journals, and has been the Subject Editor (Entrepreneurship), for the Entrepreneurship subject published by the National Institute Education in Sri Lanka.
She is also interested in the development of regional and global bonds that can be explored for the betterment of the citizens in developing countries.