Manju Gunawardana

Manju joined LOLC in 2017 and counts over 20 years in Research and Innovation in various subject areas including Nano technology, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical, Advanced material & Engineering.

He started his career as an electronics engineer and specialized in military electronics. Manju has worked in some of Sri Lanka’s leading engineering companies such as TOS Lanka Co Pvt Ltd, Orange Electric as a Director Engineering and Head of research responsible for product development and research management.

He served as the CEO at CIC Agribusinesses Pvt Ltd, Head of Research & Innovation at CIC Holdings PLC and pioneered Precision Agriculture technologies based on drone applications in Sri Lanka.

Manju has worked as a principal Research Engineer at MAS Holdings, Sabre Technologies and was responsible for Real time system design.

Currently he is working as a Consultant Senior Research Scientist at Sri Lanka Institute of Nano Technology (SLINTEC) and is the winner of multiple international awards including 3 Geneva Innovation Congress Gold Medals and one Silver Medal.

He has also twice won the national title as the Best Inventor in Sri Lanka.