About CGU

The constant and rapid expansion of higher education sector and the changing landscape of the labour market in Sri Lanka and overseas are core concerns of a planned intervention on increasing, among others, the employability of potential graduates of Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program which is offered with a number of specializations by the Faculty of Management and Finance. Four years of reading for this bachelor's degree creates higher value, when we educate and nurture our undergraduates on job roles in the industry that would fit them, competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) required of each role, expectations of these roles, and matching individual profiles and interests of undergraduates with the said competencies and expectations.

Thus, the underlying rationale of Career Guidance Unit (CGU) in the Faculty of Management & Finance emanates from the clear necessity of preparing proactively our undergraduates to be competitive in the labour market.

This CGU is headed by the Coordinator and equipped with two principal arms for operations, i.e. Career Guidance and Career Counselling. The former caters to the need for creating and maintaining the relevant databases whereas Career Counselling calls for closer interactions between undergraduates and the staff of the CGU enabling the former explore carefully their career choices. Quintessentially, this new unit looks passionately forward to forging and sustaining mutually beneficial collaborations with organizations in the private, public, and non- governmental organization (NGO) sectors. They could be forged through a multitude of interventions including, but not limited to, conducting Assessment centers, FMF Counselling Center, Career guidance workshops, FMF Mentoring programme, FMF sports week, FMF cultural show, Speech craft programme, Soft skills development workshops, Graduate
employability surveys, Awareness programme on stress relief and need for counselling, organizing annually a Careers fair, Enterprise-based project, Community development project, FMF Industry visits programme, FMF Golden speech programme, bringing the corporate sector experts to dialogue with undergraduates and the academic staff on producing employable graduates, and promoting joint research with corporate sector organizations on career guidance and career counselling.

Mr. G. Ranaweerage

Coordinator – Career Guidance Unit

Coordinators-Academic Staff

Mr. G. Ranaweerage

Coordinator – Career Guidance Unit

Ms. S.A.D.K.S. Dissanayake

Programme Coordinator of FMF Effective Career Guidance Workshops

CGU Coordinator of Accounting Department


Ms. Nipuni K Abeysiriwardena

CGU Coordinator of Business Economics Department

Ms. D. A. S. M. Domingo

Programme Coordinator of FMF Mentoring Programme

CGU Coordinator of Finance Department

Mr. K.D.E.M. Kathriarachchi

CGU Coordinator of Marketing Department

Mr. W. M. S. R. Weerasekera

CGU Coordinator of International Business Department

Secretary of the CGU


CGU Coordinator of Management and Organization Studies Department


Ms. Asheni De Silva

CGU Coordinator of Human Resources Management Department


Knowledge Sharing Sessions conducted in 2022


Session 01

  1. Session title: “The impact of the Sri Lankan economic crisis on international businesses and the way forward”
  2. Date: 20th of October 2022 (Thursday)
  3. Time: 5 pm to 7.30 pm
  4. Resource person: Mr. Ushan De Silva, Head of Shipping (Imports and Exports), Unilever Sri Lanka Limited

Session 2

  1. Session title: Managing an Organisation in a Turbulent Time Period
  2. Date: 03 November 2022 (Thursday)
  3. Time: 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
  4. Resource person: Mr Tharindu Atapattu, Chief Executive Officer, Swisstek Aluminium, Sri Lanka

Session 3

  1. Session Title: Project Management in times of Crisis
  2. Date: Wednesday, 02nd of November 2022
  3. Time: 9.00 am to 11.00am
  4. Name of the Resource Person: Mr. Prashan Costa
  5. Designation: Head of Marketing, CEAT Kelani Holdings (Pvt) Ltd

Session 4

  1. Session Title: An overview of Sri Lanka’s taxation framework
  2. Date: 24th October 2022 (Monday)
  3. Time: 3.30 – 5.30 pm
  4. Resource Person: Mr. Brayan De Soyza, Tax Consultant, MAS Holdings

Session 5

  1. Session Title: HR Role as a practitioner
  2. Date: 28th October 2022
  3. Time: 3.00PM – 5.00PM
  4. Resource Person: Ms. Thrimuthi Dhanushka, Group Manager Human Resources, Ideal Motors Group.

Session 6

  1. Topic: “Corporate Sustainability: a fad or science?”
  2. Resource Person: Mr. Nishantha Hevawithana, Senior Vice President, Research and Strategy, Colombo Stock Exchange
  3. Date: Nov 17, 2022 10.00-12.00 Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Employability Survey 2019

  • Permanent
  • Temporary
  • Self-employed
  • Under employed
  • Not looking for a job
  • Continuing higher education
  • Not employed

Employability Survey 2018

  • Permanent
  • Temporary
  • Self-employed
  • Under employed
  • Not looking for a job
  • Continuing higher education
  • Not employed

Success Story sessions conducted by Unilever Sri Lanka

Webinar on CV Writing and Interview facing skills 2022, jointly with Rotaract club of FMF

Carrer Expo 2022, jointly with Rotaract club of FMF

Golden Speech with Peter Almida

Carrer Fair 2015

Contact Information

Tel: (+94) 115 749 018

Career Guidance Unit

Faculty of Management & Finance

University of Colombo Colombo 03

Sri Lanka