South Asia Partnership

Staff Members

Mr Bandula J Hennadige
MSc Econ (UK), BCom (SL), Dip in Ind Dev (SL)
Executive Director

Mr Bandula Hennadige is a development professional with 40 years of  working experience. His areas of expertise cover project development, regional planning, and management, monitoring and evaluation of medium and large-scale projects, rural infrastructure, food security, social mobilization, livelihood development and water and sanitation for marginalized communities.

He has gained much practical knowledge and experience while working in the public sector in various positions, including as a Project Director in the donor financed “Integrated Rural Development Programs” (IRDPs) that were implemented in the ’80s and ’90s in Sri Lanka. Additionally, he has served as the Senior Program Officer in the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Royal Netherlands and has also managed donor-funded projects in the NGO sector.

Administrative Unit

Tharanga Mananduwa

Administrative and Communication Officer

Finance Unit

Sujith Puwakdandawa

Chief Accountant

D P Thushara Madushani

Finance Assistant

Program Unit

Priyanthi Chandrasekere

Project Manager

Mahinda Wanninayake

Program Officer – SMED

Vishvani Heenthilake

Program Associate

Dharshika Fernando

Program Assistant

Field Staff


Field Coordinators - Anuradhapura District

Aruna Weerasinghe

Field Coordinators - Kaluthara District

P K Ranatunga

Field Coordinators - Anuradhapura District


Field Coordinators - Embilipitiya District


Field Coordinators - Galle District


Field Coordinators - Polonnaruwa District

Project staff

Climate Resilient Integrated Water Management Project (CRIWMP)

R P G Podineris

District Coordinator – Puttalam District

Hemantha Abeywaradhana

Social Mobilization Specialist - Agriculture

M.U. Peiris

Senior Social Mobilizer -
Early Warning and Disaster Preparedness

Hemantha Fernando

Senior Social Mobilizer - Water Supply

Thusitha S Dissanayake

Social Mobilizer

Neranjala Weerasekara

Social Mobilizer

Pramodh Chitrananda

Community Facilitator - Water Supply

Anuradha Gayanath

Community Facilitator - Water Supply

Support Staff

ID Nandana


M I Jurangpathy


A H Pathe Khan

Office Assistant

Keerthirathne Ranbanda

Driver (CRIWMP)

K.M. Ruparathna

Office Assistant (CRIWMP)