Colombo, Sri Lanka – Priyanka Ranatunga, President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects has been appointed as Chair of the Communication and External Relations committee for IFLA-AP region for two years. The announcement was made on 15 November 2023 at the IFLA-AP Region council meeting in Tokyo, Japan.
Priyanka will oversee the communication and external relations of 14 countries in the Asia Pacific region. He brings a wealth of experience to the new role.
Priyanka was born in Southern Province of Sri Lanka in the Galle District. His school education was at Richmond College Galle and passed the University entrance in 1989. He was in the Faculty of Architecture of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and obtained the BSc (Built Environment) in 1995. Subsequently, as he had an interest in the subject of Landscaping Architecture and being aware of the importance of the subject in the future, he obtained a MSc degree in Landscaping Architecture in year 2000.
Since the last 18 years, Priyanka has made a bridge between Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architecture SLILA and IFLA. Thus, Priyanka’s intention is to develop an efficient two-way communication among APR and other professions relevant to in the fields of art and science.