Senior academic Prof. A. Harendra N. Kariyawasam has been appointed as the Chairman of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL). He previously functioned as the Director (Finance) of ANCL.
Prof. Kariyawasam is the Head of the Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He also holds qualifications in Management and Mass Communications.
Prof. Kariyawasam is the Director of the Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) program, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, a Member of the Board of Directors of Lanka Sathosa Ltd, Member of the Director Board of the National School of Business Management Ltd (NSBM), Board Member of the Cost and Management Accounting Standards Board (CMASB) of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) and a Member of the Board of Management of the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya.
He is an educator and researcher in the field of Financial Accounting and has written a number of books and papers in Sinhala and English on the subject. He has represented the Sri Jayewardenepura University at many forums worldwide.