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The Management

Established to offer meaningful vocational training for young adults, the Sri Lanka-German Training Institute (SLGTI) in Kilinochchi is providing training programmes which are demand- driven and cater to the needs of the labour market, in accordance with the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) framework.

G. Tharmanathan

Director /Principal

After graduating from the Ceylon – German Technical Training Institute (CGTTI) by completing a four-year full-time course, Mr. Tharmanathan completed an Automobile Engineering course at Yamagata Higher Technical Institute in Japan. Moving on to complete a Management course and a Senior Management course respectively at the Open University of Sri Lanka and Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore, he gained three years of industrial working experience at Speedway Automobiles in Singapore.

Mr. Tharmanathan also has three years work experience at Sri Lanka Transport Board as a Depot Manager, a further 12 years as the Head of Automobile Department at Kotagala Technical Institute and a total of 18 years as a Training Engineer /Senior Training Engineer /Chief Engineer in Automobile at CGTTI. Mr. Tharmanathan had also worked as an Internal Auditor for Quality Management System at CGTTI, a Focal Point Member for the Skills Sector Development Programme representing CGTTI and an Inspection Team Member representing CGTTI to locally assembled vehicles for the Ministry of Industries and Commerce. Mr. Tharmanathan boasts of over 40 years of experience in technical education and industry.

D. H. Udana Eranda

Deputy Principal /Industrial Relations and QMS

Mr. D. H. Udana Eranda studied at the University of Sabaragamuwa and earned his Bachelor’s special degree in Food Science and Technology. Mr. Eranda has more than eight years of private sector experience in the Research and Technical Management, Production and Quality Management in the areas of Food Processing, Polymer and Plastics processing and Construction Technology.

Initially he was appointed as the Head of Food Technology Department and had ensured a smooth operation whilst supervising six lecturers, two instructors and two lab assistants. In 2017, he obtained his IRCA Certified ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, Lead Auditor Qualification. Mr. Eranda is presently on two year’s permanent leave for further studies in Malaysia.

A. B. Alfred


Mr. A. B. Alfred was appointed as Registrar to the Sri Lanka German Training Institute in March 2018. He oversees human resource management, recruitment, staff training and development at SLGTI. He supports the Director /Principal in ensuring that SLGTI attracts the right staff with the desired profile and passion for its teaching positions, while ensuring that the staff is professionally capable in their duties.

Mr. Alfred has 15 years of experience in human resources, having held positions as District Manager, Deputy Principal – Industrial Relations (covering), Registrar, Director /Principal (covering) between 2008 and 2023. He also works as an Assessor for TVEC in the field of Mechatronics and Telecommunication Technology (NVQ Levels 5 and 6). Mr. Alfred graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Engineering from the Open University of Sri Lanka. He is an Associate Member of IESL.