We extend a warm welcome to the new Principal of Royal College, Mr. Thilak Waththuhewa. Mr.
Watthuhewa is a qualified and experienced educator and education administrator who served in
several prestigious institutions prior to his appointment to the School on 11th August 2023.
Mr. Waththuhewa is a Certified Business Accountant (CBA) from the Institute of Chartered
Accountants Sri Lanka, with a Bachelors Degree in HRM from the University of Kelaniya (B.B.Mgt
HRM Special ), a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Open University) and a Master of Education
Planning and Management from IIEP, France.
He has previously been the Principal of Nalanda College and Richmond College. He also held several
senior positions in the Ministry of Education, including SLEAS 1, Zonal Director of Education – Galle,
Provincial Coordinator -NSBS Project -PMOE Southern, Zonal Director of Education – ZEO
Habanthota, Provincial Coordinator for several other projects and Assistant/ Deputy Director
Planning (Acting) and Assistant Director Commerce, Southern Province. He has also served in the
private sector with extensive experience, prior to working with the Ministry of Education.
He is a past student of Dutugemunu Central College, Buttala.
We wish you, Sir, a successful tenure at the helm of Royal College!