Board of Directors

Mr. Sunil Jayatissa - Founder/Chairman and CEO


B.Sc (Mgt) Sp Hons, FCA, FSCMA, MCMI (UK), ACIS (UK), CIPA.

Dip. Acct, Dip. CII (UK)

Erudite Entrepreneur and Educationist Mr. K. A. S. Sunil Jayatissa is bestowed with the distinction and honour of being the Founder / Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of the Sussex College Network. His insatiable passion for education and knowledge sharing has indeed made him a “Cornerstone” of SriLankan Education to be admired and esteemed by illustrious intellectuals of both Government & amp; Non-Governmental Scholastic fraternities.

Consequent to his attainment of a Bachelors Honors Degree (B.Sc. (Mgt).Sp.Hons.) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in the year 1986, he amassed a succession of professional qualifications not only to fortify his professional worth but also with the aspiration to consolidate his learning to power his desire in becoming the “Best” or if not the “Very Best” Educationist in the Sri Lankan Tutoring Community.

Academic accomplishments such as Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA) , Fellow Member of The Society of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (FSCMA), Member of The Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) UK, Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators – UK (ACIS), Member of the Chartered Institute of Certified Islamic Professional Accountants (CIPA), Higher National Diploma In Accounting (Dip Acct.), Diploma from Chartered Insurance Institute (Dip.CII) – UK are a few of the many qualifications embellishing his personal profile highlighting his professionalism and learning aptitude.

Commencing his professional career in the challenging arena of Financial Accounting, he very quickly and steadily propelled up the rungs resultant of his professional conduct and academic accomplishments.He swiftly became a Chartered Accountant to be almost immediately recognized to be appointed as The Finance Director of a Leading conglomerate in Sri Lanka.

Despite the busy schedules and the extreme pressures of the corporate world, Mr. Sunil Jayatissa always found time to pursue his fondness for teaching and knowledge sharing.

His engagement as a well sought after lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura as well as in several other professional institutes such as The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Kurunegala College of Technology , Kuliyapitiya College of Technology located in the suburban cities of Sri Lanka under the auspices of the Ministry of Skills Development & Vocational Training are “footprints“ which are reflective of his continual and consistent engagement in proficient education. Many are the numbers of the appreciative students who continue to come over to pay their tributes to their mentor.

In recognition of his contribution and illustrious service extended to guide aspiring students of Accounting and Finance, Mr. Sunil Jayatissa was gracefully appointed as a Prestigious Council Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants. He was concurrently selected to serve in a Senior Decision-making

Directorial Capacity at the University of Sabaragamuwa Sri Lanka. In addition to the aforementioned engagements in the field of education, Mr. Sunil Jayatissa has now been appointed as a Board Member of the Monitoring Task Force set up by the Ministry of Education of The Present Government of Sri Lanka, to Comprehensively Regulate & Standardize the International Schools functioning throughout the country

Having dedicated himself to Comprehend, Measure and Study the “Do’s and the Do Not’s” concerning the comprehensive education of students in Sri Lanka, Mr. Sunil Jayatissa Formulated and Designed The Perfect School Model and Curriculum in the pursuit of his vision to set up The Perfect School For Every Sri Lankan ”a reality. Yielding into his avid yearning to be a full time Educationist, Mr. Sunil Jayatissa ventured into the arena of comprehensive school education by inaugurating the very first school of the Sussex College Network – Sussex College Nugegoda in the metropolis of Nugegoda in the Morning of 22 nd January 2004. The second school Sussex College Negombo was remarkably inaugurated in the very same afternoon in the suburban city of Negombo. The marvel of opening two Premier Grade schools belonging to the Same Network in two of the most populous suburban townships was yet another“Never Before First” of the industry accomplished by the chairman. Movingly, Mr. Sunil Jayatissa enrolled his only Son and only Daughter as the first two student enrolments of the Sussex Network. The gesture was a vivid example of the absolute trustworthiness and the compliance with the prescriptive curricular standards maintained by the school. The two children are post graduate laureates as of this day and are a living testimony of the Qualitative Learning they acquired as students of the Sussex College network.

The unparalleled skill and propensity in which Mr. Sunil Jayatissa fulfilled his responsibilities as the Chairman and C.E.O. powered the phenomenal success of Sussex. The Sussex College network soon became the Preferred Fee Levying but affordable Network of English Medium Schools offering the National Syllabus with a Global outlook. Importantly it must be mentioned that the Text Books published under the strictest levels of standardization and regulation under the direct scrutiny of Mr. Sunil Jayatissa for the use of the students at Sussex College Network, have commendably become the preferred Text Books of many Recognized Private Colleges functional in Sri Lanka. Despite the availability of both Government and International publications available, the Academic administrators of these colleges have effectively selected Sussex Publications as the subject text books for their students due to the superiority of Content and Presentational Excellence. The Sussex College Network today is undisputedly the largest network of private Schools functional in Sri Lanka.

Having accomplished his preliminary task resonating with categorical success, Mr. K. A. Sunil Jayatissa as a Devoted and Enthusiastic Educationist seeks to continually widen his horizons with greater accomplishments as of this day.

Raajakeeya Panditha Ven. Dodampahala Sri Rahula Thero - Director

Senior Management

Mrs. T.M.R.D. Balasooriya
Head of Academic Development & Quality Assurance Unit
B.A. (Hons) Economics, Management, PGD in Education Development, Mkg.Management, MBA
Mr. M. B. S. Boralugoda
Head of Examination and Evaluation Unit
Former Commissioner of Examinations Department of  Sri Lanka, S.L.E.A.S Class 1