BSc, University of Ceylon; MSc, University of California; PhD in Materials Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada. Consultant on steel processing to nearly 100 steel companies around world. Member of the Board: Bank of Nova Scotia; Canada's Conference Board. Former Member: MIT Presidential Visiting Committee; Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on Public Service Renewal. Member, Canada's Science and Technology Innovation Council. Speaker on higher education, research and science and technology issues at international conferences, roundtables and summits. Author of publications on process engineering in materials field. Recipient of awards including: four honorary degrees; Officer Order of Canada.