About Us

OUR MISSION

“To provide the education seeker with high quality education that focuses on the end result in particular the ability to approach any type of employment opportunity with competence and confidence thereby contributing to the human capital of the economy”.

We offer accredited Edexcel (Pearson) courses at BTEC Higher National Diploma level covering Quantity Surveying, Construction Economics, Construction Management, Building Services Engineering and Civil Engineering.

In addition we recently partnered with the University of Salford, an RICS partner university to offer a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying. This 3 year (plus 1 year optional placement) programme is entirely delivered in Sri Lanka. We also facilitate the delivery of a Master of Science in Quantity Surveying delivered using a blended teaching modality through a flying faculty from the University of Salford.

CSCT has also partnered with Birmingham City University to deliver a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. This programme is the latest addition to the programmes on offer at CSCT.

OUR MOTTO

CSCT was established in 2008, with the motto ‘Sapientia et Doctrina’, which is Latin for Wisdom & Learning.
We strive to create a learning environment to nurture the development of critical thinking skills; support innovation;
and develop knowledge and expertise of our students.

CSCT faculty members are the most senior teachers in the field of construction and foremost practitioners in the country. They have expertise in a broad range of specialties and have developed curriculums in each of the programs that meet the needs of the construction industry, ensuring that our graduates and diploma holders are ready for professional work.

Our Management Team

The management and staff at CSCT are committed to serving students and providing assistance to help them meet their educational aspirations, from start to finish.

Our goal is to make our student’s educational experience rewarding in every way possible. We believe in delivering high quality teaching with experienced lecturers, outstanding facilities and excellent student services for all our students.

CEO

Ben Guneratne

Ben Guneratne has a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Macquarie University, Sydney Australia and has completed a Masters in Quantity Surveying (Mechanical and Engineering) at the University of Salford, United Kingdom.

Ben is engaged in the day to day operation of the school and ensures that it is run in a financial efficient manner. Ben has more than 10 years experience working in the private sector in various managerial roles.

Head of School

Susil Weddikkara

Susil Weddikkara is a Chartered Architect and Planner by profession with extensive experience in academic teaching in Australia, USA and Sri Lanka.

Mr Weddikkara has over 30 years of experience in professional practice and holds a Masters Degree in Town Planning from (-YEAR-). He is the Head of School for the Colombo School of Construction Technology.

Dean of School

Prof Chitra Weddikkara

Prof Chitra Weddikkara is the former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, and former Head of the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa.

She is also the Immediate Past President of the Institute of Quantity Surveying Sri Lanka, President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects and the Chairperson of the RICS Chapter in Sri Lanka. She holds the Chair of Professor of Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa and is the Dean/Academic Director of the Colombo School of Construction Technology.

She is a Charted Quantity Surveyor and holds a PhD in (-YEAR-) from (-YEAR-). She is well connected to the Sri Lankan construction industry and has over 30 years experience working in the Built Environment Industry.

Course Director

Prof Raufdeen Rameezdeen

Prof Raufdeen Rameezdeen is the former Head of Department of the Department of Building Economics at the University of Moratuwa.

He has more than 20 years experience in the construction industry and holds a PhD in Infrastructure Systems Engineering from Japan. Prof Rameezdeen has extensive experience in academic teaching and continues to lecture at the University of Moratuwa. He is the Program Coordinator/Academic Director of the Colombo School of Construction Technology.

Academic/ Programme Director

Maneka Guneratne

Maneka Guneratne has a Masters in International Studies from the University of Sydney and Masters in International Social Development from the University of New South Wales.

She has experience working for several international organisations including the United Nations Development Program and Legal Aid Commission New South Wales. She has extensive experience in program delivery and knowledgeable of university systems.

She is the Academic/ Programme Director for the Colombo School of Construction Technology and the focal point for the University of Salford Partnership.