Managing director is a highly qualified and renowned educationist with over a period of 20 years of experience in the education industry in Sri Lanka. After completing his secondary education in Kandy, Mr. Galapitage entered the University of Colombo in 1991 as the most outstanding scholar with the highest overall aggregate for the Commerce Stream from the District of Kandy. During his education at the University, Mr. Galapitage was an active member of the student Council and played an active role in the establishment of the Management and Finance Faculty of the University. He graduated in the year 1995 in Commerce with a Special Honors degree. In addition to being an Honors graduate, Mr. Galapitage is also a fully qualified marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, U.K. Mr. Galapitage held a number of important and varied posts, ranging from Visiting Lecturer, to Senior Lecturer for the BSC Business Administration General Degree program of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura up to his current position as the Head of Marketing and Organizational Behavioral Studies at the Institute of Management and Science, Kandy.
As an Education Administrator and Entrepreneur, Mr. Galapitage attributes his success over the last 18 years in the industry to the support, encouragement and advice he has received from some of Sri Lanka’s most eminent and respected educationists such as Dr. Jagath Wijenayake, Mr. Leonard Kumaragamage, Mr. Bandara Dissanayake, Mr. Thilak Rajakaruna, Professor Ranjith Bandara, Professor Senaratna Kariyawasam, Mr. T Dharmaraja, Professor Saman Dasanayaka etc. In addition to the support, advice and encouragement provided to him by these luminaries in the industry, Mr. Galapitage believes that another key reason for his success in this short period of time is his profes- sional and honest dealings with customers, where customer satisfaction is considered as more important than profits.
As an entrepreneur, in addition to SAGE Consulting Services (Pvt.) Ltd, Mr. Galapitage has established a number of other business enterprises in Sri Lanka, such as Kandy Tours (Pvt.) Ltd and Kandy Herbal Center (Pvt) Limited. The success and popularity of these business enterprises is a testimony to Mr. Galapitage’s acumen as a successful entrepreneur in Sri Lanka.