Sivanoo Sathiyamoorthy: First upcountry office employee to receive MBA

Tuesday, 23rd of January 2024

The Universities Grants Commission-approved AIBT Campus conducted its 2023 graduation ceremony at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall recently. Sivanoo Sathiyamoorthy became the first upcountry office employee to receive an MBA (Sp) Hons (General Management) degree in Master of Business Administration (MBA). He said his future goal is to acquire a Doctorate (PhD) in Business Administration and use it towards high performance and efficient management and thanked everyone who helped him in every way in his development.

He previously completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration PGDip (Busi Mgnt), a Diploma in Human Resource Management Dip (HRM), and a Diploma in Office Administration Dip (OA). The son of a plantation worker, he works as an administrative executive in the regional office of Maskeliya Plantations PLC. One of his sons, a diploma graduate, Sathiyapradeep is an Assistant Plantation Manager in Kegalle Plantations, another son Sathiyapradhap is a final year student of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, and his daughter Sathiyapriyanga is a final year student of the Faculty of Technology, University of Colombo.

He received his junior and senior education in Bogawantalawa Elbedde Tamil Vidyalayam, Norwood TMV, Bogawantalawa Holy Rosary TMV and Hatton Highlands College. The senior board directors, chief executive officer, general manager, assistant general manager, plantation managers, relevant officials of Maskeliya Plantations, relatives and friends wished him the fulfillment of his future ambitions. Maskeliya represented the plantation and participated in the four-day workshop organised by the National Institute of Plantation Management (NIPM). He is a noteworthy achiever in the 200-year history of the plantation people. Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority former president Kimarli Fernando was also present on the occasion.