Sri Lankan MBA teaching listed in ‘YOU ARE HERE’ campaign at Harvard Uni

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YOU ARE HERE is a campaign of Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) of Harvard University in Boston, USA. The objective of the campaign is to share the stories of HKS community around the world on different and unique ways of helping others in improving their lives. It is a novel and an innovative program in which various HKS alumni share their professional stories in development work varying from US government jobs to development projects in Africa. HKS is known in the world not just because of its prestige as a high quality academic institution but also its active engagement in making the world a better place to live. Adding Sri Lanka into the map of YOU ARE HERE, story of Chaminda Hettiarachchi, a Sri Lankan alumnus of HKS is included in the campaign. Chaminda is a Sri Lanka academic specialised in management and business studies and his work on teaching to MBA programs at government universities and contribution in educating young professionals in the country have been recognised by YOU ARE HERE campaign. Chaminda commented on this unique achievement, “I am really honoured to have my story featured in YOU ARE HERE campaign of HKS. I have been teaching management for ten years in Sri Lanka and currently teaching as a visiting lecturer to MBA Programs at University of Colombo, University of Mortuawa and Kothelawala Defence University. For many years, I have been using latest interactive teaching methodologies adapted from Harvard to Sri Lankan MBA programs and student and academic communities accepted them with high enthusiasm. These methodologies include case methods of teaching, online simulation games and other web-based learning tools.” “In 2012, I had the opportunity to get my executive education at HKS by participating at US- South Asia Leader Engagement Program on the invitation of National Defence University (NDU) of Washington D.C. and by the sponsorship of Department of Defence of US government. I am really glad to have my MBA teaching in Sri Lankan Universities listed among some wonderful stories  of HKS alumni from all around the world. I believe that global HKS alumni are doing an excellent work in unique ways on making others live better in different parts of the world.” To find out details about Chaminda’s story and many other stories of HKS alumni and to get to know more about YOU ARE HERE campaign visit HKS official website at