Upajeewa Pani Padma Kavikeshawa is a retired Commissioned Officer in Sri Lanka Army in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He obtained his National Diploma in Technology Specialized in Electrical Engineering from University of Moratuwa, B.Sc. degree (Natural Science) from University of Colombo, Part I and Part II (A) Examinations from Engineering Council UK, Master of Engineering from City & Guilds of London.
He is a Past President and Fellow of Institution of Incorporated Engineers, Sri Lanka. He has held the post of President of IIESL session 2014 to 2015. He is a Member of OPA, EGSL and City & Guilds, UK. He is a Member of National Advisory Committee for Construction, Board Director of Manufacturing & Engineering Sector Skills Council and Member of SAARC Diploma Engineers Forum Advisory Committee. He served as a Board Director of Lanka Sugar Company (Pvt) Ltd and Paranthan Chemicals Ltd. In his 20 years of service in the Engineer Services Regiment in Sri Lanka Army Regular Force, he has held all Engineer and Command appointments in the Regiment. He served in the North & East Operational areas and engaged in Offensive Operations. He has been a Chief Operations Officer in Lanka Sugar Company (Pvt) Ltd – Pelwatte Unit and served Venora International Projects (Pvt) Ltd as General Manager.