K P I U Dharmapala graduated with a B.Sc. Engineering Degree from the University of Peradeniya in 1979. He holds a Diploma in Commercial Arbitration obtained from the Institute for the Development of Commercial Law and Practice in 2012. Eng. Dharmapala is a Civil Engineer having 42 years of Experience in Civil Construction, Design, Project Planning and Management and Contract Management. He commenced his carrier in 1978 as a Civil Engineer at the River Valleys Development Board and now he is serving as the CEO/Director of the Yunica Design Engineers and Consultants (Pvt) Ltd. He is a registered International Professional Engineer since and a registered Adjudicator with the IESL.Eng. Dharmapala functions as a Committee Member of the Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Association of Institution of Civil Engineers (SLAICE)-UK since 2008.Eng. Dharmapala functions as a Representative of the IESL in the Credential Committee of the CIDA. Eng. Dharmapala presently holds the position of President-Elect for the session 2019/2020 of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.