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Dr Harsha Alles

Chairman, the Gateway Group

Dr. Harsha Alles is the Chairman of the Gateway Group of Organisations. In Sri Lanka, Gateway has one of the largest branch networks with 5 International Schools, 2 national curriculum schools, a Graduate School and over 12 training centres spread across the country. Some of Gateway's educational programmes have been used in twelve countries in three continents. Gateway also has a group of Kindergartens in the UK. Dr. Alles is also a Director of the Universal College Lanka that offers the Monash University programmes in Sri Lanka. By profession Dr. Alles is a medical Doctor with M.B.,B.S. and a Ph.D. He was a lecturer in the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo before he shifted his career to be in charge of Gateway. He has won two Young Scientists Scholarship awards and a Presidential Award for Research. In 2000, he was recognized as The Outstanding Young Person of the Year for the contribution he made towards IT education of children. In 2003 he was adjudged the Gold Winner of the CIMA Pinnacle awards to be the Outstanding Businessman of the Year. In April 2018, the Chartered Management Institute named him the Best CEO of the year in the services category of large organizations. Dr. Alles was the founder Chairman of TISSL - the International Schools of Sri Lanka. He also serves in the National Stroke Association and the Children's Heart Project.