Ms Vinita Shenoy -  Principal, Gateway College Colombo

Having played an active role in Gateway’s journey to becoming one of Sri Lanka’s top international schools, Ms Vinita Shenoy stands continually committed to take forward the vision of the founder, the Chairman and the Board of Directors. She is now looking forward to usher the school into its next level of excellence and, of course, the “new normal”.

Ms Vinita Shenoy joined Gateway College in June 2010 and since then, has risen up the ranks to Principal. She has an MBA in Human Resources, whilst being a graduate in Commerce and also Teaching Technology. In addition, she has completed Diplomas in Computer Science and Human Rights. Ms Shenoy has over 30 years experience in handling tutorials and teaching, both in India and Sri Lanka.

She is an ardent lover of nature and is one of the few qualified teachers of Ikebana in Sri Lanka, having received her credentials from the Sogetsu School of Japan. As a Principal with a nurturing personality, she motivates teachers and students to grow individually and as a team. Ms Shenoy propagates that, “when the winds of change blow, some build walls, others build windmills,” thus, encouraging the school community to brave the present, while optimistically rising to the future.

Mr Gladwin Canagasabey - Principal, Gateway College Kandy

Mr Gladwin Canagasabey started his educational career in 1988 as a graduate teacher of botany and agriculture. Later, he joined the Eastern University of Sri Lanka as the Head of Sports and Physical Education where he served for 11 years. Whilst at the Eastern University, he also served as a visiting lecturer in child psychology and educational psychology.

In 2004, he was appointed Headmaster of S. Thomas’ College, Gurutalawa, where he founded and implemented the preschool and bilingual medium of education. Later, he joined Trinity College, Kandy as the Vice-Principal, where he served from 2007 to 2014. Prior to joining Gateway College, he was the Registrar at the prestigious General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Ratmalana. Mr Canagasabey also served as the Manager of Hillwood College, Kandy and was on the Advisory Board of the Church Missionary Schools (CMSC) in Sri Lanka.

Mr Canagasabey holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours Degree) from the Eastern University of Sri Lanka and a Master of Science in Organisational Management from the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. He had also completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology.

Mrs Devika Alldis -  Principal, Gateway College Negombo 

Mrs Devika Alldis’ career in education spans over 37 years in government and international schools. She has taught English, English Literature, and Western Classical Civilisation at both International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and GCE Advanced Level. Additionally, she has been a teacher trainer, examination officer, and a visiting university lecturer. In 2008, she was appointed Headmistress of Gateway College Negombo. Her dynamism and energy have contributed greatly to the rapid progress of the establishment and her ability to hold the entire school community together, as a family, has been the hallmark of her success.

Mrs Alldis holds a BA in English Language and Literature, from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. She was professionally trained at the Teacher Training College, Peradeniya and received her TEFL qualification from the University of Toronto.

Mrs Priyanthi Seneviratne - Principal, Gateway Colleges Dehiwala and Ratmalana

After obtaining her BA from the University of Kelaniya, Mrs Priyanthi Seneviratne began her professional career at Ladies’ College, Colombo. She counts over 17 years of experience at Ladies’, teaching Greek and Roman Civilisation and English for Advanced Level classes. She was the Head of the English Department at Ladies’ for eight years and a member of the staff council. She was responsible for curriculum development in English language and literature at both Primary and Secondary levels. Under her direction, Ladies’ College maintained its reputation for English literary excellence. Later, Mrs Seneviratne took up the challenges of the corporate sector for 12 years. Under her leadership, the regional office of The Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (CIM Sri Lanka), won the international award for “Best CIM Region” four times.

Mrs Seneviratne re-entered academia in 2011, serving as Principal of a leading international school. Three years later she joined Gateway College as Principal and worked with Mrs. Noreen Welikala, Consultant to Gateway College Dehiwala, until the latter retired in February 2016.

Mrs. Seneviratne who takes up challenges with equanimity, was appointed Principal of Gateway College Ratmalana in 2018, when the school was first established; and currently leads both schools.

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