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CHAIRMAN / MD/ LEAD CONSULTANT - TRAINER

Samantha Pathirathna

Award winning entrepreneur, academic and Management Consultant-Trainer with wide range of national and international work experiences.
He constantly imagines designs, systems, methods, tools, approaches and challenges existing knowledge to achieve results with extra-ordinary determination.
CHAIRMAN / MD / LEAD CONSULTANT - TRAINER

Samantha Pathirathna

Award winning entrepreneur, academic and Management Consultant-Trainer with wide range of national and international work experiences.
He constantly imagines designs, systems, methods, tools, approaches and challenges existing knowledge to achieve results with extra-ordinary determination.
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”Until you find yourself, you will explore the world”
“ඔබ ඔබව සොයා ගන්නා තුරු ඔබ ලෝකය සොයා යනු ඇත”
“உங்களை நீங்கள் கண்டுபிடிக்கும் வரை, நீங்கள் உலகைத் தேடுவீர்கள்”-
Samantha Pathirathna

“My childhood was neither  easy nor simple.  Its challenges and difficulties gave me many an opportunity to look, understand and act differently and to resist any natural or man-made conflicts . As a school child, I began my own micro businesses and was involved in  numerous activities to fight against poverty. Until I entered into university, I had never sung a song or made  a speech in public. After my A/L, at the time of youth unrest in the country, I contributed as a regional news reporter for a \well-known newspaper “DAVASA” as my first community level engagement without any prior learning on media.

Following the  A/L science examinations, I was short of 06 marks to enter the  Medical college. As an alternative endeavor, I entered into Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, after my first attempt. During my university  period, I started my science journalism by writing scientific articles for VIDUSARA, the  national science magazine. Also, I was a science tutor for A/L students during the weekend.

After university education, during  the time of the internal armed  conflict  in Sri Lanka, I challenged the communal  ideology  prevalent in society  at the time and demonstrated how we should always bring humanity to the fore, by selecting a Tamil community member as my life partner, regardless of the fact that such a move was not acceptable at that time by our families as well as society. In addition, we provided an example  how people can live in peace and harmony,  without creating conflicts based on differences in  ethnicity, religion  et al. We are really happy that our son too also bases his thoughts on considering  humanity first ensuring  the dignity of all communities, irrespective of their differences.

In 1999, my wife, Maheswary, Hilmy a friend,  and I created PASSAsia, internationally recognized as one of the earliest and innovative, multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural Research, Consultancy and Training (RCT) establishments of this nature in South Asia. Presently we have diversified into several areas such as ICT, human resources, eco-tourism, advertising  and mass communication with several new companies.

Our first client was the  National Youth Services Council (NYSC) in 1999.  Within  a very short period, we had become one of the most innovative research, consultancy and training organizations in Sri Lanka offering  a wide range of services. I continued with  all relevant  post-graduate education and participated in national and international trainings. Our wide range of clients  includes Government organizations, NGOs, SMEs, professional organizations and individuals. Our clients include leading ministries, departments, universities and semi-government organizations, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, People’s Bank, Micro-finance institutions, NEDA, NPC, NCC, UNDP, UNIDO, JICA, IOM, ILO, Sarvodaya, Search for Common Grounds, World Vision, Caritas Sri Lanka, NORAD, Save the Children, Oxfam, and PALM Foundation.

We possess  a network of researchers, consultants and trainers in Sri Lanka and abroad. . We always welcome professionals with a passion for consulting and training by means of developing oneself and developing others by respecting rights of all communities and accepting their differences. Evidence based project management and learning initiatives is a main focus and we follow Results Based Management (RBM) for all our project consultancies.

As 2030 beckons,  we have embarked on a journey of development capitalizing on the 4th Industrial revolution and acknowledging  the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) along with respecting Sri Lankan ethnic and cultural diversity, cultural heritage, diversity of our eco-systems etc. We are convinced that using virtual platforms is our future.   In fact, we are a virtual office as all required work submissions and work process management are carried  via virtual platforms.

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I love work with people and to learn from them. I am passionate to craft solutions making
the right blend of humanity, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
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67A, Thalawathugoda Road,
Pitakotte, 10100, Sri Lanka
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+94 077 109 9535
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  • Awards & Honours
  • Exposure & Experiences
  • Integrity & Ethics

Samantha has been honored with very special awards during his career. Listed here are  some of his key accomplishments.

  • 1992: Undergraduate Scholarship from Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2002: ADB / Moratuwa University Scholarship for MBA study.
  • 2003: WBI/ADBI Scholarship to follow a Micro Finance Course
  • 2004: The Outstanding Young Person of Sri Lanka (TOYP) award from Junior Chamber International.
  • 2009: United States – Sri Lanka Fulbright Scholarship to study on Small Business Administration in  Washington DC area,  whilst attached to the American University, USA.
  • 2010: Member of International Review Panel of World Small Business Conference
  • 2010: IDHA Scholarship from Fordham University New York.
  • 2012: Member of HR Professional of the Year Panel of Judges of IPMSL
  • 2013: ICT Start up Grant Award from ICTA Sri Lanka to expand KPO services
  • 2017: Panel of Speakers of WordCamp Colombo, BMICH
  • 2018: Innovation Start-up of Modern Home Stay Apartment Concept
  • 2020: Acceptance  of PhD Research proposal on Parenting styles, Self-efficacy and Self-employment intention of Sri Lankan Youth from Faculty of Graduate Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

His extensive experience in all 25 administrative districts in the island,  covering many towns, villages and diversified communities has been indispensable to truly  understand the contemporary community aspirations.

Functioning as a  regional Consultant for several organizations in Asia, in the last two decades, strategic collaborations have been established with  over 27 countries. Building working partnership for a researcher or consulting assignments, has been the  main focus,

Our international exposure to USA, UK, and many European and Asian countries provides us a valuable opportunity to develop our exposure- based competencies. The network of relations we have built  with international professionals is one of our greatest  assets and strength. Currently,  we engage  five virtual- office arrangements in  the USA, UK, Japan, India and Hong Kong with an International consultant.

Maintaining principled neutrality in  national party politics, throughout his professional career, has given us a competitive advantage when offering  our services for many government organizations, INGOs, NGOs, SMEs, professional organizations. Integrity, accountability and transparency constitute the bedrock of our institution.

  • Humanity and Diversity
    Humanity is at the core all our endeavors  as we  treat all equally irrespective of their differences. We are proud of our  reputation as a a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team.
  • Integrity and AccountabilityRules and regulations are always adhered and  corruption of  any sort disregards.  Integrity, accountability and transparency, is the  hallmark of our  services.

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    PASSAsiaCentral Office
    Humanity-Creativity-Innovation-Entrepreneurship to craft SOLUTIONS
    PARTNERSHIPS & VIRTUAL OFFICESPartnerships with 27 Countries & 5 Virtual Offices
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    GET IN TOUCHPASSAsia Social links
    We talk, teach and act towards responsible use of social media as a tool to enable achieving SDGs by 2030.

    PASSAsiaCentral Office
    Humanity-Creativity-Innovation-Entrepreneurship to craft SOLUTIONS.
    PARTNERSHIPS & VIRTUAL OFFICESPartnerships with 27 Countries & 5 Virtual Offices
    PASSAsia_Global_Map
    GET IN TOUCHPASSAsia Social links
    We talk, teach and act towards responsible social media use as a wise tool to enable achieving SGDs by 2030.

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