My achievements after going to Germany in 1971

  • Received 5 scholarships from Germany (1971 -1984) to do higher studies
  • Went to Germany after completion of year 10 and competed with German students and received academic qualifications – BSc (Geology), MSc (Applied Geology), PhD (mineralogy), Dipl in Business management, Double qualification as a Gemmologist from UK and Germany
  • Discovered a new mineral 1984 – Srilankite – in the list of minerals in USA
  • Introduced and Lectured Gemmology at the Berlin University
  • Received Fellowships & Memberships
    • Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain
    • Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Germany
    • Fellow of the Geological Society of London
    • Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists
  • Presently I am a:
    • Life Member of the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS)
    • Member of the Australian Council of Vedic Astrology (ACVA)
    • Member of the International Institute of Predictive Astrology, ( IIPA , USA )
    • Member of the Planetary Gemologists Association Globa
  • Project management and setting up the Sri Lanka Gem & Jewellery Exchange (21 st Exchange in the world) and to be the first CEO – 1990.
  • Disseminated the knowledge of heat treatment of Geuda-gems in Sri Lanka
  • First international expert (Commonwealth Consultant as Technical Adviser to the Government of Ghana ) to develop the jewellery industry of Ghana and to set-up showrooms, workshops and promoting Ghanaian jewellery to USA & Canada
  • Introducing Vedic Astrology to the communities in Perth , Western Australia – (2000)
  • Introducing lectures in Vedic Astrology to the University of Western Australia (2002)
  • Introducing Vedic Astrology lectures to the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine, Perth , Western Australia (2002)
  • Published articles on Vedic Astrology in Australian magazines and journals
  • Have given over 70 public lectures 3 TV interviews on Vedic Astrology in Perth , Singapore , Malaysia , India and Sri Lanka .
  • Development of greater awareness and understanding of the value of Vedic Astrology among Australians and Singaporeans.
  • Since 2002 practising as a visiting Consultant Astrologer in Singapore , Malaysia and Sri Lanka .
  • Have set up a registered institute (2002) - Australian Academy of Vedic Astrology, an educational center devoted to the greater system of Vedic and Yogic knowledge. The Institute promotes various related aspects of Vedic Science including Ayurveda, Vedic astrology, Vastu Shastra, Yoga, Meditation, Mantra, Tantra, and Vedanta with special reference to their background in the Vedas.
  • Have participated in over 15 Exhibitions related to Astrology, Mind, Body & Spirit.
  • Consulting sessions to be held in Hong Kong in the near future.
  • Planning to offer my services in Auckland and Hamilton , New Zealand.