Jayantha Amarasekera

Jayantha is a Lecturer at the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) and is engaged with a broad range of related areas of both academic and vocational development. Jayantha joined CCES in 2009, as a consultant and academic following a career of 30 years in the Sri Lanka Customs Service.

His areas of expertise include process mapping, cargo controls, inter-agency cooperation at the border, border security, compliance management and trade facilitation including preparation of assessments related to the implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

Since joining CCES, Jayantha has undertaken consultancy work in the Pacific and has delivered an array of Customs specific training courses in Australia, Asia as well as on-line. Jayantha has been the Subject Coordinator for Customs Reform and Modernisation in the Post Graduate program and he is currently the Subject Coordinator for International Trade Terms and Documentation in the Bachelor of Border Management program.

Jayantha holds a Masters Degree in International Customs Law and Administration from the University of Canberra and has completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment at Charles Sturt University, Australia. His research interests include Integration of border regulatory agencies through ICT and enhancing the role, functions and capabilities of Customs.