Mr. Upul Daranagama is the Chairman of Horizon Group, Malabe, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Oxford College of Business & Joint Managing Director of Centre for Professional Studies (CFPS), Colombo. He completed his tertiary education obtaining a B.Sc(Acc.FM) from the University of Jayawardenapura, one of the largest state universities in Sri Lanka. He holds the Fellowship in Association of Business Executive of the UK, Diploma in Human Resource Management and holds membership in the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka, followed by a Master of Business Administration (MBA), obtained from the University of Leicester, UK. On his return to Sri Lanka, with his strong academic background and a firm confidence in his entrepreneurial skills, Mr. Daranagama focused his attention on education and sought to establish Oxford College of Business (OCB) in the heart of the city of Colombo in 2002. On the success of Oxford College, Mr. Daranagama took a larger stride to establish Horizon College International which is an International School(HCI)following the Edexcel curriculum and the Horizon College of Business & Technology (Pvt) Ltd (Horizon Campus). HCI, currently boasts a student population of well over 1800, having commenced its life a mere 6 years ago. Horizon Campus, which is the higher education arm of Horizon Group, is situated in the green and lush, picturesque environment of Malabe in the outskirts of Colombo. It is a UGC/MoHE approved degree awarding institution in its own right, providing local degree opportunities as well as degrees which are offered in affiliation with the partner universities from the UK, USA & Malaysia. The vision and mission of Mr.Upul Daaranagama is simply to create viable educational opportunities for students from every walk of life, commencing from primary education to post Graduate qualifications, which he has succeeded in achieving through the 4 institutions that he founded and leads at present.
Since : 2017 October 23 / 11 Projects Invested
Contributed Projects (11)
D & D Bags
D&D Creations is a social enterprise founded by Inoka Liyarachchi in Dodangoda and is in the business of manufacturing eco friendly handlooms and batik bags. Inoka learned the trade...
Eco Feel Foods is a social enterprise started by Ravinath Samaraweera in Matale (Kandy District). It was established to promote organic farming and support the livelihood of rural farmers....
Rs. 1,500,000 Invested / 100% Completed / 0 Day left
SMP Global Enterprises
SMP Global, founded by Kanthi Sriyalatha is based in Kegalle and specializes in the production of eco friendly and chemical free mosquito repellants. SMP Global sells their products under...
Rs. 953,581 Invested / 38% Completed / 0 Day left
Actimo Horticulture founded by Stanley Reginold is social enterprise working in the agricultural sector producing natural fertilizers for the use of farmers. Stanley who has nearly 20 years of...
Sunethra Manika is from Dambadaniya. She produces baskets from coconut leaves. She finds raw materials from her area. Sunethra presently sells her baskets to some of the retailers in...
Rs. 100,000 Invested / 40% Completed / 0 Day left