Assuming duties in January 2022 as the 27th in the line of exclusive bodies to have taken up the office of Principal of Ananda College, Colombo, Mr. D.M. Lal Dissanayake currently holds the leadership of the foremost Buddhist educational institute in Sri Lanka. Prior to his appointment, he was the Additional Director of Education for Western Province.
Mr. Dissanayake was a Deputy Principal of Ananda College in 2006-2008 and was the Actg. Principal in 2008-2009. He was the Principal of Bandaranayake College, Gampaha and a Deputy Principal of D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo. He was an Asst. Commissioner of Examinations and a Provincial Director of Education in Matugama.
Mr. Lal Dissanayake obtained his Bachelor of Education from the University of Colombo.