AIQS Middle East Division 


Membership with the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) in the Middle East continues to grow.  In this part of the world where the Quantity Surveying profession is increasingly in demand the trend towards obtaining AIQS membership is likely to continue.  

The institute believes that Quantity Surveyors are the back bone of the construction industry - managing the resources and finances of the building projects across the Middle East. As part of our ethos the AIQS encourages best practice and advancement of the Quantity Surveying profession around the globe. In view of this and the continued need to better serve our growing membership base the AIQS established the Middle East Division Office, in 2012. There are three Middle East AIQS Steering Committees, based out of the UAE, Qatar and Oman. Ajantha Premathana is the International Chapter representative (UAE), Richard Hyde the International Chapter representative (Qatar) & AIQS Board of Directors Member. 

 Middle East Division Steering Committees 

Objectives of the Steering Committees

The Steering Committee members meet at regular intervals throughout the year to discuss, provide and review services to the AIQS members and potential members within the Middle Eastern region. The Steering Committees provide following services to increase the awareness of the AIQS in the region:

1. Provide knowledge based technical support - such as CPD’s
2. Enable an efficient mechanism to assist potential AIQS members with their APC interviews - conducting APC 
        preparation workshops and mock interviews.
3. Establish an active quantity surveying social and sports events for members to network and socialize.
4. Receive feedback from members and improve AIQS services in the region
5. Develop new proposals and business development plans for the AIQS Head Office to improve the AIQS membership 
        and services in the region.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Steering Committee
Committee Members
Ajantha Premarathna International Chapter Representative (UAE)
Rochelle Galaites Membership and Events Manager
Sathiyaseelan .M Steering Committee Secretary
Indralal De Silva Steering Committee Treasurer
Nonilo Vergara Steering Committee Assistant Secretary
Dhammika Gamage Steering Committee Member
Franklin Joseph Steering Committee Member
Lakshman Kularatne Steering Committee Member
Manju Sri Nandana Steering Committee Member
Nuwan Amarasooriya Steering Committee Member
Ramesh Palikila Steering Committee Member
Sukanthan. A Steering Committee Assistant Treasurer
Kasi Visvanathan Steering Committee Member
Ajith Kingsley Steering Committee Member
Luay Azzam Steering Committee Member
Manoj Herath Steering Committee Member and International Chapter Councillor

UAE Steering Committee Structure

The UAE steering committee is divided into five sub-committees. The CPD sub-committee, the APC sub-committee and the Social / Sports sub-committee, Membership sub-committee and the Media sub-committee. 


Qatar Steering Committee

Committee Members 

Prasanna Pushpajith   Steering Committee Chairman 
Rakesh Perumpilly   Steering Committee Vice Chairman
Kanthasamy Kokulan   Steering Committee Secretary
Anuruddha Basnayake   Steering Committee Treasurer
Daya Wattage   Steering Committee Member
Tharindu Lenora   Steering Committee Member
P. Somesan   Steering Committee Member
Riza Mohamed   Steering Committee Member
Menaka Hemajith   Steering Committee Member
Lalantha Amarasekara   Steering Committee Member
Neil Hamilton   Steering Committee Member
Chaminda Jayasuriya   Steering Committee Member
K. Yasodaran   Steering Committee Member
Nishantha Fernando   Steering Committee Member
Kanthasamy Kokulan   Steering Committee Member
Dammika De Zoysa   Steering Committee Member
Lalantha Amarasekara   Steering Committee Member
Y. Sumithran   Steering Committee Member
S. Thilakendran   Steering Committee Member

Qatar Steering Committee Structure

The Qatar steering committee is divided into four sub-committees. The CPD sub-committee, the APC sub-committee, the Member Activities sub-committee and the Membership Development sub-committee. 

Oman Steering Committee 

Palitha Premasiri Gamage 

 Steering Committee Chairman 

Rochelle Galaites

 Membership and Events Manager 
Suganthan Pathmanathan  Steering Committee Secretary
Luisito Borlongan Layon  Steering Committee Treasurer 
Adeyemi Olorundare Raphael   Steering Committee Member 
Gangodawialage Piyal Perera   Steering Committee Member 
Jaime Dela Cruz Jr   Steering Committee Member
H. L. N. Rangajeewa Perera   Steering Committee Member
Janakan Shelvaratnam   Steering Committee Member
Lausigan Thangarajah   Steering Committee Member
Thanushan Kailayapillai   Steering Committee Member
Albino T. Raya   Steering Committee Member
Cherryl Torreon   Steering Committee Member
K. K. A. D. L. Kumarasinghe   Steering Committee Member
Glen Michael Tabien    Steering Committee Member
Janahan Kumaralingam   Steering Committee Member
Pierre Johann Sy   Steering Committee Member
Tajudeen Adewale Bakareo   Steering Committee Member
Oman Steering Committee Structure

The Oman steering committee is divided into four sub-committees. The CPD sub-committee, the APC sub-committee and the Social sub-committee and the Sports sub-committee. 

Middle East Division Events

Please check back with the AIQS Events and CPD website for more information about upcoming Middle East Division events. 

Event Documentation

United Arab Emirates 

March 2015 - Tendering (Presented by Kristine Kalnina)

Middle East Division Photo Gallery

To view photos from previous Middle East Division events please head to the AIQS Facebook Page

UAE Steering Committee 
Standing (L to R): Ramesh Palikila, Indralal Silva, Ajith Kingsley, Franking Joseph, Nuwan Dhammika, Kasi Viswanathan, Luay Azzam
Seated (L to R): Sathiyaseelan Murugesu, Luxhman Kularathna, Ajantha Premarathna

Absent: Dhammika Gamage,  A. Sukunthan, Dharmendar Pardasani,  Julie Dela Cruz


UAE Steering Committee
Meeting with AIQS CEO Michael Manikas (October 2014)