Faculty-of-Cosmetology, Beauty and nursing

The aim of this course is to expose the participants to the latest technological developments in cosmetology including among other subjects, Sophisticated Cosmetology equipment, Advanced Beauty techniques, Ayurvedic Cosmetology, Aromatherapy, Accounting for decision-makers,  leading to a full Bachelor’s Degree top-up upon completion of theory modules and practical assignments running for 1. 5 years. Thus it becomes a means of upgrading their knowledge and skills already gained through vocational and diploma level studies.


BSc : MSc ( Cosmetology)

BA Beauty and holistic Therapies

Diploma Programmes


The BSc and MSc degrees are issued through a University recognised by The University Grants Commission of SL (විශ්ව විද්යාල ප්රතිපාධන කොමිෂන් සභාවෙන් පිළිගත්).  Students receive valid admission letters from Kanpur University.

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The program offers students the opportunity to gain proficiency in hair cutting, coloring, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, manicuring, pedicuring, facials, and related procedures. Competencies are assessed regularly in compliance with the  Cosmetology assessment criteria. Students completing the program may expect to enter the industry as a hairstylist, designer, color, and perm technician, salon owner and operator, esthetician, skin care specialist, or manicure technician.

Our faculty members are well qualified and experienced in their respective disciplines and higher degree programmes are taught only by those who have earned post-graduate degrees to their credit. For those who have completed a basic degree, we invite you to reach higher levels now. For the first time !!

We will also cover the followng practical sessions in addition to theory classes:

1. Electro Therapy
2. Light Therapy (LED)
3. Microdermabrasion
4. Galvanic
5. High Frequency
6.Aroma/ Essential oil Identification (Company visit)
7.Ayurvedic Cosmetology -Facial & Hair care preparations

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor’s degree would be eligible to progress to a Master’s degree in Cosmetology. Both Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees are from UGC recognised  Universities.

Students would receive Provisional Certificate, Transcripts, Migration certificate, Final degree Certificate, and online Verification facility also.

For an optional fee, certificates could be notarised and endorsed by the Foreign Ministry on a case by case basis.

Overall Operations

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Deshamanya Dr. Rangana Hettiarchchi  BSc ( Business Admin)., MBA (USA)., DBA(Doctor of Business Administration-USA): Cert Child Psychology -UK :Advanced Diploma in Financial Trading and investment Canada

Managing Director AUGP USA SL




Prof. Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe

Director AUGP USA SL- Head of Faculty

Ph.D.(Hon.), Dh.C.(USA), B.Sc.(USA), Grad.Dip.Ed.(UK), FRSPH(UK), MBCS(UK), M.Inst.Psy.


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Dr. Dame Aspasia Peppa

Deputy Head of Faculty

DBA(Doctor of Business Administration) B.A. Business Administration and Tourism Business Administration. MSc Communication and Pedagogy / P.R / Life Coaching / Career Coach


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Dr.Melki Perera

Head of Dept of Cosmetology and Beauty Holistic Therapies

Consultant Aesthetic Medicine and Cosmetology

B.Sc. Cosmetology, M.Sc. Cosmetology, PhD (Cosmetology- USA)., Doctor of Aesthetic  Medicine- USA.,  BTEC Pearson UK, HND Dip Psychology USA, Dip Entrepreneur USA


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Dr. R. Chandrika Rajapakshe

Senior Lecturer

Doctor of Ayurveda

BAMS (University of Colombo),
M. Sc. Ph. B. (University of Peradeniya),
Dip. in Counseling Psychology & Ad. Dip. in Psychotherapy,
Dip. in Ayurveda Beauticulture, Panchakarma & Yoga,
CCHRM (IPM, Sri Lanka),
Professional Counselor of SLPPCA- SLF


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Dr. P.A. Koshila Madushani


Graduate in Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (Honours) University of Kelaniya
Diploma in Japanese Traditional Karate Black Belt(Dan1st) (WTKF, ITKF, WUMA)
Diploma in Astrology (2014)
Diploma in Counselling (Following)(University of Kelaniya)


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MS. D Manesha Randeniya

Senior Lecturer – Business Communication and English


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Dhanushika Perera

Assistant Lecturer Finance & English

Partly Qualified up to Business Level at Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka ( ICASL ) : Past Finalist at Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AATSL)
Under-Graduate in B.Com (Gen.) Degree at University of Sri Jayawardhanapura
Qualified in Management Information Systems at Infortec International Asia Campus



H.E. Ms. Neena Riche UK- MBA



H.E Ms.Asha J UK-MBA



Ms. Meera Wijayarathne -Germany


BSc(Colombo., MA ( ICD-Germany)

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Don Anjana Kavindu Hettiarachchi

Assistant Manager IT

Diploma in Business Management and a Diploma in Business Information Systems


Ramani Fernando

Ms. Ramani Fernando

Ramani Fernando is an iconic figure in the hair and beauty culture industry in Sri Lanka, spanning a career of over 40 years. Having won the Zonta ‘Woman of Achievement’ in the late 90’s, she has been the recipient of many prestigious accolades. In 2005, Ramani was adjudged ‘The Woman Entrepreneur of The Year’, awarded by the ‘Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry’ of Sri Lanka.


Mr.Gerald Solomons

Gerald Solomons has been in Hair and Beauty care for over 4 decades. He migrated to New Zealand and set up Chagall in Auckland. Chagall soon hit the headlines and was rated as the best hair and beauty salon for 3 consecutive years.

He then moved to Australia and became famous there too. Gerald has been trained in all the famous fashion capitals in the world.

Ramzi Rahaman

Mr. Ramzi Rahaman

Ramzi Rahaman is a renowned hairstylist/ beautician who has more than 40 years of experience.

He has acquired his professional qualifications from many of the top hairdressing schools in London.

He constantly participates in television talk shows and seminars to the corporate sector on grooming sessions and participates in hair & beauty workshops as well.

He was the “official beautician for grooming” for the Sri Lankan airline cabin & ground handling staff.

Manel Kotuwegoda

Ms. Manel Kotuwegoda

Manel Kotuwegoda has more than 43 years of hands on experience in the beauty culture field, providing excellence service to this field through studying beauty culture in many countries such as Australia, Thailand, China and Singapore. Proving herself, she has won the Presidential award twice in 2009 and 2017.

She was also awarded with the ‘most popular beautician’ award consecutively in the years 2006 and 2007.

Suinitha Kotelawala

Ms. Swinitha Kotalawala

In Suinitha Kotalawela’s quest to gaining knowledge of cosmetology, she advanced herself with many secrets that enhance and retain beauty. Being a teacher at the start of her career – the desire to share her knowledge overcame her. She started her first class in the 1993, with a few students which today have grown into many numbers. In the same year she entered the salon business by setting up her first salon at the YMBA Shopping Complex.

With more than 60 batches graduating, in her own words, her biggest accomplishment is that she was able to fulfil her desire to serve her motherland. “Beauty culture is the best subject that one could ever teach and feel greatly rewarded” she states adding that the satisfaction she receives through the performance of her students is the fruit and reward she ever long for.

Dora Attanayake

Ms. Dora Attanayake

Dora Attanayake has 40 years of experience in the field of beauty culture and is a Diploma holder in Hairdressing & Beauty Culture in UK, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, India.

She is the Founder President Of Professional Hairdressers & Beauticians of Sri Lanka and is an All Island Justice of Peace. Dora is also the Director of the Salon ‘Dora & School of Hair & Beauty’.

Johaan Peries

Mr. Johann Peries

An artist inspired by nature, Johann is a hair designer by profession and adventurer by choice. He is the only Sri Lankan man to summit Mount Everest at 8,848 m which he achieved on the 22nd of May 2018.

Johann began his hair-dressing career 25 years ago. Opting for originality over formulaic, he soon became popular as one of the best hair designers in the country. Ta king his innate flair in the beauty and fashion culture a step further, he reestablished the local industry to meet international standards by introducing new concepts in bridal designs, attire conceptualizing and make up. Today he is one of the most sought after hair and beauty designers, and amongst the few Sri Lankans in the industry to be globally acclaimed.


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