R.I.T Alles - Founder - Chairman Gateway Group
Founded by Mr. Ralph Alles, a renowned Educationist, with over five decades of service in education, both in the public and private sectors, the organisation has progressed at great speed guided by sound principles, values, and love.
Being a teacher of Royal College, Colombo, then, the Founder Principal of D.S.Senanayake College, Colombo, and finally the State Secretary of Education overlooking all schools in the island, Mr. Alles brings a wealth of experience to this establishment. Further, his initial training in Cambridge and the subsequent exposure by way of a scholarship awarded by the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa to study school systems in more than ten developed countries has helped him to lay the foundation to a truly international organisation.
Parents are children's first and most lasting carers. Every parent aspires for his children to be worthy citizens. Children have a remarkable ability to learn. They want to learn to fulfil their dreams. Be it the aspirations of parents or the dreams of children, they all seek a "Gateway" to reach their goals. We strive to be that "Gateway" to our parents and children.
"The four stakeholders in a school are the teachers, parents, the students and the Alumni. It is my wish and vision that these four categories will always have a sense of belonging to each other. For this, one category to the other, they should work hand in hand, always upholding a pervading sense of love and understanding."
Rohini Alles - Managing Director, Gateway Group
With a blend of almost five decades of teaching, with almost half of it with school administrative experience, she oversees many administrative aspects of the organisation. Mrs. Alles is a former teacher of Royal College, Colombo and the founder Deputy Principal of President's College.
"In a co-educational institution with a religious and cultural mix, one would expect to have many challenges. To us, these challenges are small because we confront them and not evade them. I am a believer that the word 'impossible', is often just an excuse we make for ourselves. Real service cannot be bought or measured with money. Let's remember these thoughts in making Gateway the beacon light for our children."
Dr. Harsha Alles - Director, Gateway Group
By profession a Medical Doctor with M.B.,B.S. and a Ph.D., Dr. Alles was a Lecturer in the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo before taking over responsibilities at Gateway. He has won two "Young Scientists Scholarship" awards. In 2000, he was recognized as "The Outstanding Young Person of the Year" for the contribution he made towards IT education of children. In 2003 he was adjudged the Gold Winner of the CIMA Pinnacle awards to be the "Outstanding Businessman of the Year". He is also a Managing Consultant for NCC Education UK and a member of the ICT Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Education.
"At this decisive stage, where we are about to leap forward after ten years of hard work and sacrifice, I shall carry out my task as Janus like, by looking back and forward simultaneously looking back to keep alive the enriching culture and values the founders have laid for this great institution, and look forward to the vistas in the far horizon towards making Gateway, the organization that makes one and all live their dreams."
Tiran Alles - Director, Gateway Group
He holds Chairmanships in a number of organisations that specialise in Communication and Media.
"Today, we are in need of a vibrant private sector to take our country forward. All service organisations should act with responsibility and sincerity. Gateway, being an educational organisation should strive to inculcate sound leadership qualities among its pupils. Though I have no hands on involvement in the running of Gateway, as in the past, I will continue to support and encourage the organisation to maintain its professionalism."
Dinali Alles - Director, Gateway Group
Counts over 20 years of teaching experience, with specialization in English. She currently oversees the Gateway Primary Schools.
"Being among loving and cheerful children at Gateway has truly fulfilled my life. My short stay so far at Gateway has been pleasant and rewarding and I look forward to work together and work for one another to take Gateway to further heights. I am a believer that the greatest gift I can give another is the purity of my attention."