Honorary Fellow Members
Dr. R. B. Ekanayake
Dr Ekanayake has a BSc from the University of Ceylon and a MA in Operational Research from the University of Lancaster, UK. He was recently awarded a PhD (Honoris Causa) for pioneering work on Information Technology, by the University of Kelaniya.
Dr. Ekanayake is a founder member and also the first President of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Y. R. Karunaratne
Mr Y.R.Karunaratne was born in Gampaha Sri Lanka in 1945. He was educated at Ananda College, Colombo. In 1967 he obtained his B.Sc. honours degree from the University of Ceylon and served in the university staff for 2 years in the Mathematics and Physics Departments.
Dr. A.S. Induruwa
Dr. Abhaya Samarath Induruwa was born in Dalugama Sri Lanka in 1950. He was educated at Nalanda Vidyalaya, Colombo. He graduated from the University of Sri Lanka in 1975 and joined its faculty.
Dr. Bandu Ranasinghe
Dr. Bandusena Ranasinghe was born in Dondra Sri Lanka in 1947. He was educated at St Aloysius College, Galle. In 1974 he obtained his B.Sc. degree from the University of Peradeniya and continued his studies in Data Processing to complete successfully all 4 parts of IDPM, UK in 1975.
Ms. Sunethra Nayeni Fernando
Ms. Sunethra Nayeni Fernando was born at Richmond Hill, Galle in 1945 and had her Primary education at Richmond and Southland's colleges in Galle and her secondary education at Methodist College, Colombo. She entered University of Ceylon Colombo in 1965 and obtained a B.Sc.
Mr. Ruvan Ratnatunga
Mr. Ruvan Ratnatunga is a founder member of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka & an Associate member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants ( U.K.) He is the Managing Director of the DMS GROUP of companies which has been involved with the Information technology Industry for over 30 years in Sri Lanka & overseas . He is member of the Rotary club of Cinnamon Gardens & was its President in 94/95
Mr. A Attanayake
Mr A Attanayake has a B. SC. (CEYLON- 1967) and started his career as a Programmer at Dept. Census & statistics. He later became Manager IT at Ceylon Tobacco Company (1981 to 1982). He was also Head of IT at AIR LANKA (1982 to 1998), an IT CONSULTANT for Y2k Project at CINTEC (1998) and Assistant General Manager IT at Union Assurance Ltd. (1998 to 2005).
Mr. J N L C Fernando
Mr. J N L C Fernando has 45+ years experience in IT in Solutions [Banking/ERP/Airlines/Public Sector/PERT/et al], Business Planning, Hardware, Brand Management, and General Management. Retired from IBM in October 2008 and was rehired as a Senior Learning Facilitator in the IBM Growth Markets until 31Aug12. He graduated in Engineering from the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya. He also has a Masters Degree in Computer Applications and Management at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok under a Belgian Government Scholarship.
Mr. N R Ganepola
Mr. N R Ganepola was born in 1954 and educated at Ananda Collage Colombo. Obtained the B.Sc. (Hon) degree from in 1974 and obtained M.Sc.(Computer Science)from University of Colombo and post graduate Diploma in Business Administration from post-graduate Institute of Management , University of Jayawardenapura. He joined Ceylon Petroleum Corporation in February 1977as a Management Trainee (Data Processing ) and served in various capacities in the Data Processing Function before apppoijting to the post of Manager Information Technology in 1990. Serve as the Head of Information Technology since then in the downstream petroleum industry in Sri Lanka contributing to the technology transfer programs and growth while serving three organizations namely Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited and Lanka Indian Oil Company PLC.
He was the Managing Director at IT Advisors (Private) Limited and also was a CSSL Council Member from 1986 to 1999 and CSSL Treasurer from 1988 to 1997. He has a B.Sc.(Hons) Computer Science from Queen Mary College and a Master of Advanced Study from University of Cambridge. He is a Past President ISACA, Sri Lanka Chapter, and Platinum Member of ISACA and a Member of CIMA (UK).
Mr. Chrisantha Silva
Chrisantha is veteran in the field of Information Technology with more than 34 years experience in the areas of Software development, IT Project Management, IT Consultancy and IT Management.
He is currently employed at SriLankan Airlines, the National carrier of Sri Lanka. Chrisantha has published papers in IT magazines and has presented papers at several National and International IT conferences.
Chrisantha Silva is B.Sc. Graduate from University of Sri Lanka. He also has Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the Open University of Sri Lanka. He obtained his professional qualifications in IT from the British Computer Society and he is a Chartered Member (CITP) of the British Computer Society.
Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe
Chairman at Informatics Group. Held the positions as Chairman, Bank of Ceylon, Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, The Insurance Board of Sri Lanka and The Lanka Hospitals.
Having over a decade of extensive senior level experience obtained in the United Kingdom and Belgium, returned to Sri Lanka in 1983 and founded the Informatics Group of Companies.
Holds a Master’s degree (MSc) from the University of Aston, Birmingham, UK and a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Mr. J R Ranawaka
He is the Chairman /Managing Director Of Jagath Robotics Pvt Ltd since 1985. He graduated from University Of Colombo –BSc (1979). He was the Founder President - Association Of The Software Industry- “SLASI” and also Secretary Of “SEARCC 95” Organizing Committee.
Mr. Vimal Indrasoma
Mr. Vimal Indrasoma retired from the post of DGM - IT of Sampath Bank PLC in 2011, having served that organization for over 22 years. Sampath Bank is one of the more technologically advanced and forward-thinking private sector banks in Sri Lanka, and has won several industry and government awards for excellence in both IT and banking, including the title of ‘Best Bank in Sri Lanka’.
He has been engaged in the ICT industry for over 30 years, and holds Bachelor’s and Master's degrees from the University of Colombo. He is a member of the British Computer Society and the Computer Society of Sri Lanka, where he has served on the council for several terms.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sampath IT Solutions Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sampath Bank PLC.
Mr. T L Chandranath
Mr. Niranjan De Silva
Mr. Niranjan De Silva is the Director and CEO of Metropolitan Computers and an old boy of Trinity College Kandy. He is an Engineer by Profession. He holds a B.SC (Hons) degree in Engineering from UK and a MBA degree from Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura. He is a Past President of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) the Information Technology ( IT ) Professional body and Past President of The Sri Lanka Computer Vendors Association, the IT Commercial body.
DR. PRASANNA LOKUGE
Dr. Prasanna Lokuge has over twenty-five years ICT experience in high growth public and private sector organizations both in Sri Lanka and abroad.
A B.Sc. Graduate from University of Ruhuna., with Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Technology and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Colombo University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Monash University, Australia specializing in Artificial Intelligent Agent Architectures.
He joined CSSL in 1995. Since then he has been actively involved and contributed immensely to the development of CSSL and, he held many key position in CSSL’s executive council. In 2000 as the Asst. Treasurer, in 2001 & 2002 he was the Treasurer, in 2007 as Vice President and Finally the President of the CSSL in year 2008. Further he served as a Council Member in 2009 and 2011.
He is a chartered member of the BCS and a member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS). He is a professional Project Manager (PMP) and was a Board Director of the Project Management Institute, USA, Sri Lankan Chapter. At present he is the Director (Information Systems) at Sri Lanka Ports Authority.
M. M. Luxaman Perera
Mr. Luxaman Perera Joined the Computer Society of SL in February 1993.
A B.Sc. Graduate from University of Colombo, M.Sc. In Computer Science and an MBA from University of Colombo.
He has over thirty years ICT experience mainly in the banking sector both in Sri Lanka and abroad.
He was the Conference Manager for NITC in 2010. He was the Project Manager for National Schools Software Competition in 2011. He was the Chaperon for Sri Lanka Students team for SEARCC International Software Competition in 2010 & 2011 held in India. In 2013 the Computer Society started the CSSL Awards and as the project head he gave his leadership to make this project a success. The CSSL initiated the SFIA Certification program in 2012. He was the first Project Manager for this new certification program.
At present he is the Head of Information Technology at Bank of Ceylon.