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Mr. Lal Chandranath

Mr. Lal Chandranath is a former Managing Director of DMS Electronics Ltd and DMS Software Technologies. He was a member of the founder team of Data Management Systems Ltd (DMS) in 1978 and served as a Director until June 2017. He was also a founding team member of DMS Electronics Ltd in 1981, where he served as a Director until June 2017. Later in 2014, Mr. Chandranath was made Director/ General Manager of DMS Software Technologies (Pvt) Limited and he was instrumental in negotiating business agreements with Oracle Corporation covering many segments allowing for rapid growth. Mr. Chandran...
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Mr. Niranjan De Silva

Mr. Niranjan De Silva is a former CEO of Metropolitan Computers. Mr. Niranjan De Silva’s first degree is in Electronics Engineering from the UK. He holds an MBA degree from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Niranjan joined the Metropolitan Group as an Engineer in February 1981. When Niranjan joined Metropolitan, Metropolitan was the monopoly supplier on banking equipment; ledger cards and printers. In 1982, the Bank of Ceylon (BOC) decided to automate. In early 1983, there was a BOC Tender calling for the supply of a computer with a ...
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Mr. Chandana Weerasinghe

Mr. Chandana Weerasinghe is a Director / General Manager at DMS Electronics (Pvt) Ltd. He is a past pupil of Nalanda Vidyalaya. Chandana’s first exposure to computer systems was an undergraduate at the University of Moratuwa from which he graduated with a first-class honors degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. After graduation Chandana joined Data Management Systems (DMS) as an Engineer, in 1984. Thereafter, Mr. Chandana Weerasinghe was involved in supporting Wang minicomputer systems, the product which DMS handled at that time. An important project which Mr. Chandan...
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Mr. Yasa Karunaratne

Mr. Yasa Karunaratne was educated at Ananda College, Colombo. In 1967 he obtained his B.Sc. (Honors) degree from the University of Ceylon and served for two years in the Departments of Physics and Mathematics in the University. Thereafter, Mr. Karunaratne joined the State Engineering Corporation, which had the first public sector computer installation in the country, and it is here that he started his career in computing. In 1970 Mr. Karunaratne joined the Department of Census and Statistics where he was fully responsible for architecting the 1971 Census of Population. In 1972, he joined...
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Mr. Lakshman Hettiarachchi

Mr. Lakshman Hettiarachchi is a Chartered Management Accountant, member of the British Computer Society and an Attorney at Law who joined IBM as a Finance and Administrative Manager in 1979 and had been involved in Accounts and Budgets. He later moved into the marketing arena and eventually became the Country Manager of IBM Sri Lanka.     (more…)
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Mr. John NLC Fernando

Mr. John NLC Fernando was educated at St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena, Colombo and at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. His interest in computers commenced when he was required to carry out an assignment using an Analog computer as a final year engineering student in 1967 at the University. Mr. Fernando read for a Master’s degree in Computer Applications and Management at the Asian Institute of Technology [AIT] in Thailand in 1979/80 on a Belgian Government Scholarship. His final year Master’s thesis was on the ‘Survey of resources for compu...
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Mr. Abhaya Amaradasa

Mr. Abhaya Amaradasa was educated at Royal College, Colombo, and is the General Manager of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd (ANCL). Mr. Amaradasa had the opportunity of learning printing in school which led him to apply for a position at ANCL. He joined ANCL in December 1980. Mr. Amaradasa has perused a career in Graphic Art and Printing Technology. Mr. Amaradasa has followed Tertiary Courses in Printing Technology covering Off-set Lithograph, Design for Print, Costing and Estimation and Graphic Repro photography, with first division Gold Awards. He has been awarded a higher Diplo...
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Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe

Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe, a pioneer in the software industry and private education in Sri Lanka, is the Founder and Chairman of the Informatics Group. His University education was in England and Belgium. He returned to Sri Lanka in 1983 and established Informatics as a computer company. Informatics was a total turnkey solution company, which offered hardware, software, training and maintenance - i.e. the full range of requirements were offered. With the realization that there was then a dearth of IT conversant human resources in Sri Lanka because the Universities were not producing a s...
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Mr. Jagath Ranawaka

Mr. Jagath Ranawaka was educated at Royal College, Colombo and received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Science from the University of Colombo. Mr. Jagath Ranawaka established his own company, Jagath Robotics Pvt. Ltd in May 1985. He has over thirty years’ experience in managing the company on areas which included sales and manufacturing computer hardware and software development, with more than 100 employees. He has over thirty years of experience in professional software solution development involving developing, testing, implementing, documenting, requirement gathering, analyzing and...
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