Past Chairmen

Mr. M. G.Tillekeratne – Chairman (2013/14)

Mr. M. G. Tillekeratne is a chartered member of the BCS and a chartered member of IESL. He graduated in the field of Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering from University of Moratuwa in 1978. He is currently the Additional General Manager (Distribution Division 4) at the Ceylon Electricity Board. He has worked as a communications engineer, Computer & SCADA systems engineer, Project Manager for digital microwave network project and the Deputy General Manager (Information Technology) before becoming an Additional General Manager in the CEB and has over 35 years of experience in the field of ICT and engineering. He has served as the Chief Judge in the Panel of Judges for NBQSA from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Tillekeratne is serving as a section committee member since 2006/07. He held the post of Treasurer from 2008/09 to 2011/12.

Professor Gihan Wikramanayake – Chairman (2011/12, 2009/10, 2007/08)

Professor Gihan Wikramanayake has over 25 years of IT experience in diverse areas of computing from systems design and development to ICT education. He is a Chartered Fellow of the BCS and is the director of the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC). He has served four terms as the Chairman of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, Sri Lanka Section and has been with BCS executive committee since 2003. In 2011 he was appointed for the Council of BCS UK for a three year term. Prior to 2010 he served the UCSC as the deputy director and as the head of department and has played the role of the Academic Coordinator of the flagship Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) degree programme and the first Computer Science Special degree Programme at University of Colombo. Professor Gihan was a visiting researcher at Umea and Stockholm University, Sweden and at University of New Mexico, USA. As an academic he has published many important articles and book chapters on ICT. He has been a frontline speaker at many National and international conferences. He has held positions in other associations such as CSSL and IEEE. Professor Gihan is also a board of director of the Sri Lanka Software Testing Board and Theekshana a UCSC Company. He has been the team leader of many national Olympiad teams and is associated with the National / International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), National / International School’s Software Competition, National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA), Young Computer Scientist (YCS) and Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA). Prof. Gihan holds a PhD and MSc in Computer Science from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. He acquired his BSc in Statistics and Mathematics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Mr. Sujeewa Dissanayake – Chairman (2008/09)

Mr. Sujeewa Dissanayake has been a Chartered member of BCS and obtained his MBA from University of Lincoln, UK. He became the Chairman of British Computer Society (BCS) Sri Lanka Section after serving in the committee for four years. He was extensively involved in organizing of National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) competition. Mr. Dissanayake is the Vice President – Head of Information Technology at NDB Bank PLC. Before joining the NDB Bank, Mr Dissanayake worked at Pan-Asia Bank and the Union Bank of Colombo as Head of IT. He came to banking from the IBM World Trade Corporation, where he was IT specialist for the finance industry. He has over 26 years experience in IT, 20 of which were acquired in the banking sector.

Dr. Dileepa De Silva – Chairman (2006/07)

Dr. Dileepa De Silva is an IT Management Consultant who has been involved in the area of Information Technology and Engineering for 30 years. He has a doctorate in Engineering and a Masters’ Degree in Engineering. He is a Fellow Member of the British Computer Society, a Fellow Member of Chartered Management Institute of UK, Chartered IT Practitioner (CITP) and a member of Computer Society of Sri Lanka. He served as the Chairman of the British Computer Society (BCS) Sri Lanka Section in 2006/07.

Mr. K. Ramathas – Chairman (2004/05 – 2005/06)

Mr. K. Ramathas. He served as the Chairman of the British Computer Society (BCS) Sri Lanka Section for two years.

Mr. Jayantha De Silva – Chairman (2002/03-03/04)

Jayantha De Silva is the Managing Director and Vice President of Asia Region of IFS Sri Lanka. He was presented “ICT Most Outstanding Contribution Award” by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section in 2011. He served as the Chairman of the British Computer Society (BCS) Sri Lanka Section for two years.

Dr. Bandu Ranasinghe – Chairman (1997/98 – 2001/02)

Dr. Bandu Ranasinghe is the Chairman and founder of the IDM Group of Companies. He served as the Chairman of the British Computer Society (BCS) Sri Lanka Section for five years.

Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe – Chairman (1996/97)

Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe is the founder chairman of the British Computer Society (BCS) Sri Lanka Section. He is the Managing Director of Informatics Group of Companies. He was presented the “Lifetime Achievement Award for ICT 2009” by the British Computer Society (BCS) Sri Lanka Section for his outstanding contribution made to the ICT Industry of Sri Lanka for the last 26 years.

Past Executive Committees

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