Management Team

Dr. Dayan Rajapakse
Chairman/Managing Director


Dr. Dayan Rajapakse established ESOFT Computer Studies Pvt Ltd in the year 2000 which now operates as ESOFT Metro Campus. He is currently the Managing Director of the ESOFT Group and is also involved in conducting lectures for a variety of subjects for the BCS and BIT programmes. Educated at the prestigious Maliyadeva College in Kurunegala, Dr. Rajapakse had an early interest in IT which led him to complete the BCS professional qualification before entering the Medical Faculty at the University of Colombo where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Software Engineering from the University of Westminster (UK) and an MBA from London Metropolitan University (UK).

He has held many positions at the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) over the years and is the immediate Past President of this organisation. He has also served as the President of the South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) and currently holds the position of Vice President at this organisation.

Mr. Nishan Sembacuttiaratchy
CEO – ESOFT Metro Campus / ESOFT Computer Studies
Director – ESOFT International Education (Pvt) Ltd.

MSc (IT), BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCS, MIEEE

Mr. Sembacuttiaratchy is an experienced IT practitioner who has worked in several organisations in implementation as well as management capacities. He is the CEO of ESOFT Metro Campus / ESOFT Computer Studies.

Having commenced his career in the development field, specialising in internet technologies, he quickly climbed through the ranks of Team Leader, Project Manager and Manager whilst also conducting lectures for students in undergraduate programmes. The practical expertise acquired by him through many years of software development experience combined with his own academic development has made him a popular lecturer at ESOFT. Mr. Sembacuttiaratchy also supervises projects of undergraduate students in the BCS HEQ study programmes well as the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Degree programme and London Metropolitan University Undergraduate Programmes.

He possesses a BSc (Hons) Degree in Computing and IS from the London Metropolitan University (UK) and an MSc in IT from Charles Sturt University, Australia. He is currently reading for his PhD in Management. He is a member of the BCS (MBCS), the IEEE (MIEEE), the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Mr. Upul Dassanayake
General Manager – ESOFT Metro Campus, Colombo


Mr. Dassanayake is a Management Graduate from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and obtained his Master’s Degree in Information Technology (IT) from Keele University, UK. He is also a Licentiate Chartered Accountant and a certified member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing; Member of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka and Member of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

He has over 14 years of experience in the field of education and has held top positions in many leading educational institutes in Sri Lanka prior to joining ESOFT. He was a visiting lecturer at many leading institutes as well.

Mr. Dassanayake has served in the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) – Education and Training Chapter for 8 years in many positions and has been actively involved in IT projects and initiatives carried out by FITIS for the betterment of the IT industry in the country. He currently holds the position of President of the FITIS Education and Training Chapter.


Dr. Dillina Herath
Dean – ESOFT Metro Campus

BBA, PGDip (Mgt.), MBA, PhD

A lecturer with cross disciplined lecturing experience of teaching ICT as well as management subjects, Dr. Dillina is a graduate of the University of Colombo and pursued an MBA in Marketing at Charles Sturt University before obtaining his PhD in Knowledge Management at the University of Newport. In addition to functioning as the Dean of ESOFT Metro Campus, he is also attached to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at University of Colombo and teaches a number of subjects while also acting as a research supervisor of Master’s as well as PhD students representing disciplines ranging from ICT to Development Studies.