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Dr.Dayan Rajapakse
Managing Director


Managing Director Dr.Dayan has been in the ICT sector for more than 14 years, specializing in ICT education is the founder of the ESOFT group of companies. He holds a number of key national positions including the vice-presidency of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSl), the national committee for ICT development.

Educated at the prestigious Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala; he graduated from the University of Colombo with a MBBS in 1999.

In the year 2000, he established ESOFT Computer Studies Pvt ltd., where he conducts lectures for several undergraduate programmes including the University of Colombo School of Computing BIT external Degree, University of Moratuwa BIT and the BCS Higher Education Qualifications.

He has a vision of creating connected services enabling better public services through ICT infrastructure and services development.

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

M.Sc (IT), B.Sc (Hons), MBCS, MCS, MIEEE

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

Having commenced his career in the development field, specializing 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 had made him a popular lecturer at ESOFT.

Mr.Nishan Sembacuttiaratchy also supervises projects of undergraduate students in the BCS (UK) HEQ study programmes well as in the Bachelor of information Technology (BIT) Degree programmes conducted by university of Colombo Schools of Computing, and the London Metropolitan University Undergraduate Programmes.

He possesses a BSc (Hons) Degree in Computing and IS from the London Metropolitan University, UK and Masters 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


Mr. Upul is a Management Graduate from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and obtained Masters 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 Manager.

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

He has served Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) – Education and Training Chapter for 8 years in many positions and has been actively involved in Information Technology projects and initiatives carried out by the FITIS for the betterment of the IT industry in the country. He was elected Vice President of FITIS – Education and Training Chapter for the third consecutive year.


Dr.Dillina Herath
Dean – ESOFT Metro Campus

BBA, PGDip (Mgt.), MBA, PhD

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

Mr.Praveen Thilip Kanth Mahendran
Manager – HND and Foreign Education Division

MBA Wolverhampton (UK), BSc Hons (IT) Middlesex (UK), BTEC HND (Computing) Edexcel (UK), MBCS (UK)

Praveen has been working for ESOFT since 2012. He is specialized in lecturing Programming languages, having over 6 years of expertise in the field of higher education and as a corporate trainer. He has won many academic excellence awards upon his outstanding performance in IT in the past. As an IT graduate from Middlesex University, London he topped the batch winning the Academic Excellence Gold award in 2009 and also achieved the Academic Excellence Gold award in 2008 for Edexcel Higher National Diploma in Computing as well. He holds Master of Business Administration from Wolverhampton University UK in 2014 with outstanding performance.