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The most experienced management team in education industry

Dr. Dayan Rajapakse

Chairman / Group Managing Director

MBBS, MBA, MBCS, MCS

Dr. Dayan Rajapakse is the founder of the ESOFT Group. He established ESOFT Computer Studies Pvt Ltd in the year 2000 which now operates under the popular name of ESOFT Metro Campus. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of the ESOFT Group and is also involved in academic activities by conducting lectures for a variety of subjects for the MBA, MSc, BCS and BIT programmes. Having completed his secondary education at the prestigious Maliyadeva College in Kurunegala, he was selected to the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo where he obtained a Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) Degree.

Dr. Rajapakse’s early passion and interest in IT led him to complete the BCS professional qualification before he entered into the medical faculty. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Software Engineering from the University of Westminster (UK), an MBA from London Metropolitan University (UK) and an Honorary Fellowship from the Kingston University in London and is currently reading for his PhD in the field of Bio Information Technology. 

Dr. Rajapakse has also contributed to society via his volunteer work with local and international associations. He has held many positions at the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) over the years culminating in him being elected the President in 2015 and then again in 2016. During the same period, he has also served as the President of the Southeast Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC). Before being elected president, he took on many other posts in the society, including that of Student Counsellor, Secretary, and Vice President. He has also served in the executive councils of the Maliyadeva College Colombo OBA and the Colombo Medical School Alumni Association (COMSA). 

Dr. Rajapakse recently won two Gold Awards at the awards ceremony organised by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka in 2021. He won the Provincial Gold Award and the National Gold Award as the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Extra-Large Category.

Mr. Nishan Sembacuttiaratchy

Chief Executive Officer

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

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

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. 

Mr. Sembacuttiaratchy 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 a Fellow of the BCS (FBCS) and is a member of the IEEE (MIEEE) and the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL).

Mr. Amila Bandara

General Manager - Business Development

MBA, MCSSL, MCPM, MIEEE, MBCS, MIET

Mr. Amila Bandara, having over 20 years of experience in well-established academic and business industries is an expert in several capacities involving Lecturing, Operations Management and General Management.

He pursued his Master’s in Business Administration from Rajarata University of Sri Lanka and is a member of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) USA, British Computer Society (BCS) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

He has also held may honorary positions in the Education industry and presently serves as the Vice President of the Education Chapter – Federation of Information Technology Sri Lanka (FITIS). He also served as the Secretary of the Federation of Information Technology Sri Lanka, and an Executive Committee Member of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers. He similarly Co-chaired ‘INFOTEL-2017’ which is the biggest ICT Exhibition in Sri Lanka organized by the Federation of Information Technology.

Currently Mr. Bandara serves as the General Manager – Business Development by driving the ESOFT Group of Companies’ overall business development strategies and new product advancements in order to fulfil the corporate objectives.

Mr. Gopinath Subramaniam

Chief Operating Officer-Colombo

MBA (General)

Mr. Gopinath is the Chief Operating Officer of ESOFT Metro Campus, Colombo and counts over 20 years of experience in the Education industry including 14 years of lecturing experience. 

He is an alumnus of the Alethea International School, Colombo and graduated from BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT in the year 2005 and holds an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. He started his career in IT in the year 2001 and since then he has lectured for several IT subjects for the BCS Higher Education Qualifications and the Bachelor of IT UCSC programmes.

He joined ESOFT Metro Campus in 2004 as an Assistant Lecturer and later he held the Position of Manager – Professional IT Education and was heading the BCS Division at ESOFT Metro Campus. Subsequently in the year 2011 he was promoted as the Centre Head for Colombo.

Mr. Subramaniam worked at the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) From September 2015 to December 2019, and held the positions of Director- Academic Operations, Director- Operations and Director Shared Services.

In January 2020, he re-joined ESOFT Metro Campus as the Chief Operating Officer for Colombo.

Mr. Shageevan Sachithanandan

Chief Information Officer

BCS-PGD, MCITP: Enterprise Administration, MCSSL, PMP (Reading)

Mr. Shageevan Sachithanandan is a business automation expert and a top-rated consultant. He is currently building and managing the in-house ERP of ESOFT Metro Campus along with his team of talented IT professionals.

Mr. Shageevan is also a BCS graduate, Microsoft Certified Enterprise Administrator and currently reading for Project Management Professional certification among others. He has completed more than 80 business automation projects in various countries across digital marketing, e-commerce, telecommunications, travel, education, apparel, HR, and automotive industries. He is currently an Executive Council Member of Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) and actively consults businesses in Sri Lanka, USA, UK, Australia, and Bahrain.

He presently serves at ESOFT in the capacity of the Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Sinan Mohamed

Group Finance Controller

ACA, MAAT, CPA, BCom (Sps) Hons, MBA

Mr. Sinan Mohamed is in charge of the ESOFT Group Finance functions and leads the group finance team. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with a Bachelor of Commerce (Special) Hons from University of Colombo and a Master’s in Business Administration from London Metropolitan University. He is also Associate Member of CPA Australia, and AAT. He carries around 24 years of relevant experience in the mercantile in different sectors such as Auditing (External and Internal), Advertising, Media Direction, Manufacturing, FMCG, Shipping, Hospitality, and Education.

Prior to joining ESOFT, he was employed at Aitken Spence Hotel management Oman as Group CFO and various other groups in Sri Lanka such as Edinborough Food Products (Pvt) Ltd, TBWA (Pvt) Ltd, John Keells Holdings Ltd, and KPMG at different levels in finance positions.

Mr. Prasanna Fonseka

Manager-Human Resources

MSc (HRM)

Mr. Prasanna Fonseka is an HR and Administrative professional with over 14 years of experience in multiple sectors in many organizations.

He completed his higher education in the field of Human resources by pursuing the Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management at the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Sri Lanka. Subsequently he obtained his MSC in Human Resource Management at Asia e University of Malaysia and is currently reading for his PhD in Management at IIC University of Technology, Cambodia.

Mr. Fonseka serves as the Manager – Human resources, by driving the ESOFT Group of Companies Human Talent and HR initiatives to accomplish the corporate objectives.

Mr. Chathura Kotagama

General Manager

MBA (Finance), BSc (Hons)

Mr. Chathura Kotagama is an experienced Management practitioner who has worked in multiple industries and organizations in senior management capacities both in Sri Lanka and Internationally. He is currently the General Manager of ESOFT Metro Campus – Colombo.

Having commenced his career in Banking he has thereafter moved on to IT, BPO, Hospitality and now established his passion in Higher Education to enable and be part of the future generation’s development in knowledge and skills.

He possesses a BSc (Hons) degree in Business and IT  and an MBA in Finance from the University of Staffordshire (UK).

Mr. Dimuthu Thammitage

General Manager (Kandy Branch)

MSc (Computer Science), MBA, BSc, MBCS, MCPM

After a successful completion of secondary education from Maliyadeva College Kurunegala, Mr. Thammitage pursued his BSc. Degree taking Computer Science as a major subject from the University of Peradeniya. He started his career as a lecturer in computer Science and completed the MSc. in Computer Science at Liverpool Hope University UK. Later

Mr. Thammitage started his career in the field of IT and has gathered experiences in the field of IT in Technical as well as in IT Managerial aspects while his stay in the UK. Further he has earned his Master’s qualification in Business Administration after joining with ESOFT as a result to his enthusiasm and the experiences in the field of management.

Currently Mr. Thammitage is serving ESOFT Metro Campus Kandy Branch in the capacity of the General Manager as well as a lecturer in both IT and Management disciplines.

Mr. Sachitra Wanninayake

Assistant General Manager (Kurunegala Branch)

MBA(R), PGDBM, BSc (CMIS/ ELTN), CCSD, MCS

Mr. Sachithra Wanninayake is an experienced industry expert as a Software Engineer and has worked in Management capacities throughout his career. Currently he holds the position of the Assistant General Manager of ESOFT Metro Campus, Kurunegala.

He commenced his career by joining Commercial Bank and then he served as a Software Engineer at OMAC PVT LTD. Later he joined ESOFT and climbed up the ladder being from a Branch Coordinator to Center Manager and successively the Assistant General Manager. He has supervised considerable number of projects by clearing the path of undergraduate students.

Mr. Wanninayake possesses the membership of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), and he is a CCSD qualified lecturer and has contributed to international conferences as well as the trainings overseen by BTEC PEARSON which is a globally recognized awarding body.

Prof. Somasundaram Sandarasegaram

Vice Chancellor

B.Ed (Hons) Cey, M.Phil. (Hiroshima), Dip. in Japanese Studies (Osaka)

Prof. Somasundaram Sandarasegaram currently serves in the capacity of the Vice Chancellor at ESOFT Metro Campus. He is the Former Dean and the Head of Department of Social Science Education – Faculty of Education, University of Colombo.

Throughout his remarkable journey in the discipline of education, he has served as a visiting professor at the Auburn University- USA and Hiroshima University- Japan. He has also been a Former Consultant at ADB, UNESCO (South Asian Center for Teacher Development). Prof.  Sandarasegaram has as well served as a vising lecturer at the Jaffna and Eastern Universities and has held the position of Former Chairman of the Official Languages Commission, Sri Lanka. In appreciation to the great contribution he had made towards local and international education, he was awarded the prestigious ‘Vidya Nidhi’ Presidential Award in 2017.

Prof. Sandarasegaram is a former member of the National Education commission and the National Institute of Education Council and is a present Member of the Expert Panel of the Human Rights Commission.