- Virtusa - Snr Director & Head of Strategic Initiatives, Global Technology Office
- Sahana FOSS Disaster Management System - Director (Pro-Bono)
- Akura Open Source School Management System - Project Mentor
- HFOSS Code of Conduct and H-FOSS Project - Advisory Board Member
- Open Source Initiative (OSI) - Charter Member
- PocoCasa - Co-Inventor & Director
Past and minor Involvements
- Google Summer of Code - Project Admin / Mentor
- Humanitarian-ICT Community - Co-Founder
- W3C Disaster Management Ontology XG - Past Group Co-Chair
- ISCRAM - Past Committee Member
- Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) - SL Chapter Director
- Apache - Apache AXIS Committer
- IEEE-CS Sri Lanka Chapter - Founder Committee Member
- Asia OSS Symposium - Delegate for Sri Lanka
- UNDP IOSN - Sri Lanka / Humanitarian-FOSSContent Contributor
- Lanka Software Foundation - x-Acting (Executive) Director and Project Lead
- LKLUG - Passionate User
- OLPC (One Laptop per Child) Contributor
- Global Forum of Sri Lankan Scientists
Monday, April 12, 2010
I have been involved in a Virtusa CSR initiative to support the rehabilitation efforts in Sri Lanka for the Commissioner General Rehabilitation's Office. There are a lot of rehabilitates who are interested in a vocation in ITES/BPO and thus Virtusa was invited to help guide a program that would help meet those aspirations. Virtusa decided to make a significant donation at this critical post-civil war period to help the rehabilitation efforts. The donation included a computer lab with 30 computers (running Ubuntu) in Vavuniya, support for defining a program for those interested in a vocation in ITES/BPO and the development of a software solution to help better manage the training and rehabilitation efforts. The lab was opened on the 1st week of April by the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakse and it was a great honor to be part of that ceremony.
I was also very proud of our Virtusa team and leadership that gave their full backing for this initiative, given it's relevance to peace building post-civil war. I also had to opportunity to work with the Sri Lanka Army these past few months (from end of last year) on this initiative and I consistently found that everyone I met was very professional, ethical in their approach and disciplined on delivery. It was a pleasure and a honor to work with them and we would not have been able to contribute on our CSR goals without their vision for rehabilitation and encouraging support of our contributions.
There is still a lot of work to do and you still find remnants of the war scattered around, yet you can see the progress being made on the ground. We hope and pray for a peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka of the future.