CHIEF OFFICERS

Jayantha Fernando
General Counsel / Chief Legal Officer

Jayantha Fernando has over 20 years International & South East Asian experience in a broad range of ICT legal and policy issues. He is an Attorney by profession with a specialized Masters Degree in Law (LLM) in Telecommunications & IT Law.

He pioneered drafting of several ICT related legislation. He gave leadership to Sri Lanka’s accession to the Budapest Cybercrime Convention (2015) and Sri Lanka’s ratification of the UN Electronic Communications Convention (2016)…

Crishantha Nanayakkara
Chief Technology Officer

An enterprise architect / strategist with over 26 years of both private and public sector industry experience. Crishantha was attached to multiple private software firms in Sri Lanka such as iOM Developments, Virtusa, Mobile Media and 1 Billion Tech. He is a specialist in Enterprise Integration, Cloud Computing, Big Data and the Government Enterprise Architecture. Crishantha holds a MBA in Information Technology from University of Moratuwa and B.Sc (Hons) in Computing and Information Systems from University of London, and has been a visiting lecturer for over 12 years.

Kanchana Thudugala
Chief Digital Government Officer

Kanchana Thudugala has over 21 years of experience in leading Sri Lankan IT institutions, including over 14 years of experience as a Digital Government Specialist. He is a certified Project Management Professional and holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in MIS and MBA in IT from the University of Moratuwa...

Sachindra Samararatne
Associate Chief Digital Economy Officer

Mr. Sachindra Samararatne is the Associate Chief Digital Economy Officer of ICTA. His appointment to the current role is with the vision of driving the Industry, Startup & Innovation SBUs under the Digital Economy Pillar of ICTA. ...

Sameera Jayawardena
Associate Chief Digital Economy Officer

His appointment to the current role is with the vision of driving ‘Education, Capacity Building, and Nationwide Regional Digital Development’ business units in the Digital Economy Pillar of ICTA. Mr. Sameera Jayawardena is a Digital Transformation Evangelist, Strategist, Adoption Specialist, and Results driven Consultant. He has over 15 years of experience in digitization Portfolios with Program and Project Management on digital technologies, Transformation Strategy and Policy, Capacity Building, and Digital Government Transformation....

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