The CAKE LABS Team
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Shanil Fernando

Managing Director - Sri Lanka and Senior Vice President Engineering

Prior to CAKE LABS, Shanil was a founding member of Virtusa and overall lead for its global delivery organization. He became their CTO at a very young age and was responsible for growing Virtusa from eight developers all the way through taking it public on Nasdaq. Shanil was named in Echelon’s 40 under 40 list of most important risk takers and was conferred the title of ICT Leader of the Year for 2016 by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka. He is also a keen advocate and change agent for the Sri Lankan IT industry to move away from IT services and focus on product innovation and engineering.
Shanil has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Warwick.

Rasika Karunatilake

Rasika Karunatilake

Vice President and General Manager

With over 18 years of experience in the IT industry, Rasika is the Vice President, General Manager and Head of Shared Services at CAKE LABS. He played a key role in launching the CAKE LABS operation in Sri Lanka and growing it to a high caliber engineering organization. He has played multiple roles in delivery, operations, HR, IT, finance, marketing, administration and facilities management over the course of the last several years. Prior to CAKE LABS he was Delivery Manager at Millennium IT where he led global delivery for some of the company’s largest accounts in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has also worked at Informatics where he developed systems for key local and international clients.
Rasika has a BSc in Computer Science from the Manchester Metropolitan University, an MBA from the University of Hull and is a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Paul Kelaita

Paul Kelaita

Vice President and Head of Engineering - Redwood City ATC

Vice President and Head of Engineering, Paul has been building software applications in the Silicon Valley for almost 30 years. He started out creating scientific visualization tools at NASA/Ames Research Center before moving on to several early stage startups in the biomedical, music and virtual reality spaces while also building data analytics toolkits for Yahoo. Paul has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Rohana Kumara

Rohana Kumara

Vice President - Engineering and Architecture

Rohana has over 15 years of experience engineering highly scalable client-server and consumer applications in capital markets, financial services, banking and healthcare.
He was previously Chief Architect at EFutures and has also worked at several other early stage startups.

Rohana has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa.

Chathura Ratnayake

Chathura Ratnayake

Vice President - Operations

Chathura has over 13 years of experience in the IT industry. He managed several large global accounts in Europe, North America and Asia at Millennium IT before joining CAKE LABS to head the delivery organization. After several years in delivery, Chathura joined the Operations organization in order to scale the division to meet increased sales growth. His areas of expertise include project and delivery management, HR, finance, global technical support, AWS and cloud computing. Chathura has a BSc in Business Management and Information Technology from Staffordshire University and is a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Anjana Somathilake

Anjana Somathilake

Senior Director - Engineering and Architecture

Anjana has over 13 years of experience in designing and developing software for multinational organizations in the USA and UK and possesses a proven track record of working with large global teams to deliver scalable enterprise solutions. Previously, he was a Software Architect at Virtusa and Head of Engineering at CyberLMJ. Anjana has a BSc in Computing and Information Systems from the University of London, an MSc in IT from SLIIT, and also holds a PG Dip. in Business Psychology from Herriot Watt University.

Hiranya Samarasekera

Hiranya Samarasekera

Senior Director - Engineering and Architecture

Hiranya has over 15 years of experience in designing and developing enterprise application solutions. Previously he was the Lead Technology Architect at eBuilder where he worked on enterprise solutions related to the e-procurement and logistics domains. Hiranya has a BSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering and an MBA from Edith Cowan University and is a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Evan Mallory

Evan Mallory

Director of Engineering - Austin ATC

Evan has 15 years of experience in the technology industry and has a passion for what software can do for the world. Previously, he helped start 11 companies, the largest growing to $35M and gaining the number six spot on the Inc 500 fastest growing US companies. He is fluent in more than 12 programming languages and specializes in high traffic web systems. Evan holds a BSc in philosophy from the University of Texas.

Dilhan Manawadu

Dilhan Manawadu (Ph.D.)

Director - Quality Engineering and Process

Dilhan has over 9 years of experience in software quality engineering and testing, working with large multinational organizations in the USA and Canada. Prior to CAKE LABS, he was at Zone24x7, a technology services company headquartered in San Jose CA, where he was the Head of Quality Assurance. Dilhan has a BSc (Hons) in Computing from the University of Portsmouth, a MBA from Edith Cowan University and a Ph.D. in Information Communication Technology with specialization in software development methodologies from the Management and Science University, Malaysia.

Hasitha Liyanage

Hasitha Liyanage

Director - Technology and Architecture

Hasitha holds a BSc in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa and has over 12 years of experience in the IT industry, having designed and developed technologies from high frequency trading (HFT) systems for financial markets in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong, to electronic regulatory compliance systems for the Philippines and the International Labour Organization. Before CAKE LABS, Hasitha was the Chief Software Architect for Infoshare and a Technology Consultant for thinkCube Systems, a digital services company specializing in cloud applications.

Amith Wijayasooriya

Amith Wijayasooriya

Director - Sales

Amith holds over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development. Prior to joining CAKE LABS, Amith was a Senior Account Manager at WSO2. He has also worked with leading technology and telecommunications companies in Sri Lanka and managed large global accounts during the span of his career. Amith holds a MBA in Marketing from the University of Manipal and a PG Dip. in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Nirmal Kumarasiri

Nirmal Kumarasiri

Director - Operations

Nirmal has over 11 years of experience in the IT industry and over 2 in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining CAKE, he was the Managing Director for Wet Water Resort; a 3-star property located in the outskirts of Colombo. In the IT sector, he was the ‘Head of Division’ for the Global Systems Support division of MillenniumIT, and has over 11 years of experience as a Systems Engineer with MillenniumIT Capital Market solutions. Nirmal has a BSc in Business Information Technology from Staffordshire University, UK and a MBA from Postgraduate Institute of Management.