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Thusha Weerasooriya joins Informatics as Group CEO


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Thusha Weerasooriya, a well recognised specialist in the fields of telecommunication and information technology, assumed duties as the Group Chief Executive Officer of the IT giant, Informatics Group, recently.

Prior to joining Informatics, Weerasooriya held several senior leadership positions in blue-chip companies overseas and in Sri Lanka. He is the pioneering CEO who led the team and played the crucial role to strategise, build and operate PEO TV, the leading edge interactive media and TV services, from the inception as a start-up, and did the same for the first Greenfield IPTV Operation in Sri Lanka. 

Weerasooriya will spearhead a major restructuring within the Informatics Group, keeping in mind progressive technologies, rising market competitiveness and increasing customer demands.

“I have accepted a great challenge and a huge responsibility to take the Informatics Group forward from where it is today to much greater heights with our Chairman Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe’s vision and guidance,” said the new GCEO.

He added: “As IT has changed the way we learn, play, work and interact with one another, in this ever dynamic business it is not the big beating the small any more, it is the fast beating the slow. Therefore, we are focused to lead into the market with different models, different solutions, complementing our current solutions and also our existing partner solutions. Furthermore, our institute has been a significant provider of IT professionals to this country with an alumnus of over 2,500 graduates from reputed UK universities.”

Informatics has been in the ICT industry for almost three decades and is one of the largest IT Companies in Sri Lanka with a proven track record for developing and delivering innovative quality solutions. Employing skilled ICT professionals, Informatics is an ISO 9001:2000 and SEI CMMi – Level 3 certified Company. The education wing of Informatics, the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) in collaboration with the University of Westminster and the University of Keele, UK provides higher education in IT and Management.

Weerasooriya holds a Masters in Telecommunications from Victoria University and B.Eng (Hons) in Electronics from RMIT University, both from Melbourne, Australia. He is also a Chartered Engineer of UK and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology of UK.

Most popularly known as ‘TP’ at Trinity in his college days, Weerasooriya was an outstanding scholar as well as a sportsman. He was awarded the ‘Ryde Gold Medal’ for being the best all-round outstanding student and ‘Triple Lion’ status in sports for achievements in athletics, cricket and rugby at Trinity.


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