Mr. Yasas Abeywickrama

President, CSSL
Country Manager, Sri Lanka – Quarrio Corporation
Director – Lanka BPO Academy

Yasas Vishuddhi Abeywickrama is the President of Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), the apex body for IT Professionals in Sri Lanka. Yasas was recognized in 2003 by CIMA (UK) as an up and coming business leader for the future. In 2009 he was named the Young Professional of the Year by Professions Australia. In 2011, Yasas was recognized with a TOYP award (Ten Outstanding Young Persons).

He started his career at Virtusa in 2003, a US-based global provider of software development and ICT services in Sri Lanka. Yasas began in Software Engineering and later moved into Business Analysis roles, which saw him travelling around the world with postings in the USA and UK. Later Yasas worked for Accenture in Australia, the world’s biggest ICT consulting company. In 2010 he co-founded Lanka BPO Academy, which is Sri Lanka’s pioneering organisation for training people for the IT Enabled Services and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. He is a Director of this organisation. Currently, Yasas is also the Country Manager of Quarrio Corporation – Sri Lanka Branch. Quarrio is an Artificial Intelligence product company from the USA with offshore branches in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

He is a proud product of Ananda College Colombo. He is a graduate of the University of Colombo, where he obtained an honours degree in Computer Science (2004). Yasas holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia (2010).

He was the Director of Young IT Professionals Board of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) (2009 and 2010), and also a member of ACS Congress, the highest decision making body. Since 2012, he has been an active member of CSSL, having held positions of Council Member, Publications Secretary, Secretary and Vice President before being elected as President in November 2016.

He is a Board Member of IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing). IFIP is the global professional federation of societies and associations for people working in Information and Communications Technologies. Established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from more than 50 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million.