Well-known ICT industry veteran Channa de Silva took reins as the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of LankaClear recently with former General Manager/CEO, Sunimal Weerasooriya moving away from the position following an illustrious eight- year tenure.

Central Bank backed LankaClear functions as Sri Lanka’s national payment network and is entrusted with developing the platform for faster, secure and accessible payment solutions to the nation while harnessing greater financial efficiency and inclusivity.

Apart from his notable contribution towards the country’s ICT infrastructure development, de Silva is also known for his prowess in giving leadership and spearheading growth at organizations that he was previously attached to. Prior to joining LankaClear he headed the Sri Lankan and Maldivian operations of Singapore based ICT consultancy – Thakral One as the Senior Vice President. He was orchestral in introducing IBM’s software universe to Sri Lanka and developing IBM’s software business during his tenure as the DGM – Software Group of IBM Sri Lanka.

An old boy of Royal College Colombo, de Silva obtained his BSc. (Honours) and MSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the State University of New York, USA specialized in Data Communication.