Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Alumni Community


Upon graduation, you will automatically become an alumnus of the Department, Faculty of Engineering, and the University of Peradeniya and a member of our alumni community, joining graduates living all over the globe. Through the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Society (EEES) and the Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association (PEFAA), we support and provide ways for our alumni and friends to get involved in the life of the University of Peradeniya. We also work to ensure that every member of our global community can access our world-class services and facilities.


Destination of our Graduates (Higher Studies)


The students passing out from the Department are more or less 100% employed or leaving for higher studies within one or one and half years of time from graduation. Fresh graduates from DEEE are recruited from a number of leading companies in Sri Lanka including CEB, LTL, SLT, Dialog, Brandix, MAS holdings, Synopsis, LECO, DIMO, CECB, Airport & Aviation Services, etc. Most of the students who want to pursue their postgraduate studies are able to acquire scholarships and after graduation, they end up working at top Universities such as Princeton, Harvard, Queensland, etc., and leading Companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Facebook, Google, etc., in the world.

Following is a list of recent graduates who pursued their postgraduate studies in top-ranked Universities in the world. Most of them are now working in leading universities and companies around the globe.

Rahal Nanayakkara E16 University of California, Los Angeles USA
Gavishta Liyanage E16 University of Maryland, College Park USA
Rashen Fernando E16 University of Illinois, Chicago USA
Insaf Ismath E16 Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence UAE
Shehan Senevirathna E15 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York USA
Aseni Jayarathne E15 Memorial University of Newfoundland Canada
Harith Udawatte E15 Monash University Australia
Akila Wijesinghe  E15 Old Dominion University USA
Kavishka Dissanayake E15 University of Auckland New Zealand
Bavantha Indrajith  E15 University of Auckland New Zealand
Thakshila Nawanji Perera E15 University of Manitoba Canada
Inshi Premasiri E15 University of Manitoba Canada
Nirmal Wickramasinghe E15 Maynooth University Ireland
Upekha Delay E14 Cornell University USA
Yasiru Ranasinghe E14 Johns Hopkins University USA
Jameel Hassan E14 Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence UAE
Subash Wickramasinghe  E14 Old Dominion University USA
Hashan Kavinga Weerasooriya E14 Purdue University USA
Janith Bandara Senanayaka E14 The University of Maryland, College Park USA
Sanjaya Herath E14 University of Maryland College Park USA
Thoshara Nawarathne   E14 University of Calgary Canada
Shehan Senarath     E14 University of Manitoba Canada
Dilshan Morawaliyadda  E14 University of Manitoba Canada
Ishan Rangajith E14 University of Oulu Finland
Umar Marikkar  E14 University of Surrey UK
Chaminda Bandara E13 Johns Hopkins University USA
Uthapala Ekanayake E13 Monash University Australia
Neranjan Uditha E13 Texas Tech University USA
Idunil Anjula E13 Liverpool John Moores University UK
Aranee Balachandran E13 McMaster University Canada
Mevan Ekanayake E13 Monash University Australia
Jayani Umasha E13 Old Dominion University USA
Neranjan Uditha E13 Texas Tech University, USA USA
Thanushi Withanage  E13 The University of Maryland, College Park  USA
Shanaka Gunasekara E13 University of Wollongong Australia
Kasun Prabath Withanage  E13 University of New Mexico USA
Neelanga Thelasinghe E12 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York USA
Ruwanthi abeysekara E12 University of Maryland College Park USA
Bathiya Rathnayake E12 University of California San Diego USA
Mohamed Akram Shafie E12 Australian National University Australia
Sajani Vithana E12 University of Maryland, College Park. USA
W.M.S.C. Samarasinghe E12 The University of Queensland Australia
Maleen Jayasuriya E12 University of Technology Sydney Australia
Anuththara Rupasinghe E11 University of Maryland College Park USA
Udari Madhushani E11 Princeton University USA
Gunendradasan Tharshini E11 University of New South Wales Australia
Nuwan Herath E11 University of Manitoba Caneda
Yasith Liyanage E11 University at Albany USA
Nadun Rajasinghe E10 University of Western Ontario Canada
Gayana Jayasinghe E10 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Pure Maths) USA
Dananjaya Liyanage E10 Ohio State University (Physics) USA
Shirantha Welikala E10 Boston University USA
Sampath Edirisinghe E10 The University of Melbourne Australia
Chathumal Perera E10 University of Alberta Caneda
Pramuditha Perera E09 Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, Maryland USA
Kamani Gettapola E09 Monash University Australia
Samith Herath E09 Australian National University Australia
Lasanthika Disawa E09 University of Wollongong/University of Peradeniya Australia
Sarith Fernando E09 University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
Don Buddhika Nettasinghe E08 Cornell University USA
Chinthaka Pathum Dinesh E07 Simon Fraser University Canada

Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association

"Engage alumni and faculty and showcase the alumni association as an essential partner of the development of the faculty and the country" - PEFAA




Our graduates continue to uphold the innovative and top-tier reputation of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Peradeniya. Even though we are located away from the industrial capital of Sri Lanka, we are seeing more and more graduates in influential positions across Colombo and beyond. Whether it is starting their own company, furthering their education through postgraduate research, being employed at a top-ranked company in Sri Lanka or around the globe, or becoming faculty members, our graduates are making ways to way future of technology, research, and education.


Familiarize yourself with Some of Our Alumni

Prof. V. Muthukkumarasamy Professor and Group Leader/ Network Security and Blockchain Research, School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University, Brisbane Australia
Dr. Sanath Alahakoon Discipline Leader in Electrical Engineering, The School of Engineering and Technology (SET), Central Queensland University Australia
Prof. A. Atputharajah Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna Sri Lanka
Prof. A. Nallanathan Founding Head of Communication Systems Research Group, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London UK
Prof. Mahesan Niranjan Professor of Electronics and Computer Science, Chair ISIS Research Group, University of Southampton UK
Prof. Udantha Abeyratne Honorary Associate Professor, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland Australia
Prof. Mathini Sellathurai Dean, Science and Engineering, Herriot Watt University UK
Prof. Mahesh Sooriyabandara Managing Director, Bristol Research & Innovation Laboratory, Toshiba Europe Limited UK
Prof. Mithulananthan Nadarajah Professor in School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Queensland University Australia
Prof. Dinesh B. Ekanayake Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Dept. of Mathematics and Philosophy, Western Illinois University USA
Dr. Chandima Ekanayake Senior Lecturer, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland Australia
Dr. Dinesh Pamunuwa  RAEng/Microchip Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol UK
Dr. Roshan Weerasekara Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol UK
Dr. Sarod Yatawatte Senior Researcher, Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, ASTRON Netherland
Dr. K. Pirapaharan Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna Sri Lanka
Prof. T. Thiruwaran Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Jaffna Sri Lanka
Dr. Saman Atapattu Senior Research Fellow, STEM College, RMIT University Australia
Dr. Lakshitha Narampanawa Research Fellow, The Centre for Energy Data Innovation (CEDI) at The University of Queensland Australia
Dr. Chinthaka Dinesh Research Scientist, Simon Fraser University/ Research Engineer, Weatherhaven, Greater Vancouver  Canada
Dr. Shirantha Welikala Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Notre Dame, Indiana USA
Dr. Anuththara Rupasinghe Postdoctoral Researcher at Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton, New Jersey USA
Eng. N. Marikkar  Chief Operations Officer, LTL Holdings Pvt., Ltd  Sri Lanka
Eng. L.S.N. Perera  Chief Executive Officer, Ceylex Engineering, Pvt., Ltd Sri Lanka
Eng. J.M. Athula Director General, SL Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA), Colombo Sri Lanka
Mrs. Tharalika Livera Director IT, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Eng. Dantha Manikka-Baduge Software Engineer IV, Haas Automation, California USA
Eng. Kapila Jayasundara OSS Consultant at O2 (Telefonica UK) UK
Eng. R.M.Sirira Piyaratne Chief Administrative Officer, Sri Lanka Telecom Sri Lanka
Dr. P.T.B. Wijekoon Expert Power Electronics Engineer/Technical Leader, Huawei Technologies, R&D Germany
Dr. Chammika Mannakkara Engineering Manager MetapsOne Inc. Japan, Chiba Japan
Dr. Nilanga Abeywickrama Principal Scientist, Hitachi Energy Research Sweden
Eng. Anuradha Udunuwara Telecom & Tech Thought Leader, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC Sri Lanka
Dr. Dhammika Elkaduwa Senior Staff System Software Architect, NIO USA Inc, San Jose California (Former Head, Department of Computer Engineering, University of Peradeniya) USA
Eng. Madura P. Liyanarachchi Director, Health Sector, Analytical Instruments Pvt. Ltd. Sri Lanka
Eng. Farazy Fahmy Director, Research and Development at Synopsys Sri Lanka
Eng. Jananthan Ratnasabapathy Director, Commercial and Pricing at Ericsson, Region Oceania.   Australia
Dr. Chandana J. Gajanayaka Technical Manager, Power Electronics at Rolls-Royce Singapore
Dr. Sarath S. Kumara Scientist, NKT Cables AB Sweden
Eng. Aravinda Devadittiya Senior Applications Engineer at AustSys Technologies, Melbourne Australia
Eng. Newton Perera Regional Head of Capacity Business at BICS, Mobile Digital Communication PLatform Company Singapore
Dr. D.K. Karunarathne Individual Contributor at Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon USA
Eng. Kasun Atapattu General Manager, Radio, Network and Planning, Dialog Axiata Pvt. Ltd. Sri Lanka
Eng. Eranda Adikari Head of Data Insight, Dialog Axiata Pvt. Ltd Sri Lanka
Dr. Indika Wijayasinghe Model Based Calibration Optimization Engineer, Ford Motor Company, Detroit USA
Dr. Jagath Weerasinghe Software Engineer at SolidusLink AG, Zurich Switzerland
Dr. Dhanushka Kularatne Software Engineer at Zoox, San Francisco Bay Area USA
Dr. Thilan Ganegedara Software Engineer at Facebook, San Jose, California USA
Dr. Dulanjalie Ganegedara Senior Software Engineer at Cisco, San Jose, California USA
Dr. D. N. Navaratne Additional General Manager (Generation), Ceylon Electricity Board Sri Lanka
Dr. Pramuditha Perera Applied Scientist at Amazon Web Services (AWS), New York USA
Dr. Sarith Fernando GM of Data Product at Open Insurance, Sydney Australia
Dr. Yasith Liyanage Data and Applied Scientist at Microsoft, Greater Seattle Area USA
Dr. Chaminda Bandara Computer Vision Engineer at Apple, Washington DC, Baltimore Area. USA
Eng. Sanath Pilapitiya Managing Director, Future Network Holding Pvt. Ltd, Director at 3N Food Pvt. Ltd. Sri Lanka
Dr. Hiranya Jayakody CTO and Co-founder of HEO Robotics Australia
Eng. Sujith De. Silva Founder/Snr. Project Manager, Ceymage Technical Services Ltd. Saskatoon Canada
Dr. Damith Abeywardana Founder and Managing Director at Infinity Avionics
Dr. Kash Sirinanda Founding Director, Mine Connector, Brisbane Australia
Eng. Gayan Samarasekara Founder/CEO/Solution Architect at Mylinex International (Pvt.) Ltd Sri Lanka
Eng. Upul Dissnayake Founder and CEO at LONGWApps (Pvt.) Ltd. Sri Lanka
Eng. Lasanda T. Jayadeva Co-Founder at Tharaka Laser Art Sri Lanka

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Great Trees have Strong Roots

Several alumni who have achieved great success in their careers have shared their Testimonials about the Department. These testimonials will be very beneficial for prospective students who are considering applying to our specialization program. We thank them for sharing their experiences, and we are proud of their accomplishments since graduating from the University of Peradeniya. Your success is a testament to the quality of education that you received here, and we are grateful that you have chosen to share your story with others.


I believe that the strong theoretical foundation I received from DEEE has played a key role in my research career. My research experience at DEEE provided me with a wide variety of skills, knowledge and inspiration, which had a significant impact on my successful doctoral research at the University of Maryland (which received a Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship Award and a Best Paper Award at IEEE ICC 2023).

- Sajani Vithana

Final year ECE Doctoral Student at the University of Maryland


The experience I gained from my research at DEEE has greatly impacted my academic and professional journey. The department provided exceptional education, research exposure, and inspiration, which allowed me to acquire skills during my NILM project. The solid research foundation I received from DEEE also played a crucial role in earning my Ph.D. and being recognized with a Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2022 from the University at Albany.

- Dr. Yasitha Liyanage

Data and Applied Scientist at Microsoft


Thanks to the comprehensive engineering education I received at DEEE, the transition to my graduate studies in the Department of Systems Engineering at Boston University was seamless. The subsequent success of my doctoral research (which received the Outstanding Dissertation Award in Systems Engineering) and my recent postdoctoral research (which received the Best Paper Award at the 30th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation) is a testament to the solid foundation laid during my time at DEEE.

- Dr. Shirantha Welikala

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Notre Dame, USA (2023)


My initial education at Peradeniya was instrumental in providing me with a solid foundation for graduate studies. Courses at Peradeniya - particularly signals and systems, random signal analysis, digital signal processing, communication theory provided me with the essential theoretical background that is required to learn material in machine learning and computer vision. The course system at Peradeniya was structured such that students would obtain a general understanding about various disciplines in Electrical and Electronic Engineering before committing to a particular sub-field. I feel this choice helped me explore and identify a field that I was most passionate about.

- Dr. Pramuditha Perera

Applied Scientist at Amazon AI Labs


I strongly believe that the research experience that I got while working with you in 2014-2016 helped me a lot to make a substantial research contribution during my Ph.D. and after. So definitely, this research experience was one of the key factors to receiving this medal, the Governor General’s Gold Medal.

- Dr. Chinthaka Dinesh

Research Scientist at SFU (2022)


The DEEE academic program, which is characterized by a strong theoretical foundation and a comprehensive range of technical topics, as well as its esteemed and inspiring staff, have played a vital role in shaping the trajectory of my postgraduate and research career.

- Dr. Akram Shafie

Research Associate at UNSW

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