Mr. Manjula Deepal De Silva earned his first Degree in B. Sc. Business Administration (Specialized in Financial Management) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and completed Master of Public Administration at the University of Colombo. Mr. De Silva being a versatile character, has a Diploma in Psychology and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Professional Counsellors – Sri Lanka. He is a Certified E-Commerce Developer (IDM – Sri Lanka), a Passed Finalist of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and a former Member of the British Computer Society (BCS). In addition, Mr. De Silva completed the Advanced Certificate in Banking & Finance (Institute of Bankers – Sri Lanka & IFS School of Finance – UK) and also a Certified Investment Advisor of the Colombo Stock Exchange. Mr. De Silva is also a former Project Management Professional (PMP) and a former member of the Project Management Institute (PMI – USA) and PMI Colombo Chapter. Mr. De Silva has contributed to the “Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Edition 5”, “Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) Edition 3” and “Software Extension to the PMBOK Guide” of the Project Management Institute – USA. Touching another domain, he also completed the Certificate in Herbal Drugs and Cosmetic Value Addition Techniques conducted by Industrial Technology Institute (Under the Ministry of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy, Sri Lanka). In Addition, Mr. De Silva is engaged as a freelance journalist in order to enhance the awareness of the local young generation on the current local and global trends and innovations brought on behalf of humanity.
With years of experience as a Professional Counselor and a Senior Business Analyst (Direct FN/ MUBASHER), with skills of multiple disciplines along with a decent exposure in Research, Finance/ Accounting, HR as well as IT domains, with continuous achievements and a visionary with a passion for imagination and creativity with high emphasis on playing for the strategic advantage, Mr. De Silva is a co-founder of Cosmoforge Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd., and currently serves as the CEO