About Me

  • Full Name: Mr.Tilak De Silva
  • Email:thilakrohitha1@gmail.com
  • Website:www.abcd.lk
  • Address:Tilak De Silva,Chief Innovation Officer,Sri Lanka Telecom,Colombo.

Hello There!

I am an Engineer by profession with more than 30 years experience in Telecommunication and IT fields. I graduated from the University of Moratuwa and subsequently obtained post graduate qualification from Brunel University, UK, I am a President of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL). Also I am a visiting lecturer of University of Moratuwa and Sri Lanka Institution of Information Technology (SLIIT) and a Faculty Member of IT faculty of University of Moratuwa and also governing board member in SLITE. I joined Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) just after graduation and many developments done in the field of Telecommunication and IT.

FI am a pioneer in computerization of manual systems and application of IT as a tool and computerized the manual systems in SLT in very economical and effective manner. Currently I hold the position of Chief Global & Network Officer of Sri Lanka Telecom and responsible for Develop, Operate and Maintain both Domestic and International networks. I was the President of Telecommunication Engineers Union for 5 years and was the convener of the Trade Union Alliance of SLT and have a wide experience in trade union activities. Also I am a Karate Black Belter and the President of Karate Association of SLT. I am a member of “Telecommunication Expert Group” of Strategic Enterprise Management Agency (SEMA).

Tilak De Silva

"Technology is anything that wasn't around when you were born!!"

My Resume

  • Work Experience

  • Chief Innovation Officer

    Sri Lanka Telecom

  • Chief Global and Network Officer

    Sri Lanka Telecom

  • President

    Sri Lanka Institute of Engineers

  • Chief Executive Officer

    SLT Hong Kong

  • Advisor to CEO/SLT on Technology Strategies

    Sri Lanka Telecom

  • Education

  • Sri Sumangala College


  • Degrees

  • B.Sc.Eng Electronic & Telecommunication

    University of Moratuwa - Sri Lanka - 1984

  • M.Sc Data Communication

    Brunel University - UK - 2004

  • Professional Qualifications

  • Institution of Engineering & Technology - U.K.

    1997 - Corporate Member

  • Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council - U.K.


  • IESL

    1999 - Fellow

  • Institution of Engineering & Technology

    2001 - Fellow

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering - USA

    2006 - Member

  • Chartered IT Professional – British Computer Society

    1999 - Member - British Computer Society


Tilak De Silva

"We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works!!"

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