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DAANA New Board of Directors for the Year 2018

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2018 Board of Directors for DAANA.

We would like to thank all the members for their nominations. We have well-rounded group of seven members accepted the nominations to assume responsibilities of DAANA for year 2018. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of them for accepting the BOD positions. We wish them all the success in their efforts to serve DAANA and its mission.

Tharaka Wansapura, Ph.D. (MN, USA)


Tharaka Studied at DRCK from 1990-2003. He obtained his B.Sc. from the Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon and M.Sc. from Sam Houston State University, Texas. He earned his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University, Texas. Currently he is working as a Research and Development Scientist in the pharmaceutical industry in Minnesota.

Lalith Perera (OH, USA)


Attended school from 1976 to 1989. Lalith was a boy scout, scout leader and a college prefect. Lalith led a team of scouts to Mt Everest . He moved to the U.S in 1994 with a very humble start and worked as an industrial engineer. I graduated from Ohio University for the second time with an aviation degree to pursue my life long dream in aviation. I am an Airline Pilot for American Airlines and operate a flight school in Ohio. He lives in the Ohio country side with his wife and two kids.

Kisanka Rathnayake (TX, USA)


Kisanka attended DRCK from 1995 to 2003 (2000 O/L and 2003 A/L). He received his B.Sc. in Electrical & Electronics engineering from University of Peradeniya. Before moving to the USA, he worked in the IT industry in Sri Lanka and Qatar. Currently he works as a Network Engineer in Houston area.

Sisira Athauda (DC, USA)


Attended Dharmaraja College from 1974 to 1985, member of a Old Hostelier's Association, and a old scout of hostel scout group. Sisira lives in Washington DC since 1988. Sisira attended University of District of Colombia for Business college associate degree, and then joined North American School of Travel . Sisira owns Concord Travels in Washington metropolitan area and has been working for Concord Travels since 1991.

Viraj Opananda (Vancouver, Canada)


Viraj did his A/L in 2000 and he was with DRCK from grade 1. During his time in DRCK, Viraj participated in many sports activities and played in the school pop band as the lead guitarist. After A/Ls he joined SLIIT and completed special Honors Degree at Sri Lanka Institute of Information technology. He immigrated to Vancouver, BC in 2011 and currently working as a Senior project Manager at HSBC. Viraj currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and 3 year old son.

Rajitha Siriwardana (DC, USA)

Rajitha sat for the Advanced Level examination in 2000 and attended the University of Peradeniya to complete a Bachelorís degree in Computer Science. He then moved to the US for higher studies. He completed a Masters in Statistics at the Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH). He currently resides in D.C. and works as a Statistician for Grant Thornton's Washington National Tax Office. He served as treasurer of the 2012 DAANA BOD.

Praboda Weebadda (MI, USA)


Date : 25th-January-2018

BOD 2017


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