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CHANAKA LAKMAL   B.Sc Eng. (Hons.), MIEEE, AMIE (SL)

Senior Software Engineer | Tech Enthusiast | Open Source Contributor | Rotaractor

Mobile: +94 77 59 62 256
Email: ldclakmal@gmail.com / ldclakmal.13@cse.mrt.ac.lk

           

PERSONAL PROFILE

I am a Senior Software Engineer at WSO2 Inc., where I am full-time contributing to the project Ballerina (open source project), which is a general-purpose programming language with features optimized for the network distributed applications. It is designed to make it simple to write microservices that integrate APIs. I am mainly focusing on HTTP/2 transport, authentication, authorization, cryptography and language security aspects.

I completed my B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2018. I am a passionate Researcher with the curiosity of learning new trends and cutting-edge technologies. More interested in areas like computer Security, Cryptography, Cloud Computing and Distributed Computing.

I love traveling, exploring new destinations, cultures and capture memories into a beautiful picture.


TIMELINE

Date Description References
Sep 2019 Released Ballerina v1.0 programming language (open source project), which I contributed full-time as a senior engineer to redesign the security architecture and to develop the Ballerina authentication and authorization frameworks (Basic Auth, JWT, LDAP, OAuth2) [Article]
Jul 2019 Promoted as a Senior Software Engineer at WSO2 Inc. - Team: Ballerina  
Oct 2018 Graduated with First Class in Bachelor of the Science of Engineering (Hons.) specialized in Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa  
Jun 2018 Presented a research paper on “Measuring the Correlation of Personal Identity Documents in Structured Format” at 17th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS 2018), Singapore [Paper]
Jan 2018 Started career as Software Engineer at WSO2 Inc.  
Dec 2017 Completed B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka  
Nov 2017 Presented the final year project on “IDStack – The Common Protocol for Document Verification built on Digital Signatures” to the evaluation panel of Prof. Gihan Dias, Prof. Sanath Jayasena, Dr. Shantha Fernando and Dr. Sulochana Sooriyaarachchi [Slide] [Demo] [Code]
Sep 2017 MERIT Award at 19th National Best Quality Software Awards 2017 (NBQSA 2017) [Link]
Sep 2017 Presented a research paper on “IDStack – The Common Protocol for Document Verification built on Digital Signatures” at 35th National Information Technology Conference (NITC 2017) in partnership with South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC), Sri Lanka [Paper]
Jul 2017 Awarded for the Digital Communication Services of the Rotaract District 3220 (2016/17) [Photo]
Jul 2017 Platinum Award - Most Outstanding #ICT4Dev Project for the project LinkR at Rotaract District 3220 (2016/17) [Photo]
Jul 2017 Awarded for the Most Outstanding Rotaract Club Rotaract Club at Rotaract District 3220 (2016/17) [Photo]
Jul 2016 Started internship as a Software Engineering Intern at AdroitLogic Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka  
Jul 2016 2nd Place at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016 - Innovation - World Finals (Seattle, USA) [Article] [Photo]
Jul 2016 1st Place at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016 - Innovation - National Finals [Article] [Photo] [Video]
Jul 2016 Started duties as the Director IT at Rotaract Club of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka  
May 2016 Recognized for the World Top 25 projects at 22nd International Cultural Academic Meeting of Engineering Students 2016 (Turkey) [Photo]
Dec 2015 1st Place - Champions at Yarl Geek Challenge 2015 - Season 4 [Article] [Photo]
Nov 2015 Honourable Mention (Top 10 in World) at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016 - Innovation - Big Pitch Competition [Article] [Photo]
Nov 2015 Merit Award at SLIIT CodeFest 2015 organized by Faculty of Computing of SLIIT, Sri Lanka  
Oct 2015 Participated for IEEEXtreme 9.0 2015 - Country Rank: 54 - World Rank: 396  
Sep 2015 Top 6 at Code4Good Hackathon organized by Facebook, Internews, International Alert, SLASSCOM  
Sep 2015 1st Place - Champions at Ideamart MoraHack 2015 organized by Dialog Axiata PLC., Sri Lanka [Article] [Photo]
Sep 2015 MERIT Award at 17th National Best Quality Software Awards 2015 (NBQSA 2015) [Link]
Jul 2015 4th Place at XtremeCS 2015 organized by ACM Chapter of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka  
May 2015 1st Place (Best Innovation) at Google I/O Extended 2015 organized by Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka [Article] [Photo]
Oct 2014 Participated for IEEEXtreme 8.0 2014 - Country Rank: 78 - World Rank: 571  
Jan 2014 Started B.Sc. in Engineering at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka