Chinthaka Deshapriya, is the pioneering Enterprise Linux Trainer of Sri Lanka. His fathering effort in the Red Hat Certification industry made him the Father of the first 10 Red Hat Certified Architects (RHCA) of the country including himself.
His involvement with Cybergate goes back to the inception of the company in 2002 where he suggested the name Cybergate for the company.
He had been working with Cybergate from the establishment of the company as an external consultant and contributed to the many of the innovative solutions that Cybergate developed for the telecommunication industry.
Currently he is working at Cybergate as the Chief Technology Officer and also heads the team of trainers in Red Hat Training and Certifications division. While driving the direction of the company in providing innovative IT training and Solutions, he also leads process in adapting Emerging Technologies in the IT industry which is required drive the long term vision of the company.
Students who are following Red Hat Training and certifications programs at Cybergate have the unique privilege of getting their training from a team of trainers headed by him.
With his unmatched pioneering efforts and contribution made in creating and developing human talents in Linux and Open Source technologies, he has been recognized as the most sought after Linux and Open Source IT professional and the trainer of the country today.
To date he has done unmatched contribution to Enterprise Linux and Open Source skill development and continuing at Cybergate. During past five years he has created several hundreds of Red Hat Certified Engineers which is an immense and unmatched contribution for the industry of Linux and Open Source in the country.
Being a Red Hat Linux and Open Source evangelist for more than 15 years, he is holding a Bachelor of Science (Special) Degree in Mathematics from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka and he is also a Red Hat Certified Instructor (RHCI) together with hands-on RHCSA, RHCE, RHCVA, RHCDS, and RHCA certifications from Red Hat, the undisputed, billion dollar global leader in Enterprise Linux and Open Source Middleware, Virtualization, DevOps and Cloud Computing.
With the strong mathematical and analytical skills obtained at the university he has been able to develop a passion of teach himself Linux and Open Source Technologies and subsequently train others making them highly skilled in OpenSource solutions and support space. To date he has had the privilege of training several thousands professionals on Red Hat Training Curriculum where many of whom hold key positions in local and global IT industry at present including the global giants like Red Hat, British Telecom etc.
With the constant engagement he has been able to gather immense experience and unmatched skills in Linux training and counts more than fifteen years of hands on industry experience in Linux and Open Source IT solution space. With over 15 years of involvement with Linux and Open Source he has gathered advanced skills in Red Hat Linux clustering, Global File System,Red Hat Directory Server, Red Hat Certificate System, Linux Firewall, VPN,Linux Security, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and advanced email and collaboration system implementations.
With fast 15 years he has delivered hundreds of Open Source IT solutions across many major corporations in Sri Lanka and also contributed to several successful Open Source solution start-ups and possess proven entrepreneurial skills in developing new businesses.
Sashika Suren has obtained his B.Sc in Information and Communication Technogy (ICT), and M.Sc. in Information Security (InfoSec), from the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), which is the most prestigious and flagship Graduate School of Computing in Sri Lanka and the region. At Cybergate Sashika is primarily responsible for making students ready for RHCE hands on Lab certification exam conducted by Red Hat.
The students of Cybergate have a very rare opportunity and privilege of sharing top in class industry experience in Linux obtained by Sashika. It is a unique advantage for students who are learning at Cybergate Red Hat Academy.
Sashika has the privilege of training hundreds of Linux Engineers and making them to be certified as RHCE(Red Hat Certified Engineer) which is the De Facto professional certification in Linux and the most respected professional certification in the IT industry on Earth.
Counting over more than seven (7) years of industry experience in the ICT industry Sashika has been delivering his solution to customers using Linux Operating System and this made him to be a top in class Linux Trainer among the handful of industry experienced Linux trainers in Sri Lanka.
With his very strong theoretical background and hands on experience in Linux, Computing, Communication, and Information Security he is currently working as an Senior Information Security Engineer at TechCERT (techcert.lk) which is a Division of LK Domain Registry and has its origins in a pioneering project of the LK Domain Registry with academic partners to provide computer emergency response services to the public and private sector institutions in Sri Lanka.
At TechCERT he is looking after information security consulting aspects of Financial Institutes of Sri Lanka and in overall he is responsible for Cloud Securityconsulting division of the company. At TechCERT he has the privilege of getting the first in class hands on real world industry experience in ICT security which a very rare opportunity for someone who is working as an Information Security Professional in the industry.
Before TechCERT he has had the privilege of working as a System Engineer at LK Domain Registry (nic.lk) where he had the privilege of having the best in class industry experience in root level DNS management and security.