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 Architect (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 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 few 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, 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 trainingseveral thousands professionals on Red Hat Training Curriculum where many ofwhom 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 immenseexperience and unmatched skills in Linux training and counts more thanfifteen years of hands on industry experience in Linux and Open Source ITsolution 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 andadvanced 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.