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From Kingston University UK : Dr. Dayan Rajapakse awarded prestigious Honorary Fellowship

One of Sri Lanka’s premier educators and entrepreneurs, Dr. Dayan Rajapakse, was awarded a prestigious Honorary Fellowship from Kingston University (UK) during the graduation ceremony held on 10th December 2016 at the BMICH in Colombo. Kingston is one of the top 500 universities in the world and they confer Honorary Awards on persons of distinction who enhance the reputation of the university and strengthen its mission.
This award was in recognition of Dr. Dayan Rajapakse’s visionary thinking and hard work which has contributed significantly to developing Kingston’s international partnership with ESOFT; one which has already produced a number of graduate engineers who are making a real difference in the Engineering landscape of Sri Lanka.
Dr. Dayan Rajapakse is the Founding Chairman and Managing Director of the ESOFT Group which has diversified interests in Education, Software/BPO and Travel and Tourism. Educated at Maliyadeva College Kurunegala, he completed the BCS professional examination in 1993 and started his academic career as a part-time lecturer, going on to become a well-respected and highly sought-after lecturer for the BCS and ACS professional examinations within a very short period.
Later, he graduated from the University of Colombo with an MBBS but gave up his medical career to continue his passion for education and training.
He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Software Engineering from the University of Westminster (UK) and an MBA from London Metropolitan University (UK).
Dr. Dayan Rajapakse is probably best known for his strategic role in establishing ESOFT METRO CAMPUS as the largest private sector higher education network in Sri Lanka which creates opportunities for over 30,000 students each year.
His vision and guidance has enabled ESOFT to build a solid reputation for academic excellence by delivering high quality and affordable programmes ranging from certificate to postgraduate level, across a variety of disciplines including IT, Business, Hospitality and Engineering. He still continues his passion for teaching by conducting lectures on a range of IT and business topics for several internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate programmes delivered by ESOFT.
Dayan Rajapakse is the former President of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), which is the pioneer professional association representing the voice of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professionals in the country.

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