About us

We embrace Diversity & Inclusion
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Our Vision

To empower women in Sri Lanka to pursue careers in the information technology (‘IT’) and business process outsourcing (‘BPO’) sectors, and, by increasing female engagement in those business sectors, enabling Sri Lanka to maximize its competitiveness and achieve premium positioning in the IT and BPO export market.

Our Mission

Empower, Optimize enable direct and sustained professional and academic networking opportunities which go beyond purely transactional or instrumental relationships in the IT and BPO sectors for women and girls; and Influencing policy changes at all levels towards achieving the above vision including by providing a platform that convenes IT and BPO sector leaders and influencers to foster related discussion, collaboration, and action.

Our Values

We value the commitment to social justice which drives our actions and we treasure collective actions which continuously foster excellence through shared Access and Inclusion, Education and Learning, Sustainable Transformation with accountability.

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Project Completed
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Members
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Hours of volunteering and Activism
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Impact
Excellence Record

As a group of professionals from Sri Lanka’s leading technology-driven companies and Academia, we have committed time, effort, and energy towards driving solidarity in diversity and inclusion. We have launched a series of programs driving Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace and Academia, to bring awareness and towards building a community of professionals advocating multi diversity facets to the forefront.

Our organization DCLK, is under the patronage of Asian Development Bank, with Export Development Bank, Sri Lanka as the nodal agency. DCLK as a formal organization inaugurated after a series of brainstorming and kickoff events hosted by PwC Sri Lanka along with many leading professionals invited to contribute to this effort for the first time in Sri Lanka.

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Our team
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Bani Chandrasena

DCLK Vice President
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Natalie De Niese

DCLK Finance Chair
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Miukila Warnasooriya

DCLK Operations Chair 2021-2022
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Kushani Kalpage

DCLK Board Member
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Dilrukshi Gamage

DCLK Board Member
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Diyath Ariyarathne

DCLK Board Member
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Ruwani Kumarasinghe

DCLK Board Member
Our advisors

Chinthi Weerasinghe – past Chair – CEO – Mita Innovations
Lakmini Wijesundera – CEO IronOne Technologies & BoardPAC
Dulini Fernando – Professor University of Warwick
Viraj Pinto Jayawardena – Matrix Institute of Information Tech
Hemantha Jayawardena – retired CIO/COO, MilleniumIT Software

What they've said about us
As the founding president of DCLK, I’m incredibly proud of the journey we have had, and the team that made it happen! We have stuck together through many challenges similar to any start up, but stayed true to the cause that brought us all together. I am thrilled to be handing over the reigns to Emesha and her team, and I know the plans she has will only take DCLK to née heights. DCLK will also be part of my life, and my life will always be enriched by DCLK initiatives! I wish the entire team the very best for a fantastic year ahead
Chinthi Weerasinghe
1st President DCLK
CEO Mitra digital
Vindya Silva
Youlead
Our Membership

Our Coporate Members

We also have  individual membership with 55 members across 20 companies and Instutions