CD is a researcher working on the Big Data for Development (BD4D) project. Prior to joining LIRNEasia he worked as a Software Engineer at WSO2 focusing on technologies related to machine learning. He holds a bachelor’s (special) degree in Computer Science from University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a bachelor’s (external) degree in Information Technology from University of Colombo. He is the founding organizer of Colombo Machine Intelligence Meetup. His areas of interest include machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing.