Born on Feb 16, 1948 in the town of Bambalapitiya, Colombo 4, in Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka. Attended Royal Primary School from 1953 to 1958 and then Royal College from 1959 to 1966 and then went on to pursue Mathematics at the University of Colombo in 1967. Started a career in information technology in 1970 with IBM in Colombo. Spent 10 years with Chartered Bank, 20 years with Citibank Technology and another 10 with Al Faisaliah Group in te Middle East. Retired in April 2008 and pursuing private IT Consulting in Riyadh now (2012).