Our Team

Board of Directors

Priyantha Perera


Mr. Perera is one of the founder members of Sierra Group of Companies and has been serving as Executive Director Since 1981. He has led many enterprises in diverse fields to achieve great success. He is the Founder Director and current Chairman of the Sierra Cable PLC, the Chairman of Sierra Constriction Limited, one of the largest Construction Companies in Sri Lanka. He accounts for over 40 years of experience as a reputed entrepreneur

Abbi Pilapitiya

Managing Director / CEO

Senior Telecom Executive with extensive international/multi-country experience in Building, Managing and Operating Large Scale Telecom Networks. 25+ years of experience in driving Technical Operations, Managed Network and Security Solutions and sales. Industry leader driving innovation and industrialization of automation/AI/ML into all aspects of Network Operations, Network Planning and Network Security. Extensive experience in Business Outsourcing, Offshoring, Industrialization, Sales, Business development and delivery. Experienced in driving Industrialization of hyper automation technologies governing Network Operations/Network and Data Security and Digital transformation.

Kamaj Wanigasuriya


With over 40 years of experience in the Construction and Telecommunications Industry, Mr Wanigasuriya presently, serves on the boards of Aion Cyber Security, Sierra Holdings and Sierra Construction in addition to his role as Executive Director of Sierra Telecommunications as of January 2022. Kamaj is a senior business leader having risen through the ranks over the years with rich experience in multiple engineering disciplines spanning large and complex specialized projects His influence as a change maker in the Construction and Telecommunications Industry has been significant in Sri Lanka and Middle East and Key South East Asian Markets. With his visionary leadership, he has inspired the development of new business the field of Mobile and Fixed Line Telecommunications, IOT, Data Centers, Disaggregated Network Technologies, Software and Automation driven Digital Transformation Initiatives.

Chaminda Ranasinghe


With a Marketing career spanning over 24 years at Sierra, Mr. Chaminda Ranasinghe is the youngest Board Member of Sierra Construction Limited. As the Director-Marketing & Business Development at Sierra Construction Limited, he heads the business development in Infrastructure, IT and Trading company.He also serves on the Boards of , Sierra Engineering & Construction Pvt Limited and its Subsidiaries, Sierra Industries Ltd, a subsidiary of Sierra Cable PLC. He is a graduate of The University of Delhi and holds a MBA from The University of Sri Jayawardenapura. Having completed a Diploma in Marketing, CIM, he is a Chartered Marketer recognized by CIM.

Priyantha Ferdinandez


Priyantha Ferdinandez is a former COO Sri Lanka Telecom PLC and currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Shavendra Pvt Ltd. In his career spanning 35 years in the Telecom industry extends to Network Planning Deployment, Transformation, Migration &, Maintenance. His tenure at SLT saw multibillion rupee programs for New Generation Networks including FTTH and LTE, undersea (SEA ME WE) Submarine Cable Systems and many other critical infra projects. He is also a lecturer a speaker with avid interest into sports such as Cricket and Badminton.

Troy Hollingsworth


Chief Information Officer (CIO) with a record of successfully managing large cross-functional teams, complex projects, and major business process and system transformations. Proven track record implementing and maintaining large complex networks; enterprise scale business systems; and supporting large and diverse organizations both domestically as well as internationally. Diverse experience in different business markets and in a variety of executive management positions. Strategic thinker focused on value creation though the application of Information Technology (IT) to solve business needs. Highly collaborative and results-driven.

Leadership Team

W Chirath De Alwis

Technical Lead - Cybersecurity

Chirath is an experienced cyber security professional with more than 8 years of experience in various domains in cyber security including Security Operations, Vulnerability Management, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Digital Forensics. He currently hold a MSc (Distinction) in IT specialized in Cybersecurity, PgDip in IT specialized in Cybersecurity, BEng (Hons) computer networks & security (first class), (ISC)2 CC, AWS-SAA, SC-200, AZ-104, AZ-900, SC-900,CEH, CHFI, RCCE certifications. He currently has 02 research publications and 12+ article publications in Digital forensics and Security Operations domain. Prior to joining Aion, Chirath has worked in John Keells Holdings PLC, Wiley Global Technology, Pearson Lanka and Techcert.

Asanga Vitharana

Chief Marketing Officer

Asanga has a career spanning over 20 years in ICT & Education. An Ed-tech entrepreneur converting a startup to be the Market Leader and currently owned by Dialog Axiata. Expert in the full cycle of Sales, Account Management & an award-winning Team Manager before changing career path to be a Marketer and then Co Founding an Ed-tech company. Before joining Aion, he was Director of Sales and Marketing for a B2B SaaS solution. Wide exposure in Product Development, PR, and working with development Teams and External Partners in Sri Lanka and the region.

Sithira Dewasurendra

Head of Business Development

Currently heading the Business Development function for Aion, Sithira has experience in establishing Strategic partnerships for emerging business sectors for Sierra Construction Group. Sithira is a Business and Commerce Graduate specializing in Marketing and International Business and he also holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Monash University.Sithira was awarded the ‘Best Graduate Award’ for the most outstanding graduate in the Master of International Business course at Malaysia campus in 2017 by Monash University.