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Rootcode welcomes Mangala Perera as its Chief Operating Officer

Rootcode recently announced the appointment of Mangala Perera as its new Chief Operating Officer for its global business operations. Perera brings more than 23 years of leadership and industry experience, perfectly complementing Rootcode’s significant growth and expansion in the past months.

In a career spanning over two decades, Perera rose through the ranks to become the Vice President of Software Operations at IFS, taking charge of the Research & Development unit of Sri Lanka and leading 700+ professionals. During his tenure, he led a series of transformational growth initiatives across the organisation and was a significant pillar of transforming IFS into one of the largest multinational enterprise software companies.

Mangala Perera is also an active General Council member of Sri Lanka Association for Software Services Companies (SLASSCOM) – leading several activities that facilitate innovation, trade and business, education, and employment for the Sri Lankan IT and knowledge industry. Furthermore, he is a board member of the Center for IT Education Services (CITES) at the Open University of Sri Lanka.

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colombo, he also holds an MBA in Human Resource Management and Services from Cardiff Metropolitan University. Perera is also known to be a marathon runner and has participated in competitions around the world, including the prestigious Göteborgsvarvet – which is an annual half-marathon running competition held in Sweden.

Commenting on the appointment, Founder & CEO of Rootcode – Alagan Mahalingam stated: “I am very excited to welcome Mangala Perera into the Rootcode family. Mangala has done a lot for the IT industry over the last 23 years and I’m eagerly looking forward to doing great things with him at Rootcode.”

Mangala Perera also commented saying, “I have been closely observing Rootcode and its journey throughout the past few years. I am very impressed with its progressive prominence in becoming a preferred technology partner to many leading firms in the North American and European market, as I am with the people of Rootcode and its inclusive culture.

I also see great potential in Rootcode becoming a Tier-1 technology provider on a global scale, while making Sri Lanka the leading technology hub in South Asia. We have amazing engineering talent in Sri Lanka, which is on par with Silicon Valley and other mature ecosystems, and I truly believe that Sri Lanka will be a front runner in the tech world soon.”

Rootcode is a software product engineering company headquartered in Sri Lanka with corporate offices in Estonia – Europe, and San Francisco – USA. It helps companies around the world build great mobile applications, web applications, and Artificial Intelligence solutions. For more information about Rootcode and its stellar services, please visit



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