The Orel IT Story

The name OREL IT is synonymous with ground-breaking IT innovation in Sri Lanka, with an equally strong reputation globally. As a fully-owned subsidiary of the OREL Corporation, we are recognized industry-wide as the country’s largest IT solutions provider. The pioneering firm is now led by its 3rd Generation, and its reach extends to several thousand employees covering 6 league locations in Sri Lanka. While drawing on the inherent strengths of its family business roots, OREL IT has gone onto revolutionize the IT landscape across the globe in a meaningful and impactful way.

The OREL IT approach is distinguished by an unwavering focus on remaining client-centered throughout the process, right from the requirement analysis stage through to delivery and upkeep thereafter. Parallelly, the knowledge-based environment that we actively cultivate helps empower our teams to pursue their passion for innovation in processes and solutions.

OREL IT’s portfolio of solutions is diverse yet precise, with a keen focus on addressing the real world, industrial as well as commercial concerns of clients worldwide. OREL IT reserves the distinction of being the only local corporate to offer a wide-ranging set of IT-based solutions including AI solutions; Data Services; Engineering Services and Managed Services

As each distinct service is offered through the framework of a singular yet comprehensive business structure, we are able to realize powerful synergies in crafting unique integrated solutions to successfully address any challenge conceivable.

12
Years in Service
4500+
number of employees
2451
successful projects

Leadership Team

OREL IT’s vision is steered by a group of high caliber leaders who command the respect of the IT industry as well as the wider business community. They have been instrumental in shaping the tech landscape in Sri Lanka with their progressive outlook while driving cross-industry innovation both at home and abroad. Below, we take a brief look at two pioneering figures in the OREL IT narrative so far.

An innovation maverick, Kushan Kodituwakku is renowned industrywide for his technological prowess and his sharp business acumen, as well as for successfully shepherding the Orel Corporation into a highly sought-after multi-vertical player both locally and internationally. In the capacity of Managing Director of Orel Corporation, of which OREL IT is a fully owned subsidiary, he has afforded strategic direction and overseen their growth across four core verticals: electrical, industrial, lighting and information technology.

A multi-industry powerhouse today, Orel Corporation’s steady rise since its incorporation as a family business in 1989 owes much to Kushan’s pioneering spirit. The company maintains a firm presence in 6 continents with 5000 personals presently, with continuous expansion plans underway into uncharted territory both geographically and in terms of its product, service, and technology offering.

Representing the third generation in a family of successful entrepreneurs, Kushan’s foresight paved the way for the company’s foray into a number of business domains including the highly competitive one of IT. By combining his passion for tech and its real-life application in positively impacting how people live and how organizations conduct business, he has positioned OREL IT strongly in the tech landscape both locally and globally. Especially, OREL Corporation unanimously steered the domain of digital commerce in Sri Lanka, by deploying Orel Buy and its Fin-Tech app, Orel Pay along with South Asia’s first ever unmanned Store at Shangri-La Mall owing to the exceptional business forethought of Mr. Kushan.

Mr. Kushan Kodituwakku holds a BSc. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Also, he has chaired the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs simultaneous to his appointment as a member to the Colombo Port City Economic Commission.

Withal, as a thought leader across the industry, Mr. Kushan kodituwakku continues to shape the local and global IT industries with his visionary partnerships in fostering a culture of innovation and creativity worldwide. In fact, he specially asserts that ‘Meaningful partnerships and collaboration will allow for a knowledge economy and a highly-skilled workforce, allowing for further integration of Sri Lanka with the world’.

As a visionary leader with an outstanding personality in the true sense, Dr. Upendra Pieris currently serves as the CEO for OREL IT (PVT) Ltd. Prior to becoming the CEO for the company, he served as the Vice president of the Organization for many years, thereby leading the way for more than 4500 skilled employees.

Having decades of Experience in the global IT industry, Dr. Pieris possesses a plethora of knowledge in various fields such as AI Vision solutions, IT services Management, Business Analysis, Project Management, Project Planning, Software Project Management, Business Process Management to name a few of them. Being the inspiration for all what OREL IT has achieved within this short span of time, Upendra is regarded as a pioneer, who worked his way to enable the industry 4.0 in Sri Lanka.

Dr. Upendra is a remarkable alumnus of the European International University in Paris, from where he obtained his PhD. Apart from that, he has pursued his master’s degree from the Asia E University after completing his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT).

Owing to all his skills, knowledge, and expertise, Upendra had been appointed to Several noteworthy Positions in both local and international ICT professional bodies. Especially, he served as an Advisory Committee Member in IT/BPM for the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka since 2018. He is also a Board Director of the ICT industry skills council of Sri Lanka, an Executive Committee member for the FITIS in Software Chapter & Digital Chapter, in addition to being a committee member at SLASSCOM Entrepreneurship Forum and AI center of Excellence.

Dr. Upendra’s Latest Appointment is to the Prestigious Forbes Technological Council, which is an Invitation-only organization comprised of top CIOs, CTOs and technology executives in some of the world-class IT-related business entities. With the Prime motive of empowering the mankind with technology, not only Dr. Upendra Pieris has led the OREL IT team to organize various charitable activities, but also keeps committing himself to bridge the gaps in boosting the IT literacy in Sri Lanka.

Meet Our CXOs

Vineeth Garusinghe

Chief Operating Officer

Sameera Abeysinghe

Chief Technical Officer

Kalinda Wickramage

Chief Marketing Officer

Ishanka Gamage

Chief Sales Officer

Kalinga Ihalagedara

Chief Product Officer

Gayan David

Chief Administrative Officer

Mahesh Atapattu

Chief Information Officer

Abdul Gaffoor

Chief Quality Officer