About Me

My full name is Vajira Lasantha Tennakoon and I was born in Sri Lanka in year 1984. Currently I’m living in New Zealand as I finish my further studies here and looking for a permanent job in IT field. Meanwhile I’m working as a freelance developer.

I have gained few academic qualifications during last few years. In 2008 I finished BSc (Hons) degree in information technology at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). It was my first degree and later in year 2012, I completed a graduate diploma in computer networking (including CCNA) at UCOL, Palmerston North, New Zealand. I’m a Sun certified Java programmer and other than that I have many other certificates like basic computing, hardware assembling and maintaining, etc.

After my studies I started my career as a trainee IT executive at Swedish Trading Audio Visuals (Sri Lanka). There I was responsible for PC assembling, maintaining, software installations and troubleshooting etc. After that I moved to Inotrend International (Sri Lanka) as a web developer/designer and I was responsible for making websites for clients according to their requirements and I used technologies like HTML, CSS, Modx-CMS, WordPress, PHP, Java Scripts, Ajax , jQuery, Photoshop and FBML-(Facebook Mark-up Language). After working there for about one and half year, I moved to Interwave Solutions (Sri Lanka) for the same role as I got a better offer from them. After working there for about 10 months, I finally came to New Zealand for further studies.

During my studies and working period I have learnt and used many technologies. As a web developer/designer, I’m familiar with web technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScripts, jQuery, jQuery mobile, Bootstrap, Responsive design, PHP, MySQL, Ajax, CMS (ModX, WordPress), FBML, Mobile web apps, Codeigniter (MVC) and MySQL. As a programmer I can handle languages like JAVA, C#.NET, VB.NET and I have sounds knowledge in ASP.NET, WCF, WPF. Since I studied networking for my graduate diploma, I got familiar with many networking technologies. Some of them are Ubuntu server 11/12, ISC DHCP, Bind DNS (static/dynamic), Samba AD, Squid Proxy with content filtering and authentication with AD, Mail servers (Postfix & Dovecot), Webmail, VPN and Tunnelling, Linux iptables, Apache https configuration with SSL (openssl) and certificates including virtual host, VMWare, Citrix, Go-Globle, Cisco routers and switches configurations including LAN/WAN protocols, VLANs, etc.

Furthermore, I have a well practical knowledge of computer assembling, troubleshooting and maintaining computers including OS installation (Linux and Windows), other software installation, virus removal, etc. I’m a big fan of mobile devices and technologies and I have sounds knowledge in Android app development as well. I’m hoping to continue Android programming as it is really interesting. I have finished many web and desktop project so far and you can view them in my portfolio.

I am an efficient person with having helpful nature and ready to face new challenges every day in my life. Also I’m a customer focused and confident person as I was working directly with the clients during my working period. Companies progress is based on the customer satisfaction therefore my prime focus is to deliver excellent customer service skills as well. During my stay in New Zealand, I have worked for the Foodstuffs cold storage for one year and there I developed my skills like how to work under pressure and how to deliver a task within a limited amount of time.

During my free time, I like to listen to music, watch movies, play pc games, kill my time with friends and sleep (who doesn’t). Also I like to travel and see the beauty of the nature. So far New Zealand is the best place I found for that.

Finally you can contact me any time and let me know if you have any request regarding web design/developing or desktop application developing. Thank you for visiting my website.