About us

Merging Silicon Valley excellence with world beating Sri Lankan engineering talent

We help tech companies scale rapidly by providing them with dedicated, remote software development teams that excel in timely and high quality delivery.

Our Story

Our story begins in 2002, when Mangala Karunaratne left Silicon Valley and moved back to Colombo, the city he grew up in as a child. A builder at heart, Mangala set up Calcey with the aim of solving a problem he faced in the Valley—the difficulty of building software quickly and without booking a trip to the ER for stress-induced ailments. 

At home in Sri Lanka, Mangala found a ready pool of award winning tech talent who had made it a habit to punch way above their weight, and was a living testament to the value of the elusive ‘10x Developer’. Armed with cups of Peruvian coffee, Mangala and the team set out on an adventure of a lifetime building world class software products for global clients.

All (160) Hands On Deck

Here are a few people you’d bump into at our office.

  • Mangala

  • Gehan

  • Pete

  • Dhanushka

  • Ishara

  • Asela

  • Manjula

  • Kumar

  • Mudith

Mangala Karunaratne

Founder & CEO

As a young engineer, spent his twenties in Silicon Valley working for Fortune 1000 technology companies and startups. Considers himself a modest adrenaline junkie and loves photography, but is extremely camera shy.

Gehan Dias

General Manager

Holds more than two decades of experience managing large teams and delivering complex, multi-year enterprise projects at the London Stock Exchange Group. Is an alumnus of Oxford University, and loves to indulge a passion for movies if not for the fact that he has two lovely young children who are uninterested in their father’s need for leisure time.

Pete Deemer

Adviser

Founder and CEO of GoodAgile, and authored the Scrum Primer, one of the most widely read introductions to Agile development. Graduated from Harvard, studied computer science at Stanford, and has been a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore since 2010.

Dhanushka Jayatilake

Principal Software Architect

The sharpest technical mind in the company, and possesses almost 20 years of experience in designing cutting-edge software systems. In a nutshell, a walking encyclopaedia for anything technology related. Is a photography enthusiast and an excellent swimmer.

Ishara Walpola

Director - People and Culture

The chief architect of our people strategy and a specialist in making sure our teams are able to perform at their best. A travel bug, bookworm, and history buff all rolled into one.

Asela Mahatma Arachchi

Vice President - Product Engineering

Started out as a developer two decades ago and decided to immerse himself in the business side of things as the years went by. Uses his technical expertise and business acumen to deliver mind-blowing solutions to the problems our customers face. Enjoys exploring the island with his kids and dogs in tow.

Manjula Tilakarathne

Director - Project Management

A PMP qualified, agile / scrum champion with close to a decade of project management experience and more than 15 years of experience as an engineer. Is the mastermind behind our ability to deliver complex projects successfully and on time, and loves hiking up extremely challenging trails when away from the office.

Kumar Sugunackumar

Director - Finance and Administration

Looks after the finances and the paperwork, and keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes. Possesses more than two decades of experience as a sharp-eyed numbers man who understands how to build lean and effective finance teams. Loves nothing more than a nice long walk on the beach at sunset.

Mudith Uswatta

Director - Business Development

A technology sales professional who previously led the sales efforts of AWS in Sri Lanka, and helped accelerate the adoption of cloud technologies in the country. Co-founded a mobile start-up, and is a frequent columnist for magazines and newspapers on topics ranging from tech to investment. Can be sometimes found encouraging others to join his clan of CrossFitters.

A remote-first culture

We are proud to be a remote-first company. That means our associates get to live and work from anywhere in Sri Lanka, and lead a more fulfilled, flexible life. We do things the Calcey Way, and are one big team that’s constantly striving to raise the bar for excellence. 

Our HQ is located at TRACE Expert City in the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital. Our office space is a reflection of our culture—open, modern and fun.

Sri Lanka

A tiny island located south of India, Sri Lanka is blessed with a pool of talented, highly educated, and English speaking software developers who’ve made quality their calling card. Ranked Delivery Destination of the Year in 2019, Sri Lanka has nurtured many a software development firm that has gone on to power mission-critical systems and applications all around the world.

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