Prof. Samaranayake was the Chairman of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka from 2004. He was also the Emeritus Professor of Computer Science of the
Prof. Samaranayake served the Council for Information Technology (CINTEC), the apex National agency for IT in
The Government of Sri Lanka has honoured Prof. Samaranayake for his contribution towards IT by the award of Vidya Prasadini in 1997 and the national honour Vidya Jyothi in 1998. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has presented its President's Award for International Cooperation to Prof. Samaranayake in 1996 in recognition of his contribution. At its convocation held in January 2005, the
Reshan Dewapura, COO, ICTA said: “Everyone in the ICT industry in
His remains will be brought to Sri Lanka and funeral arrangements will take place in Colombo.