Mangala entered the software industry as an engineer in the Silicon Valley during the heady days of the dot.com boom and then held various Internet engineering and management roles at Fortune 100 technology companies and dot-coms. Mangala returned to his homeland – Sri Lanka, to set up Calcey Technologies – a company delivering bespoke digital product engineering solutions to US and European clients, employing over 100 engineers today. Staying true to his roots Mangala is a serial entrepreneur, investor and a supporter of the Sri Lankan startup eco-system. Aside from his position as CEO of Calcey, Mangala serves as the co-chairman of FARO (Foundation for Advancing Rural Opportunity); a nonprofit organization, which actively assists rural youth in Sri Lanka to find sustainable employment in the outsourcing industry. He also sits on the board of directors of SLASSCOM; the Knowledge and Innovation chamber of Sri Lanka.