Dileepa Jayakody holds a first-class degree in B.Sc in Information Technology (Honors) from the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa. He is reading for a MSc by research in computer science from the same university. During his academic years he was involved in many R&D projects including a peer-to-peer e-commerce framework as his final year project and an email prioritisation tool based on the importance of the emails as his MSc research project. His research interests include information retrieval, natural language processing and semantic web technologies. Dileepa is passionate about open-source technologies and he is a committer in Apache Stanbol project. He is currently working in the field of enterprise search and enterprise content management at Zaizi.

During his leisure time, he likes to watch movies, play badminton and work on pencil sketches.