Viknaraj manogararajah


I'm Viknaraj Manogararajah from Sri Lanka, I am an IT professional with over 16 years of experience IT professional specializing in Microsoft technologies, especially Azure, Microsoft 365, Virtualization, DevOps and Security.

Cloud Architect & Independent Consultant.

Microsoft MVP (Azure) | Microsoft MCT Regional Lead (Asia–Pacific Region) | C# Corner MVP | Blogger | Author | Technical Speaker | C# Corner Chapter Lead (Sri Lanka).

My Awards and Recognitions.

  • Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)
  • C# Corner Most Valuable Professional (MVP)
  • Microsoft MCT Regional Lead (APAC Region)
  • Faculty of Technology Board Member (SEUSL)

My aims is to build up a resourceful information technology community (where everyone has equal access to essential advanced Information Technology).


Skills in the IT industry can be quite diverse and range from technical proficiencies to soft skills. Here's a list that covers both:

Cloud Administration 90%
Microsoft 365 Administration 90%
Server Administration 80%
DevOps Tools 70%
Virtualization Technology 70%
Cisco Device Administration 60%
Firewall Management 60%
Storage Device Administration 65%


An enthusiastic and forward-thinking professional with a fervent interest in cloud computing technologies. With a strong foundation in IT and a dedicated focus on cloud platforms, I bring a dynamic approach to harnessing the power of cloud-based solutions for enhanced business operations and scalability.


viknaraj Manogararajah

A seasoned IT professional with over 16 years of experience specializing in systems and Network engineering and Cloud Engineering. Recognized for a strong aptitude for devising innovative solutions to complex technical issues while ensuring the security and efficiency of systems.

  • 25, Anumar Lane, Nochchimunai, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
  • (0094) 77 999 1042


Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

2005 - 2008

University of Madras, India

A dedicated and knowledgeable professional equipped with a Bachelor of Computer Applications degree, specializing in various facets of Information Technology.

Computer Network Technician (NVQ Level 4)


NAITA, Sri Lanka

A computer network technician course typically covers a wide range of topics related to designing, implementing, securing, and maintaining computer networks.

Microsoft Certifications

  • Azure DevOps Engineer Expert
  • Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Azure Security Engineer Associates
  • Azure Azure Network Administrator Associates
  • Azure Azure Administrator Associates
  • Azure Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associates
  • Solution Expert: Server Infrastructure
  • Solution Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • Solution Expert: Messaging
  • Solution Expert: Productivity
  • Solution Expert: Mobility
  • Microsoft Specialist: Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • Microsoft Specialist: Designing and Deploying Exchange Server 2016
  • Microsoft Specialist: Virtualization with Hyper-V and System Center
  • Solution Associates: Microsoft Server 2016
  • Solution Associates: Microsoft Server 2012
  • Solution Associates: Microsoft Windows 10
  • Solution Associates: Cloud Platform
  • Fundamentals: Azure AI Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals: Azure Data Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals: Power Platform Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals: Security, Compliance, & Identity

Professional Certifications

  • ITIL V3 Foundation: APMG International
  • Certified Network Security Specialist: ICSI
  • AWS Technical Essentials: AWS Community
  • Alibaba Cloud Network Solution: Alibaba Cloud
  • Certified Storage Expert Certification: iSAN Solutions
  • Terraform on Azure: Udemy
  • Azure DevOps: Udemy
  • Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer: Udemy
  • CCNA Routing and Switching: Udemy
  • AWS Services for Solutions Architect Associate: Udemy
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA): Udemy

Professional Experience

Senior Lead Network Engineer (Cloud)

Jul 2023 - Present

IFS, Sri Lanka

  • Troubleshooting and managing Network Connectivity.
  • Implementing VNet Peering, ExpressRoute, VPN, Routing and Firewall.
  • Handling Azure Escalation Cases.
  • Preparing Knowledge Based Articles.

Senior Lead Site Reliability Engineer (Azure SME)

Apr 2022 - Jun 2023

IFS, Sri Lanka

  • Troubleshooting and managing Azure Environments.
  • Root cause analysis handling end users.
  • Handling Azure Escalation Cases.

Senior Systems Engineer (Azure SME)

Aug 2019 - Mar 2022

IFS, Sri Lanka

  • Troubleshooting and managing Azure Environments.
  • Implementing Azure Network Connectivity.
  • Handling IFS Customer Cases.

Azure Technical Trainer

May 2016 - Present

TechNet Online Academy

  • Azure Related Trainings.
  • Microsoft Server Trainings.

Solutions Architect

Aug 2011 - Jul 2019

BatSol Engineering, Sri Lanka

  • Implementing Microsoft Server-based Projects.
  • Producing documentation & system.
  • Migrating the workloads to Cloud Environment.
  • Implementing Cloud Backup Solution.
  • Implementing Network Solutions.

Senior Engineer

Mar 2010 - Jun 2011

Lunar Technologies, Sri Lanka

  • Maintaining the hardware and Network.
  • Installing and testing Hospital Management System.
  • Providing the Training to the Hospital Staff.
  • Handling the Network failure issues.

IT Specialist

Jun 2009 - Feb 2009

ASH Consulting Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

  • Managing IT Infrastructure.
  • Maintaining Company Website.

Network Technician

Oct 2008 - May 209

Stepping Stone Advertising, New York, NY

  • Implementing Data and Voice Projects.
  • Server Installation (Windows and Linux).
  • PBX Configuration (Panasonic, NEC and Aristal)
  • Website Designing.

Technical Speaking 2023

I have participated as a guest technical speaker for more than 20 events and I have added a few photos here for 2023! If you want to learn more click here..

My Articles

I have written several articles about the Microsoft technology. If you want to learn more click here..

Azure Infrastructure

Explore the Azure Infrastructure articles! Learn more

Azure App Services

Explore the Azure Apps services articles! Learn more

Azure Network Connectivity

Explore the Azure VPN, ExpressRoute, and VNet Peering articles! Learn more

Azure Traffic Management

Explore the Azure Traffic Manager, Load Balancer, and Front Door! Learn more

Azure Firewall

Explore the Azure Firewall, FortiGate, and Sophos Firewall articles! Learn more

Terraform on Azure

Explore the Azure Infrastructure articles! Learn more

TV Interviews and Podcasts

participated in a TV program and a YouTube media regarding the Latest technology..


If you want to get in touch with me, feel free to contact me.


No.25, Anumar Lane, Nochchimunai, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka


+94 77 999 1042

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