More graduates from SLIIT this year
A record number of 675 students were awarded degrees at the recent convocation of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) held at its Malabe campus.
This was the first convocation for the SLIIT M.Sc. Graduates, third convocation for the SLIIT Postgraduate Diplomates, fourth convocation for the SLIIT Special Honours Graduates and the fifth Convocation for the Curtin University of Technology Graduates.Twenty-eight students received their M.Sc. Degrees, 52 received their Post Graduate Diploma, 463 received SLIIT special Honours Degree in Information Technology, 90 received Curtin University of Technology Degree in Information Technology and 44 received SLIIT B.Sc. Degree in Information Technology.
Over 2000 students, parents and guests participated at the ceremony in which Tissa Vitharana, Minister of Science and Technology, Professor K.K.Y.W. Perera, and Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Education were the chief guests. Professor Geoff West represented the Curtin University of Technology, Australia and Dr. John Holding represented the Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Professor Lalith Gamage, Managing Director/CEO presented the candidates while Professsor S. Karunartne, President and Chairman, awarded the Degrees and Diplomas. The Professor Lalith Gamage Gold Medal and the Curtin University of Technology cash award were awarded to Ms. Thisari Serasinghe. The Best Achievers Medal for the overall performance of IFS (Pvt) Ltd and the Academic Excellences Award of Virtusa (Pvt) Ltd were awarded to M. Imesh Chamara Gunaratne.
The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) is the premier higher educational institute for Information Technology (IT). According to Professor S. Karunaratne, SLIIT is a centre of excellence committed to advance and disseminate knowledge, foster and promote innovation and produce world class professionals in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.
SLIIT conducts programmes of studies leading to the B.Sc.Degrees, the B.Sc. Special Honours Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, M.Sc.Degrees and several continuing Professional Development programmes in niche areas in IT.