SLIIT produces 675 IT Graduates this year
The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) had its
convocation on Thursday at the SLIIT's Malabe Campus Auditorium. 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.
At these ceremonies a record number of over 675 students received
their awards of which 28 received their M.Sc. Degrees, 52 received their
Post Graduate Diploma, 463 received SLIIT special Honours Degree in
Information Technology and 90 received Curtin University of Technology
Degree in Information Technology and 44 received SLIIT B.Sc. Degree in
Over 2,000 students, parents and guests participated. Tissa Vitharana,
Minister of Science and Technology, Prof. K. K. Y. W. Perera and Susil
Premajayantha, Minister of Education were the chief guests. Prof. Geoff
West represented the Curtin University of Technology, Australia and Dr.
John Holding represented the Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
Prof. Lalith Gamage, Managing Director/CEO presented the candidates.
Prof. S. Karunaratne, President and Chairman awarded the Degrees and
Diplomas under the Universities Act. The Prof. Lalith Gamage Gold Medal
and the Curtin University of Technology cash award were presented to Ms.
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 is the premier
higher educational institute for Information Technology (IT). Committed
solely to take quality education in IT to every segment of society of
the country, SLIIT has won many accolades as an institution which offers
degree programs and training based on internationally accepted
syllabuses, at affordable cost.
SLIIT is a Degree Awarding Institute approved by the University
Grants Commission under the Universities Act.