Sri Lankan delegation including winners and representatives from BCS, Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section and FITIS
The Sri Lankan delegation secured the second place overall at Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2019, held from November 19 to 22, 2019, at Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.
The APICTA is an alliance of national ICT organisations to build and enhance a mutually cooperative network to promote ICT across the Asia Pacific region with 16 permanent member countries.
BCS Sri Lanka Section and FITIS Software Chapter have jointly represented Sri Lanka at the APICTA since 2003.
This year, a total of 35 products were selected to represent Sri Lanka. The entries comprised of 29 products nominated by BCS Sri Lanka Section in Commercial and Tertiary Student Projects Categories and six products nominated by FITIS Software Chapter in the Secondary Student Projects Category.
The nominees from BCS Sri Lanka Section were selected out of the winners of National ICT Awards 2019 (NBQSA).
This BCS Sri Lanka Section-initiated project has been at the forefront of showcasing outstanding ICT products from the local ICT industry to the international level since 1998. The Secondary Student nominees were selected from the Young Computer Scientist (YCS) Competition conducted by FITIS Software Chapter.
Sri Lanka won a total of 11 medals – two Golds and five Merits from the Commercial Categories, one Gold and two Merits from the Tertiary Student Category and one Merit from the Secondary Student Category.
The Gold awards were won by Arimac Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd, Epic Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd and University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Arimac Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd won further three Merits, along with the Merits won by Omibio (Pvt.) Ltd, ITX 360, Informatics Institute of Technology, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology and Rahula College, Anuradhapura.
The gala awards ceremony was held on November 22, 2019, at Diamond Palace, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.
The event also saw the APICTA honour its Immediate Past Chairperson Dr. Dileepa De Silva from BCS Sri Lanka Section for the yeoman services he has rendered to the development of the organisation since 2003.