The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), the premier organisation dedicated to promoting and improving professional standards in the information communication and technology (ICT) sector of Sri Lanka, has called nominations/applications for its CSSL ICT Awards 2017, which celebrates excellence in ICT.
CSSL ICT Awards 2017 will be held for the fifth consecutive year this time. More information about it can be obtained at www.cssl.lk. Nominations/Applications are closed on June 30, 2017. These awards intend to encourage, recognize and celebrate the best and finest of ICT professionals.
This year, the CSSL presents awards for excellence in nine categories, namely: ICT Leader of the Year, CIO of the Year, Female ICT Leader of the Year, Emerging ICT Leader of the Year, Best Start-up of the Year, ICT Education of the Year, ICT Researcher of the Year, ICT Student Award-Undergraduate Category and ICT Student Awards-School Category. Commenting on CSSL ICT Awards 2017, CSSL President Yasas V. Abeywickrama stated that the CSSL as the professional association for people in ICT in Sri Lanka is responsible for recognizing achievements of best and finest of ICT professionals and also the fact that he believes that this initiative encourages ICT professionals in the country to do better, since there is a benchmark set by this awards programme.
The CSSL was established in 1976 in Sri Lanka by a group of dedicated professionals for the purpose of promoting ICT and professionalism among those engaged in this field and to maintain the highest professional standards among the ICT professionals. The CSSL has played this role for over 40 years and is the apex body for ICT professionals in Sri Lanka. It is a not-for-profit body.
The CSSL is best known in Sri Lanka for hosting the National IT Conference (NITC), which provides a platform for national and international speakers to present papers. The CSSL also organises the National Schools’ Software Competition (NSSC) as well as the popular IT Master Mind Television Quiz Show that is nationally televised on ITN. These activities have collectively led to a surge in popularity for the CSSL and also for a renewed energy in driving large projects for building awareness and capacity.
The CSSL also provides networking opportunities as well as workshops and seminars that are organised on a regular basis.