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Department of Computer Science and Informatics handshakes with SLASSCOM and EDB

Department of Computer Science and Informatics handshakes with SLASSCOM and EDB

Two- day workshop which was jointly organized by SLASSCOM and Sri Lanka Export Development Board in collaboration with Department of Computer Science and Informatics of Uva Wellssa University was successfully held on 19th and 20thDecember, 2019 at main lecture theater and E3 laboratory of Uva Wellassa University. The main objective of this program was to build awareness about the Sri Lanka IT/BPM Industry, the requirements of the industry and the future prospects.

As the first day of workshop, an awareness session was conducted for 200 and 300 level students of Department of Computer science and Informatics with the students of Vocational Training centers. As the first speaker in this workshop, Mr.Kelum from VitalHub discussed about blockchain technology. The topic of role of developer, test automation, employability skills and effective communications were explained by Mr.Nayanjith Pilapitiya from ISM APAC, Mr.Kelum from VitalHub, Mr.Dilan Rajapakse from VitalHub, Mr.Harindu Abeygoonaratne from SimCentric Technologies consecutively.

Morning session of the 2nd day, the 300 level students of department of Computer Science and Informatics, Uva Wellassa Universiy and students of Vocational Training Centers were able to expose to a hands on session with the collaboration of resource persons from IT sector. As the Initial speaker Mr. kelum from VitalHub conducted a technical session on Java/Javascripts. Mr.Nayanjith Pilapitiya from ISM APAC gave his enormous support by doing C# session and Mr.Waruna Tennakoon from SimCentric Technologies has done a valuable session regarding source control.

The evening ceremony of day two was conducted at main lecture theater with the participation of Prof.Sisira Ediriweera, Dean, faculty of Applied Sciences, Dr.Saranga Premathilake, Head, Departement of Computer Science and Informatics. In the ceremony, Mr. Haridhu Abeygoonaratne – MD/ Simcentric Technologies, Director SLASSCOM, Mr. Saman Maldeni – Director Export Services /EDB, Ms. Vajira Kularathne – Assistant Director/ EDB, Mr. Kanishka Weeramunda – Founder Paymedia, Mr. Dilan Rajapakse Managing Direct VitalHub | General Council SLASSCOM were addressed the audience and shared their valuable experiences. Panel discussion was handled by Ms. Harshini Wickramarathne, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Informatics in an effective manner and this program has become an outstanding event within the year 2019.

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