Internet & Information Security

Dr. Kavan Ratnatunga

  Dr. Kavan Ratnatunga (Dr. Kavan) was educated at Royal College, Colombo and at the University of Colombo from where he received a BSc (First class, honors degree) in Physics, in 1976.   He commenced his career in Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, where he completed a M.Sc. degree in Astronomy.  He read for a PhD at the Australian National University.  Thereafter, Dr. Kavan went back to USA.  At the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, in 1984, he first had an email address.  From Princeton Dr. Kavan went to the Dominion Astrophysical Obse...
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Mr. Siri Samarakkody

Mr. Siri Samarakkody was educated at Royal College Colombo. He was the Secretary of the Radio Club. This is where he first evinced interest in electronics. He has been awarded an Honors Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from the UK. He was a pioneer in bringing mobile telephony to Sri Lanka – he was the founder CEO of Celltel Lanka where he was involved in initial license negotiation and technical aspects. He was also involved in setting up Lanka Internet, which started the first commercial website in Sri Lanka, www.lanka.net. (more…)
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Prof. Rohan Samarajiva

Prof. Rohan Samarajiva was Director General of Telecommunications in Sri Lanka in 1998-99. During his tenure, a regulatory environment was created and the foundation for a competitive telecom sector were laid. He has contributed significantly toward telecommunications reforms which have impacted the development of the Internet in Sri Lanka. During the period 2002 – 2004, Prof. Samarajiva was the Team Leader at the Sri Lanka Ministry for Economic Reform, Science and Technology and participated in designing the e-Sri Lanka Development Program which was implemented by the ICT Agency (ICTA) of...
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Mr. Lal Dias

Mr. Lal Dias is a Chartered Information Technology Professional and a Member of the British Computer Society. He was educated in the UK and Australia where he obtained a Computer Science Degree from Manchester University and an MBA from Murdoch University. He has worked for more than 25 years in the Banking Industry. Mr. Lal Dias has extensive international experience, having worked with the French Bank Societe Generale in Europe, Africa and Asia, prior to returning home to work for Hatton National Bank. He has been instrumental in the setting up of Sri Lanka CERT and presently serves as ...
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Prof. Gihan Dias

Prof. Gihan Dias was educated at Royal College, Colombo, Lanka, and earned a B.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and a PhD from the University of California (Davis). He is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Moratuwa. He is also the CEO and Founder of the .LK Domain Registry (LKNIC) and has been at the fore of the country's ccTLD management since 1990. Prof. Gihan Dias was one of the pioneers in setting up and running the Lanka Educational and Research Network (LEARN) and was also the founder and first pr...
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Prof. Abhaya Induruwa

Prof. Abhaya Induruwa’s entry into the ICT arena commenced in 1973 while he was a student at the Katubedde Campus of the University of Sri Lanka, which is now the University of Moratuwa. He earned his PhD degree at Imperial College in London, UK. Prof. Abhaya Induruwa is aptly known as the “The Father of Internet in Sri Lanka”. The areas that he has identified, striven for, and implemented have made a significant impact on the Internet scenario in Sri Lanka. Setting up LEARN which originally stood for “Lanka Experimental Academic and Research Network” in the nineties was a key milestone ...
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