The tri-lingual word processor ‘Wadan Tharuwa’ (වදන් තරුව)
The typesetting software ‘Athwela’ (අත්වැල) with trilingual support (Sinhala, Tamil, and English) for Ventura Publisher
‘Sarasavi’ (සරසවි) packages for Windows95/98 and the Unicode compatible version “WinMASS Sarasavi”
Multimedia Technology Training and Development Center at UCSC
Ms Dineesha Ediriweera
The classified advertisement system and the digital advertisement system of ANCL
ICTA Unicode Sinhala font Bhashitha
Unicode font Hodipotha with ICTA
Mr. Rohan Manamudali
Tri-lingual word processor “THIBUS”
Six-way transliteration system for Sinhala, Tamil and English, for ICTA
Localize the user interfaces of Windows Vista and MS Office 2007, and later to localize the user interfaces of Windows 7 and MS Office 2010
Mr. S. Shanmugarajah
A phonetic keyboard driver and also a Tamil keyboard driver and in 1998 launched the package Helawadana comprising all these keyboard drivers.
Sinhala on mobiles
Keyboard drivers for Windows XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 aligned to SLS 1134
Keying in systems for mobiles.
Keyboard input systems for languages such as Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Dhivehi
Mr. Gnanasekaraiyer Balachandran
Tamil keyboard layout to be standardized for ICTA
Draft Tamil ICT standard encompassing the keyboard layout for Tamil with keying-in sequences, encoding for Tamil characters aligned to the Unicode standard and a Collation Sequence for Tamil (SLS 1326 : 2008)
Education & Training
Prof. Lalith Gamage
The “TradeNetSL”, the trade information network of the Export Development Board
The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)
The Competitiveness Initiative, the ICT Strategy
Mr. Niel Gunadasa
The subject ICT in General Education
Hardware and Network solutions teams
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
e-thaksalawa, the e-learning Content Management System
Neutral school text books
OS Isuru Linux
Internet & Cyber Security
Prof. Abhaya Induruwa
Founding Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa
Beginning of computer networking in Sri Lanka
The first Ethernet LAN in a Sri Lankan Unversity
Introduction of computers to schools
Lanka Experimental Academic and Research Network (LEARN)
The Internet Society
Policy framework within the country;
Board member, Computer and Information Technology Council of Sri Lanka (CINTEC)
SEARCC ’95 international conference hosted by the CSSL in Colombo
The Internet Hall of Fame, 2014
Prof. Gihan Dias
The Lanka Academic Network (LAcNET)
The country code top level domain .LK
Internet Committee, CINTEC/Fonts Committee CINTEC
Registrar and later CEO, .LK Domain Registry (LKNIC)
Local Language Initiative as a Program Director in ICTA
Sri Lanka Chapter of the Internet Society
The Internet Hall of Fame, 2013
Mr. Lal Dias
Banking applications, Societe Generale,
Banking applications, HNB, Cobas (Computerized Bank Accounting System)
Software Exporters’ Association
CEO, Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Coordination Center (Sri Lanka CERT |CC)
Prof. Rohan Samarajiva
Director General of Telecommunications in Sri Lanka in 1998-99 – competitive telecom sector.
Programs on Rupavahini TV – “Shanida Ayubowan” (ශනිදා ආයුබෝවන්) and “Internet to your Home” (“අන්තර්ජාලය ඔබේ නිවසට”)
The Competitiveness Initiative
The e-Sri Lanka Development Program
A founder Director of ICTA from 2003 to 2005
Presently Chair of ICTA.
Mr. Siri Samarakkody
Pioneer in bringing mobile telephony to Sri Lanka.
Founder CEO of Celltel Lanka – involved in initial license negotiation and technical aspects.
Involved in setting up Lanka Internet, which started the first commercial website in Sri Lanka, www.lanka.net.
Dr. Kavan Ratnatunga
Automating the way in which CompuServe was accessed (to post information)
Archiving / hosting the Sunday Times
Information on Lanka on the Internet (tri-lingual): lakdiva.org
Mr. Jagath Ranawaka
Founded Jagath Robotics Pvt Ltd, May 1985
Founder President of the Sri Lanka Association for the Software Industry (SLASI)
Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe
Founder and Chairman of the Informatics Group
Mr. Abhaya Amaradasa
Sinhala editorial workflow introduced to input stories, coverages and news items by reporters
Classified advertising system with sorting in newspapers for Sinhala and English at ANCL.
The Sinhala Unicode font Dinamina developed by ANCL, given to ICTA and offered free to users.
Mr. John NLC Fernando
Country Manager of IBM Sri Lanka.
ICT 558 – the Beginning; Walker & Sons
ICL 1901 – 2nd Generation; maintaining the ICL 1901S Computer system at State Engineering Corporation [SEC]; ICL 1901 at CSL/Walkers; ICL 1901A computer at AMS Data Services Ltd [AMS] Computers.
3rd generation IBM 360 mainframe computers installed at the Insurance Corporation
WANG 2200T to Jafferjee Bros.
WANG 220T used by CECB
Scientific Computers; IBM 1130s at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, the Department of Engineering at the University of Moratuwa; University of Colombo; ARTI
Computers & GDP
Tea Export Processing
IBM 4331 Mainframe Computer, Accelerated Mahaweli Development Program
Computerization in The Banking Industry, Air Lanka/Srilankan Airlines, Ports Authority
Mr. Lakshman Hettiarachchi
Was the Country Manager of IBM Sri Lanka.
Mr. Yasa Karunaratne
CSSL hosting Sri Lanka’s first International IT Conference – SEARCC’95
Elected as the Secretary General of the South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation.
Billing for the Ceylon Electricity Board
A new system with modern facilities introduced at the ETF Board
A consultant to the first current accounting system at the Bank of Ceylon
The representative member for Computer Science at the OPA from 1989 onwards
Former Chair, Sri Lanka Information and Communication Technology Association (SLICTA)
Mr. Chandana Weerasinghe
Sinhala and Tamil in Wang computer systems
Sinhala package “MawBima” (මව් බිම) and a Tamil language package “ThaiMozhi”
Member, Sectoral Committee on IT of the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI).
Mr. Niranjan De Silva
Former CEO of Metropolitan Computers
Computer with a ledger card printer for computerizing BOC.
“Online Billing System” on electricity billing
Former Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President of CSSL
Mr. Lal Chandranath
Member of the founder team of Data Management Systems Ltd (DMS)
Former Chairman of the International Olympiad in Informatics Committee of CINTEC/ training the IOI team.
Mr. Janaka de Silva
Computerizing the operations of the Bank of Ceylon
The Letters of Credit process
Automation of generating telex messages
Sampath Bank – fonder General Manager/CEO
first multi-point ATMs installed
Connected almost 10 branches to the center
Extension of banking hours
Union Bank; setting up the Computer Department; phone banking; banks website developed; Internet banking; email banking
A member of the Steering Committee on setting up the Automated Clearing House (ACH)
Ms. Nayeni Fernando
Sri Lanka Automated Cheque Clearing House (SLACH)
(Offline) Sri Lanka Inter Bank Payment System (SLIPS)
Recovery of the country’s EPF system destroyed due to terrorism