The BCS Sri Lanka section (BCSSL) was established in 1996. The section has over 2000 corporate members (MBCS) and about 2500 student members. Over 300 members are Chartered Information Technology Practitioners (CITP)s. BCSSL counts more than 25 Fellow Members (FBCS) amongst its membership. The Parent body, the BCS is the industry body for IT professionals, and a Chartered Engineering Institution for Information Technology (IT). With members in over 100 countries around the world, the BCS is the leading professional and learned Society in the field of computers and information systems.

Mr. Geethapriya Tillekeratne re-elected Chairman of BCSSL 2013/14

M.G.Tillekeratne, Chairman

Mr. M.G. Tillekeratne is a chartered member of the BCS and a chartered member of IESL. He graduated in the field of Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering from University of Moratuwa in 1978. He is currently the Deputy General Manager (Information Technology) at the Ceylon Electricity Board. He has worked as a communications engineer, Computer & SCADA systems engineer and project manager for digital microwave network project before becoming the Head of IT in the CEB and has over 30 years of experience in the field of ICT and engineering. He functions as the Chief Judge in the Panel of Judges for NBQSA 2008. Mr. Tillekeratne is serving as a section committee member since 2006/07. He held the post of Treasurer from 2008/09 to 2011/12.

2012/13 BCS SL Section Activities

Overview

I have great pleasure in presenting the Annual Report of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, Sri Lanka Section for the period from 11th January 2013 to 24th January 2014 at the 18th AGM held on 24th January 2014..

Membership

We were able to continue the efforts in promoting the interest of the members of the section and that of the BCS. Overall the paid-up membership stands at 5,138 members as in December 2013 which is a 3% increase from last year. BCS Sri Lanka (BCS-SL) is proud to announce that we have grown further in terms of professional membership to be among the leading professional associations in the country. With the presence of the Regional Office of BCS and the efforts of the existing members of the section and the reduced membership fee for the region by BCS-UK immensely contributed to the growth of membership in Sri Lanka. The table below shows the present count of our members in the section.

Grade Total
Fellow 35
Chartered 235
Member 1,722
Associates 183
Affiliate 81
Student 2,882
Total 5,138

BCS SRI LANKA SECTION – COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2012-2013

New Premises

Secretariat of the BCS Sri Lanka Section is now located at 410/35 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 along with the FITIS Secretariat.

30th January 2013.

Sri Lanka wins 4 awards at Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2012 in Brunei


Creating another milestone in the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA), Sri Lanka won four awards after competing with 16 countries. The winners of National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) and Secondary students from Young Computer Scientist (YCS) competition participated at APICTA from 2 to 6 December in Brunei Darussalam.
A total of 153 winners from 11 member economies showcased the best of ICT applications from the public and private sector as well as students under 17 categories at this year’s competition.

Every year APICTA competition is held aimed at providing a platform for the innovators and entrepreneurs in the ICT sector in the region to benchmark their products and to network while stimulating economic and trade relations while enhancing the technology transfer, providing companies with business matching opportunities and increasing community awareness in ICT to bridge the digital divide.

The competition has been held annually for the last 12 years, and was hosted by Brunei Darussalam this year. BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka section and FITIS Software Chapter Jointly represent Sri Lanka at APICTA Committees.

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