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In August 2000, the Government of Sri Lanka requested the Government of Japan to conduct a technical cooperation on the Multimedia Technology Training and Development Center Project. At the Institute of Computer Technology (ICT) of University of Colombo, where the proposed project should take place, project-type technical cooperation (Sri Lanka Computer Center Project) was implemented for the three years from April 1987, with the objective to train computer engineers (analyst programmers) able to develop software using general-purpose computers and to play a leading role in the sector. After the successful completion of the Sri Lanka Computer Center Project, a follow-up cooperation program and an after-care program were also implemented in the ICT. And further training programs for third countries had been carried out from 1993 to 2003.

After the IT Charter was adopted in the Kyushu-Okinawa Summit in July 2000, JICA dispatches a Project Finding Team to Sri Lanka in March 2001 in the field the information technology (IT), in consideration of the importance of offering cooperation in the IT sector.

Given the results of the past technical cooperation and the findings of recent studies, the future direction of technical cooperation to Sri Lanka by Japanese government has been suggested in the way that project to improve an institutional system for capacity building in the IT sector, and to increase a supply of IT human resources both in industries and government agencies, especially to the growing IT software and services industry, be one of the priority area.

BIT Convocation 2015

The University of Colombo School of Computing held its 13th convocation for the graduates of Bachelor of Information Technology – external (BIT) at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (B.M.I.C.H.) on 13th September 2016. The most rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis, the Chancellor of the University of Colombo presided the meeting. UCSU took the initiatives to the external degree (BIT) or The Bachelor of Information Technology in 2002 by having the most advanced training resources and experiences in the field of ICT with the expectation of developing the human resources in Information and communication technologies.

16th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions 2016

16th International conference on Advances in ICT for emerging regions held from 1st to 3rd September 2016 brought together local and international researchers and practitioners in computing.  The main conference was held at the Hotel Jetwing Blue, Negombo on 1st and 2nd of September with the special participation of Prof. P. S. M. Gunarathna, the Vice Chairman of the University Grant Commission as the chief guest and Prof. Mohan Munasinghe as the guest of honor.  Since 1998, ICTer has been playing a leading role in creating a unique platform for those who are interested and skilled in the domain of computing to present their achievements and ideas. Creating an international forum to the local participants is another significant aspect of this conference.

BIT Award Ceremony 2015

Award ceremony of Diploma & Higher Diploma in Information Technology was held on 24th August 2016 at the New Arts Theatre of University of Colombo. The welcome address was done by Prof. K. P. Hewagamage, The Director of the University of Colombo School of Computing. After the presentation of Higher Diploma Certificates Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Colombo addressed the gathering. The vote of thanks was done by Dr. Ajantha Atukorale, the Head of the External and Extension Programmes, UCSC.

KOICA Training Programme 2016 – Award Ceremony

University of Colombo School of Computing conducted a training program for Criminal Investigation Department and Government Analysis Department which was funded by KOICA. The certificate awarding ceremony was held on 22nd August 2016.

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