Over 1,000 graduates conferred degrees at SLIIT Convocation 2015


Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) the largest degree awarding Institute in Sri Lanka has graduated over 1,000 graduands with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Information Technology, Engineering and Business Management. At a grand Convocation ceremony held recently at the SLIIT Campus in Malabe, the candidates were conferred their degrees over six sessions graced by eminent personalities.

Prof. Sam Karunaratne, Academic Advisor of SLIIT, Eran Wickramaratne, Deputy Minister Highways and Investment Promotions of Sri Lanka, Dr. Harsha De Silva - Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs of Sri Lanka, Prof. Andris Stelbovics, Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Science and Engineering of Curtin University, Australia, Kevin Fynn, Head of Electrical Engineering and Computing of Curtin University, Australia and Prof. Roger Eccleston Pro Vice Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University UK delivered the Convocation address at each of the sessions.

Prof. Lakshman Ratnayake, chairman of SLIIT presented awards to the graduates and Prof. Lalith Gamage President/CEO of SLIIT conferred the degrees.

Prof. Sam Karunaratne, Academic Advisor of SLIIT in his address to the gathering said, "I am quite sure all the graduates who received their degrees today are in a state of ecstasy at the end of a strenuous and demanding stretch of studies. In 1999, it was realized that the number of IT students graduating from universities were inadequate to make a significant impact in the IT industry in Sri Lanka. It was in this scenario that SLIIT was established with the fervent hope of producing a thousand IT graduates annually. Today SLIIT has produced over 9,000 graduates in the field of IT, which is an unprecedented achievement".

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