CSSL elects new Executive Council for 2022/2023 | Daily News

CSSL elects new Executive Council for 2022/2023

Treasurer Indika De Zoysa, Secretary Heshan Karunarathne, President Dr. Ajantha S. Atukorale, Vice President Dr. Parakum Pathirana, Assistant Secretary MrUdesh I.W. Seneviratna. Council Member Dr. Nirosha Wedasinghe, Council Member Damith Hettihewa, Council Member Dr. Amal Illesinghe, Publication Secretary Rasantha Hettithanthrige, Council Member Dr. Shanta R. Yapa, Assistant Treasurer Commodore Janaka Gunaseela, Student Counsellor Dr. Thilina Halloluwa.

The 34thAnnual General Meeting of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) was held on recently, and the new executive council for the year 2022/2023 was duly elected. Dr. Ajantha S. Atukorale Director of UCSC, was elected as the President, whilst Dr. Parakum Pathirana (CISO, LOLC Holdings) was elected as the Vice President.

The other elected members of the Executive Council are Secretary Heshan Karunarathne Director, CodeGen International Pvt Ltd, Treasurer Indika De Zoysa Vice President,Huawei Technologies Lanka, Assistant Secretary UdeshI W. Seneviratna Additional DG, ITMD, General Treasury, Assistant Treasurer Commodore Janaka Gunaseela Director Sri Lanka Navy, Student Counsellor Dr. ThilinaHalloluwa Senior Lecturer, UCSC , Publication Secretary Rasantha Hettithanthrige CTO SLT-Mobitel Pvt. Ltd and Council Members  Damith Hettihewa Managing Director, Nimbus Cloud Lanka Ltd, Dr. Nirosha Wedasinghe  Senior Lecturer, KDU, Dr. Shanta R Yapa Director, SLIIT Innovate and Dr. Amal Illesinghe CIO, NSB.

Ajantha S. Atukorale received his B.Sc. Degree with first-class honors in Computer Science from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 1995. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2002 from the University of Queensland, Australia, in the area of Neural Pattern Recognition. Currently, Dr. Atukorale is the Director at the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC). 

He is a member of the IEEE and a Council member of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) since 2013/2014. Dr. Atukorale was the project coordinator for the Seoul Accord Degree Accreditation program of the CSSL and the CSSL Awards for the year 2021

The New CSSL president Dr. Ajantha Atukorale thanked Ajith Salgado, who first invited him to serve in the CSSL council in 2013/2014 and stepping down President Mr. Damith Hettihewa and outgoing Executive Committee members Dr. Prasad Samarasinghe, Dr. AdeeshaWijayasiri, Shageevan Sachiththanadan and Professor Chandimal Jayawardene.

CSSL is committed to fostering standards and professionalism amongst the country’s ICT professionals and became the first South Asian professional body to be accredited by International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3).

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