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Sri Lankan Innovators Shine at APICTA 2023: Celebrating Outstanding Achievements in Technology

The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2023, held in Hong Kong, witnessed a remarkable showcase of talent from across the region. Among the distinguished winners were nominees from Sri Lanka, selected through the National ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2023 organized by BCS Sri Lanka Section and the Young Computer Scientist (YCS) competition conducted by FITIS.

Mr. Alanzo Doll, Chairman of BCS Sri Lanka Section, expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the winners, stating, “The success of our nominees at APICTA 2023 is a testament to the exceptional capabilities and innovative spirit of the Sri Lankan tech community. We are proud to see their accomplishments recognized on the international stage.”

Mr. Sanjeeva Perera, Secretary of BCS Sri Lanka Section, echoed this sentiment, saying, “The achievements of our nominees underline the commitment to excellence in ICT education and projects in Sri Lanka. It is a moment of pride for our nation, and we extend our warmest congratulations to all the winners.”

APICTA Awards competition has only 2 levels of recognitions for the winners namely, “Winner” and “Merit” awards where “Merit” recognition is awarded to a nominee that receives marks more than 95% of that category “Winner”. 

Following 6 Sri Lankan nominees won awards including the highest category level “Winner” award at APICTA Awards 2023.  They are as follows:

  • Category: Tertiary Student Project (Group B)
    • Award: WINNER
    • Nominee Name: University of Colombo School of Computing.
  • Category: Education/Regional, Rural, and Remote Services
    • Award: MERIT
    • Nominee Name: QubeBots Pvt. Ltd.
  • Category: Resources, Energy & Utilities/Supply Chain Logistics/Sustainability & Environment
    • Award: MERIT
    • Nominee Name: Parallax Technologies (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Category: Junior Student (Group A)
    • Award: MERIT
    • Nominee Name: Nalanda College, Colombo 10.
  • Category: Senior Student
    • Award: MERIT
    • Nominee Name: Central College Anuradhapura.
  • Category: Tertiary Student Project (Group A)
    • Award: MERIT
    • Nominee Name: University of Colombo School of Computing.

The APICTA 2023 competition featured participation from over 17 countries, with 24 competition categories judged by a panel of 70+ experts representing member economies. These awards recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements in the field of information and communication technology across the Asia Pacific region. Sri Lanka’s success at APICTA 2023 reaffirms country’s position as a hub for ICT innovation and technological excellence.

The success at APICTA 2023 would not have been possible without the support of sponsors which included Exclusive Partner – Axiata Digital Labs, Platinum sponsor – Crayon, Gold Sponsor – Microimage, Silver Sponsors – MITESP,   Econsulate, and Cryptogen, Official mobility partner – Pick Me, Official Airline Partner – Sri Lankan Airlines, Official facilities provider – IIT,  official media partner Sri Lanka Rupavahini, Special award sponsors Lanka Pay and LK domain registry, Bronze Sponsors Azend, Forttune, Hayleys Fentons, Micronet Global, Cloud Partners, Trainocate, Propylon One and Cenmetrix.

The National ICT awards were supported by Tackral One, The Abans Group, SLIIT, Fortitude and Inflows. The event was conducted in association with SLASSCOM, CSSL, FIITIS, SLIC, IEEE, Computer Society Sri Lanka Chapter and ICTA the national partner.


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