FITIS appoints new Chief and VP
The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) appointed Wasantha Weerakoon as its new chairman. Dr. Kithsiri Manchanayake was appointed vice chairman.
The Sri Lanka Industry Association and the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka constitutes the Sri Lanka Computer Vendors Association (SLCVA)- the hardware chapter, Sri Lanka Association for the Software Industry (SLASI)- the software chapter, Association of Computer Training Organizations (ACTOS)- the training chapter, Lanka Internet Service Providers Association (LISPA)- the telecom chapter and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)- the professional chapter.
Outlining his future program of work as the new FITIS Chairman, Weerakoon said: “First and foremost, I take this opportunity to thank the former Chairman of FITIS, Chinthaka Wijewickrama. I deeply appreciate his dedicated service to the institution and the singular contribution he made to add a new dimension to Sri Lanka’s IT industry during his two-year tenure. As the new Chairman, my objective is to ensure that the programs of work launched by FITIS are continued with more vigour and vitality to achieve bigger strides and greater success.”
He added, “In keeping with this mission, I have made elaborate plans to conduct the INFOTEL – 2016 Information Technology Exhibition, Young Computer Scientist Competition, the cricket tournament amongst IT companies and the TECH-FORUM initiative on a successful note. In addition, FITIS is optimistic of unveiling a series of new programs with the goal of further developing the IT industry in Sri Lanka. As part of this endeavour, we will be launching many novel initiatives including the publication of an Information Technology Directory, establishment of an IT-related Job Bank, designing an IT training program to meet the demands of the job market in Sri Lanka, enhance IT literacy amongst the adult population and introduce a national information technology quiz program.”