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CSSL elects Executive Council

CSSL Council Members.
CSSL Council Members.

The Annual General Meeting of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) was held on 26th January 2021, and the new executive council for the year 2021 was duly elected. Damith Hettihewa, Managing Director, Nimbus Cloud Lanka, was elected as the President, whilst Dr Ajantha Athukorale, Deputy Director, University of Colombo School of Computing, was elected as the Vice President.

Damith Hettihewa

The other elected members of the Executive Council are Secretary Dr Parakum Pathirana (Head of Information Security and Compliance LOLC Group), Treasurer Heshan Karunarathne (Director Business Development CodeGen International), Assistant Secretary Commodore Janaka Gunaseela (Dean of the Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala University), Assistant Treasurer

Rasantha Hettithanthrige (Senior General Manager Engineering & Operations, Mobitel), Student Counsellor HemindaJayaweera (COO, Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology), Publication Secretary Indika De Zoysa (Vice President, Huawei Technologies), and Council Members Prabath S. Wickramaratne (Vice President / Head of Operations and Head of Information Technology, Deutsche Bank AG) S. Shageevan (CIO, Esoft Metro Campus), Dr Prasad Samarasinghe (Managing Director Lanka Bell) and Dr AdeeshaWijayasiri (Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa).

Damith Hettihewa is a well-known industry personality with more than 25 years of ICT industry experience in both the public and private sectors. He has been a leading industry contributor as CEO of ICTA, FITIS, and Informatics.

CSSL President paid tribute to CSSL founder President Dr R.B. Ekanayake. Damith Hettihewa outlined his vision for the Computer Society of Sri Lanka in 2021 and highlighted the priorities for the year under the three-tier pillars of CSSL Vision, namely Value Creator, ICT Frontier, and Community voice.

CSSL is committed to fostering standards and professionalism amongst the country’s ICT professionals and adopted the CSSL Code of Conduct for Executive council members at the AGM 2020. CSSL’s code of conduct further strengthens the CSSL Code of Ethics framework, which was adopted by CSSL in 2017.