IEEE Sri Lanka Section History
Sri Lanka Early Years
Late Sir. Arthur C. Clarke, ex-chancellor, University of Moratuwa and the first non-citizen in Sri Lanka to be granted "Resident Guest" status in 1975 received the 1984 IEEE Centennial Medal.
Mr. Mohamed A. Haleem received the Certificate of Merit in IEEE Postgraduate Student Paper Contest conducted by the IEEE Hong Kong section in 1994.
Prof. S.Ratnajeevan H. Hoole was awarded an IEEE Fellow in 1995. He was the Vice Chancellor of University of Jaffna in Sri Lanka while seconded from his position as Senior Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Mr. N.Rajkumar was the Power Engineering Chapter Chair for the Singapore Section in 1996/1997.
Prof. Wamadeva Balachandran was the recipient of the IEEE John Melcher best paper award in 2000.
Sri Lanka Section
Dr. Sanath Alahakoon of the University of Peradeniya initiated a petition to start the IEEE Sri Lanka Section, with the IEEE Sri Lanka Section being formed 14th November 2003. The boundaries of the Section are the country of Sri Lanka. A tsunami hit Sri Lanka on 26 December 2004. The IPDPS flagship activity of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Parallel Processing sadly lost Mrs. Isabelle Attali in the Tsunami - she served as the Industrial Chair travelling to the University of Ruhuna on the southern coast.
In May 2005, the Sri Lanka Computer Chapter was started (C16). Mr. K.P.Hewagamage is the first Chapter Chair. IEEE RAB Approved the formation of the IEEE Sri Lanka Central Region Subsection of the Sri Lanka Section on 12 Nov 2005.
|2003||Dr Sanath Alahakoon||-||-||-|
|2004||Dr Sanath Alahakoon||Dr D N Ranasinghe||Dileeka Dias||Dr G. N. Wikramanayake|
|2005||Dr Sanath Alahakoon||Dr D N Ranasinghe||Pubudu P Warusamanna||Dr G. N. Wikramanayake|
|2006||Dr Chandima Ekanayake||Dr G. D. S. P. Wimalaratne||Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara||Atputharajah Arulampalam / Dr. Kasun De Zoysa|
|2007||Dr Chandima Ekanayake||Dr G. D. S. P. Wimalaratne||Biswajith A Dissanayake||Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara|
|2008||Dr Sisil Kumarawadu|
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IEEE University of Moratuwa Student Branch, Sri Lanka
The IEEE University of Moratuwa Student Branch was established in September 2008 with the aim of developing the
professional skills of undergraduates in the disciplines of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering at the university. The university being the largest gathering of
students in the disciplines of engineering related to Information Communication Technology in the country, the
establishment of the IEEE Student Branch at the institution surely seems the fulfilment of a necessity.
With intentions of developing the skills of budding engineers of tomorrow the Student Branch has come up with many
programs within the first six months. The first event was a visit to an MDF Board Manufacturer, the only fully automated
factory in the country, where the participants were given a guided tour of the factory and manufacturing processes.
The delegation from the University of Moratuwa constituted of members of IEEE University of Moratuwa Student Branch,
Dr Sisil Kumarawadu, Eng Bernad Perera, Mr. Senevirathne and Mr Rupasinhe. Dr Atputharajah and the students from
University of Peradeniya joined the team.
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