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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

Sri Lanka: Competition to enhance Information and Communication Technology

By Quintus Perera

Colombo, 14 May, (Asiantribune.com): The National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) organized by the British Computer Society’s Sri Lanka Section is conducted to honor significant technological developments in the ICT industry in Sri Lanka. The BCS has organized this event since 1998. This year too it has been decided to organize the event for a broader audience to capture the interest of all stakeholders who are involved in producing products or projects for local and global use.

K Ramathas, Section Chair, BCS Sri Lanka Section explaining the modalities for this year's competition at a press conference recently said that the objective of the whole exercise is to provide recognition to outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations in Sri Lanka who/which have contributed to the development of ICT; provide a window to gain international recognition of local SW/ICT products and to improve standards and the quality of local products and services to meet international demands.

To achieve the above objectives BCS would continue to follow the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) model to enhance the quality of the competition and ensure that regional/international standards are met. APICTA is an association of Asian Pacific ICT Trade/Professional organizations with an aim of developing and promoting the ICT industry in the region by recognizing and rewarding ICT companies and individuals for their excellence in delivery of products and services through an annual awards event.

The competition would be held this year under the following categories: Application and Infrastructure Tools; Security; Financial Applications; Industrial Applications; Health Care; Communications Applications; Media and Entertainment; Tourism and Hospitality; General Applications; Research & Development; Secondary Student Products (conducted by SLASI as Young Computer Scientist YCS); Tertiary Student Project; Education and Training; E-Government and Services; Start-Up and In-house Applications.

The winners would receive gold, silver and bronze in each category. If the entries meet required standards, award winners would be eligible to participate at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2006 which would be held in November 2006.

- Asian Tribune -

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