Cisco Asia Pacific NetRiders Skills Competition 2009:
SLIIT wins international competition
The Sri Lankan team from the Sri Lanka Institute of Technology (SLIIT),
became the first runner up in the Asia Pacific NetRiders Skills
Competition 2009 held recently beating 15 countries across the Asia
Pacific region over Tele Presence and Webex.
The team led by Thilina Senevirathna(Left), M. F. Faraj, Yoshan
Weerasingha, Mohan Liyanage Cisco UN Volunteer for Sri Lanka
(Left), Manager Programs, SLIIT Cisco Lecturer Uditha Gamage
Sri Lanka competed with countries such as Australia, Hong Kong,
China, India, Korea, New Zealand, and Singapore, to win this
The SLIIT team was selected to represent Sri Lanka in this
competition by winning all three positions at the National Cisco
Competition held recently at the "Achievers 2009", the tenth anniversary
exhibition of SLIIT. Forty teams comprising 120 students participated
from the three Cisco networking academies in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan team was led by Thilina Senevirathna, the other
members being M. F. Faraj and Yoshan Weerasingha of SLIIT.
Prof. Sam Karunaratne, Chairman, SLIIT lauded the performance of
SLIIT students in the field of Networking. SLIIT Managing Director Prof.
Lalith Gamage said "This competition provided a platform at Asia Pacific
level for networking students in Sri Lanka, which enables them to
benchmark their skills.
We fully support Cisco's efforts in offering an industry ready
curriculum for students to enhance their understanding of IT networking
and gain specialization in various streams of this segment.
The competition provided them an opportunity to showcase their
technical skills in IT networking and nurture their skills across all
areas of IT networking. We are indeed proud of our Cisco students'
achievement at this international network competition".