e-Swabhimani - 2010 Computer Software Competition :
UCSC wins awards
UCSC, Language Technology Research
Laboratory Head Dr Ruwan Weerasinghe with the winners from
the Subasa and Shikshaka project.
The University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) has won three
awards and two special merit certificates at e-Swabhimani 2010
Competition which recognized Excellence in Digital Content Creation.
This event was organized by the Information and Communication
Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), the apex body responsible of
implementing the e-Sri Lanka Development Initiative. The awards
presentation ceremony of e-Swabhimani 2010 competition was held at
Cinnamon Grand, Colombo with the participation of Economic Development
Minister Basil Rajapaksa and the Secretary to the President Lalith
Weerathunga recently. There were 163 entries covering participation from
all parts of the country.
They were classified under 11 categories and awards were presented to
the winning entries. The UCSC won these awards for the Theekshana
software for the Birth, Marriage and Death Certificated Digitization
Project under the e-Government 2010 category, the Language Technology
Research Laboratory software for the Subasa project (www.subasa.lk) that
is providing internet services for Sinhala language under the
e-Inclusion category and the Niva-rana project (www.nivarana.lk)
developed as a student project under the e-Health category.