Dulan Dias of the Department of Computer Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura brought glory to the Country, University and the Departement of Computer Science by winning the Gold Medal of the Tertiary Category at the recently concluded APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT  Awards) 2018 event held in China. Dulan was one of the three nominees from Sri Lanka under the tertiary category, but managed to win over the tough competition from the 17 member economies of APICTA which include China, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Dulan’s Project  Komposer – Automated Musical Note Generation based on Lyrics with Recurrent Neural Networks was supervised by  Dr. T.G.I. Fernando, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

This was only the third time that Sri Lanka had won Gold at this prestigious international competition. Prior to his travel to China to represent Sri Lanka, The Innovation Invention and Venture Creation Council (IIVCC) of the university-sponsored Mr. Dulan Dias to participate in this international competition.