Source: Fulbright Specialist Programme established at Japura Uni

The United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission has initiated a unique project where a group of students at University of Sri Jayawardenapura and three IT organizations have got involved in a collaborative problem-solving exercise. The problem solving is done with the help of virtual media. The project affords an opportunity for the industry to witness the problem-solving capabilities of students. The programme also gives the students exposure to real life industry problems. The project highlights the progressive spirit shown by the University of Sri Jayewardenapura over the years. Dr. Ramya Jeerasinghe, Deputy Director of the United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission facilitated the arrival of Prof. Premadasa from the USA for the project.

United States Fulbright Specialist and University of Wisconsin Professor of Mathematics Kirthi Premadasa is coordinating this project with Dr. Ravindra De Silva of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. Three leading software organizations, IFS international, Creative Software, and CodeGen International are participating in this unique project. Several Faculty members of the Department of Computer Science of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura are enthusiastically collaborating in this project, which is poised to serve students in the years to come. Ananda Dehisgaspitiya, Dr. TGI Fernando, and Dr Ravindra De Silva are offering the first set of courses for the project. This innovative project was created under the inspiring patronage of Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, and Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, the Dean of the Faculty.

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