AwardsAndAchievementsDuring the two decades of excellence the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) has bagged several prestigious awards. Through dedication and high standards IIT has created many students that have been inspired to win international and local awards for Business and IT projects. In addition many of its students have been awarded prizes in areas such as innovation, creativity and practical application.

Many of the award winning student projects are often initially demonstrated at the annual Cutting Edge event which is held at the IIT premises. As an Academic Institution, IIT provides its students with all the necessary resources and guidance required to reach for international recognition in all their academic aspects.

Students from each course are often educated on the projects and approaches necessary in order to bring their innovation to fruition. Students often partake on their projects in groups displaying a remarkable talent in working as a team to achieve their goals. By coalescing their ideas and skills together they are capable of creating phenomenal solutions that can be awe inspiring.

Some of the awards the students have achieved over their academic life at IIT are:

IIT basketball team wins Gold Medal at UITM International Sports Fiesta in Malaysia


The Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) emerged winners at the Eleventh UITM International Sports Fiesta 2016 tournament held in Selangore, Malaysia recently.IIT clinched victory and was awarded the Gold Medal by defeating Diliman College University, Philippines at a closely fought final game. IIT scored 66 points while Diliman College scored 54 points in the final game.

The universities and institutes that participated are Diliman College University- Philippines, University Trisakthi – Indonesia, SLIIT -Sri Lanka, Philippines College Foundation University – Philippines,  Perbanas Institute -Indonesia, Sindhi College University- India, University Technology Mara- Malaysia,  Singapore Management University -Singapore and IIT – Sri Lanka.

Sportsmen and women from several countries in South Asia represented their respective universities and higher education institutes in Rugby, Futsal, Tenpin Bowling, Badminton, Tennis, Basketball, Table Tennis and Netball at the annual UITM International Sports Fiesta.

The IIT basketball squad was represented by MinulWimalagunaratne ( Captain ), SameeraSenarath, Gayan Andrew, SandeepaRatnayake, Tarindu Fernando, TushanDharmasena, LakshanSamarasinghe, KasunChanakaRatnayake, Pramod Kumara, RajithaTennakoon, KulaminaSanjeewa  and Andrew Wijesuriya,

“Our basketball team embarked on this tour with much optimism and confidence based on their performance last year. I would like to thank the coach and team consisting of present national players on their excellent performance. Their hard work and commitment has led to their outstanding results in such a relatively short period to win the first ever international gold medal championship from any format of the game in the history of university sports in this country,” Chinthaka De Silva, Group Sports and Wellness Consultant for IIT said.

At last year’s UITM International Sports Fiesta, IIT took part in both rugby and basketball and emerged runner up in rugby and came in third place for basketball. IIT also won the Fastbreak 2016 basketball tournament to add to the recent successes.

Victory for IIT at annual cricket match against SAITM



The IIT cricket team displayed an all-round performance filled with consistency and class, which led to them securing a outstanding victory against SAITM in their Annual Cricket Encounter which was held atSt Peters College, Bambalapitiya recently.

IIT decided to bat first after winning the toss and scored 265/8 in their allotted 50 overs. Following an impressive display of batting, IIT was able to bowl SAITM out for 233 runs in 48.3 overs.

Pasindu Acharige from IIT was judged as the Man of the Match. Navoda Gunasekara (SAITM) received the Best Batsman Award while Asanka Rantilakage (SAITM) received the Best Fielder Award. Suboda Didulaka(IIT) bagged the Best Bowler Award.



IIT emerge victorious at Fastbreak 2016 Basketball Tournament

Fastbreak 2k16The basketball team of the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) emerged victorious at the IIT Fastbreak 2016 tournament held at HSC Blues Basketball Court in Colombo recently.
Under the University Category, IIT clinched victory by defeating ANC 14-11 in an extremely closely fought game.
IIT players Thushan Perera scored 6 points, AshanKaveesha scored 5 and PramodChanaka scored3 points which contributed in their victory.

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IIT bags the British Council HSBC Youth Enterprise Award for second consecutive year

1Continuing the winning streak, a student from the Informatics Institute of Technology was adjudicated the winner of the British Council HSBC Youth Enterprise Awards (YEA) which concluded recently. This was the second time in succession a student representing IIT had won this prestigious title.

The proud winner of this year’s competition was Sadeepa Tharinda Basnayake who is a current student at IIT. Continue reading

NBQSA 2014

NBQSA_2014IIT would like to congratulate our team that recently bagged the NBQSA – Silver award under the Tertiary Student category (Technology)! You have made us all proud. Keep up the good work!

IIT team dazzles the world at Imagine Cup 2013

ImagineCup_2013For the first time in the decade long history of Imagine Cup hosted and sponsored by Microsoft, a Sri Lankan team comprising of students attached to the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) emerged victorious and was awarded the Samsung Digital Native Award.
The IIT team known as Firebird which comprised of team members Stefan Udumalagala, Mohamed Shehan Bishrul Kafi, Amal Gunatilake and Kishore Kumar received this award at St. Petersburg, Russia at the Imagine Cup 2013 Worldwide Finals held on 11 July.

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GLO_BUS_thumbGLO-BUS is an online fully-automated business simulation game which helps business students by training them to devise successful business strategies. It was developed in 2008 to help educate students in the field of Business Strategy focusing on competitive strategy in a truly global market arena.

GLO-BUS is a fully-automated business simulation game that focuses on competition. The game is enormously popular amongst undergraduates and MBA students of other international universities as well, Continue reading

IIT student wins the prestigious e-Swabhimani award

Sheran_eswabhimaniSheran Corera emerged victorious at the 3rd annual e-Swabimani award gala of 2011. Sheran won this award for his entry to the e-Science & Technology category. He received his e-Swabimani award at a colourful ceremony presided over by the Hon. Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology Mr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and other distinguished guests including Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and senior ICTA officials.Continue reading

IIT emerges as First Runner up at Imagine Cup 2012 by changing the way of learning

Imagine_Cup_2012Sri Lanka, April 18, 2012— On conclusion of the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition held at SLIIT in Malabe, Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) , the pioneer in offering internal British degree programmes in Sri Lanka, were adjudged as first runner up.

The competition was aimed at bringing out the best in the student’s creativity and the use of technology to create solutions that transform day to day problems of the world.

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IIT Undergraduates – In pursuit of happiness

GSoC_2011Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is one of the most eagerly awaited events in the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) calendar. Every year, Google sponsors over a thousand students to work on hundreds of community based FOSS projects worldwide.

GSoC students spend their summer developing software, gaining industry experience, making a name for themselves and earning lucrative amounts of money.

This year’s GSoC saw two students of Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), Suranga Nath Kasthurirathne and Ranjana Prasad securing the award.

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Team ‘CR-Coderzs’ from IIT win second place at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011

ImagineCup_2011“V-Lab (Virtual Lab)”, a software application developed by team “CR-Coderzs” of Informatics Institute of Technology emerged First Runner Up in the Software Design Category in the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2011 Sri Lanka Finals held on 27th April 2011.
The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. It provides an opportunity for students to use their creativity, passion, and knowledge of technology to help solve global challenges and make a difference in the world.

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IIT secures ‘Gold’ for the third time in succession at NBQSA 2011

NBQSA2011The Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) struck gold for the third consecutive year at the National Best Quality Software Awards 2011. The event, hosted at Galadari hotel, Colombo saw the participation of distinguished IT professionals and reputed academics from both Sri Lanka and overseas. The National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) competition is an annual event organised by the BCS The Chartered Institute for IT – Sri Lanka Section. The competition serves to showcase and benchmark Sri Lankan ICT products.Continue reading

Motorola Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Application Software Development Competition 2010

Team_i-tiMOTO“i-tiMOTO”, a mobile software application developed by a group of students of Informatics Institute of Technology won third place at the Motorola Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Application Software Development Competition – 2010, which was held at the School of Computing, University of Colombo, on 6th December 2010.

The project “i-tiMOTO” is a Sustainable Commercial Purpose Forest Management System aimed at achieving Environmental Sustainability. The software is a mobile application with a server side central database and has many features includingContinue reading

NBQSA 2010

NBQSA_2010The 12th Annual National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) competition organized by the British Computer Society (BCS) Sri Lanka, was held at Galadari Hotel on 1st October 2010, amidst a distinguished audience comprising of the cream of the IT professionals in the country.

Marking a milestone, Mohamed Hamzeen, a student of Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) won the Gold award in the tertiary category. Continue reading

IIT wins Gold and Bronze Awards at NBQSA 2009

NBQSA_2009Marking a milestone in the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA), Lahiru Lakmal Priyadarshana, a student of Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), won the Gold award in the tertiary category as well as the award for the Best Product developed using Open Source Tools for his iDisplay project.

The latter was introduced for the first time at NBQSA this year. Amani Soysa, also a student of IIT, was awarded the Bronze award for her Chord A Tune project.Continue reading

The Google Online Marketing Challenge 2009

googleIconThe Google Online Marketing Challenge was a great hands-on exercise for undergraduate students who engaged in the interactive marketing module. Students of Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) formed groups and engaged in this challenge with the guidance of the lecturers at IIT. The goal for students was effective online marketing via sound marketing analysis to optimize, manage and update a Google AdWords campaign.
The Challenge process was as follows:

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NBQSA 2005

NBQSA_2005The National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) competition is an annual event organized by the British Computer Society Sri Lanka (BCSSL) Section. The primary objective is to recognise achievements of individuals & organisations in Sri Lanka who have achieved very high standards in the development of ICT applications.

Entries for each category is judged by a panel of eminent academics and industry personnel to choose the winners. Each year NBQSA organises an awards ceremony to bestow awards to those who have won the gold, silver and bronze medals.Continue reading

Imagine Cup and the Team Enterprise

Team_EnterpriseIt was in the beginning of January that we thought of doing something new, other than the usual academic work. We thought of competing for some breathtaking gifts to make the boring second semester more interesting.

Imagine Cup was on line and we were asked to participate through the institute. We teamed up, Sandaruwan, Keshan, Kasun and myself .We were asked to submit a paper on our idea. It sounded challenging. We were thinking of some great ideas all the time and ended up with two proposals.Continue reading