IIT Offers a Pathway to Career Progression with 2017 Postgraduate Intake

Colombo, Thursday 4th May 2017: Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in providing globally renowned IT and Business higher education in Sri Lanka, has commenced the May intake for its extensive portfolio of postgraduate programmes.

The specialized programmes on offer include an MSc Advanced Software Engineering from the University of Westminster, UK, MSc Business Analytics from Robert Gordon University, UK, MSc Big Data Analytics from Robert Gordon University, UK, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

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Nearly 200 World-Class Students Graduate at IIT Convocation

Colombo, Wednesday 26th October 2016: The unmatched pioneer in providing quality IT and business higher education in Sri Lanka since 1990, the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) held its 22nd convocation today at BMICH.

Nearly 200 students who graduated received BEng (Hons) Software Engineering, BSc (Hons) Information Systems with Business Management and MSc in Advanced Software Engineering degrees. These students received their postgraduate and undergraduate internal degrees offered by the University Of Westminster, UK.

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IIT presents ‘Embedding Sustainable Development goals in Corporate Strategy’ Master Class

Colombo, Wednesday 1st March 2017: As the earth is speeding towards climate crises affecting nations and businesses, the importance placed on sustainability and the need for sustainable business is on a rise. To cater to this need, the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) is organising a Master Class which will focus on ‘Embedding Sustainable Development goals in Corporate Strategy’ with special attention to how every business can select and prioritize their chosen UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

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IIT students showcase innovative business and IT projects at Cutting Edge 2017

With over 3,000 graduates that are currently empowering over 250 multinational and local blue-chip companies, the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) is renowned for producing innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders since 1990.

IIT students were given an opportunity to display many groundbreaking projects at Cutting Edge 2017 which was held for the fifteenth consecutive year at BMICH recently.

This year’s Cutting Edge exhibition which was themed “Internet of Things and Entrepreneurship” included over 70 IT and Business related projects which were developed by the institute’s Software Engineering, Computer Science and Business Information Systems (BIS) undergraduates.

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Dinali moving towards corporate success


Since its inception as a pioneer higher education institute in Sri Lanka that offers internal degrees in the disciplines of Information Technology and Business, many IIT graduates have annexed themselves in eminent positions by being innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Dinali Cooray is a past pupil of Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya. She graduated from IIT with a University of Westminster, BSc (Hons) Information Systems with Business Management Degree. Dinali is currently employed at attune Lanka (Pvt) Ltd as an Associate Consultant. Dinali sharing her thoughts spoke about her academic journey at IIT. Excerpts of her interview are as follows:

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Achieves success and progress in corporate world

Eshara Fonseka is an enterprising young IIT graduate who has achieved much success in her career in a short span. She is a past pupil of Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya and is currently Director – Sales for WSO2 Lanka (Pvt) Limited. Eshara graduated from IIT in 2010 with an Information Systems with Business Management (ISBM) degree from University of Westminster.

IIT graduate’s journey towards success in IT sector


Shehani Seneviratne is an IIT graduate who has made strides in Sri Lanka’s IT industry. She is a past pupil of Bishop’s College, Colombo  and is currently the Chief Operating Officer at 99X Technology Ltd which is a premiere software product engineering company based in Sri Lanka. Over the years, Shehani has achieved much success in the corporate world and has bagged several accolades. She received the Award for ‘Leadership excellence in Information Technology’ at ‘Women for Governance – Professional and career women awards’ by Women in Management and SLASSCOM Industry Leadership Award in 2015. She also spearheaded the operations for 99X Technology to be the first company in Sri Lanka to be CMMi certified.Continue reading

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.