The 9th Annual General Meeting of the Society of Computer Science was held on the 15th February 2018. The Society of Computer Science of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura is a student based society which was established in the year 2000 to support students under the Department of Computer Science. The main objectives of the society include, promoting computer science as a subject, improving the knowledge of information technology among students as well as encouraging the students to participate in IT events and competitions while facilitating them to gain knowledge and experience from the industry.
The Society of Computer Science is one of the most active clubs in the University. For the past year, they have engaged in a number of different activities with the collaboration of academics as well as industrialists in and outside the University. AURORA 2017, the annual conference on Computer Science is known to be one of the most significant events conducted by the Society of Computer Science showcasing the latest developments in the IT industry. Algorythm 2017 and Clash of Sri Lanka – Inter Faculty Tournament which was planned in such a way that its final outcome was the fulfillment of a common social responsibility were some of the major projects carried out by the Society last year.
The most important schedule for the day at the Annual General Meeting was the appointment of office bearers for the years 2018/2019. Senior Lecturer of the Department of Computer Science Dr. Prasad M. Jayaweera was appointed as the Senior Treasurer of the Society of Computer Science, Mr. Adhisha Gammanpila was appointed as the President and Ms Madushi Welikala as the General Secretary for the years 2018/2019. Mr. Supun L.Silva was appointed as the Junior Treasurer, Mr. Senal Perera as the Editor, Mr. Binith Jayasingha as the Vice President, Ms. Randula Edirisingha as the Assistant Secretary and Mr. Vihanga Athukorala as the Sub-Editor of the Society of Computer Science. Third year undergraduates Kushan Hansika ,Malsha Senevirathna and Chathushi Himasha, Second year undergraduates Sasindu Thenuwara, Saduni Alwis and Rukshan Akalanka, First year undergraduates Chandula Bowatta, Kalani Senevirathna and Ramesh Abeysekara were appointed as Committee Members to represent the Computer Science and ICT undergraduates of the Department of Computer Science. The Annual General Meeting also included an appreciation of the former Senior Treasurer, Mr. Ananda Gamini (Head of the Department/ Senior Lecturer) for his years of service to the society.
The addition of three new committees to the Society namely as the Media Team, Workshops Team and Personal Relationship Handling Team, in accordance to a proposal made at the previous AGM attracted the attention and appreciation of the lecture panel and the members of the Society. The Annual General Meeting of the Society of Computer Science for the year 2018 was adjourned successfully with the promise of conducting more workshops, industry visits and supportive sessions to enhance the employability skills of the members by bringing them closer to the fast growing tech world
The Society of Computer Science wishes best of luck to the newly appointed Committee for their future term.
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