Celebrating 20 Years of Internet in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka obtained a dedicated connections to the Internet in 1995. We will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year.

8th June 2015

INET Colombo 2015 Conference

Building Internet expertise and regional capacity

9th June 2015

INET Colombo is envisioned to the biggest ICT event of 2015 in Sri Lanka. A dedicated team is responsible for both traditional and online media promotion and activities. Although only a limited number of participants can be accommodated at the main site, remote hubs will be operating in multiple locations in Sri Lanka including Jaffna and Kandy with a total audience of over 1000.

Speakers

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Kilnam Chon

Professor Chon contributed to the Internet’s growth in Asia through his extensive work in advancing Internet initiatives, research, and development. He developed the first Internet in Asia, called SDN in 1982.

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Raúl Echeberría

Raúl was one of the founders of LACNIC (the Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean) where he played a key role in bringing together several organizations to support this endeavor.

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Saman Amarasinghe

Saman Amarasinghe is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a co-founder of Lanka Internet Services, Ltd., the pioneering Internet Service Provider in Sri Lanka.

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Harish Pillay

Mr. Harish Pillay has been Chief Technology Architect, South Asia of Red Hat Inc., since September 29, 2003. Mr. Pillay is responsible for revenue growth in South Asia through the expansion of Red Hat resources and enterprise customer support in the region.

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Kanchana Kanchanasut

Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut brought the Internet to Thailand and was actively involved in many Internet connectivity initiatives in other Southeast Asian countries.

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Abhaya Induruwa

Prof. Induruwa pioneered academic and research networking and Internet deployment in Sri Lanka. He served as prime mover, Principal Investigator and Project Leader of the LEARN.

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Satish Babu

Satish Babu is the Director of the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), an autonomous academic/research institution of the Government of Kerala, India.


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