New partnership to strengthen relations between Australia and Sri Lanka
Posted on October 19th, 2012

Press Release Issued by Computer Society of Sri Lanka

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), the peak bodies for Information and Communication Technology professionals in respective countries, today announced a joint commitment to work to improve trade in the region through improved professionalism in ICT.

ACS President Dr Nick Tate and CSSL President Mr Mahesh Perera signed the agreement at the conclusion of the South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation held in conjunction with the ACS’s Young IT Professionals Conference in Sydney 8-10 October 2012. The conference brought together over 500 delegates during the three days including senior leaders from Fiji, India, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Australia including many CIOs and participation from Federal Minister the Hon Stephen Conroy, NSW Minister the Hon Greg Pearce, and Federal MP Ed Husic.

Sri Lankan delegation to Australia included CSSL President Mahesh Perera, CSSL Treasurer Luxaman Perera and CSSL Council Member Yasas Abeywickrama.

“The agreement will build on the good bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Australia while recognising that the power and value of the digital economy to both nations is only underpinned by the professionals who work in it.” Said Dr Tate.

CSSL President Mr Mahesh Perera welcomed the agreement to strengthen bilateral collaboration to address the challenges within the global digital economy:

“Sri Lanka and Australia both recognize the enormous growth potential of ICT for development and the new partnership will further strengthen professionalism and ICT competencies of Members of the respective societies.”  Said Mr. Perera.

About the CSSL: The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) is the professional society for the Sri Lankan ICT sector. CSSL was established in 1976 to promote ICT professionalism, develop the science of ICT and encourage, increase, disseminate and promote knowledge, education and training. For more information, please visit

For enquiries, please contact- Email:[email protected], Tel: +94 11 4713290, Fax: +94 11 2508009

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