Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sri Lanka among the First 10 in Google Summer of Code 2010

Though Sri Lanka is geographically a small country in the world, its not that small when it comes to the IT world. The Google Summer of Code 2010 has proved what an important role Sri Lanka is playing in the Open Source world.

As a student of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, I feel proud that there are 34 students accepted from Sri Lanka among the total 1,026 accepted students and most importantly its a glory that Sri Lanka has secured the 10th place among the 69 countries which are taking part in Gsoc 2010.

According to the statistics in the Google open source blog, it says ;
Our top ten countries by number of students accepted this year are: United States (197), India (125), Germany (57), Brazil (50), Poland (46), Canada (40), China (39), United Kingdom (36), France (35), Sri Lanka(34).




Its a great pleasure to say that University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka has produced 27 among the 34 Sri Lankan students who were selected,

They are;
12 from level 3, Department of Computer Science Engineering
Kasun Gajasinghe
Umashanthi Pavalanathan
Nirmal Fernando
Sanjaya Liyanage
Thilanka Kaushalya
Sriskandarajah Suhothayan
Ishan Jayawardene
Shelan Perera
Kasun Lakpriya
Eshan Sudharaka
Meharuban
Keheliya Gallaba

10 from level 4, Department of Computer Science Engineering
Kathiravelu Pradeeban
Harini Sirisena
Charith Dhanshuka
Harshana Eranga Martin
Udayanga Wickramasnghe
Chamith Buddhika
Kapila Bogahapitiya
Buddhi Prabath
Maleesh Prasan
Rajeev Sampath

1 from Department of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering
Akila wajirasena

4 from Faculty of Information Technology
Lakshan Perera
Dilantha
Firzhan Naqash
Nuwan Sameera


If you are a past, present, a potential future student or mentor, or an enthusiast of the Google Summer of Code from Sri Lanka. Join Google Summer of Code - Sri Lankan Community at http://groups.google.com/group/gsoc-srilanka.

Thanks, Umashanthi for the resources. 

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations srilanka for the great achievement. The Google Summer of Code 2010 has proved what an important role Sri Lanka is playing in the Open Source world Though Sri Lanka is geographically a small country in the world, it’s not that small when it comes to the IT world.

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