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Gateway College, Negombo students excel at Computer Awards

Eighty nine students of Gateway College Negombo won awards at the recently concluded Young Computer Scientist Awards (YCS) held at the Ministry of Education Auditorium at Isurupaya, Battaramulla.The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) along with Software Chapter (SLASI), the national organization representing the Software Industry in Sri Lanka has been organizing the Young Computer Scientist (YCS) Awards for the past 12 years.
The team of students from Gateway College Negombo –SubashTissera, Shaveen Fernando, AbilashSugumaran and Yuji Masuda who won the Gold medal in the senior category at YCS were chosen to represent the country for the 16th Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) that was held from 2-5 December 2016 in Chinese Taipei. There, they won a Merit Award.
The APICTA Awards is an international awards program organized to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide. This year, there were 16 countries and 236 nominees who participated in the APICTA awards. The MultipurposeCNC Plotter project of the Gateway Negombo team that won a merit award was among the 16 school projects chosen from the region. The highly competitive event had 70 judges from the 16 different economies.
DenuwanKavashaPathirana of Gateway College Kandy won the silver award in the senior category of YCS 2016. In the junior category, Gateway College Negombo bagged the silver as well as two bronze awards. The silver was won by the team comprising KeynulaAlahakoon, NethanMikilKuruppu and AveenNithila Fernando. The bronze awards were won by TharushanBalendranand a team comprising Ayuk Fernando, ShalilaWeerathunga and TharushanBalendran.

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