A fourth year project ( Tripwire Project ) done by students of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology ( SLIIT ) won the gold medal in the recently held Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) for tertiary student category. It was the only project that won a gold representing Sri Lanka. This is the second year in a row that a Sri Lankan student project won the gold medal in the tertiary student category at APICTA . Last year it was won by Nuwan Senaratna of University of Colombo school of computing for his project on Automatic Music Composition.
Every year best projects from different categories are chosen during the National Best Software Quality Software ( NBQSA )Awards held in Sri Lanka. This year the Tripwire Project won the gold at NBQSA and they were chosen to represent Sri Lanka at APICTA. The project that won the silver medal was also from SLIIT and one of the judges who represented the industry was impressed by that one as well and sponsored the silver medal winning team also to go to APICTA. The silver medal winning team came sixth at APICTA. This is a great achievement for SLIIT students for they have shown they have the capability to compete against the very best and come on top. Congratulations to the winners for making Sri Lanka and SLIIT proud.