INET Colombo 2015

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8 June 2015
Time Title/Description
18:00 to 20:00 INET Colombo Opening Reception


Prof. Gihan Dias, President Internet Society Sri Lanka

Chief Guest Speech:

Mrs. Chitranganie Mubarak, Chairperson ICT Agency of Sri Lanka

Key Note:

Prof. Abhaya Induruwa, Canterbury Christ Church University

Key Note:

Mr. Hemantha Jayawardena, CEO Millennium IT (Pvt) Ltd.

Cultural Performance

Awards Distribution – Internet Pioneers in Sri Lanka

20:00 to 22:00 Cocktail Dinner


9 June 2015
Time Title/Description
09:00 to 09:30 Opening Session


Welcome Note:

Gihan Dias, President, Internet Society Sri Lanka

Opening Remarks:

Rajnesh Singh, Regional Bureau Director, Internet Society

09:30 to 10:30 History, Growth and Evolution of Internet

Dawn of the e-Sri Lanka Initiative:

Eran Wickramaratne, Deputy Minister of Highways & Investment Promotion, Founding Chairman, ICTA

Internet Past, Present and Future:

Prof. Kilnam Chon, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

10:30 to 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 to 12:00 Opportunities and Issues of Internet Development

ICT in Sri Lanka – Past Perspectives and Future Propects

Mohan Munasinghe, Founder Chairman, CINTEC

Developing National Level Networks in Sri Lanka 

Nimal Ratnayake, University of Peradeniya

Thai Internet: after 25 years?

Kanchana Kanchansut, Director, intERLab Asian Institute of Technology


12:00 to 12:30 Opportunites and Challenges in Internet Governace

Current Challenges in Internet Governance 

Raul Echeberria, Vice President for Global Engagement, Internet Society

Net Neutrality: End-User Perspectives  

Satish Babu, Director, International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), India

12:30 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 15:30 Promising a better Future, building the environment

How the Sri Lanka Internet Works 

Asela Galappattige, Sri Lanka Telecom

Building Sri Lankan Brand: Putting Sri Lanka on the Open Source Map

Srinath Perera, WSO2 Inc.

How the Internet is redefining Education

Saman Amarasinghe, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Singapore: Finding the Soul of a Smart Nation

Harish Pillay, Global Head Community Architecture and Leadership, Red Hat Inc.

15:30 to 16:00 Networking Break
16:00 to 17:30 Panel Discussion: Internet and IT Innovation

Moderatored by:

Saman Amarasinghe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Thushan Shanmugarajah,

Eric Wickramanayake, Lanka Century Investments

Chandika Jayasundara, Cinergix Pty Ltd

Shevaan Daniel, Capital Maharaja Organization Ltd.


17:30 to 18:00 Closing
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Date and Time

Monday 08 June 2015 –

Tuesday 09 June 2015


The Kingsbury Hotel Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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