The Foundation Awards ceremony of the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) was held recently at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI), Colombo 7.

Over 100 students that had successfully completed the Foundation Certificate in Higher Education offered by IIT were felicitated at the Foundation Awards which was held for the 11th consecutive year.

The Chief Guest, Thilan Warnakulage who is an alumnus of IIT and current Director – Professional Services & Technical Knowledge Management for Zone24x7 graced the occasion.

The Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe Gold Award for Academic Excellence was awarded to Sumudu Tharaka Mohottige and Ihan Dilnath Lelwala who topped the January and September intake batches respectively for the Foundation programme.

All students that had successfully completed the Foundation Certificate in Higher Education will be eligible to follow BEng (Hons) Software Engineering, BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems, BA (Hons) Business Management, BSc (Hons) Computer Science with specialization pathways in Mobile and Web Computing, Games and Computer Graphics Development or Multimedia Computing internal degree programmes from University of Westminster, UK

IIT offers a unique opportunity for students soon after A/L and O/L to follow world-renowned internal British degrees. The Foundation Programme in IT and Business will cater to students who are unable to enter a local university as a result of the limited admission and for those who wish to commence their higher education just after O/L. The one-year Foundation Programme is designed to fast-track students to obtain their internal British degree.

IIT also offers a unique internship opportunity for its undergraduate students to gain invaluable professional exposure at multinational and local blue-chip companies. The industrial placement (internship) is an important component of the degree programmes offered at IIT as it will provide vital industrial exposure, help students inculcate the right attitude towards work and will provide an opportunity to focus on specific specialized areas. Due to the fact that IIT graduates are highly employable, most of these graduates receive high-income employment opportunities from industry renowned companies.

IIT is an award-winning campus, which has bagged many accolades for innovation in local and international competitions such as Microsoft Imagine Cup, National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA), APICTA, British Council-HSBC Youth Enterprise Award and e-Swabhimani.

With its strong international affiliations, outstanding resources and focus on quality higher education, IIT is without a doubt an ideal place for students to follow world-renowned IT and Business degrees. For further information, e-mail “” or call the hotline 0722 72 72 72 or visit IIT Main Campus at No. 57, Ramakrishna Rd, Colombo 6