New partnership to strengthen relations between Australia and Sri
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Computer Society of Sri
Lanka (CSSL), the peak bodies for Information and Communication
Technology professionals in respective countries, today announced a
joint commitment to work to improve trade in the region through improved
professionalism in ICT.
ACS President Dr Nick Tate and CSSL President Mahesh Perera signed
the agreement at the conclusion of the South East Asia Regional Computer
Confederation held in conjunction with the ACS's Young IT Professionals
Conference in Sydney October 8 to 10.
The conference brought together over 500 delegates during the three
days including senior leaders from Fiji, India, Malaysia, Nepal, New
Zealand, Sri Lanka and Australia including many CIOs and participation
from Federal Minister the Stephen Conroy, NSW Minister the Greg Pearce,
and Federal MP Ed Husic.
Sri Lankan delegation to Australia included CSSL President Mahesh
Perera, CSSL Treasurer Luxaman Perera and CSSL Council Member Yasas
“The agreement will build on the good bilateral relations between Sri
Lanka and Australia while recognising that the power and value of the
digital economy to both nations is only underpinned by the professionals
who work in it,” said Dr Nick Tate. CSSL President Mahesh Perera
welcomed the agreement to strengthen bilateral collaboration to address
the challenges within the global digital economy.
“Sri Lanka and Australia both recognize the enormous growth potential
of ICT for development and the new partnership will further strengthen
professionalism and ICT competencies of Members of the respective
societies,” said Perera.