Two teams from the premier degree awarding institute SLIIT, clinched the Gold and Bronze awards under the Tertiary Student Category (Technology)A�at the recently concluded National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA). Another team from SLIIT also was able to win a Merit award under Tertiary Student Category (Business) at this ceremony.
The Gold award was won by T.C.P Kularathna, L.C Kurruppuarachchi, W.M.S.S Wijekoon and W.A.M Kulamini for their innovative product titled a�?YALUa�?; a Learning Disability Evaluation Kit for children between the ages of 4 and 6. This evaluation kit consists of a game based module to identify four types of learning disabilities; Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia. The system provides an indication to parents or doctors on a childa��s learning disabilities. a�?Yalua�? has an android game series and Kinect game series to identify learning disabilities. Users have to login to the application, in order for the child to play the games. Following which a final indication will be provided.
a�?Shopping EYEa�� was the other innovative product which earned the Bronze award under the Tertiary Technology Student Category.A� K.M.D.M Karunarathna, H.M.D.A Weerasingha, M.M. Rumy and M.H. Rajapaksha, proposed a mobile application named a�?Shopping EYEa�� for shoppers, a website for shopping mall managers and an inventory control system for shop owners. These three tools will containA� details of the shops inside the mall, available items, maps and customer wish lists. This will help shoppers to easily navigate through a shopping mall, search for items and check the availability of items. It will also have attractive features such as location based wish list item reminders, promotions, loyalty points management and an Augmented Reality of the items.A� Shop owners also can attract more customers and promote themselves by using this fine application.
Along with the Gold and Bronze awards, a Merit award was won by another dynamic team from SLIIT under the Tertiary Business Category. Pandula Paranagama, N.B.S Lakshitha,A� S.D.P.M. GunawardanaA� and N.G. JayathissaA� were the team members which won this award for SLIIT with their specialty productA�a�?MM CASH a�� Manage My Casha��. This is an electronic payment system named a�?MM Casha�?, which is designed to simplify day to day transactions. The whole transaction process will be managed by a smart phone. This solution hopes to introduce a cashless environment and a reduction in the time spent on a transaction. This team has also introduced a management system for daily transactions and developed a budget application to analyze day to day transactions and predictions for future expenses. The product is mainly targeted for vendors and customers.
NBQSA is an annual competition which is organized by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section, which aims to provide recognition and create a window for international appreciation for innovators in the ICT industry of Sri Lanka, as well as to showcase and benchmark Sri Lankan ICT products. NBQSA is the only national competition of its type in Sri Lanka which has been, since 1998, recognizing the individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the development of ICT Industry in Sri Lanka.