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Prof. Lalith Gamage

Vice Chancellor | MD | CEO | Professor

Officers of the University | SLIIT

Career Summary


Current Positions

  • Vice Chancellor/MD/CEO and Professor
    Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
  • Affiliate Professor
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Adjunct Professor
    Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • Chairman
    Sri Lanka Technology Incubator
  • Board Member
    Colombo YMBA


Career History

  • Managing Director/CEO and Professor
    Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology - June 1999 to date (Managing Director/CEO), Feb 2004 to date (Professor)
  • Chairman
    Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) – January 2021 – August 2021
  • Chairman
    Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies – September 2010 – September 2013
  • Executive Director
    Trade Information Network, Sri Lanka Export Development Board - November 1995 to December 2002
  • Senior Lecturer
    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa- August 1994 to June 2003
  • Lecturer
    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa- September 1989 to August 1994
  • Director
    Computing Services Centre, University of Moratuwa - June 1996 to June 1999
  • Post Doctoral Fellow
    University of British Columbia, September 1993 to September 1994
  • System Analyst
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa - October 1985 to August 1989


  • BSc Engineering (Hons)
    University of Moratuwa - Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (April 1985)
    Field of Specialization - Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering
  • MSc Information Technology
    De Montfort University - Leicester, U. K. (November 1987)
  • PhD
    University of British Columbia - Vancouver, Canada (November 1993)
    PhD Research - Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Robotics and Industrial Automation


  • British Government Scholarship, 1986-87
  • Commonwealth Science Council Fellowship, 1987
  • University of British Columbia Research Assistantship – 1989 - 1993
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 1993-1994
  • Japanese Space Agency (NASDA) Research Award, 1996 – 1999 Research: Monitoring and Prediction of Coastal Erosion Using Satellite Data
  • The Outstanding Young Person of the year (TOYP) for Academic Leadership and Accomplishment, 2000
  • The Most Outstanding ICT Contributor Award, National ICT Awards 2020, NBQSA, British Computer Society, Sri Lanka Chapter

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Robotics
  • Computer Vision
  • Industrial Automation
  • Mechatronic System Design
  • Economic Impact Analysis of Information Technology
  • Digital Transformation
  • Sensing
  • Networked Communication and Evolutionary Computing


  • Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), Chartered Engineer
  • British Computer Society (BCS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Ongoing Research

My Publications

Journal Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Swapna Premasiri, Clarence W. de Silva, Lalith B. Gamage   A Multi-sensor Data Fusion Approach for Sleep Apnea Monitoring using Neural Networks  in 14th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation,  year 2018,  Anchorage, Alaska, USA,    IEEE,    12-15 June 2018,  
  • Gamage L.B.   Technology and Competitiveness: The Case of IT Sector in Sri Lanka  in Technology Development in East Asia: Lessons for Other Developing Countries,  year 2003,  Marawila, Sri Lanka,    World Bank Institute and Institute of Policy Studies,      
  • Gamage L.B.   E-Commerce: Its Emergence and Growth with Particular Reference to Sri Lanka  in WIPO National Conference on Internet,  year 2002,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,    E-Commerce and Intellectual Property,      
  • Gamage L.B.   Incubators - A Full Demand Response  in Proc. of Executive Forum,  year 2001,  Montreux, Switzerland,    International Trade Centre,    Gamage L.B.,  
  • Gamage L.B.   Intellectual Property, e-commerce, and Internet Development in Sri Lanka  in World Intellectual Property Organisation Conference,  year 2001,  Sofia, Bulgaria,          
  • Gamage L.B.   Information Technology: The Way Forward  in Proc. of Charted Institute of Management Accountants (U.K.) Conference,  year 2001,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,          
  • Gamage L.B.   Promoting e-competency - Incubators  in Proc. of Executive Forum,  year 2000,  Montreux, Switzerland,    International Trade Centre,    Gamage L.B.,  
  • Gamage L.B.   Electronic Commerce: Business in the Next Millennium and the Sri Lankan Experience  in Proc. of Computer Society of Sri Lanka,  year 1999,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,          
  • Gamage L.B, Gosine R., and Trites A.   Image Processing Techniques for Automatic Counting of Sea lions from Aerial Images  in Proc. of IASTED International Conference,  year 1995,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,  pp.276-279,        
  • Gamage L.B., de Silva C. W., and Gosine R. G.   Statistical Pattern Recognition for Cutter Positioning in Automated Fish Processing  in Proc. of IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing,  year 1993,  Victoria, Canada,  pp.786-789,  IEEE,    19-21 May 1993,  
  • Gamage L.B., and de Silva C. W.   Rule-Based Contour Generation for Robotic Processes  in Proc. of IEEE Region 10 International Conference,  year 1992,  Melbourne, Australia,  pp. 649-653,  TENCON '92,      
  • Gamage L.B., and de Silva C. W.   A Model-Based Approach for On-line Extraction of Complex Features Through Image Processing  in Advances in Instrumentation,  year 1991,  ASME, NY,  pp.73-78,  DSC,      
  • de Silva C. W., Riahi N., and Gamage L.B.   Image Processing Techniques for Position and orientation Measurements in Fish Processing Automation  in Modeling and Simulation,  year 1991,    pp.1528-1535,  Instrument Society of America Publication,      
  • Gamage L.B., and de Silva C. W.   "Model-Based Computer Vision Approach for the Cutting Contour Generation in Automated Fish Processing  in Modeling and Simulation,  year 1991,    pp.1544-1551,  Instrument Society of America Publication,      
  • Gamage L.B., and de Silva C. W.   Use of Image Processing for the Measurement of Orientation with Application to Automated Fish Processing  in Proc. of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society,  year 1990,    pp.482-487,        
  • Gamage L.B.   A Low Cost Vision System for Microcomputers  in Proc. of Computer Society, Sri Lanka,  year 1988,            
  • Gamage L.B.   Digital Transformation Roadmap of Sri Lanka  in Sri Lanka Investor Forum,  year 2021,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,    Board of Investment and Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,      
  • Gamage L.B.   Industry 4.0  in 38th National Information Technology Conference,  year 2020,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,    Computer Society of Sri Lanka,      
  • Gamage L.B.   Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Business, Industry and Society  in 39th Annual Conference of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka,  year 2018,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,    Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka,      
  • Gamage L.B.   Evolutionary Computing for Industrial Automation  in 34th National Information Technology Conference,  year 2016,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,    Computer Society of Sri Lanka,      
  • Gamage L.B.   Can Sri Lanka Become an Education Hub?  in Annual Sessions IET Sri Lanka Chapter,  year 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,     IET Sri Lanka Chapter,      
  • Gamage L.B.   Education in Challenging International Landscape  in 9 th IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Education,  year 2014,  Vancouver, Canada,          
  • Gamage L.B.   Role of Private Public Partnership in Education  in Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2014 Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,  year 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,          
  • Gamage L.B.   Human Capital Requirements for Sri Lanka to be the Wonder of Asia  in 26th Annual Conference of the Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka (OPA),  year 2013,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,          
  • Gamage L.B.   Information Technology for Economic Development  in Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS),  year 2012,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,          
  • Gamage L.B.   Information Technology for Economic Development  in Global Forum of Sri Lankan Scientists organized by the National Science Foundation,  year 2011,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,    National Science Foundation,      
  • Gamage L.B.   IT for Economic Development  in 23rd Anniversary Convention of Association of Professional Bankers,  year 2011,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,          
  • Gamage L.B.   Creating the Environment for Investment in Information Technology  in INTRAD 2003 - Investor Forum, National Chamber of Commerce Convention,  year 2003,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,        Gamage L.B.,  
  • Gamage L.B.   Standardization and Rationalization of IT Education  in IT Education Conference,  year 2002,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,    Ministry of Tertiary Education and Training,      
  • Gamage L.B.   Electronic Commerce for Trade Promotion and Facilitation  in Conference on Electronic Commerce,  year 2000,  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,    Multilateral Rules and Impacts,      


  • de Silva C. W. and Gamage L. B.  " C Language Programming, Measurements & Data Corporation." 2994 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216, USA,    1993,      
  • de Silva C. W., Gamage L. B.  " Mechatronics: Fundamentals and Applications." Boca Raton, FL, USA,  CRC Press (Taylor and Francis),  2015,      

Conference Presentations

  • Gamage L.B.  " A System Framework for Design Evolution of Engineering Systems  Presentation,  at Xiamen University, December 2011, Xiamen, China,   2011
  • Gamage L.B.  " Higher Education and Skills Development  Presentation,  at Sri Lanka Economic Summit Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, July 2011, Colombo,   2011
  • Gamage L.B.  " Building on ICT and English - Presenting Sri Lanka as a Knowledge Economy  Presentation,  at Building on ICT and English - Presenting Sri Lanka as a Knowledge Economy,   2009
  • Gamage L.B.  " Electronic Commerce and Development  Presentation,  at Electronic Commerce for Developing Countries, Teheran, Iran,   2004
  • Gamage L.B.  " Information Technology Development in Sri Lanka - e-Sri Lanka  Presentation,  at Korea Information Strategy Development Institute, September 2003, Seoul, South Korea,   2022
  • Gamage L.B.  " A Competitiveness Strategy for Sri Lanka's ICT Industry  Presentation,  at Business Convention Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Colombo, Sri Lanka,   2002
  • Gamage L.B.  " Electronic Marketplaces  Presentation,  at E-Commerce Capacity Building for Developing Countries, New Delhi, India,   2002
  • Gamage L.B.  " Sri Lanka Into the Digital Economy  Presentation,  at Joint Advisory Group Meeting, International Trade Centre, Geneva, Switzerland,   2001
  • Gamage L.B.  " Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Policy for Bangladesh  Presentation,  at Dhaka, Bangladesh,   2001
  • Gamage L.B.  " The Current Electronic Business Phenomenon  Presentation,  at Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Colombo, Sri Lanka,   2000

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