Bringing out the best of the breed, 99X Technology emerged as Joint
Mercantile Champions at the “IQA Wisdom Ultimate Quiz Challenge”, organized
by the International Quizzing Association (IQA) Sri Lanka.
This leading table quiz event in Sri Lanka was held on 14th September at
Kingsbury Colombo for the eighth consecutive year where teams comprising of
5 members battled right to the top. Exhibiting its popularity, this year’s
Wisdom Quiz was attended by over 40 teams representing various schools,
educational institutes, mercantile firms, banks and financial institutions,
and independent groups.
Ruwan Senanayake, Country Representative for Sri Lanka for IQA, stated ‘‘we
were the pioneers in introducing the audio visual based questions for table
quizzes and I as the compiler of questions always endeavor to meet the
standards set by the IQA. This is the only table quiz held according to IQA
rules and standards.’’
Commenting on this achievement Mr Mano Sekaram, CEO of 99X Technology
stated ‘‘we are delighted to have participated in the IQA Wisdom 2013 and
been judged as Joint Mercantile Champions. As thought leaders in the IT
industry, this goes on to showcase our talent beyond just delivering
software product engineering services globally.’’
Concluding a very tough competition and after a two-tie break, three teams
including 99X Technology remained on the top, joined by Dialog Team A and
IFS, whilst the overall winners were Chamara Sumanapala’s team. Other
winners included Royal College Team A and HNB Team A.
The members of 99X Technology comprised of Shirantha de Alwis (Associate
Tech Lead and Team Leader), Ivantha Senevirathne (Senior Software
Engineer), Rangitha Kuruppu (Trainee Software Engineer), Ravindu Madanayake
(Infrastructure Management Engineer) and Navaka Nawaratne
The quiz comprised of 50 questions in 10 questions per round based on 5
areas namely current affairs, sports, general knowledge, space & astronomy
& arts/literature and entertainment.