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Live Blog – Felicitation for Professor Abhaya Induruwa for being inducted into Internet Hall of Fame

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Professor Induruwa pioneered academic and research networking and Internet deployment in Sri Lanka. He served as prime mover, Principal Investigator and Project Leader of the Lanka Experimental Academic & Research Network (LEARN), to provide data communications throughout the island in 1989.

This is the Felicitation ceremony for Professor Induruwa for being inducted for Internet Hall of Fame.

See what Professor Induruwa has to about this:

 

Stay tuned with our Live Blog for detailed updates as we will bring them to you from Renuka Hotel premises.

 

From Press From Press Apr 16, 20147:31 pm

So yeah, we are done for the night. Thanks everyone for tuning in.

Good Night. Team digit signs off.

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Vote of thanks is being given away now. Chief Guest, speakers and special guests are being thanked as well.

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With that note, Prof Abhaya concludes his session.

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This is going to show at by hacking your device, one should be able to control a table lamp. He has connected a RaspberryPi to a table lamp and is controlling it with an Android Device.

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Apparently Prof Abhaya has made a small gadget for us and he will demo it for us now.

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Because of the race to the industry, people have created this IoT.

Fridge sends spam mails as attack. – Prof Abhaya

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The next big thing is ” Internet of Things”

Prof Abhaya shares a part of this clip with us.

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By 2020, this will be a 26 billion dollar industry. – Prof Abhaya

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Bob Hinden who pitched IPv6 also is a major role. He was inducted to IHoF in 2008.

By 2016 there will be three networked devices per person on earth. – Prof Abhaya

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Vint Surf, Ray Tomlinson and Bob Matcalfe are the few of the pioneers of the eary stages of Internet. Tim Berners Lee also plays a major role.

All of these people were inducted to IHoF very recently. – Prof Abhaya

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Now Prof Abhaya will present a small presentation on the topic of “where the internet is leading us?”

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I would like to thank Professor Gihan Dias, the President of the Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter, and its Executive Committee, for organizing this event. – Prof Abhaya

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I would not have been able to travel through this journey had it not been for the support of many people and organisations, both in Sri Lanka and abroad. – Prof Abhaya

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In 1994 we received 3 million rupees from the University Grants Commission and implemented LEARN the first IP WAN in Sri Lanka. In 1995 LEARN was connected to the global Internet. – Prof Abhaya

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Prof Karunaratne gave me my first job and witnessed my wedding. I returned to Moratuwa in early 1980. A Department wide Ethernet connecting PCs to central UNIX machines was set up, and staff were trained. We were generously helped by a grant from the Japanese government. – Prof Abhaya

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Professor KKYW Perera, Professor Sam Karunaratne, Professors Rohan Lucas and Sriyananda shared one thing in common: They were all stubborn – in a nice way, determined and dedicated. They all worked tirelessly with others to give life, meaning and identity to this new entity. – Prof Abhaya

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We did not have proper lecture theatres at the time. Professor Dayawansa will remember teaching us Physics in what later became the canteen. – Pfor Abhaya

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From the early days of my life I was fortunate to be among the right people. – Prof Abhaya

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Before I talk about where I think the Internet is taking us, I would like to take a look at where we have been in the last several decades. – Prof Abhaya

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It is indeed a great joy to see my teachers, students, who became my work colleagues later. Prof Abhaya

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Next up, we have the Chief Guest’s speech by Prof Induruwa.

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Momentos are being given away to Professor Abhaya Induruwa now.

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And with that, Prof Mendis concludes his introduction about Professor Abhaya.

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Partnering with IBM and partners like this could become a reality unlike the past since joint ventures are possible now. – Prof Mendis

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Learn Project was a inter uni network system which eventually later lead to some other projects. – Prof Mendis

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With British Councils Sri Lankas help at that time we got around 10 best Desktop computers into the campus premises. – Prof Mendis

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The first batch students were the top cream of a cream says Prof Mendis recalling some old stories.

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That was the time when our age was idea to take matters into our hands. CSE department was founded with no place for it. – Prof Mendis

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Integration of the department was very critical. This battle took a long and it is still going on.

Integration brings out the best in one. – Prof Mendis

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We needed to make many changes when the department was founded and also when the hostel was up. We had to deal with Murderers and Student issues. – Prof Mendis

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Arthur C Clarke Institute was the first of its kind at that time in the world which allowed many opportunities to be followed. – Prof Mendis

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At the same time we had a corporate plans for the universities as well. The department was inspired by the parallel push by the chancellors. – Prof Mendis

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It was really the paradigm shift in the tech field in SL at that moment in large amount. – Prof Mendis

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When the department was started, the main goal was to implement a network among the unis and eventually it lead to Internet for Sri Lanka. – Gihan Dias

He concludes

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Professor Mendis will introduce Professor Induruwa and Gihan Dias introduces Prof Mendis.

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Thanks everyone who turned up despite this being a holiday.

IHoF awards a certain number of inducts every year, and Professor Iduruwa of Sri Lanka has been inducted. – Gihan Dias

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Welcome speech will be delivered by Professor Gihan Dias – President ISACA Chapter.

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Harsha Wijeyawardhana will light the oil lamp as well.

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Dinitaries including Abhaya Induruwa
E Mendis
KKYW Perera
Ananda Jayawardhana
Gihan Jayawardhana
Kirthi Walgama
Reshan Dewapura
Gihan Wickramanayake
Rahula Aththalabe
VK Vithnage
Sam Karunarathne
Gamini DSe Silva
PK Vickramaarachchi
Kavan Ranathunga will light the traditional oil lamp to start the proceedings.

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We are back after having some refreshments.

From Press From Press Apr 16, 20145:35 pm

Before starting off with the event itself, we will be having some refreshments. be right back in a while.

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The audience at the venue.

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stay tuned with us as we will be bringing you live updates from the event itself.

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Professor Induruwa just arrived.

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Good evening everyone. This is team digit, Live from Hotel Renuka premises for Felicitation Ceremony of Professor Abhaya Induruwa for being inducted to the Internet Hall of Fame.

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