The BCS Sri Lanka section (BCSSL) was established in 1996. The section has over 2000 corporate members (MBCS) and about 2500 student members. Over 300 members are Chartered Information Technology Practitioners (CITP)s. BCSSL counts more than 25 Fellow Members (FBCS) amongst its membership. The Parent body, the BCS is the industry body for IT professionals, and a Chartered Engineering Institution for Information Technology (IT). With members in over 100 countries around the world, the BCS is the leading professional and learned Society in the field of computers and information systems.
A veteran of the Sri Lankas’ IT industry Dr. R. B. Ekanayake passed away on the 17th of January 2014 after serving the Nation for over 45 years. Dr. Ekanayake was the founder of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) and was the first president of the Society. He was the first Sri Lankan to gain the BCS Membership.
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