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How to use Digital Technologies for Citizen Empowerment

Kasun Tharaka Wickramasuriya is a Project Manager of Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and serving as a Secretary of Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter (ISOC-LK). Moreover he is a mentor and he has experience and competencies in ICT capacity building, digital transformation, digital education, change management, community informatics, community empowerment and internet governance. He is holding a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and obtained bachelors degree of BSc. (Hons) in Information and Communication Technology (BSc ICT) from University of Colombo in 2009. As an academia his research areas are Digital Transformation, ICT for Community Empowerment, eGovernment, ICT for Development, ICT Capacity Building, Internet Governance and ICT Policy Development. As a professional, he has worked for many organizations related to ICT sector, Tourism and Hospitality industry, Banking Sector, Government Sector and have 10+ years of working experiences in different areas of ICT. Moreover, he is coordinating and managing ICT Capacity Building initiatives for community sector & Government Sector and eGovernment Capacity building projects to develop digitally empowered community and build digitally enabled country. According to his competencies he got valuable opportunities to participate international conferences and training programmes in ICT sector such as APIGA 2017 in Seoul, South Korea, SAKURA Exchange Programme in Science in 2017 at Japan, ICTD 2012 in Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.

Researches & Publications

 Health Hazards Among Sri Lankan IT Professionals (HHASIP), paper was published at the e-Asia International IT conference on 03rd December 2009 at BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka  “Localization of LimeSurvey Software” paper was published at the Conference on Localized Systems Applications (CLSA 2010) on 20-21 August 2010 at Ramada Resort, Kalutara, Sri Lanka  “Health is Wealth and Share the Wealth of Health” was published at the e-Health Sri Lanka 2010 on 15-16 September 2010 at Water’s Edge, Colombo, Sri Lanka  “Health Hazards Among Sri Lanka IT Professionals & An Effective Implementation of a FOSS Surveying Tool”, UCSC Research Symposium, 2009 at University of Colombo School of Computing, Colombo, Sri Lanka