Professor Lalith Gamage played a prominent role in establishing the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) in 1999 and is currently holding the position of President/CEO. In 2000 he won The Outstanding Young Person of the year (TOYP) award for Academic Leadership.
Professor Gamage is an adjunct professor of the University of British Columbia, Canada and also of the Curtin University, Australia. He contributed in promoting the IT industry and served the government of Sri Lanka as the Chairman of Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT), Chairman of the ICT Cluster and the Executive Director of Trade Information Network of Sri Lanka Export Development Board.
Currently he is also serving as Chairman, Lanka Software Foundation (LSF), Advisory Board Member of Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) and Board Member of Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT).
Professor Gamage is an Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering graduate from the University of Moratuwa and holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research areas include Computer Vision, Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Evolutionary Computing.