Colombo – December 12, 2013 – Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience, today announced that Chandika Mendis, senior vice president and global head of engineering at Virtusa was honored with two key awards at the first ever CS&ES Achiever Awards 2013, organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Mr. Mendis, who has First Class Honors from the University of Moratuwa and carries over 15 years of experience in Information Technology, was recognized and awarded for ‘Outstanding Contribution to ICT Industry’ and ‘ICT Business Innovation of the Year’. Chandika recently completed a decade with Virtusa. He has played a key role in the success story of Virtusa, contributing to the growth and maturity of the IT industry in Sri Lanka.
The ‘ICT Business Innovation of the Year’ award was in recognition of ERA Insight, a comprehensive code quality and reuse governance solution used at Virtusa to govern software quality and adherence to best practices across Virtusa’s software development projects. ERA Insight has also been adopted by large enterprise clients to monitor and govern software development efficiencies across different teams and vendors.
“I am honored to be the recipient of this award, and receiving recognition from my alma mater is truly special,” said Mr. Mendis. “Strong software engineering discipline and rigor is a pre-requisite for building high quality software that not only meets today's business requirements but also transcends with time and gracefully evolves. ERA Insight has proven to be invaluable in our journey of supporting and inculcating code quality during every phase of the software development life cycle, greatly benefiting our team members and our clients. I’m thankful to the ERA Insight development team whose contributions have led to developing a world-class platform for high quality software development and software engineering excellence,” he added.
Commenting on the award, Dr. Chandana Gamage, head of department at University of Moratuwa said, “The Department of Computer Science & Engineering initiated the CS&ES Achiever Awards with the primary intention of highlighting the contribution of its alumni to national development in diverse areas such as technology, enterprise and innovation. We expect such recognition to energize the professionals in our community to strive towards achieving goals that would take Sri Lanka to be a leader in IT”. Further, he added, “In this context, the winner of Outstanding Contribution to the ICT Industry Award in 2013, Mr. Chandika Mendis sets the achiever's benchmark at a very high level. We are very proud of him as an alumni whose multifaceted talent as a technologist, innovator, and a leader is not only helping his company in its growth journey but also strengthening Sri Lanka’s leadership position in the global IT industry.
The University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, is an independent state university established in 1978 and is renowned for producing quality graduates and innovative ideas. This year, the Department of CSE introduced a new dimension to Sri Lanka’s ICT culture by organizing the first ever awards ceremony to recognize and appreciate the contribution of CSE alumni towards the development and growth of the ICT industry of the country.
The awards ceremony was organized along with the Annual General Meeting of the Computer Science and Engineering Society. The event was attended by over 200 participants including leading industry professionals, academics, undergraduates and young engineers.
Virtusa provides end-to-end information technology (IT) services to Global 2000 companies. These services, which include IT consulting, application maintenance, development, systems integration and managed services, leverage a unique Platforming methodology that transforms clients’ businesses through IT rationalization. Virtusa helps customers accelerate business outcomes by consolidating, rationalizing, and modernizing their core customer-facing processes into one or more core systems.
Virtusa delivers cost-effective solutions through a global delivery model, applying advanced methods such as Agile and Accelerated Solution Design to ensure that its solutions meet the clients’ requirements. As a result, its clients simultaneously reduce their IT operations cost while increasing their ability to meet changing business needs.
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Massachusetts, Virtusa has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.
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