Ajith Salgado appointed as President of SEARCC

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President of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka Ajith Salgado has been appointed as the President of the South East Asia Regional Computer Confede-ration (SEARCC). SEARCC is a forum of national Information Technology professional societies in the Asia Pacific region. The concept of a regional computer confederation grew out of the first regional computer conference held in Singapore in September 1976 under the auspices of the International Federation for Information Processing and implemented by the Singapore Computer Society. The Charter and Constitution of SEARCC was signed in Singapore on 28 February 1978. Six national societies from the region, the Hong Kong Computer Society, Indonesian Computer Society, Malaysian National Computer Confederation, Philippines Computer Society, Singapore Computer Society and Computer Association of Thailand were the founding signatories. Australian Computer Society (ACS), Computer Society of Republic of China (CSROC), Computer Society of India (CSI), South Pacific Computer Society (SPaCS), Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC), Papua New Guinea, are also among the SEARCC members. The Computer Society of Sri Lanka represents Sri Lanka in the SEARCC. SEARCC strategy seeks to achieve its vision to be the key collaborative body for National ICT professional associations in the Asia Pacific region, helping our members to prosper and grow. Salgado is the current President of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), and has been a member of the CSSL since 2003. He served the Executive Council as a committed member from 2010. Salgado is presently the Head of Information Technology at Sampath Bank PLC. He strongly believes that as professionals we all have a responsibility not only towards the organisation that we work for, but also towards our profession, the industry we are in and the country at large.