Asi@Connect Project Local Launch in Sri Lanka

Asi@Connect local launch is a major milestone for LEARN Network.

Asi@Connect provides high-quality, congestion-free network access to academic and research institutions worldwide. This connectivity is provided free of charge to all institutions connected to the LEARN network.

This is a good opportunity to bring up the Network Researchers, officials of Sri Lankan Government, delegates from the European Union, the Korean Government and the LEARN community (State universities and research and education institutes) to one stage.

Objectives of the Local Launch

  • Announce to the policy makers, and R&E network community about the Asi@Connect project and how LEARN is involved in the same.
  • To make the LEARN member institutions and researchers aware of the Asi@Connect project and its benefits
  • To make the researchers get involve and utilize the project resources and funds

Host by
20th JUNE 2017
at Hilton, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Limited number of Seats are available

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Please contact Mr. Dinesh Gunawardena on +772 228 075 (

Event Agenda

    09:00 Registration & Refreshment

    09:50 Opening ceremony with lighting oil lamp

    10.00 Welcome Act – Sri Lankan Traditional Dance

    10:15 Welcome & Introduction

      Address by, Chairman/LEARN - Professor P.S.M. Gunaratne, Vice Chairman/UGC

    10:30 Asi@Connect & TIEN AV

    10:35 Official Local Launch of the Asi@Connect Project in SL

    10:45 Overview of the Asi@Connect Project

      Dr. ByungKyu Kim, Executive Officer, TEIN*Cooperation Centre

    11.00 Internet connectivity network

      Chief Guest's Speech by Ambassador Tung-Lai Margue, Head of the Delegation of the European Union

    11:20 Dance performance

    11.35 Speech by APAN Representative

    11:50 Local Launch Closing Remark

      by Dr. Roshan Ragel, CEO/LEARN

    12:00 Lunch Break and Networking

    14:00 Training Programmes via Asi@Connect

      Keynote: Capacity Building of LEARN by Dr Asitha Bandaranayake
      Director, Network and Communication Unit
      University of Peradeniya
      Discussion session, coordinated by Dr. Asitha Bandaranayake

    15:20 Evening Tea Break

    15:40 Asi@Connect Applications and Sub-projects

      1. Keynote: Telemedicine in Asia Professor Shuji Shimizu,
      Chairman and Professor, International Medical Department (iMed)
      Director, Telemedicine Development Center of Asia (TEMDEC)
      Kyushu University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan

      2. Keynote: TEIN Project Case Studies by Dr ByungKyu Kim

    17:00 Program Closing Remarks

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