The University of Moratuwa (UoM), Sri Lanka became the top of the world in Google Summer of Code 2009 with 22 students accepted for the second consecutive year.
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program in which Google awards stipends to hundreds of students who successfully complete a requested free software / open-source coding project during the summer.
Congratulations for all the UoM GSoCers for raising the UoM flag up once again.
I'm very proud to be among the top Sri Lankan GSoC 2009 winners, together with my colleagues from the Computer Science and Engineering Department from University of Moratuwa.
This is because the Computer Science and Engineering department of University of Moratuwa promotes the students to participate to this competition. Especially the open source software organizations like WSO2 Inc. and Lanka Software Foundation promote and guide students on applying for GSOC. Though there is very few open source software organizations located in Sri Lanka, the contribution they have made with the participation of University of Moratuwa towards this remarkable success is marvelous.
Finally I congratulate all the Sri Lankan students who were accepted and completed their GSoC projects for last 4 years and made this small island, Sri Lanka into a rising star.
For more Details Google Open source blog.
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