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SLIIT ranked Sri Lanka's highest private educational institution

2015 Apr 03

Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), the nation’s premier degree awarding non-state university broke new ground when it was ranked No. 1 among Sri Lanka’s Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities announced recently.

According to the published rankings, SLIIT towers tall, ranking 9th overall among Sri Lankan Universities (

This prestigious achievement is in line with SLIIT’s vision of becoming a world class university and comes soon after the recent successful conclusion of the University’s convocation proving its unequivocal commitment to academic excellence.

The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is compiled from reliable prestigious open data sources and is one of the critical measures tracked by top universities to measure themselves in the digital space.

This ranking system for universities worldwide is based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web contents (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external links (site citations) they received.

Published bi-annually by Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain, the Ranking evaluates more than 20 000 universities.

Commenting on this illustrious accolade President and CEO of SLIIT, Professor Lalith Gamage said, "The Webometrics Ranking is yet another affirmation of SLIIT’s online focus. This ranking is based on a University’s Web presence and performance as well as its international visibility and impact. We are pleased this raking reflects SLIIT’s strong Internet footprint and constant improvements to the accessibility of information online."

"As an organization that does not receive any Government funding, the contribution by our pioneering staff towards this significant achievement is highly commendable. It’s a high priority for us to continue to improve our Web portals and digital access towards scholarly advancements" he added.

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