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Gihan Dias

Professor Gihan Dias was instrumental in setting up and running the academic Internet in Sri Lanka, the Lanka Experimental Academic & Research Network (LEARN), starting with Sri Lanka’s first email system in 1990. He led LEARN from 1993 to 2003. Prof. Dias was also founder and first president of the Lanka Academic Network (LAcNet), a nonprofit, volunteer organization of Sri Lankan students, teachers and professionals whose primary mission is to enhance educational opportunities in Sri Lanka by increasing the accessibility of information technology to its students. Read Professor Dias' full bio here.