Local Chapter

Colombo, Sri Lanka Chapter

Sri Lanka


Active Projects: 0

Completed Projects: 3


The mission of Omdena’s Colombo, Sri Lanka Chapter is to run open-source AI projects to solve challenges faced by the local community.

Chapter Leads

Hiran Indika


Completed projects

  • Chatbot
  • NLP
  • Sentiment Analysis

Implementation of AI Powered Chatbot to Help With the General Mental-Hygiene of the Sri Lankan Community

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10 Aug 2022

  • Deep learning / Machine Learning
  • Image Classification
  • Research

Improving Quality of Green Tea Leaves in Sri Lanka Using AI (Phase II)

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19 Oct 2021

  • Data Visualization
  • Deep learning / Machine Learning
  • EDA

Predicting Autism in Toddlers through Machine Learning

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26 Feb 2023

About Chapter Leads

Hiran Indika

Indika Hiran Wijesinghe is an IT professional, an entrepreneur, Data Science evangelist who has been helping public sector institutes to adopt AI/ML based analytics to shape their IT strategy. Also he has been a mentor for numerous ICT startups where he advised in selecting correct DSML products that goes with business strategy. Currently he holds two masters including Big Data Analytics form Robert Gordon University. He is passionate about exploring and learning novel AI/ML technologies and applying them for betterment of public sector Institutes and society at large


Varuna brings with him over 13 years of software engineering experience, including over 4 years of experience in leadership roles. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science from one of the top universities in Sri Lanka (Sri Jayewardenepura), where he was awarded the valedictorian. He worked closely with Canon Inc. to build industry-leading software solutions for digital printing presses.He eventually helped co-found Eniplex (Pvt) Ltd, where he served as CTO and worked closely with top companies to provide software solutions. His clients included DISCO Inc. He brings with him deep experience in data and software engineering, including experience and knowledge in AI/ML.He is currently working as a Tech Lead in AI at SelfDeocde and helped the to grow from 4 Engineers to nearly 50. Started to work as a backend engineer helping to transform the platform to Microservices and then helped to set up Data Pipelines and worked on AI R&D.