It was a time when there was no service organization for Tamils working to fill the vacuum prevalent in the Information Technology field. Most of the North, East and Upcountry of Sri Lanka were in complete darkness with regard to the fast growing field of Information Technology. A vast majority of Tamil school students were growing without even seeing a real computer in front of their eyes. There were no computers at all in schools, expect a few town schools. The very few government offices, which had computing facilities, were using computers only for word processing. General awareness about the potential of IT was very low even among top-level government servants in Tamil areas.
It was in this background that TITA started functioning from the late 1999 and was then formally registered as a service organization in Sri Lanka in November 2000."
As an observer and a rare participant in TITA's activities, I appreciate the tremendes effort put for the foundation of TITA by its founders.
TITA was very sucessfull in reaching the underprevileged students from all parts of srilanka where tamil speaking people lives.
However I belive TITA failed to absorbe more young professionals into its activities and administration.
Recently I noticed that most of the TITA members of the "board of directors" were become idle and no longer participating in its activities. They are either busy with their families or migrated overseas.
Will TITA reform itself and march with a refreshed mind?