Mr. Firthows Hassan Ahamed Shibly, a Lecturer in IT, Department of Arabic Language, Faculty of Islamic Studies & Arabic Language in South Eastern University of Sri Lanka whose research areas were cloud computing, green computing and e-commerce has got $500 grant and it has been shortlisted as one of the best projects among 300 research projects in the Competition organized by the Institutes of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) All Young Engineers' Humanitarian Challenge (AIYEHUM) and IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific).

All Young Engineers' Humanitarian Challenge (AIYEHUM) and IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific) is a project competition where young scientists and engineers identify a community problem, develop technological solutions to address them and eventually implement it with the support provided by the IEEE R10. The promising projects are shortlisted based on the innovation, results expected, and sustainability and most importantly on their impact on humanity or on community.

Mr.Shibly's project titled "Development of a Web Based Electronic Waste Management System: A Study with Special Reference to Recycling Companies in Sri Lanka" has earned a very big praise and commendations by the various Academics in the respective field. He is also considered as one and only Sri Lankan who won the grant and shortlisted to the final round.

He, being pursuing Master of Science in Information Technology from Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) has completed Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology & Postgraduate Diploma in MIT (Kelaniya). His first degree was BBA (Hons) in Management Information System, graduating from South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.

While AIYEHUM Team congratulated Mr.Shibly for being selected as one of the shortlisted projects for funding in AIYEHUM Challenge 2015, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka Vice Chancellor Prof.MMM Najim too has congratulated his great achievements and wished him all success.