ICT industry must grow exponentially: ICTA CEO

Published : 12:00 am  June 2, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  398 views  |  

With Sri Lanka looking to its ICT industry to be a catalyst for economic growth, it is vitally important to continuously grow and develop, probably at a rapid or exponential rate, to keep Sri Lanka in the forefront of the global ICT sphere, said ICTA CEO Reshan Dewapura. Dewapura was participating at a press conference held in Colombo recently (22) to mark the 16th National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2014 launch. Telecommunication and Information Technology Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Jayarathne, BCSSL Chairman M.G. Tillekeratne and 2014 Organising Committee Chairman Vajeendra S. Kandegamage also participated in the event. For the sixth consecutive time ICTA is the National Partner... 


Demand-driven technology transfer solutions for SMEs in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  June 2, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  259 views  |  

The Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) collaborated with GIZ-SME Development Program to increase the outreach and demand driven technology transfer to SMEs, especially targeting the North, East and Uva Provinces in Sri Lanka. Under this project, demand driven technology transfer solutions will be developed by ITI to enhance the efficiency levels of the SMEs in the region, thereby facilitate the upgrading and establishment of potential SMEs by local entrepreneurs. The focus for this technology transfer solutions will be given to local entrepreneurs in herbal, fruit and food sectors. This activity will be carried out jointly with the ‘Vidatha’ program of the Ministry of Technology &... 


Huawei donates high-tech e-education system for rural schools

Published : 12:00 am  June 2, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  180 views  |  

Huawei, the leading global ICT solutions provider announced that President Mahinda Rajapaksa held a meeting with Chairwoman Sun Yafang during the Head of State’s official visit to the CICA conference in Shanghai. Huawei, as the largest telecom vendor in Sri Lanka, has been in operation for nearly a decade. Huawei officially launched its consumer device since June 2012 introducing economical smart phones to the Sri Lankan consumers; and entered into Enterprise business segment in January of 2014 diversifying in to the latest e-government solutions. Huawei is supporting the delivery of Sri Lanka national backbone through deploying a telecom network with faster internet speed and quality voice... 


Softlogic to revolutionise online shopping via www.mysoftlogic.lk

Published : 12:00 am  June 2, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  588 views  |  

Softlogic, Sri Lanka’s premier retailer of world’s leading consumer durables, fashion brands, stylish and unique furniture plans to revolutionise the concept of online shopping with the launch of its e-commerce portal www.mysoftlogic.lk this June and expects discerning shoppers to flood its mega online store. “The exciting new addition to Sri Lanka’s dynamic online market space, www.mysoftlogic.lk, will offer shoppers a fairytale shopping spree from the convenience of their home, with a spectacular collection of the world’s best brands from glitzy fashion brands to consumer electronics, home appliances, high street watch brands and designer furniture,” said Desiree Karunaratne, Director... 


Huawei and Singer launch Honor 3C

Published : 12:00 am  May 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  640 views  |  

Iraj Weeraratne appointed as Sri Lanka’s first Online Ambassador for Huawei Smartphone Huawei Technologies Lanka Ltd., the local office of the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei, and Singer Sri Lanka PLC, the country’s number one brand and smartphone marketer, which is the exclusive national distributor for Huawei, officially announced the launch of a series of mid-range smartphones in Sri Lanka yesterday. Huawei’s Honor 3C, Ascend Y600, Ascend G730, Ascend G6 and Media Pad Youth were officially launched under the patronage of Huawei Technologies Lanka CEO Daniel Sun, Singer Sri Lanka PLC CEO Asoka Pieris, Huawei Technologies Lanka... 


Mozilla Sri Lanka community launches brand new Firefox browser

Published : 12:00 am  May 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  528 views  |  

The latest version of the popular web browser Mozilla Firefox was launched on 10 May in Colombo by the Mozilla Sri Lanka community, at a festive event held at the National School of Business Management (NSBM). Great interest was shown by students from various universities and higher education institutes all across the island, many of whom attended the launch. The Firefox browser, first launched in 2004, over the years has built up quite the following, with users from almost every country, and is popularly known as being a ‘stable’ browser. The latest launch debuted a Firefox with a brand new look, completely redesigned from its previous versions. At the launch, the Mozilla Sri Lanka community... 


Gestetner of Ceylon introduces two revolutionary multifunctional devices

Published : 12:00 am  May 29, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  437 views  |  

Gestetner of Ceylon PLC yesterday introduced revolutionary versatile multifunctional devices to control the rising costs of printing, photocopying, scanning by embedding Ricoh EZ-charger and ESA-transformer. The products were launched at the Cinnamon Lakeside in the presence of Ricoh Asia Pacific General Manager Ben Chong and Ricoh Asia Pacific Strategic Manager Chris Tham, who pledged their fullest corporation and support to Gestetner of Ceylon PLC. Gestetner of Ceylon PLC has been a longstanding key player in the field of office automation in the Sri Lankan business arena. The stencil duplicator business is the origin of the brand Gestetner. For many decades, Gestetner of Ceylon PLC has been... 


Gestetner expands countrywide dealer network

Published : 12:00 am  May 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  321 views  |  

Gestetner of Ceylon PLC, the authorised distributor in Sri Lanka for world’s renowned Japanese brand, Ricoh photocopiers, digital duplicating machines and other office related technological equipment. Recently the company held a dealer meeting where all dealers from around Sri Lanka gathered to discuss on their key initiatives and strategies. Further, during these discussions all distributors contributed on ways of continuous improvement of service levels to their customers. Dealers were indoctrinated in the latest technologies and complex technological upgrades which the Gestetner group has recently implemented. Most importantly they were advised how to assess customer requirements when recommending... 


Ranawaka calls for innovation-driven knowledge-based economy

Published : 12:00 am  May 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  231 views  |  

Following is the address by Chief Guest Minister of Technology and Research Patali Champika Ranawaka at the workshop on ‘Wealth Creation through Innovations: Role of Advanced Technologies’ held on 23 May at SLINTEC, Pitipana, Homagama ‘Knowledge Economy’ and ‘Innovation’ have become nearly unmistakable buzz-words that you hardly miss in the theme of any conference, discussion or even newspaper article, dealing with economic development today. In fact, it deserves to be the case. And this conference is no exception.   Indeed, the dialogue on the role of advanced technology-led innovation in transforming our economy into a higher middle income economy has obviously become intense,... 


Nenasala for Abhimansala in Pangolla

Published : 12:00 am  May 28, 2014  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  179 views  |  

A ‘Nenasala’ wisdom outlet complete with modern facilities was set up at the country’s third ‘Abhimansala’ Wellness Resort for disabled war heroes, says the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA). President Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurates the Abhimansala Nenasala in Pangolla as Army Commander Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake and ICTA Strategic Communications and Media Director Athula Pushpakumara look on The new Nenasala will go a long way in providing IT knowledge and facilities to war heroes rendered disabled as a result of their sacrifice for the country. ICTA is pleased to be instrumental in making this facility available to these war heroes on a par with all other citizens island-wide. The... 


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