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“Good” use of digital identification could unlock economic value equivalent to 3-6% of GDP by 2030

Views - 52 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

Around the world, governments and businesses are implementing digital identification programs with mixed results and adoption levels. Yet when carefully designed, “good” use of digital ID programs can help people participate more fully in their e

Cybercriminals attack cloud server honeypot within 52 seconds: Sophos Global Report

Views - 13 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced the findings of its report, Exposed: Cyberattacks on Cloud Honeypots (accessible at, which reveals that cybercriminals a

MiHCM partners Crayon to fuel growth in digital transformation

Views - 22 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

Digital transformation is estimated to bring the Asia Pacific region $1 trillion in GDP by 2021, with business benefiting from greater customer advocacy, increased productivity and higher profit margins with revenue from new products and services. Mi

Mobitel partners UTECH Technologies to introduce IIoT solutions

Views - 12 Monday, 22 April 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider, Mobitel, announced a strategic collaboration with UTECH recently. As the authorised reseller, Mobitel, in collaboration with UTECH, will offer customised IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) solutions c

Samsung receives reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems, says to investigate

Views - 12 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

New York/Seoul (Reuters): South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. said it has received “a few” reports of damage to the main display of samples of its upcoming foldable smartphone and that it will investigate. Some tech reviewers of the Galax

OPPO F11 pre-ordering gets underway in Sri Lanka

Views - 10 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

OPPO Sri Lanka opened pre-orders for the newly launched OPPO F11, the latest addition to its popular flagship F series of mobile phones, sporting a new 48MP ultra-clear camera system bringing customers an excellent rear camera capability which allows

P30 Pro brings the world’s First Leica Quad Camera experience, exclusive to Sri Lanka

Views - 7 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

The HUAWEI P30 Series changes users’ expectations as it finally enters Sri Lanka to enable Sri Lankan customers to experience a whole new level of smartphone photography. The HUAWEI P30 Pro is equipped with the all-new world’s first Leica Quad Ca

Abans launches world’s No. 1 gaming laptop at Colombo City Centre

Views - 238 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

Abans PLC, the nation’s No. 1 laptop provider, recently joined hands with MSI, a leading gaming laptop brand, to release the MSI model GL63 with RTX 2060 Graphic Card for the first time ever in Sri Lanka. The event took place in March at the Abans

FineTech hosts ‘Future of Digitisation’ CIO Forum with Google

Views - 63 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Google’s premier certified partner in Sri Lanka FineTech Consultancy recently hosted a forum on the ‘Future of Digitisation’. Attended by Chief Information Officers of leading government and private sector organisations, the breakfast meeting w

Sysco LABS conducts workshop on Machine Learning

Views - 37 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

The R&D Team of Sysco LABS Sri Lanka conducted a special session on Machine Learning for the students of the University of Colombo School of Computing on 30 March. The hands-on workshop – conducted by Madushanka Fonseka (Senior Tech Lead), Deshani

SLT successfully conducts SME Business Customer Forum in Sabaragamuwa Province

Views - 12 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT solutions provider in Sri Lanka, successfully conducted the Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) Business Customer Forum in Sabaragamuwa Province recently, as the first customer forum in 2019. The forum was held

Mitra Innovation highlights ‘ICT Transformation in Sri Lanka’ in 2nd PMO Summit 2019

Views - 130 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Mitra Innovation has announced its second annual PMO Summit where the focus will be on ‘ICT Transformation In Sri Lanka, and Defining a Shared Vision for 2025’ on 25 April, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Hatch Works Ltd., 14 Baron Jayathilake Mawatha,

Next generation speed and erformance starts with Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung’s 1st 5G smartphone

Views - 24 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

Samsung Electronics announced the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is available for purchase in Korea. Over the past decade, Samsung has worked closely with network operators, device manufacturers and software developers to make 5G a reality with its complete e

Cybersecurity tips for shopping safely this festive season

Views - 86 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

By Nisa Vithana With Avurudu shopping season just around the corner, many of us are preparing to spend a sizable portion of our annual income on many discounted sales that retailers have on offer. While most people still like to do in-store shopping,

Humans team up with machines to ensure national security

Views - 21 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

By Ben Conklin Analysts at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) often work behind the scenes, providing maps and data to policy makers, the armed forces, intelligence agencies, and first responders. Their work – much of it done using g

War on terrorism and drug trafficking: ICTs to decide the winner?

Views - 147 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

Police Anti-Narcotic Bureau of Sri Lanka, for the past few months, seized more consignments of illegal drugs perhaps than the total amount it must have been seizing since its establishment in 1973. We should feel thrilled because, on one hand, it re

South Asia’s First LIVE 5G Showcase by Dialog Demonstrates Future of 5G

Views - 93 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, demonstrated industrial applications of 5G at their live 5G showcase at Dialog Iconic. The showcase was launched on the 2nd of April in the presence of Minister of Telecommunication, For

Amazon, Microsoft chosen to compete for Pentagon cloud computing contract

Views - 16 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Inc. and Microsoft Corp have been selected to continue competing for Pentagon cloud computing services as part of a contract that could be worth some $ 10 billion, the US Department of Defence said on Wednesday. The s

Australian-Sri Lankan start-up Different looks to Sri Lanka for software engineers

Views - 220 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

“Sri Lanka has a huge opportunity to harness the talent of our people and create a great technology export industry. There is unlimited global demand for Sri Lankan software engineers earning $ 1,500 a month, living and working in Colombo. Differen

Avaya partners Bell Solutions to launch cloud offering in SL with simplified video conferencing

Views - 103 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Avaya Holdings Corp., a leader in unified communication and collaboration solutions, announced the launch of its video as a service solution – Avaya Equinox Meetings Online (AEMO) in Sri Lanka on the sidelines of a partner event held with Bell Solu

Global Information Security: Russia has nothing to fear nor do we have anything to conceal

Views - 19 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

By Andrei Krutskikh Against the backdrop of the habitual – even ritual – anti-Russia propaganda, some voices of reason have been heard lately among American experts. Of particular interest in this regard is the recent article by the Daily Beast t

Glidar launches first-of-its-kind ‘GlidAR’ Augmented Reality Experience

Views - 75 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Glidar Ltd., the newest technology start-up in Sri Lanka launched the GlidAR Augmented Reality App experience using its mobile app to the corporate sector at the Galle Face Hotel recently. Invitees were inspired with the new layers of creativity and

Abbas Kamrudeen takes reins of FITIS

Views - 26 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Abbas Kamrudeen was ceremonially inducted as the Chairman of the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) Friday, 29 March in the presence of a distinguished gathering including Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Minster Digital Infrastr

“We would not be where we are today without Sri Lanka”: IFS CEO

Views - 1094 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

Sweden-headquartered global leader in enterprise software, IFS, was in Sri Lanka last month. During his stay, he sat down with Daily FT for an exclusive interview where he spoke about the importance of IFS’ local office for its global growth...

Mobitel’s 5G (r)evolution is real

Views - 273 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:47

Mobitel Ltd., the national mobile service provider in Sri Lanka, successfully showcased South Asia’s first 5G deployment over a mobile network on Friday 5 April. Mobitel’s successful implementation of 5G was hot on the heels of the 5G deployments

iTelaSoft partners Mobitel on IoT devices

Views - 114 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:45

iTelaSoft which has been engaged in developing IoT solutions for both global and local organisations, handed over its first set of NB-IoT modems to Mobitel to facilitate its innovative solution platforms. NB-IoT modem was a part of the migration kit

China says it wants to eliminate bitcoin mining

Views - 22 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:43

SHANGHAI (Reuters): China’s State planner wants to ban bitcoin mining, according to a draft list of industrial activities the agency is seeking to stop in a sign of growing Government pressure on the cryptocurrency sector. China is the world’s la

“SL’s growth during the last few months for us is interesting”: UiPath India CEO

Views - 160 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:40

A McKinsey report entitled ‘Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy’ predicts automation technologies will have an economic impact of between $ 5.2 and $ 6.7 trillion by 2025. Some of the techn

Up in the cloud: Using AI and digitalisation to transform Sri Lanka to a developed country

Views - 50 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

MillenniumIT eChanneling and Ustocktrade Founder Tony Weerasinghe delivered the 15th Annual Sujata Jayawardena Memorial Oration on 28 March at the BMICH on the topic ‘Up in the Cloud: Using Artificial Intelligence and Digitalisation to transform Sr

FASL to be a Regional Co-Organiser of Asia Smart App Awards 2018/19 in Hong Kong

Views - 103 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

The Fintech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL) will be a Regional Co-Organiser of the Asia Smart App Awards 2018/19 in Hong Kong which is organised by the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA). Nominations are to be submitted before

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Poignant pondering on a patriarch

Monday, 22 April 2019

Almost five months have gone. It is with a profound sense of sadness that we experienced the demise of our veteran teacher, respected author, legal luminary, an accomplished ambassador, an eminent public servant and an amazing human being, Dr. Wickre

Enemies of democracy – Part I Demand for a strongman to rule the country

Monday, 22 April 2019

I posed the following question to a group of university students recently: ‘Do you desire to have a strongman to rule Sri Lanka today?’ The students, made up of both genders in the age group of 25 to 35, chorused the answer in the affirmative. Wh

The sad demise of Jet Airways

Monday, 22 April 2019

Jet Airways of India, once the premier full-service carrier of the sub-continent, has ceased operations. “Jet Airways and its Board of Directors have been forced to take this extreme measure, as prolonged and sustained efforts with lenders and auth

No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019

Trial by fire is not a new ordeal to Christian community. It predates Notre Dame and Nazism by millennia. In fact, a decade or so before Nero torched believers to light Roman avenues, Jewish religious leaders put Jesus-followers to the test as the Ch

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