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Bileeta empowers SME business community in Jaffna

Views - 39 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:03

Breaking new ground in the spectrum of ERP solutions, Bileeta has over the last one year been instrumental in helping SMEs fuel rapid growth by launching an enterprise resource planning system designed specifically for small business and midsize comp

Samsung poised to benefit from China virus woes afflicting Apple, other rivals

Views - 22 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:02

SEOUL (Reuters): Samsung Electronics stands to be a major beneficiary of the China production problems announced by rival Apple Inc on Monday, reaping the rewards of a decade-long bet on low-cost smartphone manufacturing in Vietnam. Half of Samsung

IT Industry honours SLIIT’s Dr. Windhya Rankothge as ICT Leader of the Year

Views - 40 Thursday, 20 February 2020 01:01

SLIIT Senior Lecturer Dr. Windhya Rankothge was honoured as the ‘ICT Leader of the Year Award’ in the Elite Awards: Female Category at the National CSSL ICT Awards 2019. She is an alumnus of SLIIT and holds a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology

Nokia to acquire optical networking tech firm Elenion

Views - 15 Thursday, 20 February 2020 00:58

Reuters: Finnish telecom networks maker Nokia Oyj said yesterdau it has agreed to acquire privately-held US-based company Elenion Technologies to boost its optical networking business and broaden its offering to telecoms operators. The value of the a

Malaysia to choose 5G partners based on own security standards

Views - 18 Thursday, 20 February 2020 00:58

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Malaysia’s own security standards will dictate which companies take part in its planned 5G rollout this year, its communications minister told Reuters on Monday, as the United States pushes countries to exclude China’s Hua

EU bets on industrial data, new rules to catch up in global tech

Views - 8 Thursday, 20 February 2020 00:58

Reuters: The European Commission plans to create a single European market for data, hoping that pooling the region’s deep industrial expertise could help build technology powerhouses to catch up with Silicon Valley and state-backed Chinese heavywei

CSSL elects new council for 2020

Views - 1208 Tuesday, 18 February 2020 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) was held recently and the new Executive Council for 2020 was duly elected. Prabath S. Wickramaratne was re-elected as the President, while Damith Hettihewa was re-elected as the

Huawei releases Y7P into Sri Lankan smartphone market

Views - 86 Tuesday, 18 February 2020 00:00

Innovative smartphone manufacturer Huawei yesterday unveiled its much-awaited new addition to the Y series: the Huawei Y7P. The specialty of this launch was that the Huawei Y7P is the first device to be launched with Huawei AppGallery, Huawei’s ne

EDB continues to promote Sri Lanka ICT and BPM products in Japan

Views - 36 Tuesday, 18 February 2020 00:00

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) is calling for applications from companies with cutting-edge technologies to join its delegation to Japan IT Week 2020 from 8-10 April. More than 30 companies have been assisted by the EDB, where delegate

99X Technology invests in building product management capability for next wave of growth

Views - 263 Monday, 17 February 2020 01:20

With a renewed focus on empowering their employees to become product consultants to a growing global clientele, software product engineering specialist 99X Technology engaged Tarigo Consulting, UK to conduct Product Management workshops to drive thei

SLT shines at Asia’s Most Trusted Companies Awards 2019

Views - 23 Monday, 17 February 2020 01:19

Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) was recognised at the ‘Asia’s Most Trusted Companies Awards 2019’, for the company’s exceptional business performance and achievements made during the year. The award ceremony was held in Bangkok, Thailand recently

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020

Views - 26 Monday, 17 February 2020 01:17

Samsung Electronics kicked off a new decade of mobile innovation with a bang with the official introduction of its latest statement – making smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip, and the Galaxy S20 – a new flagship series that fundamentally changes the

7 OPPO smartphones that shaped the decade

Views - 12 Monday, 17 February 2020 01:16

As the 2010-2019 decade has come to an end, we thought it would be fun to look back on the past 10 years to highlight key OPPO smartphone technology developments. Join us in appreciating the many innovations and smartphone trends that have taken plac

Huawei Nova 5T launched in new colour variant

Views - 18 Monday, 17 February 2020 01:15

Bringing harmony and tranquillity, Huawei, the innovative smartphone manufacturer, has introduced a new colour gradient of Crush Green to the current smartphone sensation, Huawei Nova 5T. One of the latest additions and taking the Nova family by sto

Airtel launches ‘Data Double, Awasi Double’

Views - 21 Monday, 17 February 2020 01:14

Cementing its presence as the most preferred mobile service provider among youth, Airtel Lanka recently announced ‘Data Double, Awasi Double’ the telco’s latest package which provides double data benefits. The new offer aims to provide users wi

Global research and education leader Wiley announces expansion plans in Sri Lanka

Views - 42 Monday, 17 February 2020 01:12

By Sandun Tissa Samaratunga John Wiley and Sons Inc., a global leader in research and education, last week announced its plans for 2020 and upcoming first anniversary of its operations in Sri Lanka. For over 200 years Wiley has been driving the wor

‘Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper’: Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Views - 18 Monday, 17 February 2020 01:11

MUNICH (Reuters): Online content should be regulated with a system somewhere between the existing rules used for the telecoms and media industries, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told global leaders and security chiefs on Saturday. Speaking at the Muni

Ideamart for Women and launch ’Tech Liya’, empowering women in tech entrepreneurship

Views - 35 Monday, 17 February 2020 01:10

Technology today has become a powerful tool that can drive greater empowerment and open doors to greater opportunities for women across the world. Sri Lanka is no exception; technology continues to facilitate entrepreneurial opportunities for women i

Epic Lanka Technologies and SLT sign MoU for comprehensive cooperation in cutting-edge ICT

Views - 258 Friday, 14 February 2020 00:00

Epic Lanka Technologies, one of the leading digital transformation solutions providers in the region and Sri Lanka Telecom, the national digital services provider, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently agreeing on comprehensive cooperat

Orel IT powers FITIS with corporate partnership

Views - 33 Friday, 14 February 2020 00:00

Orel IT, the nation’s largest BPO and KPO provider, powered the Federation of Information Technology Industry (FITIS) with a Corporate Partner sponsorship recently. The name OIT is synonymous with ground-breaking IT innovation in Sri Lanka, with a

Softlogic Information Technologies and Syntrex introduce EDB Open Source Data Management Platform

Views - 41 Friday, 14 February 2020 00:00

Softlogic Information Technologies, one of the leading software and hardware solutions providers in the country together with Syntrex Global Technologies, recently introduced a new open source software, EnterpriseDB (EDB), a database platform develop

Tech One Global Group appoints new General Manager in SL

Views - 40 Friday, 14 February 2020 00:00

Tech One Global Ltd. recognised Microsoft Gold Partner and Regional Systems integrator announces the appointment of Manjula Wimadalasa as the acting General Manager of Tech One Sanje in Sri Lanka effective 1 February. This new role is a-step up from

Step in to the ‘Future of Customer Support’ with SLT BizChat

Views - 28 Friday, 14 February 2020 00:00

The pioneer of digital services provider in the country, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) further broadening its ICT support to SMEs, recently launched a new service, SLT BizChat. In an ever-evolving digital environment, it is essential to keep customers cap

South Asian Technologies unveils ‘Kaspersky Mega Surprise’

Views - 25 Friday, 14 February 2020 00:00

South Asian Technologies Ltd., one of Sri Lanka’s premier ICT distribution companies and sole distributor for Kaspersky in Sri Lanka, recently unveiled ‘Kaspersky Mega Surprise’, a novel promotion for all Kaspersky users in Sri Lanka. The prom

Rakuten Viber to launch My Notes

Views - 22 Friday, 14 February 2020 00:00

Rakuten Viber, one of the world’s leading messaging apps, today announced its newest feature, My Notes, to organise the biggest and smallest moments, simplify daily tasks and deepen personal connections with users is rolling out globally. Consumers

Level up to a quality smartphone experience with the new Nokia C1

Views - 22 Friday, 14 February 2020 00:00

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announces the Nokia C1 availability in Sri Lanka, a smartphone designed to entertain – anytime, anywhere. Nokia C1 features an impressive 5.45” display and with lighter apps and less bloatware, which enables

Stop chasing after the magic security box, look at the people

Views - 60 Thursday, 13 February 2020 01:14

Wars have many different forms, civil, liberation and now cyber wars. I am no stranger to it. I grew up during the ’80s in Sri Lanka, where we faced a civil and a liberation war. It was probably some of the darkest times that Sri Lanka went through

ASUS puts portability, power and design at heart of new range

Views - 46 Thursday, 13 February 2020 00:31

ASUS is betting high on innovation with their latest range featuring the lightest laptops, and the best designed gaming computers to conquer markets in the coming decade. The company previewed its latest PC and gaming products at its headquarters in

Samsung Sri Lanka welcomes 2020 with product line-up designed to deliver meaningful innovations

Views - 35 Thursday, 13 February 2020 00:28

Sri Lanka’s No. 1 smartphone brand, Samsung further consolidates its market leadership by introducing its latest smartphones to kick off 2020. The latest smartphones introduced for the first quarter are Galaxy Note 10 Lite; designed to enhance prod

Paragon Holdings announces launch of augmented reality app

Views - 362 Thursday, 13 February 2020 00:27

Paragon Holdings, specialising in outdoor advertising, TV and radio advertising production, event management, and digital marketing, announced the launch of their augmented reality application through Sri Lanka Augmented Reality (SLAR), at a press co

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Withering of expectations and prospects of new ones

Friday, 21 February 2020

The election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as President at the last Presidential Election can be said to have been the ultimate wish of the majority of Sinhala Buddhist people. Yet, the people were not aware that the President they were electing does not hav

Upsurge of populism

Friday, 21 February 2020

“Populism: denies the pluralism of contemporary societies. It promotes hostility to “enemies” and flirts with violence. It is generally gripped by a territorial mentality that prioritises borders and nation states against ‘foreigners’ and

Diplomatic drone strike, Indo-Lanka equation and constitutional change

Thursday, 20 February 2020

The ‘diplomatic drone strike’, the dramatic US strictures against the Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, tells us that Big Brother IS watching. This isn’t the usual suspects, its way out of their league. This is the Big League, the big b

Solar and wind power can resolve electricity crisis, early and cheaper, if allowed

Thursday, 20 February 2020

The country is facing the worst power situation in the history, with electricity generation being unable to meet the demand, with generation costs among the most expensive in the world. With the current scenario, the country cannot be expected to com

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