IT / Telecom / Tech

wOw.lk’s ‘Gamakata FREE TV’ campaign offers unbeatable ‘Buy 1, Get 1 free’ on TVs

Views - 24 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

wOw.lk, the largest e-commerce website in Sri Lanka, recently launched ‘Gamakata FREE TV’, which offers three exclusive ‘Buy 1, Get 1 free’ deals on high performance TVs. wOw.lk deals are some of the most popular because of the high value the


WhatsApp out to make money from business messages

Views - 53 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, AFP: Facebook last week set out to make money from WhatsApp with a scheme to connect businesses with customers via the smartphone messaging service.


Huawei sees smartphone shipments topping 200 m, eyes world No. 1 rank

Views - 32 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

HONG KONG (Reuters): China’s Huawei raised its forecast for full-year smartphone shipments to more than 200 million and said it could become the world’s top vendor of the devices in the final quarter of next year.


Innovation Festival of ICTA’s ‘Disrupt Asia 2018’ to showcase technology, inspire new wave of entrep

Views - 70 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

Disrupt Asia 2018, Sri Lanka’s Premier Start-up Conference and Innovation Festival, is set to showcase advanced technologies


Fintek acquires Brown and Co.’s Integrated Business Solutions

Views - 103 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

Fintek Managed Solutions Ltd. has announced its acquisition of the Integrated Business Solutions (IBS) unit of Brown


Apple first US firm to be $ 1 t in value

Views - 36 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): Apple Inc. updated its latest share count on Wednesday, putting the magic stock price


Helicopter tour for Mobitel 4G Customers

Views - 33 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s national mobile services provider Mobitel embarked on its exciting 4G Nation campaign to promote 4G in the outskirts


PwC Sri Lanka wins Oracle’s SaaS Partner Appreciation award

Views - 160 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

PwC Sri Lanka was recently awarded the SaaS Partner Appreciation award – South Asian Growing Economies at the Oracle FY19 SaaS Partner Forum, which was held at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo.


ICTA’s ‘e-Swabhimani 2018’ applications extended till 8 August

Views - 30 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

e-Swabhimani, the Digital Social Impact Awards recognises the excellence of Information and Communication Technology


Airtel Lanka’s Jinesh Hegde named ‘CEO of the Year’ at Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards 2018

Views - 82 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

Jinesh Hegde, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Lanka was awarded ‘The CEO of the Year’ Award


Mitra Innovation Director wins Leadership Excellence in Innovation Award

Views - 49 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

Director and Head of Delivery Bivendra Narangoda proudly accepted the award for ‘Leadership Excellence in Technology


Biggest YouTube meetup of the year in Colombo on 10 Aug.

Views - 100 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

YouTube Open Mic Night is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka, and an event to bring together the country’s leading YouTube celebrities


VSIS recognised as VMware’s Solution Provider of the Year in Sri Lanka 2018

Views - 245 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

Leading Sri Lankan ICT Solutions provider and systems integration specialist, VS Information Systems Ltd., (VSIS) continued


Disrupt Asia 2018 to kick off in August while influencing entrepreneurship thinking

Views - 75 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Disrupt Asia 2018, Sri Lanka’s start-up conference and innovation festival is set to kick-off next month while influencing and driving entrepreneurship thinking. The series of events is to take place on 11 August at the Trace


India looking to compel e-commerce, social media firms to store data locally

Views - 33 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

MUMBAI (Reuters): India is considering asking e-commerce and social media firms to exclusively store customer data locally in a move that could affect global giants that operate in the country, such as Amazon, Facebook and WhatsApp. The Government is


Clicknshop.lk launches ‘Mobile Madness’ for customers

Views - 46 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

Launching a special promotion ‘Mobile Madness’, Clicknshop, an E-commerce site under LAUGFS Lfinity, recently organised the largest mobile phone sale for the month of July. LAUGFS Lfinity partnered with Hatton National Bank (HNB) as the official


Breakfast forum for CEOs on GDPR and cyber security

Views - 50 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

The breakfast forum ‘A CEO’s Guide to GDPR’, to be held on 7 August at Jetwing Colombo Seven, offers the opportunity to hear from industry leaders as to what steps they have taken to be compliant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Mi


SLIIT partners Sri Lanka’s biggest ICT event

Views - 125 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Information and Technology (SLIIT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) recently as the ‘higher education partner’ for the National IT Conference 2018, recognised as t


Hack:Bit 2018, first national hackathon to tackle Micro:bit

Views - 27 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

Sarvodaya Fusion and Micro:bit SLUG, together with Microsoft, recently held a two-day inter-school and university hackathon called Hack:Bit 2018 at Trace Expert City. The sprint-like event saw 25 teams writing code onto their respective micro:bit dev


Content creators can now monetise via YouTube in Sri Lanka!

Views - 146 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:00

Ripe in the times when creative minds in the country are looking to turn their passions into careers, local content creators will


Pearson Lanka strides from ideas to innovations

Views - 208 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

Over 300 software engineers of Pearson Lanka gathered at ‘DevCon 2018’ held on 9 July, Waters Edge, Battaramulla.


FITIS joins hands with NITC 2018 as a Partner

Views - 27 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) has come forward to partner with National IT Conference-2018


IFS hosts Delta Training Bootcamp 2018 in Sri Lanka

Views - 92 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, welcomed customer and partner representatives from seven countries for hands-on training on IFS Applications 9 and 10.


99X Technology ranked among Sri Lanka’s Best Workplaces for sixth consecutive year

Views - 52 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

As organisations evolve dramatically to create and accommodate the ‘millennial workplace’, it has been established


Sophos Intercept X for server blocks cyber attackers from hitting the business bullseye

Views - 63 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

OXFORD, UK: Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced Sophos Intercept X for Server, next-generation server protection with predictive deep learning technology that provides constantly evolving security against cyber


Top notch Kensington computer accessories launched in Sri Lanka with Thef:;llstop

Views - 46 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

A range of computer accessories from Kensington, the global leader in innovative and reliable anti-theft security solutions, desktop productivity accessories and ergonomic computer furniture, has been launched by Thef:;llstop, recently appointed sole


VSIS successfully concludes inaugural Citrix Cyber Security Forum for BFSI sector

Views - 189 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

Leading Sri Lankan ICT Solutions provider and systems integration specialist, V S Information Systems (VSIS) successfully concluded its inaugural Citrix Cyber Security Forum focused on Banking, Financial services and Insurance (BFSI) industry as part


Meta Defence Labs steps up support to firms to face GDPR challenge

Views - 134 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

Meta Defence Labs, a UK and Sri Lankan-based cybersecurity firm, was the first to hold the island’s inaugural training session on data protection and GDPR compliance.


LAUGFS IT triumphs at BestWeb.lk 2018 with prestigious awards

Views - 49 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

LAUGFS IT successfully clinched multiple awards for the fourth year at the recently concluded ‘BestWeb.lk 2018’ competition.


National Software Competition Codefest 2018 open for applications

Views - 173 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

Capitalising on the immense success and acceptance received for the competition, the Faculty of Computing of SLIIT in collaboration with the Ministry of Education will conduct the Codefest competition for the seventh consecutive year.


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Maximum Residue Level: Dilemma of agricultural product exporters in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Due to increased emphasis on consumer health, majority of developed countries such as EU, Japan and the US insist on MRL testing of food items which has to be done by the exporter. The Codex Alimentarius Commission which is an inter-governmental bod


East Container Terminal blunder: Learn from Chinese

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Minister for Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe informed the press in August that Cabinet has approved the development of East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo Port by the Ports Authority. According to approval: nPorts Authority would develop


President Sirisena, playing with fire, must take note that smoke will get into his eyes

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Penchant for playing with fire President Gamaralalage Sirisena has always had a penchant for playing with fire. He did fire-play at the local government elections when he made a disastrous U-turn and went round country blasting the party and its lea


Response to claims that Sri Lanka was in a ‘debt trap’ in 2014 due to ‘Chinese loans’

Monday, 17 September 2018

Several Western analysts have carried out a relentless media campaign in keeping with their own geopolitical agenda, to suggest that China was luring Sri Lanka into a carefully engineered debt trap.


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