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IronOne Technologies triumphs at National Export Awards 2018 for 2nd consecutive year

Views - 154 Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:00

In recognition of its unique contribution and innovative approaches towards Sri Lankan exports, leading software solutions company IronOne Technologies Ltd. received three prestigious Gold awards at the 26th NCE Annual Export Awards 2018 concluded re

SHe CISO Exec. global cybersecurity and leadership program in Sri Lanka

Views - 272 Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:00

SHe CISO Exec., the inaugural cybersecurity and leadership program to be held in October is the first of a series of global give back events offering up to 100% scholarships for the right applicants and has already attracted interest from many global

‘Gamata Technology’ to empower entrepreneurs in rural communities

Views - 69 Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Gamata Technology, a nation-wide platform created to empower young entrepreneurs in rural communities of Sri Lanka, is to be launched on 14 October at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, said officials recently. The event wil

Dr. Prasanna Lokuge awarded CIO of the Year by CSSL

Views - 114 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Dr. Prasanna Lokuge – Director (Information Systems) of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has been awarded the prestigious CIO of the Year at the ICT Awards 2018 organised by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL).

DHS says no reason to doubt firms’ China hack denials

Views - 16 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The US Department of Homeland Security said on Saturday it currently had no reason to doubt statements from companies that have denied a Bloomberg report that their supply chains were compromised by malicious computer chips inse

Less talk, more action needed on e-commerce, trade forum hears

Views - 43 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

A laissez-faire approach to electronic commerce would put businesses and people in poorer countries at risk of falling further behind, the heads of UNCTAD and the World Trade Organization said on opening day of the trade rule-making body’s public f

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 records roaring sales in Sri Lanka

Views - 49 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka’s latest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 9, has received an overwhelming response from customers in Sri Lanka. Launched recently, the sales of the Galaxy Note 9 have successfully surpassed that of its earlier version, the Note 8.

Star Packaging implements Datamation’s FiNAC ERP

Views - 120 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

Star Packaging Ltd. is one of Sri Lanka’s largest corrugated carton manufacturers. Star Packaging has earned its way up to becoming the market leader in the corrugated carton manufacturing business by using a cost effective supply chain process and

Microsoft calls on SMBs in search of business growth to embrace cloud

Views - 46 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

Microsoft held a seminar at the Hilton Colombo, where they hosted local small and medium businesses. The event, which was themed ‘AM PM work to your own schedule’, showcased the mobility, productivity and security within the cloud computing platf

AIS now ‘smart’ with EWIS Smart Classroom Solution

Views - 212 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The revolutionary interactive based education methodology has now enthralled AIS, with the launch of smart classrooms. The EWIS smart classroom solution was launched at Asian International School recently with pomp and flair. A total of 11 classroom

US warns of new hacking spree from group linked to China

Views - 37 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The US Government on Wednesday warned that a hacking group widely known as cloudhopper, which Western cybersecurity firms have linked to the Chinese Government, has launched attacks on technology service providers in a campaign

IT Unit of IDB to conduct seminar on digital marketing on Saturday

Views - 18 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

By E. Weerapperuma The Industrial Information Unit of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Consultancy Services under aegis of the Industrial Development Board of Ceylon (IDB) has organised a one-day seminar on digital marketing via Facebo

Best unlimited plans to connect with over 13 m Dialog subscribers

Views - 66 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, yesterday announced the introduction of ‘Dialog Blaster Unlimited’ for its prepaid and post-paid subscribers with unlimited Dialog to Dialog (D2D) Voice coupled with data and calling

Fortinet positive on market potential in Sri Lanka

Views - 69 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:35

Facebook says hackers did not use stolen logins on third-party sites

Views - 15 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:34

NEW YORK (Reuters): Facebook Inc. said on Tuesday that investigators have determined that hackers did not access other sites that use the social networking site’s single sign-on in a massive cyberattack that the company disclosed last week. “We a

Sri Lanka’s first Apple Premium Mono Store opens at Colombo City Centre

Views - 341 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:33

Abans launched Sri Lanka’s first Apple Mono Store at the Colombo City Centre Mall on 19 September. The store was formally opened by Abans Group Chairperson Aban Pestonjee and the Directors of Colombo City Centre. The senior management of Abans PLC

Raising the profile of women in information security

Views - 51 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:27

By Nisa Vithana Clearly, women are not a homogeneous group when it comes to professions which require astonishing female talent. Global concerns have been raised recently on women’s underrepresentation in the fields of science, technology, engineer

Sri Lanka IT/BPM sector promotion in Stockholm, Sweden

Views - 80 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:14

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Sweden hosted a familiarisation program for selected Swedish companies in the ICT sector on 1 October, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) and with the participati

Sri Lankan startups featured at World Economic Forum in China

Views - 156 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

Marking a historic move for the country’s startup ecosystem, two Sri Lankan startups were selected to participate in the World Economic Forum’s 12th ‘Annual Meeting of New Champions’ in Tianjin China recently. Dubbed the ‘Summer Davos’,

UK watchdog fines Tesco $ 21.4 m for bank cyber failings

Views - 12 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Britain’s markets watchdog has fined Tesco GBP 16.4 million ($ 21.4 million) for failing to protect account holders at its bank from a ‘foreseeable’ cyber-attack two years ago. The Financial Conduct Authority said that in Nove

Young people at centre of social innovation and entrepreneurship

Views - 34 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

Today’s generation of young people is the largest the world has ever known. One in every three people alive today is under the age of 30, and around 90% of these young people are living mainly in Asia and Africa. In Sri Lanka, nearly a quarter of

People’s Bank supports INFOTEL 2018 as a Gold Sponsor

Views - 26 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

People’s Bank has stepped forward as a Gold Sponsor for Sri Lanka’s flagship ICT Expo, INFOTEL 2018, being held from 2 to 4 November at the BMICH, under the theme ‘Towards a Digital Economy’. The bank’s partnership with Infotel 2018 is ali

Seminar on ‘Managing Human Capital and Digitisation with Google Cloud’ tomorrow

Views - 33 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

Acclivity Training announced that a seminar on ‘Managing Human Capital and Digitisation with Google Cloud will be held on Thursday, 4 October, at the Galadari Hotel from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as part of the seminar series on ‘Essential Business

US sues after California Governor signs ‘net neutrality’ law

Views - 12 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The US Justice Department late on Sunday filed suit after California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to restore open internet protections known as net neutrality in the state after the Trump administration repealed the r

Port of San Diego hit by ransomware attack

Views - 16 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): The Port of San Diego said last week that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security were investigating a ransomware attack that disrupted the Port’s information technology systems. “This is mainly an administrative issue

On IoT: Boosting ‘hyper-exponential growth’ of organisations across the globe

Views - 214 Tuesday, 2 October 2018 00:00

Experts at Daily FT-CICRA Cyber Security Summit 2018 discuss opportunities and challenges of security in the era of IoT

TIQRI celebrates 10 years of innovation in technology

Views - 231 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:21

TIQRI Corporation, a global technology company with focus on innovation in technology, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of commencing operations in Sri Lanka.

Fiorano Software partners with Transnational Technology Solutions Lanka

Views - 118 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:19

Fiorano Software, a leading provider of enterprise integration middleware, announced its partnership with Transnational Technology Solutions Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., a leading IT company in Sri Lanka to deliver business productivity solutions for the enterp

FriMi joins NITC 2018 as Digital Banking Partner

Views - 58 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:18

FriMi Digital Bank has joined hands with the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) as the Digital Banking Partner of the National IT Conference 2018 (NITC 2018),

OPPO F9 Starry Purple with VOOC Flash charging debuts

Views - 29 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:16

OPPO, the selfie expert and leader after successfully launching the F9 in Sunrise Red and Twilight Blue last month, has announced the latest addition to its popular F9 in gorgeous Starry Purple color in the Sri Lankan market.

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Constitutional paradox: There is no such thing called Election Commission

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Our Constitution, which was certified by Parliament on 31 August 1978, has 19 amendments; the First Amendment to the Constitution was certified by the Speaker in the same year on 20 November. By the end of 1988, there had been 14 amendments made to t

‘So Sri Lanka’ – upgrade staff, processes, infrastructure at BIA arrivals to be world’s best!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

24 October, time 12:47 p.m., place – my residence in Colombo My phone buzzes with a WhatsApp message from my old colleague Prasad Fernanado now with Saudi British Bank in Saudi. I am thrilled to see the message ‘Sri Lanka top country for travel i

Qatar crisis: From the Sri Lankans’ point of view

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The aim of this article is to examine the Saudi blockade over Qatar and its impact in the past 17 months on the country. A special focus will be given to the Sri Lankan workers who have been living in Qatar for the past two decades. The reason why th

The reality of Sri Lanka – household end!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Whilst Sri Lanka is debating what is right and wrong on the governance of the country, the Sri Lankan household is falling part due to escalating costs, as per the latest data released by respected research agency Nielsen. For the seventh quarter in

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