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LakMobile wins eSwabhimani Award for 1990 Suwaseriya Mobile App

Views - 22 Wednesday, 13 November 2019 01:01

LakMobile Technology Solutions Ltd. won the 2019 eSwabhimani Award for the 1990 Suwaseriya Mobile App developed for the iOS platform under the Health and Wellbeing category. Reaching the patient’s location as soon as possible is a very crucial fac

FITIS unveils new brand identity

Views - 48 Monday, 11 November 2019 01:19

Federation of Information Technology Industry (FITIS), apex body of the ICT sector in Sri Lanka announced the launch of its new corporate brand identity at the inaugural ceremony of its National ICT Exhibition: Infotel 2019. The unveiling ceremony to

Abans launches all-new Apple iPhone 11 Series at Colombo City Centre

Views - 51 Monday, 11 November 2019 01:18

Abans PLC, your trusted Apple Authorised Reseller, and Authorised Service Provider in Sri Lanka, launched the new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Range at Colombo City Centre on 1 November. The launch began with pre-order customers being invited to a morning ev

Sri Lankan IT companies participate in CEBIT Australia 2019

Views - 169 Monday, 11 November 2019 01:16

Seven reputed Sri Lankan IT companies participated in the Sri Lanka pavilion at the CEBIT Australia 2019 Exhibition, which was held on from 29-31 October at the International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia. CEBIT Australia 2019 was a new look a

Samsung unveils its most premium Experience Store at One Galle Face Mall

Views - 36 Monday, 11 November 2019 01:13

Committed to offering customers a cutting-edge shopping experience, Samsung opened its most premium Experience Store in Sri Lanka located on the first floor of One Galle Face Mall. The new 1,068 square-foot grand showcase is a destination that bring

INFOTEL 2019 held at BMICH with Digital Leadership Forum

Views - 28 Monday, 11 November 2019 01:11

The National ICT Exhibition – INFOTEL 2019, the brainchild of Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) was inaugurated on 1 November at the BMICH under the patronage of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology Minister Ajith P. Perera a

EDB organises Tech Pavilion for Infotel 2019

Views - 15 Monday, 11 November 2019 01:10

The Export Development Board organised a Tech Pavilion for the fourth consecutive year at the Infotel exhibition with the intention of providing an opportunity for ICT companies and startups to promote their services/technologies and to meet both loc

Disrupt Asia 2019: Expert insights on building a thriving startup ecosystem in Sri Lanka

Views - 40 Monday, 11 November 2019 01:08

Sustaining a healthy startup ecosystem in Sri Lanka continues to be an important quest for everyone involved in the community. Since 2016, the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) has successfully hosted Sri Lanka’s premier Startup Conference and Innovat

SLT, first ICT digital service provider in SL to achieve ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification

Views - 38 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the national ICT and digital service provider and leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider was proud to announce that the company has received the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification i

Creating a new AI policy essential for development

Views - 93 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte In an effort to embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI), Sri Lanka should create a national strategy around it to reskill the country’s workforce whereby they could build capacity and add more value to their products and services,

Epic Lanka wins Overall Gold award for third time at NBQSA

Views - 77 Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:27

Sri Lanka’s premier technological conglomerate, Epic Lanka Ltd. won the coveted ‘Overall Gold Award’ and 11 other accolades at the recently-concluded 21st National Best Quality ICT Awards 2019 (NBQSA). Conducted by the Sri Lankan chapter of the

New showroom opening for

Views - 68 Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:26

HP Sri Lanka Country Manager Ginsara Dias and The Technocity Ltd. Chairman Fahim Ismail, accompanied by Trident Corporation Ltd. Country Manager Hilmy Niyas, Smart Link Distribution Ltd. Managing Director Mohamed Akaram and Metropolitan Computer Lt

Whiteklay unleashes Analytics as a service in partnership with Lanka Bell

Views - 31 Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:24

Lanka Bell, one of Sri Lanka’s leading telecommunication service providers, announced a strategic collaboration with Whiteklay Technologies to enable businesses to adopt a focused approach on solving problems towards Artificial Intelligence (AI) ba

WSO2 reseller and partner Chakray gears up for growth in Asia-Pacific Region

Views - 451 Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:23

WSO2 Value-Added Reseller and Premier Certified Integration Partner Chakray has established a new delivery centre and sales office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The opening of this new office comes at a time when WSO2 has experienced continued expansion in

ITX360 dazzles at National ICT Awards

Views - 51 Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:22

Clinching the Silver Award in the Industrial Transport category at the recently concluded National ICT Awards 2019, ITX360 has reinforced its position as an emerging trailblazer in total IT solutions. The award was in recognition of its leading-edge

Dialog launches new VoWiFi and e-SIM enabled iPhone 11 series

Views - 88 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and the first and only network to offer Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi or WiFi Calling) and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service in Sri Lanka, which allows users to make or receive calls using WiFi o

Xiaomi launches 5000 mAh powered Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A in Sri Lanka

Views - 132 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

Xiaomi, global technology leader, has announced the launch of its two smartphones, Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A. Redmi 8 is the latest in the popular Redmi series lineup and comes with a 12 MP dual camera setup. Redmi 8A is the latest in the Redmi A series w

Surecore awarded for excellence at National ICT Awards 2019

Views - 236 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

Surecore was awarded at the recently held ‘National ICT Awards – NBQSA 2019’. The annual event is held to recognise outstanding achievements in developing the next generation cloud-native digital core insurance platform.   Surecore was awarded

Mobitel unveils latest range of Apple iPhone 11 smartphones

Views - 77 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

Bringing the latest technology and devices to its valued clients, the national mobile service provider Mobitel unveiled latest Apple devices, including iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, that delivers advanced performance, at an exclusiv

Huawei Country Manager says “Nova 5T records top sales records”

Views - 64 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

The Huawei Nova series, a stunningly innovative array of recognised and acclaimed smartphones, was joined earlier this year by the Huawei Nova 5T, a premium addition for a mid-level price range. With the enrapturing set of features that it brings, it

AI and cloud combine to transform opportunity for people with disabilities

Views - 54 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

On 11 October, Microsoft held its first AI for Accessibility Hackathon in Sri Lanka bringing together business partners to develop prototypes of AI solutions that can transform the daily life, employability and communication for people with disabili

Mobitel now offers ‘Master Unlimited Data’ with 30-day money back guarantee

Views - 37 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

Responding to people’s needs for a fast, uninterrupted and unlimited data package, Mobitel recently launched the ‘Master Unlimited Data’ package to empower data-hungry customers who want to watch their favourite TV shows and movies or even spen

The Eighth Continent – the rules of the game are very different here!

Views - 138 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

Have you heard about the ‘Eighth Continent’? Wait a moment. Many of you must be now wondering why Oracle is suddenly talking about geography. Let me extricate you from the confusion. The Eighth Continent means the digital continent, where we spen

3rd Annual Youth Cyber Security Summit draws hundreds of students

Views - 183 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

The third Annual Youth Cyber Security Summit, as an extension of the seventh Annual Cyber Security Summit organised by CICRA Consultancies and the Daily FT in September, attracted the attendance of over 350 schoolchildren. All of these students were

Samsung brings back exciting ‘Break Free’ offer on Galaxy Note10|10+ and Galaxy A80

Views - 55 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

As Sri Lanka’s No. 1 smartphone brand, Samsung continues to garner greater loyalty, through yet another exciting promotion for its customers. Samsung is bringing back the ‘Break Free’ offer due to its popularity amongst customers with a much mo

OPPO to launch Qualcomm-powered dual-mode 5G smartphone by end of 2019

Views - 28 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

OPPO, a leading global smart device brand, unveiled its plan to launch a dual-mode 5G smartphone by the end of this year. Announced by OPPO’s Chief 5G Scientist Henry Tang, at the Qualcomm 5G Summit 2019 in Barcelona, the new device will be powered

Sri Lanka showcases digital potential in Thailand’s Big Bang 2019

Views - 25 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

Adding boost to Sri Lanka’s growing potential as an emerging world ICT destination of choice, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Bangkok together with the Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka, organised for the first time, the participation of Sri Lankan I

IFS lays out blueprint for new era of intelligent and autonomous enterprise solutions

Views - 104 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has unveiled its evolved industry-focused architecture at IFS World Conference 2019 in Boston concluded recently. Faced with uncertainties driven by the pressures of digital transformation and threats

Infotel 2019 opens today

Views - 113 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

Infotel 2019 the National ICT Exhibition on the theme ‘Towards a Digital Nation’ organised by the Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) will be held from 1-3 November at BMICH, Colombo from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Speaking on the occasion, Infotel

WhatsApp sues Israel’s NSO for allegedly helping spies hack phones around the world

Views - 41 Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:02

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents in a hacking spree whose targets included di

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