IT / Telecom / Tech wins two gold awards at SLT Zero One Awards

Views - 40 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

The innovative Tech solutions provider, eFutureTech Systems Ltd., shined with two gold awards at the SLT Zero One Awards 2018 organised by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) to recognise institutions, individuals and brands for achievements by leveraging digita

Meta Defence Labs – Sri Lanka partners EC-Council

Views - 116 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

Meta Defence Labs, an award-winning cyber security expert from the UK, has expanded its training operations in Sri Lanka by partnering with EC-Council, a global leader in cyber security certification programs, to help bridge the cyber security skills

Infor Sri Lanka celebrates 10 years of operations

Views - 146 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

Infor Sri Lanka (formerly known as GT Nexus Services), celebrated its 10th year of operations with a gala event at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo. Infor Sri Lanka is a joint venture between MAS Holdings and Infor (US), the world’s largest cloud-base

Mobitel revamps state-of-the-art customer care centre in new location at Anuradhapura

Views - 128 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 00:05

The newly relocated Mobitel’s Anuradhapura branch was reopened recently with fanfare recently at 36, Maithreepala Senayake Mawatha to provide a seamless service to customers in the area. The Mobitel customer care centres are spread across WTC, Libe

Oppo to launch new F11 Pro

Views - 53 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 00:00

Oppo is set to add new products – Oppo F11 and F11 Pro – to its popular F series of mobile phones sporting a new 48MP ultra-clear camera system bringing customers an excellent rear camera capability which allows brilliant portrait. In addition t

Next generation Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10 Plus

Views - 77 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and only network to support 4G Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) capabilities for the latest Samsung Galaxy devices, Dialog Axiata PLC, announced pre-order facilities for the all new rang

Dell beats revenue estimates in first report as public company

Views - 27 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 00:00

(Reuters) - Dell Technologies Inc topped Street estimates for quarterly revenue last week in the computer maker’s first earnings report since a return to public markets and also forecast annual revenue above estimates, lifted by demand for its serv

Thailand defends cybersecurity law amid concerns over rights, abuse

Views - 22 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 00:00

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Friday defended a controversial cybersecurity law approved this week, following an outcry from rights groups and internet users over privacy and surveillance concerns. Thailand’s rubber-stamp parliament approved the

DCS International launches ESET Internet Security Version 12 in Sri Lanka

Views - 77 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 00:00

DCS International Ltd., the country’s foremost distributor of globally-benchmarked technology solutions in consumer cyber security, launched the ESET Internet Security Version 12 in Sri Lanka at Hilton Colombo Residences recently. The DCS Internat

Oracle survey finds enterprises ready for benefits of 5G

Views - 41 Monday, 4 March 2019 00:00

While much of the discussion around 5G has centred on consumer devices, enterprises are looking towards the tremendous impact the technology can have on their ability to serve customers and the bottom line. Not only are most companies (97%) aware of

Look but don’t touch as smartphone’s flexible future unfolds

Views - 36 Monday, 4 March 2019 00:00

BARCELONA (Reuters): Flexible and folding formats framed the future of smartphones this week as manufacturers focused on new forms in an effort to jolt the market out of uniformity and re-invigorate sales. But anyone hoping to tap or swipe Huawei’s

Samsung opens pre-ordering for next generation Galaxy S10 in Sri Lanka

Views - 73 Monday, 4 March 2019 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka has opened pre-ordering for its recently-launched premium Galaxy S line with great offers for early buyers. Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e are the latest additions to the premium Galaxy S series launched globally in San Fra

Synopsys supports University of Moratuwa initiative to promote microelectronics in Sri Lanka

Views - 441 Monday, 4 March 2019 00:00

Synopsys, Inc. has announced that it sponsored a unique student exhibition, ‘Expose 2019’, which focuses on serving humanity through electronics. The exhibition is organised by the University of Moratuwa, one of the leading technological universi

People, Process and Technology: Learn from traditional warfare strategies to fight cyberwarfare

Views - 159 Monday, 4 March 2019 00:00

An ancient Chinese military general Sun Tzu, in his book ‘The art of War’ recites that, “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”. This recital couldn’t have more relevance in today’s cyberworld. In almost every anc

The free tabs initiative is a worthy investment if the objects are articulated and outcomes monitored

Views - 84 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The Budget of the Government of Sri Lanka for 2017 included a line item for Rs. 5 billion to provide free tabs for students who enter the Advanced Level (A/L) classes in public schools. It was a long overdue allocation of funds to fulfil a campaign p

hSenid collaborates with Microsoft to fuel innovative acceleration of HR in Bangladesh

Views - 130 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

‘Fuelling the Innovative Acceleration of HR’, an event hosted by hSenid together with Microsoft was held recently at The Westin, Dhaka. The evening revolved around the topic of human-tech collaboration, centring the evolution of technology on the

Kingslake brings Infor supply chain execution and enterprise asset management to Colombo

Views - 83 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

A large gathering of business leaders from varied industries came together to discuss the challenges of supply chain execution and enterprise asset management at the two seminars jointly hosted by Kingslake and Infor. The invitees actively and enthus

Abans to be Vivo’s authorised national distributor for Sri Lanka

Views - 68 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

Abans PLC, a leading retailer for consumer electronics, announced that they have been appointed as Sri Lanka’s Authorised National Distributor for Vivo, a renowned global smartphone and communications provider. Vivo’s current lineup of innovativ

Australian Strategic Partnerships ties up with Thomas Peer Solutions

Views - 35 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading workflow and document management service provider Australian Strategic Partnerships has now teamed up with Thomas Peer Solutions (#12 Australian Financial Review fastest growing company in Australia 2017). Headquartered in Melbo

Importance of Information Technology in education

Views - 34 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

By Nilukshi Hatharasinghe Information Technology refers to the development, maintenance, and use of computer software systems and networks. IT refers to anything related to computing technology. Today technology base education is attainable at the s

Wavenet launches new digital channel orchestration solution ‘Compose’

Views - 444 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

Global Wavenet yesterday announced the release of its new software tool ‘Compose’ at the Mobile World Congress 2019 event in Barcelona. Compose is an omni-channel orchestrator that enables the creation of intelligent cross-channel bots and self-

Samsung raises the bar with Galaxy S10

Views - 34 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

Celebrating a decade since the launch of the first Galaxy S, Samsung Electronics introduced a new line of premium smartphones: Galaxy S10. With four unique devices, the Galaxy S10 line is engineered to meet the distinct needs of today’s smartphone

Huawei introduces world’s smallest 25MP in-display front camera with Nova 4

Views - 77 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:09

Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart device manufacturer launched the Huawei Nova 4 recently. With the changes and growth of customer requirements the upper mid-range smartphone

OPPO 2019 innovation event offers partners chance to ‘Get Closer’

Views - 40 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:06

OPPO this week hosted its first global innovation event in Barcelona, Spain. Within the top 5 smartphone brands in the world, OPPO shared some exciting announcements on the innovation behind its advancements in mobile technologies in 2019. Debuting

Ericsson integrates charging system with Axiata’s Apigate platform

Views - 52 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:05

Ericsson has announced the pre-integration of its charging system with Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata)’s Apigate platform. Apigate is a new breed API ecosystem provider that enables businesses to achieve rapid growth and monetisation on a secure and

Telenor announces Danish 5G pilot using Nokia technology

Views - 22 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:04

OSLO (Reuters): Norway’s Telenor will conduct a 5G mobile network trial with Nokia in Denmark, it said on Monday, the second recently announced trial by the firm to be conducted with a Huawei rival. State-controlled Telenor, which has 173 million s

PBSS excels again winning two gold entrepreneur awards

Views - 23 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:01

Perfect Business Solutions Services (PBSS) Ltd. received national accolades by winning two gold awards at the Sri Lanka Entrepreneur of the Year awards ceremony held under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, at BMICH recently. PBSS

iTelaSoft celebrates global success

Views - 143 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:01

iTelaSoft, one of the most innovative companies in the IT space celebrated their ‘Champion Teams’ at the annual event held at Jetwing Colombo 7 recently. The Company which started as a five-person operation in 2009 has now grown to a 75-plus oper

Aegis ties up with iOM for provision of HRPRo Payroll software

Views - 36 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:59

Aegis is a leading global business services provider of customer experience management. Whilst the Group has operations in 44 locations across nine countries and with over 40,000 employees, the Sri Lankan operation known as AEGIS Services Lanka Ltd.,

Creative Software expands further to second development centre at Colombo 03

Views - 24 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:59

Creative Software has announced the opening of a new software development centre at No. 9, Deal Place A, Colombo 03, further strengthening its position as a leader in Sri Lanka’s IT industry. The new premises house an additional 100 workplaces to

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Revitalising the tourist inflows

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Easter Sunday 21 April terror acts have dealt a very heavy blow on tourism. The inflow has dried up for the moment while it can be presumed that forward selling too may have become sluggish. It is noted that Government has introduced a series of meas

Truth has now arrived, and falsehood has perished

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

“And say: Truth has now arrived, and Falsehood has perished: for Falsehood by its very own nature is bound to perish.” Holy Quran: Chapter 17 Verse 81. Every discussion, debate and discourse that we see and hear over the audio – visual and prin

Afghan refugees face Jaffna’s hostility: These Sri Lankans are crazy

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

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One month gone: No charge on over 200 Catholics murdered

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

It’s been one month since the murder of around 300 innocent Catholic children and parents but no has yet been charged for the biggest negligence of duty that Sri Lanka has seen in recent history. The President and Prime Minister have both denied a

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