IT / Telecom / Tech

ACCA holds workshop for blue chips on role of technology in sustainability

Views - 108 Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00

ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Sri Lanka organised a workshop recently to highlight the importance of sustainability for Sri Lankan businesses and the role of technology as a key enabler. The workshop held at ACCA Headquart


IESL-UTE Raspberry Pi Challenge 2017 enters critical second phase

Views - 14 Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00

The IESL-UTE Raspberry Pi Challenge 2017 has entered a milestone second phase drawing record interest from undergraduates and school students.


Double the warmth and love for Sri Lankan mothers: ‘Garu Ammawarune by Litro’ wins 2 awards at ZeroO

Views - 7 Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00

Demonstrating its digital prowess, Litro Gas Lanka Ltd. (LGLL), the largest importer and supplier of LP Gas in Sri Lanka won high honours at the ZeroOne Awards organised by Sri Lanka Telecom, clinching the Best Digital Integrated Campaign award under


Australian Migration Centre partners with CSSL for NITC 2017

Views - 17 Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00

Australian Migration Centre has partnered with Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) as one of its Annual Partners, where two parties will work collaboratively. Australian Migration Centre will also feature at CSSL’s National IT Conference. MOU was


EDB holds seminar on ‘Current and Future Technology Trends’

Views - 27 Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board organised a seminar on ‘Current and Future Technology Trends’ for the Sri Lankan IOT, ICT, and Electronics and Electrical Sector exporters and potential exporters to increase the awareness on current and fut


PwC Sri Lanka launches Oracle Cloud Application Consulting Practice to revolutionise business enterp

Views - 120 Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00

In an effort aimed at helping business enterprises in the country keep up with changing times and embrace digital solutions, PwC Sri Lanka recently launched the Oracle Cloud Application Practice, an initiative aimed at driving businesses to capitalis


Finetech Consultancy announces Architect and Constructions Forum 2017

Views - 23 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

Finetech Consultancy, cloud-based solution specialists, will facilitate and execute the Architect and Constructions Forum 2017 at the Hilton Colombo Residences on 12 September from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Cybersecurity: The role of the board

Views - 32 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

knowledge.insead.edu: In 2016, cybercrime cost US firms more than $17 million on average, based on a benchmark study of 237 global companies. According to a think-tank report, the global economic losses caused by cyberattacks total an estimated $445


Damith Hettihewa recognised as People Leader in IT

Views - 28 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) Secretary and Informatics Ltd. CEO Damith Hettihewa was recognised as the People’s Leader in Information Technology category by Institute of Personnel Management (IPM) Sri Lanka at the National HR Excellence Awa


Virtusa named Most Innovative Technology Company of the Year at 2017 American Business Awards

Views - 10 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

WESTBOROUGH, Mass: Virtusa Corporation, a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that accelerates business outcomes for its clients, today announced that it has been awarded three Stevie Award recognitions at the 2017 American Business


Interpol and Palo Alto to strengthen efforts in combating cybercrime

Views - 13 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

Interpol and Palo Alto Networks have signed an agreement which will see increased cooperation between the two organisations in combating cybercrime.


Microsoft pushes ‘mixed reality’ features with Windows 10 update

Views - 22 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

BERLIN (Reuters): Microsoft is to update its flagship operating system next month so that the latest generation of Windows 10 hardware devices and software can tap into augmented and virtual reality technologies, executives said on Friday.


Huawei unveils faster phone chip it says can beat Apple, Samsung

Views - 35 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Berlin (Reuters): Huawei aims to use artificial intelligence-powered features such as instant image recognition to take on rivals Samsung and Apple when it launches its new flagship phone next month, a top executive said on Saturday.


SLASSCOM and PwC launch annual Compensation and Benefits study for 2017

Views - 34 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

SLASSCOM launched the Compensation and Benefits study for the IT and BPM industry for the seventh successive year.


Google Launchpad Accelerator opens to Sri Lankan startups

Views - 181 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

Google opened its Launchpad Accelerator to Sri Lanka on 31 August with the aim of providing an opportunity to local developers to formulate solutions to local challenges.


EDB promotes ‘Digital Doors to Trade’

Views - 78 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) organised a half day seminar on ‘Digital Doors to Trade’ for Sri Lankan exporters to create awareness on Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) digital trade platforms. The seminar w


University of Colombo celebrates 50 years of computing this week

Views - 22 Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00

This year, the University of Colombo celebrates 50 years of computing recalling its achievements and reflecting on the founding years. To mark this significant event, the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) will hold three major events o


Hutch introduces 24/7 ATM reloads for HNB customers

Views - 23 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

Hutch, Sri Lanka’s fastest growing mobile broadband operator recently introduced 24/7 reload service through the island wide ATMs, Cash Deposit Machines (CDM) and Kiosks network of Hatton National Bank (HNB). This is another result of the company


Etisalat to grant 20% bonus usage on data from 1 September

Views - 14 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

In view of the Government of Sri Lanka revoking the telecom levy on data usage from 1 September, Etisalat will provide its post-paid and pre-paid subscribers with a total of 20% bonus usage on data.


Dilantha Malagamuwa becomes Brand Ambassador for Greentel Mobile

Views - 11 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

Celebrating Sri Lanka and writing its motor racing history has never been the same. It is something an entire nation has waited upon for 30 years – for a true champion to emerge. This has been achieved by one of Sri Lanka’s most modest, most love


LG packs image, audio features into new flagship phone

Views - 23 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

Berlin (Reuters): LG Electronics on Thursday introduced a slimmer version of its top-of-the-line phone, with advanced new camera and voice-activation features aimed at active video users, which it hopes can help it claw back market share lost to riva


Google, Apple face off over augmented reality technology

Views - 36 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

San Francisco (Reuters): Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled tools to make augmented reality apps for mobile devices using the Android operating system, setting up its latest showdown with Apple Inc’s iPhone over next-generation smartphon


Lift off from loft1024: Startups celebrate success

Views - 19 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

Celebrating two years since its launch, LOFT1024 recorded over 12 startups that have lifted off successfully after taking space at this site.


National cyber security strategy to amp up defence in cyberspace

Views - 150 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:52

The Government is looking to make substantial investments in cyber security in the coming months under a freshly formulated national cyber security strategy, a senior Cabinet Minister revealed yesterday.


Singer and Huawei recognise top performers at Digital Awards 2017

Views - 75 Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:42

Singer Sri Lanka PLC, the country’s leading retailer and distributor of branded household products and exclusive national distributor of the leading smartphone brand in Sri Lanka – Huawei, recognised their top performing dealers at th


PwC, SLASSCOM bring back Europe’s leading startup event to boost Sri Lankan startup ecosystem

Views - 91 Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:42

PwC Sri Lanka and SLASSCOM have once again teamed up to bring back the local pitching event for Europe’s leading and largest annual startup and technology event, SLUSH, with an opportunity that will allow the winner at the local competition


Liyakta launches MS Windows Embedded and IoT

Views - 95 Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:42

Liyakta Office Systems Ltd. and Liyakta Office Distribution Ltd. organised a full day event targeting innovative markets to promote its offerings in Intel Devices and Microsoft Software products at Movenpick Colombo Hotel recently.  The tar


SLASSCOM harnesses Norwegian help to boost ICT exports, startups

Views - 218 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:03

SLASSCOM, the knowledge and innovation chamber, is harnessing Norwegian expertise to boost ICT exports and start ups in Sri Lanka. Flashback: Inking of the MoU between ICT Norway (IKT Norge) and SLASSCOM mid-last year in the presence of No


Finco Technologies recognised as Best Emerging Partner by E-Guardian

Views - 161 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:03

Bringing together some of the IT industry’s key professionals and principals, the E-Guardian Partner Conference was held at the Hotel Turyaa Kalutara, recently. FINCO Technologies receiving the award as the best emerging partner 2016


SoftBank invests additional $3 b in shared-office startup WeWork

Views - 69 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:03

Reuters: WeWork Cos said last week it received an additional $3 billion investment from Japan’s SoftBank Group and its Vision Fund, helping the shared-office startup ramp up its expansion globally. SoftBank’s investment will be throu


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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and


Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b


Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus


Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.


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