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British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka visits LSEG Sri Lanka

Views - 52 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:00

A delegation led by British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Ambassador to Maldives James Dauris visited the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Sri Lanka at the Group’s facility in Trace Expert City, Colombo 10. The High Commissioner was welcomed

AngelHack Sri Lanka powered by Dialog and Ideamart for third consecutive year

Views - 47 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

AngelHack Sri Lanka 2018, powered by Ideamart, a telco application development platform, and Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, returns for the third consecutive year to host the Sri Lankan instalment of the AngelHack an

SLASSCOM elects new Chairman, Board of Directors and General Council for 2018/2019

Views - 118 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

Orion City Chief Executive Officer/Director Jeevan Gnanam was elected as the Chairman of the knowledge and innovation chamber SLASSCOM on 22 June at the Annual General Meeting held at the Taj Samudra, Colombo. Addressing the gathering, Jeevan shared

Samsung opens world’s largest phone factory in India

Views - 67 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

MUMBAI (Reuters): Samsung Electronics announced yesterday the opening of what it said is the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturing facility as the South Korean tech group seeks to expand production in the world’s fastest growing major mobil

Giving leadership to a digital economy

Views - 202 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

The new economy has greatly changed our economic environment in relation to how the Government and businesses operate and provide goods and services. Prosperity in the new economy involves more than capitalising on knowledge assets. Prosperity involv

Samsung launches Galaxy J4, further strengthens J series in Sri Lanka

Views - 25 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka has expanded its best-selling range of Galaxy J series smartphones by introducing Galaxy J4. Equipped with industry-first and signature Samsung features, Galaxy J4 will further reinforce Samsung’s leadership in the affordable segm celebrates 1 year of successful operation

Views - 189 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

Procurement was a manual function, driven largely by phone calls, faxes and handshakes. Then along came, which changed everything and made a fundamental shift in the way procurement is done in Sri Lanka. It all started with the idea that

KPMG global strategy technology acquisitions

Views - 394 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

In 1818 when John Moxham opened a Chartered Accountant company in Bristol, little did he realise that his company will survive 201 years over a span of three centuries to become KPMG of today. Generally KPMG is globally known as the top four in Accou

Jeevan Gnanam appointed to take the reins as SLASSCOM Chairman

Views - 54 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

Newly appointed Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) Chairman Jeevan Gnanam commenced his tenure with the announcement of an ambitious vision to rapidly grow the country’s IT industry to Rs. 5 billion by 2022.

H-Connect bestowed ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification by Bureau Veritas

Views - 75 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

H-Connect Ltd., a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, completed the ISO/IEC 27001:2013

SLT to host ‘Zero One Awards for Digital Excellence’ for 2nd consecutive year

Views - 33 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

The SLT Zero One Awards for Digital Excellence launched in 2016 proved to be an immense success, much sought after

ICTA calls for ‘e-Swabhimani 2018’ applications

Views - 42 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

e-Swabhimani, the Digital Social Impact Awards that recognise the excellence of the use of Information and Communication

Metropolitan launches latest Acer computers powered with Intel Optane Memory

Views - 39 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Metropolitan Computers Ltd., the premier IT retailer for the world’s best brands launched the latest Acer lineup of products

India asks WhatsApp to curb spread of false messages

Views - 30 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

MUMBAI (Reuters): India has asked Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp messenger to take steps to prevent the circulation

‘Soar’ing through the cloud in Sri Lanka

Views - 191 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

By Chandita Samaranayake The cloud, since its inception, has expanded and evolved into one of the biggest paradigm shifts in the computer age. It is changing how businesses run and people work, it is creating new categories and disrupting existing ca

Registration extended for CodeCraft Secure Coding Competition

Views - 29 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

Considering numerous requests from the corporates, registration deadline for CodeCraft – Sri Lanka’s first ever competition to find most secure coder – has been extended to 6 July.

CEO’s Guide to GDPR”:Breakfast forumon key features of regulation in context of cyber security

Views - 71 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

A breakfast forum – “A CEO’s Guide to GDPR” will be held on 11 July at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. The EU General

KOICA improves ICT classroom environment to cultivate young ICT talents

Views - 78 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency), the grant aid organisation of the Republic of Korea, held the opening

IT/BPM industry set to revolutionise school education

Views - 52 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

Fuelled by its rapid growth over past decade, Sri Lanka’s IT/BPM industry has set its sights on ambitious goals for the next

Portuguese tech firm uncorks a smartphone made using cork

Views - 23 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

CORUCHE, Portugal (Reuters): A Portuguese tech firm is uncorking an Android smartphone whose case is made from cork, a natural and renewable material native to the Iberian country.

Picking the brains of agile experts

Views - 122 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

“Agile is a mindset, a set of values and principles that individuals and teams can follow when developing software. Agile

Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and the environment

Views - 40 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

Temasek Foundation Connects: While there has been much discussion about the impact of the 4IR technologies on economic

Embla Software Innovation wins ‘Best Innovation in Internal Process’

Views - 43 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

Embla Software Innovation Ltd. bagged the award for ‘Best Innovation in Internal Process’ category at SLASSCOM Innovation Summit and Awards 2018. Embla Software Innovation has made a commitment focusing on quality for many years and finally it ha

Transforming data management: VSIS hosts Oracle Engineered Systems Roundtable 2018

Views - 308 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

Leading Sri Lankan ICT Solutions provider and systems integration specialist, VS Information Systems (VSIS), hosted the country’s first ever Oracle Engineered Systems Roundtable 2018 as part of a continuing drive to introduce innovative, best-in-cl

Dazeworks appointed Salesforce partner in Sri Lanka

Views - 84 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00 is a cloud computing and social enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider based in San Francisco.

Huawei Y Series reports record sales growth in Sri Lanka

Views - 41 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

Huawei, Sri Lanka’s number one growing smartphone brand has recorded a positive sales performance this year with the Huawei Y Series smartphones showing higher demand than anticipated in Sri Lanka.

Digital currency sales hit $13.7 b in first five months of 2018: Report

Views - 32 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters): Digital currency sales jumped to $13.7 billion in the first five months of the year, nearly double the amount raised for the whole of 2017, according to a report released on Thursday by PwC’s strategy and consulting division Str

Dialog introduces lowest cost 4G Phone; 50% cash-back offer to facilitate inclusiveness

Views - 43 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, has introduced Sri Lanka’s most affordable 4G phone with crystal clear voice and video entertainment capabilities.

CICRA, Daily FT announce Youth Cyber Security Summit as an annual event

Views - 123 Monday, 2 July 2018 00:00

Stemming from the success of the popular Cyber Security Summit, joint organisers CICRA Holdings Ltd. and the Daily FT have announced the extension of the Youth Cyber Security Summit to an annual event.

Lakmini first Lankan entrepreneur panellist at prestigious Ernst and Young Conference

Views - 127 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:19

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of IronOne Technologies and BoardPAC, Lakmini Wijesundera, brought prestige to the country as the first local entrepreneur to be a panellist at the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women (E

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No other country can better understand the preciousness of free trade than SL

Thursday, 19 July 2018

The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up and also the 17th anniversary of China’ accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). In 2001, China acceded to the WTO, which marked a new historic stage of reform and

Development of national housing and Employees’ Provident Fund

Thursday, 19 July 2018

‘Singapore’ has become a buzzword in the media circles today. Media speak is centred round many issues. Extradition of the fugitive Central Bank Governor appointed to the post on a recommendation by our PM, now missing and reportedly taken refuge

Sri Lanka stepping up its pursuit of trade-led growth

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

“We were a trading nation since the era of ancient kings,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reminded Parliament

To hang or not to hang!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

President Maithripala Sirisena dropped a bombshell out of the blues last week, sans all ‘maître’ (loving-kindness) when he launched a coup de main on drug offenders. He threatened to use his powers to place his signature to execute the death sen

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