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KPMG awarded Oracle Partner of the Year

Views - 179 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:01

KPMG Technology Solutions Ltd. (KTS), the technology arm of KPMG Sri Lanka, has proved its mettle in its first year of existence. Oracle Inc recently recognised KTS as its Partner of the Year, at the Oracle SAGE Partner Event held in Colombo. Oracle

Samsung and Dialog unveil all-new super powerful Galaxy Note9 ahead of market launch

Views - 32 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka, together with Dialog Axiata PLC, launched the latest flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy Note9, on 28 August. The exclusive event provided a unique opportunity for Dialog Club Vision Platinum customers to view, have a first-hand e

Google ties up with Indian lenders in bid to woo new users

Views - 24 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

New Delhi (Reuters): Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it is partnering with a handful of Indian banks to bring quick loans to the masses, as it aims to woo tens of millions of new internet users in the country to its digital payments services.

Data science enthusiasts explore emerging trends at Colombo Big Data Meetup powered by Virtusa

Views - 46 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Industry professionals, big data enthusiasts, academics and students congregated at the latest edition of the Colombo Big Data Meetup held recently at the Virtusa auditorium. Powered by Virtusa, the interactive sessions apprised participants of the l

Fortinet conducts enablement training sessions in Colombo

Views - 50 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions conducted in-depth training sessions for partners recently in Colombo to hone their skills with the latest Fortinet technologies. The cyber threat landscape is beco

Asia’s next economic growth engine: Scaling with Industry 4.0 in production yield

Views - 62 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

Manufacturing in Asia is rapidly evolving. China maintains its strong position, and yet the rising cost of labour also means

Sri Lanka to launch ‘AI Nation’ as next wave of IT growth

Views - 108 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

Striving to build a steady skilled workforce and to get a head start in the digital age, Sri Lanka will soon launch ‘AI Nation

OPPO F9 to launch with fast charging VOOC Technology, VOOC flash charge and gradient colour design

Views - 48 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

OPPO has announced its latest model F9 which is expected to be launched in Sri Lanka by first week of September.

PPP initiative to empower 500 tech entrepreneurs in Southern Province next week

Views - 100 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva Rolling out the first initiative under the National Export Strategy (NES) to develop regional tech entrepreneurs, Government partners with private sector ICT/BPM stakeholders to encourage and empower over 500 undergraduates and

Technology executives from global foodservice leader Sysco visit innovation centre in Sri Lanka

Views - 63 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

Sysco Corporation (the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced that two of the company’s executives, including its executive vice president and chief technology officer, Wayne Shurts, visited the Sysco LABS team in Colombo.

SAKS Analytics brings disruptive innovation to SL, partners global automation provider, AntWorks

Views - 424 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

As regional businesses continue to make incremental progress in their augmentation of technology into operational and strategic business processes, a subsidiary of one of Sri Lanka’s largest and oldest conglomerates, SAKS Analytics, announced a bre

IdeaHell appointed as first multi-channel network for YouTube in SL

Views - 66 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

IdeaHell, a collaborative creator space with a fully equipped 20,000 sq. ft. studio in the heart of Colombo, has now been appointed as the first and only multi-channel network (MCN) of YouTube in Sri Lanka.

Mobitel partners with Citibank for 4.5G/4G-LTE network expansion

Views - 39 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider has embarked on the biggest and most significant 4.5G/4G-LTE network expansion in Sri Lanka. This is the largest investment in network infrastructure funded through financing facilities of Citib

Mobitel partners first-ever ‘YouTube Open Mic Night’ in Sri Lanka

Views - 37 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Mobitel was the Official Telecommunication Partner for the first-ever ‘YouTube Open Mic Night’ in Sri Lanka held at the Shangri-La – Colombo recently.

OPPO and Singhagiri celebrate two years of strategic partnership

Views - 39 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Singhagiri and OPPO Lanka are celebrating two years of fruitful cooperation this year after forging a robust partnership

Australia bans China’s Huawei from mobile network build over security fears

Views - 43 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

SYDNEY (Reuters): Australia’s Government has banned major Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd

Tryonics celebrates 7 years of excellence

Views - 29 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Marking a special day in its corporate calendar, Tryonics Ltd. celebrates its seven years of excellence in service with their team.

Upcoming Oppo F9, industry’s first handset with a waterdrop screen

Views - 23 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Oppo, ‘The Selfie Expert,’ is soon going to launch a new addition to the popular F series – Oppo F9. It will be the industry’s

China’s Xi says internet must be “clean and righteous”

Views - 26 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

BEIJING (Reuters): The internet must be “clean and righteous”, and vulgar content must be resisted in the field of culture, Chinese President Xi Jinping told a meeting of senior propaganda officials, state media said on Wednesday. The Government

TYE solutions set to shift Sri Lanka into sales gear with Pipedrive

Views - 50 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

Working to enable a powerful new paradigm in sales management, breakthrough local tech-solutions provider, TYE Solutions announced a new partnership with international cloud-based sales software company, Pipedrive. The groundbreaking new agreement w

BOI seminar on e-commerce business

Views - 33 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka conducted a seminar on e-commerce and e-business for BOI enterprises at its Auditorium at World Trade Centre. The program covered many of the main issues relating to this area, which is growing in importance globa

CSSL calls for nominations and applications for ‘ICT Awards 2018’

Views - 27 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), the premier organisation dedicated to promoting and improving professional standards in the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector of Sri Lanka has called nominations/applications for its ‘CS

ICTA drives country’s digital transformation

Views - 112 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

ICTA, since its inception, has played a key role on the development of ICT in the country. Digital literacy has reached 39%, and ICT exports have surpassed $1 billion, making ICT the 5th largest foreign exchange revenue earner. In line with the n

Experts at ICTA Disrupt Asia 2018 highlight local and global collaboration for startups to succeed

Views - 49 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

The 2018 edition of Disrupt Asia, Sri Lanka’s Premier Start-up Conference and Innovation Festival, was successfully concluded recently at the Trace – Expert City with the participation of a large number of individuals connected to the growing sta

Damro joins Samsung Mobile eminent distributor network

Views - 65 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has appointed Damro as its latest distributor for Samsung Mobile phone channel, further expanding its network. Samsung has launched a variety of smartphones over the past month and now the latest Samsung models are avai

BoardPAC clinches golden hat-trick at Asia’s IT Excellence Awards 2018

Views - 83 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

Globally renowned, Sri Lanka’s innovative board automation platform BoardPAC accomplished a remarkable hat-trick winning three Gold awards at CMO Asia’s IT Excellence Awards 2018 held recently. The gala ceremony, organised during the first week o

Fighting rise of automated cyber threats with people and partnerships

Views - 80 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

By Hiyal Biyagamage Simon Green, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Palo Alto Networks – the global cybersecurity leader – was in Sri Lanka recently for a brief visit. Daily FT had the chance to speak with Green about how collaborations and edu

Upcoming OPPO F9, industry’s first handset with waterdrop screen

Views - 49 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

OPPO, the selfie expert, is soon going to launch a new addition to the popular F series – OPPO F9. It will be industry’s first handset to sport a unique waterdrop screen design – a front with a top notch that hosts the receiver, camera and ligh

SLASSCOM hosts Galle IT-BPM Week 2018

Views - 56 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) in collaboration with partner organisations the Asian Development Bank, Ministry of Education, Information Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka and the Export Development Bo

Nokia 7 Plus gets Android ‘Pie’ developer preview

Views - 41 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Following Google’s Android ‘Pie’ announcement, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, will roll out the latest Android developer preview build – DP4 (Beta 4) – for the Nokia 7 Plus.

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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit

Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi

The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation

Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc

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