IT / Telecom / Tech

Samsung; the number one smartphone brand in Sri Lanka

Views - 32 Wednesday, 5 June 2019 00:00

Driven by the simple but profound goal of creating meaningful innovation, Samsung has pushed the limits of mobile technology and set the standard for what the smartphone can – and should – be. By advancing mobile technology, building ground-break

FITIS partners Microsoft to offer course on ‘Managing Agile Projects Using Microsoft Azure DevOps’

Views - 33 Wednesday, 5 June 2019 00:00

Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) in collaboration with Microsoft has organised a course on ‘Managing Agile Projects Using Microsoft Azure DevOps’ on 11, 12 and 13 June from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at CIMA Auditorium, Colom

Bartleet Innovative Technologies partners with Ruijie Networks

Views - 133 Wednesday, 5 June 2019 00:00

A leading ICT player in the Sri Lankan market, Bartleet Innovative Technologies has partnered with globally renowned network solutions provider Ruijie Networks of China as its ‘Value Added Distributor’ in Sri Lanka. The partnership comes at a tim

Fortinet recognises Millenium IT esp in Sri Lanka

Views - 69 Tuesday, 4 June 2019 00:00

Fortinet , a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, recently announced at its SAARC partner conference, PartnerSync at Istanbul in Turkey, the winners of its 2018 Partner of the Year Awards. The conference brought

How Facebook fights false news

Views - 154 Tuesday, 4 June 2019 00:00

Facebook was built to connect people and give them the power to build community. Around the world, we’ve seen Facebook used to bridge language, cultural and socioeconomic barriers, and give small business owners new economic opportunities. But we a

CA Sri Lanka Techno Fair introduces innovative digital products, services for Chartered Accountants

Views - 67 Monday, 3 June 2019 00:10

The country’s first-ever digital products and services event for businesses and finance partners organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) brought on board 26 leading IT companies which showcased a diverse rang

Singapore FinTech Festival 2019 to be held 11-15 November

Views - 149 Monday, 3 June 2019 00:08

Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) 2019 will be held from 11 to 15 November in Singapore. Fintech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL) will be a Community Partner to promote SFF and will work closely with Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). SFF is orga

KPMG participates at the Techno Fair showcasing a diverse range of digital services

Views - 98 Monday, 3 June 2019 00:07

KPMG participated at the Techno Fair 2019 organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) on 29 May. “At KPMG we recognise that technological shifts are altering business models and believe that the KPMG technology p

Huawei back in business with Google’s Android Q, Bluetooth, SD Association and Wi-Fi Alliance

Views - 100 Monday, 3 June 2019 00:05

Huawei announced that it was back in business with Google’s Android Q, Bluetooth, SD Association and the Wi-Fi Alliance. In light of the US trade ban, Huawei was left in the dust by numerous software companies and service providers. Since the relea

Hutch debuts ‘Common Card’ powering easy Prepaid Top-Ups for Hutch 078/072 customers

Views - 47 Monday, 3 June 2019 00:05

Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka, the fastest-growing mobile operator in Sri Lanka, recently concluded its acquisition of Etisalat’s local operations. Having completed the acquisition, both 078 and 072 mobile prefixes will continue to operate und

ICTA and LankaClear join hands to facilitate online payments

Views - 382 Friday, 31 May 2019 00:00

Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and LankaClear Ltd. (LCPL) recently signed a ground-breaking agreement, which will result in greater convenience for Sri Lankan citizens to make online payments towards Government se

“US Govt. harming over 1,200 US companies by preventing business with Huawei”: Dr. Song Liuping

Views - 35 Friday, 31 May 2019 00:00

Preventing American companies from doing business with Huawei, the US Government will directly harm more than 1,200 US companies and will affect tens of thousands of American jobs, one of world’s leading ICT and Telecom giants – Huawei’s Chief

Singer partners Samsung in redefining ‘SMART TV’ with launch of Unbox Magic Series

Views - 47 Friday, 31 May 2019 00:00

Singer Sri Lanka PLC, the country’s leading consumer durable retailer takes pride in partnering Samsung for the last 12 years. Singer has been renowned over the years for their vast product portfolio of Samsung household appliances such as televisi

Sri Lankan start-ups introduced in Singapore

Views - 76 Thursday, 30 May 2019 00:00

Singapore-Sri Lanka Business Association in collaboration with Sri Lanka High Commission in Singapore launched the first session of its investor series 2019 under the theme: ‘Connecting Sri Lankan Start-ups to international investors’. The obj

Mitra Innovation CEO Ashok Suppiah wins ‘Technopreneur of the Year 2019’ at Global Leadership Award

Views - 39 Thursday, 30 May 2019 00:00

Celebrating rapid growth and commitment to innovation, Ashok Suppiah, the CEO of UK-based Mitra Innovation was named ‘Technopreneur of the Year 2019’ at the Global Leadership Awards 2019, held on 2 May at the Malaysian Trade and Exhibition Centr

Mobitel continues to demonstrate 5G

Views - 37 Thursday, 30 May 2019 00:00

Mobitel Ltd., the national mobile service provider in Sri Lanka, successfully demonstrated mobile 5G technology in Polonnaruwa, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, 12 May at ‘Deepa Uyana’ Polonnaruwa. This signifies t

ASUS kicks off 30th anniversary with new launch

Views - 63 Thursday, 30 May 2019 00:00

Shevanka Kurumbalapitiya reporting from Taiwan ASUS, one of the leading computer and phone hardware and electronics companies in the world, celebrated its 30-year anniversary with a special line-up of products launched at Computex 2019. The world wi

ASUS captures audience with ScreenPad Plus

Views - 381 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 01:02

 ASUS introduced the very first ScreenPad Plus, a 14-inch secondary display positioned above the keyboard of the new ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo, at the special press event held on 27 May at Computex 2019, in celebration of its 30th anniversary in the indu

Smart Axiata partners with Global Wavenet to offer enhanced RBT in Cambodia

Views - 261 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 01:01

Cambodia’s leading mobile telecommunications operator, Smart Axiata, has partnered with Global Wavenet ( to offer value-added features to its existing Ring Back Tone (RBT) offering. The new RBT functionality deployed on Smart

Mobitel joins GSMA APAC IoT Partnership Program

Views - 151 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:59

Taking further strides in expanding its influence in the nascent Internet of Things (IoT) technologies space in Sri Lanka, Mobitel signed and exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding with the GSMA APAC IoT Partnership Program at the recently concluded

Samsung announces record breaking sales for Galaxy S10

Views - 44 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:58

Affirming Samsung’s heritage of creating stunning designs and feature-rich smartphones, the Galaxy S10 has set a new benchmark for performance in Sri Lanka, with its pre order sales of Galaxy S10 going through the roof – recording more than doubl

SLT signs BOI deal to install teleco equipment in 157 sites

Views - 121 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:57

Granting approval to install telecommunication equipment in 157 sites, the BOI signed an agreement with the national communication service provider, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) recently. This approval was also permitted by the Telecommunication Regulator

KPMG named leader in Global Cyber Security Consulting Providers

Views - 37 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:57

KPMG has been named by Forrester Research as a leader among global cyber security consulting providers, also receiving one of the highest scores of any vendor evaluated in the `Current Offering’ category. “KPMG stands out with clear, concise, exe

ITC support propels Sri Lankan IT companies to Swedish outsourcing market

Views - 54 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:55

Seven Sri Lankan companies travelled to Stockholm to hold 70 business meetings with 20 Swedish companies interested in outsourcing to Sri Lanka. These meetings took place in the backdrop of the Digital Outsourcing Services Matchmaking Event organised

Hutch signs deal with BOI to boost telecom infrastructure

Views - 38 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:55

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed a supplementary Agreement with Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka Ltd. to permit the enterprise to set up a warehouse facility to be used for storage at Diyabula Estate, Wattala. The Agreement was signed on

Hutch Lanka establishes stronger presence in SL with successful completion of Etisalat acquisition

Views - 1422 Monday, 27 May 2019 01:01

Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka Ltd., (Hutch Lanka) subsidiary of CK Hutchison Group (CKHH Group Hong Kong) has announced the successful completion and consolidation post-acquisition of Etisalat Lanka Ltd. Hutch Lanka has been operating in Sri Lan

Expolanka’s technology arm ‘ITX360’ set to take tech industry by storm

Views - 967 Monday, 27 May 2019 00:58

Expolanka’s newly conceptualised technology and software development arm, ITX360 is geared to take the tech industry by storm by making available top-notch operational solutions for businesses that are both locally and globally established. Backed

Mobitel wins 3 Golds, 2 Silver at ACEF Global Customer Engagement Forum Awards in India

Views - 49 Monday, 27 May 2019 00:56

Mobitel walked away with five highly-coveted awards at the prestigious ACEF Global Customer Engagement Forum, which took place recently at the Westin Hotel in Mumbai, India. The eminent panel of judges at the ACEF awards bestowed two Gold awards on

SLANSHEI and SLASSCOM engage in strategic partnership to boost IT/BPM industry capacity

Views - 92 Monday, 27 May 2019 00:54

The Sri Lankan Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) announces the signing of a strategic partnership with the Sri Lanka Association of Non-State Higher Education Institutes (SLANSHEI), the umbrella organisation formed through the

Accelerating global growth through Sri Lankan ingenuity

Views - 77 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka is home to a rapidly growing ICT/BPM industry that thrives on innovation, tech development, and high-end service standards. Rather than going on the path of competing with other developing countries for headcount based outsourced businesses

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Soaring heights of NPLs in banking

Thursday, 27 June 2019

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New Land Policy: Ideal alternate development strategy, but accompanying policies needed

Thursday, 27 June 2019

It is reported that the Government has prepared a law to grant freehold possession of farm land held under lease from the Government. This may be a revision of the Land Development Ordinance (LDO) of 1935. This article proposes to discuss the pros a

Need for an education revolution: Future of our kids and the nation is at risk – Part II

Thursday, 27 June 2019

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Country’s reconciliation with English and Moragahakanda

Thursday, 27 June 2019

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