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Hatch signs corporate sponsorship agreement with SLASSCOM

Views - 107 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s newest innovation and incubator space Hatch, recently signed a MoU with SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association for Software and Service Companies). Within this Corporate Sponsorship agreement, the SLASSCOM Corporate Office will relocate to Hat


Robotics engineer Barbie joins the girls who code

Views - 20 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): Barbie, the world’s most iconic doll, is venturing into coding skills in her latest career as a robotics engineer. The new doll, launched on


SL-Malaysia Business Council smart economy with blockchain forum on 5 July

Views - 45 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka-Malaysia Business Council is organising a presentation and panel discussion with industry experts on blockchain technology for its membership and other interested parties. The event will take place on 5 July at 4


Samsung launches extravagant ultra large Q-LED TV as a showstopper in living rooms

Views - 18 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka has forged the next innovation in TV with the launch of its mesmerising ultra Large Q-LED TV in Sri Lanka for an intensely engaging viewing experience. Delivering the legendary Samsung picture quality with


Sri Lanka will be a catalyst for ICT growth in region: Cisco

Views - 79 Friday, 29 June 2018 00:00

Noting the anticipated growth in the global ICT market followed by India’s vision to revolutionise its verticals, Cisco expects Sri Lanka to be the catalyst in regional growth. With a 20% YoY growth in Sri Lanka exclusively for Cis


Samsung launches extravagant ultra large Q-LED TV as a showstopper in living rooms

Views - 21 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka has forged the next innovation in TV with the launch of its mesmerising ultra Large Q-LED TV in Sri Lanka for an intensely engaging viewing experience. Delivering the legendary Samsung picture quality with awe-inspiring style, the 2


Mobitel enables visually-impaired to experience joy of books with launch of voice library

Views - 43 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Mobitel, through its Nethrabhimana initiative, launched a voice library recently. Upon completion of the project, it was entrusted to the Sri Lanka Federation of the Visually Handicapped under the patronage of Mobitel CEO Nalin Perera. Last Vesak, Mo


Entrust Datacard honours DMS at global event in London

Views - 26 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Data Management Systems Ltd. (DMS) Sri Lanka’s pioneer Information Technology Co. now in its 42nd year of Systems Integration operations, was honoured recently at the first ever Entrust Datacard Global partner conference held in London, United King


Stop pretending you’re agile!

Views - 79 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

WSO2 Director Engineering Rohan Perera, Pearson Head of Architecture Subuki Shihabdeen and Sysco LABS Director Delivery Rajeev Jayawardena, will be speaking at the latest edition of the Engineering Nexus, on 4 July at the Sysco LABS Engineering Centr


Hemas Holdings inks partnership to host SAP HANA on Microsoft Azure

Views - 89 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Hemas Holdings PLC (Hemas) has signed a definite agreement with Microsoft to deploy a production payload of the high-performance in-memory database SAP HANA on Microsoft Azure, where it will be used as a platform to drive the group’s digital innova


Tavistock Group invests in Sri Lankan talent to form global tech cluster

Views - 92 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

The Elovate Group, a cluster of companies under multi-billion dollar international private investment organisation The Tavistock Group (Tavistock), recently launched in Colombo.


Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions establishes capital and business alliance with Interblocks

Views - 147 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions, Corp. announced that it has signed a business alliance agreement with Interblocks Ltd. and will invest in Interblocks.


PAYable takes home highest number of awards at SLASSCOM Innovation Summit

Views - 68 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

Cashless solution provider for the MSME sector, PAYable, emerged the most awarded company at the inaugural SLASSCOM Innovation Summit 2018 held on 14 June.


Everything you need to know about autonomous cloud, the latest category of IT

Views - 316 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

In this interview, Chris Chelliah, Group Vice President and Chief Architect – Technology and Cloud Platform of APAC, explains what autonomous cloud is, why it is needed and what its impact will be for organisations


Techno Sri Lanka 2018 launched

Views - 124 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Once again, for the 33rd consecutive year, the launch of Techno Sri Lanka 2018 was held on 19 June at the Galle Face Hotel


Huawei Thailand CSIC to provide customers with ICT solution building opportunities

Views - 48 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

The recently launched Huawei Customer Solutions Innovation and Integration Experience Centre (CSIC) in Thailand


Gestetner subsidiary Fintek to distribute Sharp products in Sri Lanka

Views - 53 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Fintek Managed Solutions Ltd., a fully incorporated subsidiary of Gestetner of Ceylon PLC, has been appointed the authorised


Creative Software opens student R&D centre at NSBM Green University Town

Views - 43 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Creative Software works closely with Sri Lanka’s leading universities to give students an early industry exposure, helping


Oracle’s Q4FY18 total revenue up 3% to $ 11.3 b, FY18 total revenue up 6% to $39.8 b

Views - 24 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Redwood Shores, Calif.: Oracle Corporation announced fiscal 2018 Q4 results and fiscal 2018 full year results.


Samsung stands tall in 2018 Forbes Global 2000 list as one of the world’s largest tech peers

Views - 18 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Continuing its stupendous climb up corporate rankings, Samsung Electronics was ranked as the second-largest tech company in the world and 14th largest overall in the Forbes’ 2018 16th annual Global 2000 list. The South Korean giant raked in $225 b


Registration extended for CodeCraft Secure Coding Competition

Views - 26 Thursday, 21 June 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 July 06. This nationwide competition will see software developers compe


PickMe partners with Cornell University to expand R&D

Views - 94 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Digital Mobility Solutions Lanka Ltd., owner of Sri Lanka’s most innovative taxi hailing service, PickMe, recently entered into a research agreement with a Cornell University professor in the US, to work together on a project in the area of dynamic


Cyaniq.Social launches Collaborator Network with meet-up event for Instagram collaborators

Views - 81 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Cyaniq.Social continued its pioneering bid for thought leadership in the Sri Lankan social media industry landscape with the launch of ‘The Collaborator Network’ at a meet-up event for Instagram collaborators held at the Galle Face Hotel. The me


Cyber-attacks every 14 seconds by 2019

Views - 72 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Cyber security is becoming so important to Sri Lanka. We hear of security breaches every day, these are either maliciously planned hacks or purely based on negligence of the employees which make the organisation vulnerable to lawsuits. Most organisat


Sri Lanka must increase focus on technology and innovation as drivers of economy

Views - 282 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

“Sri Lanka has a number of strong points but very much needs to focus more on technology and innovation


FITIS comes forward to address industry issues

Views - 42 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

The Hardware Chapter of the Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) organises the ICT Vendors’ open forum every


e-Swabhimani 2018 Digital Social Impact Awards call for applications now open

Views - 42 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

e-Swabhimani, the Digital Social Impact awards opened calling for applications for year 2018 on 7 June. To be in line


SATL partners with ManageEngine to provide comprehensive IT management solutions

Views - 24 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

Looking to aid organisations in aligning their IT with business goals, Colombo-based South Asian Technologies Ltd.


Ideal Group to improve and automate operations across 15 companies with IFS Applications 10

Views - 206 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that Ideal Group, one of Sri Lanka’s largest privately-held conglomerates, has chosen IFS Applications 10 as its digital backbone to support and drive efficiencies in its various target sec


Dialog powers ‘Beyond the Obvious,’ a platform for innovation-driven business growth by SLINTEC

Views - 58 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, will power ‘Beyond the Obvious,’ organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Nano Technology (SLINTEC), to spearhead innovation driven business growth in the country. The Research and De


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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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