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Friday December 1st, 2023

Sri Lanka libraries go online with digitalisation

We need to move to artificial intelligence, but before that we need to be digitalised

November 23, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka president asks private sector help to grow IT human capital

President asks for collaborative efforts between private sector and government to foster IT human capital

October 26, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to change labour law to help females work in ICT/BPO firms

Shop and Office Employees Act to be amended

October 25, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's health care digitisation reduces operational costs: government

This availability of data helps the hospital provide treatment easily when the patient returns to the hospital.

October 19, 2023 2 min read
Huawei signs agreement to digitise Sri Lanka schools

Huawei announced its support to help Sri Lanka implement program to nurture software and hardware engineers

Sri Lanka water board to go digital with Japan support

NWSDB will be supported to transform its current paper document system into digital form to speed up its operations

Sri Lanka data protection authority directors appointed

President has appointed the board of directors for the Sri Lanka Personal Data Protection Authority

Apsara Rodrigo
October 10, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka IT conference to attract investors for local companies

To attract potential investors for IT companies in Sri Lanka and achieve a target of 3 billion US dollars in IT exports

September 22, 2023 1 min read

All Sri Lanka's state sector transactions to be digitalized by March 31 - official

Sri Lanka has seen growth in digital economy since Covid-19, but not enough - experts

September 6, 2023 1 min read

Acuity Knowledge Partners to double Sri Lanka unit, strengthen university outreach

Acuity is looking to double Sri Lanka office to 1,000

July 28, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka Data Protection Authority comes into operation

Part V of the act deals with the establishment of a Data Protection Authority, first proposed in November 2022.

July 25, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to introduce long-delayed cybersecurity legislation in 2023: official

“As we go into digitalisation, we must also ensure cybersecurity."

June 20, 2023 3 min read

National security concerns over Sri Lanka Telecom shares sale unfounded: Harsha

While risks certainly exist, said de Silva, appropriate regulation is the way to mitigate them.

Himal Kotelawala
June 10, 2023 4 min read

Opposing Sri Lanka Telecom share sale on national security grounds baseless: expert

“National security is not a slogan. National security takes specific forms."

Himal Kotelawala
June 9, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka Telecom share sale opposed on 'national security' grounds

This is despite nearly all mobile operators in Sri Lanka being private for decades.

June 9, 2023 2 min read

Low female participation in Sri Lanka's ICT sector calls for action - IPS

Females holding only 34 percent of the jobs in the sector

March 8, 2023 6 min read
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Sri Lanka's IQ Global launches digital readiness index

IQ Global website is available online for companies.

March 5, 2023 1 min read

Acuity Knowledge Partners with Sri Lanka office to be bought by Permira

Acuity has a 500 person operation in Sri Lanka

January 28, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata hopes to hold prices despite rising costs

High inflation following a collapse of the currency has reduced real incomes of customers

January 27, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka tops google searches for 'Sex', Djibouti for 'Sexe'

However if a small country has a large number of a particular search interest, then the result can be amplified

December 12, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka IT industry group call for education, exchange controls on foreign firms

Want to end 'digital colonization' and tax breaks for foreign companies

November 23, 2022 2 min read

Global WhatsApp outage leaves users unable to communicate via instant message

According to reports, the issue was first notified at around 12:40pm in India.

Mahadiya Hamza
October 25, 2022 1 min read

IFC, Hemas partner for digital health service in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is facing shortage of medical practitioners as many have opted to migrate amid economic crisis

Neshella Perera
September 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata to invest US$152.4mn in mobile, fibre

To expand 4G LTE, fibre networks and Wi-Fi

September 19, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka ICT leaders call for stability, access to dollars for essential services, end to emergency

Sri Lanka’s digital economy represents approximately 4.37% of GDP.

April 4, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka social media ban removed

By 1530pm all social media platforms were working

April 3, 2022 1 min read
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