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Sri Lanka President discusses Starlink with Elon Musk

President Wickremesinghe has met Musk at a World Water Forum High-Level Meeting in Indonesia

May 19, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Pick Me powers JumJum mobike app in Nepal

The app called JumJum (Let’s Go) will initially launch in Kathmandu

May 14, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka BoI, Orion sign US$1.78mn deal to expand Orion Colombo, Orion Nest

Agreement with Board of Investment of Sri Lanka for US$1.78mn to expand Orion Colombo and Orion Nest

May 13, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to bring National Cyber Security Act amid surge in social network users: State minister

The user base across all social networks has surged from 60 million to 74 million.

May 9, 2024 1 min read
Sri Lanka launches online child sexual abuse reporting portal

3 out of 10 children who are internet users in urban and semi urban areas are being victimized by online perpetrators

Lanka Pay to recognize Sri Lanka's financial innovators

Lanka Pay's Technovation awards will recognize banking and non-banking firms that had come up with innovative solutions.

Sri Lanka tech, AI firms invited to apply to UK's Pathfinder awards

Winners will receive help to grow their business in the UK.

March 4, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to get Cyber Security Act, Authority: Min

Digital economy had grown from 4.73 to 5 percent.

February 29, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to begin pilot project with Microsoft to teach AI in schools

A pilot project with support from Microsoft set to begin from grade 8 upwards.

February 13, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s copyright laws need to be updated for artificial intelligence: Lawyers

Sri Lanka’s Intellectual Property Act needs revisions to recognize creations by artificial intelligence

Apsara Rodrigo
February 9, 2024 1 min read

Dubai based QX Lab launches AI tool with Sinhalese and Tamil interface

Dubai based QX Lab AI has lauched an artificial intelligence platform which can be used in Sinhala and Tamil

February 3, 2024 2 min read

Asia Internet Coalition refutes Sri Lanka Minister’s Online Safety Bill claims

The Bill, in its current form, would undermine potential growth and FDI into Sri Lanka’s digital economy

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 24, 2024 2 min read

Google, Facebook could close up operations in Sri Lanka after OSB: Opposition MP

"Once this law is introduced, they will review the offences they would be accused of and most likely close up"

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 23, 2024 3 min read

EDB, JICA to promote Sri Lanka ICT companies in Japanese market

To assist 30 SME ICT/BPM companies and tech startups over a two-year period

January 22, 2024 1 min read

Regional rivals China, India eye Sri Lanka Telecom

China and India are both involved in Sri Lanka's port sector

January 15, 2024 1 min read

Dustbin, toothbrush and waste app win at Sri Lanka youth innovator awards

Competition showcased undergrad students' solutions to waste problems

January 4, 2024 2 min read
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Sri Lanka allows e-documents in grama niladhari services

This allows the use of electronic documents and reports when obtaining government services

Nethmi Rajawasam
January 2, 2024 1 min read

Indian journalists targeted with spyware

Implications of surveillance practices are pertinent, as Sri Lanka is in the process of implementing SL-UID program

Nethmi Rajawasam
December 29, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka to roll out disaster warning system through telephones

Involving the DMC, TRC and service providers including SLT Mobitel, Hutch, Dialog and Airtel.

December 20, 2023 1 min read

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

Nethmi Rajawasam
October 18, 2023 1 min read

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

October 17, 2023 2 min read

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
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