12th Installation Ceremony-Rotaract Clucb installation ceremony of Rtr.Nadeesha Katakumbura and his board was held on the 28th of The 12th August at the Auditorium of Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science. This event was organized by the Rotaract Club of Faculty of Science, University of Colombo which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colombo Down Town. The chief guest for this occasion was the dean ...

Xiaomi unveils Redmi 1S; India’s Still Unhappy Xiaomi’s very new to the phone market. And, as far as Sri Lanka is concerned, they’re still more of a midrange novelty than a brand that your uncle would recognize. That’s not the case in India, where Xiaomi Mi 3s have been selling faster than hotcakes. In fact, since Xiaomi launched in India, six batches of 20,000 phones have disappeared ...

LIRNEasia invited to speak on big data @ IIT-Delhi Two weeks back I was invited to give a guest lecture by the Department of Management Studies at IIT Delhi. The topic of my lecture was based on our ongoing work in using mobile network big data for development in Sri Lanka. Attended by 60+ graduate students and faculty from various departments (Management, Economics and Computer Science), the lecture garnered a ...

ජනප්‍රිය තරු ගණනාවකගේ නිරුවත අන්තර්ජාලයට – අන්තර්ජාලය සැබැවින්ම ආරක්ෂිත ද? ඔස්කාර් සම්මානලාභි ජනප්‍රිය හොලිවුඩ් තාරකාවක් වන ජෙනිෆර් ලෝරන්ස් ඇතුළු ජනප්‍රිය තරු ගණනාවකගේ නිරුවත් ඡායාරූප පසුගිය දා අන්තර්ජාලය වෙත මුදාහැරීමට යම් පිරිසක් කටයුතු කරලා. 4Chan වෙබ් අඩවියේ සටහන් වුණු මේ ඡායාරූප හැකර්වරුන් විසින් ලබාගෙන ඇත්තේ එම තාරකාවන්ගේ ජංගම දුරකථන සම්බන්ධ කර ඇති iCloud ගිණුම් හරහා යි. මේ සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් දැක්වූ ජෙනිෆර් ලෝරන්ස්ගේ සමීපතයෙකු විදෙස් මාධ්‍ය වෙත ප්‍රකාශ කර සිටියේ මෙම ...

Coolest Ride in Town Epic Ride Couple of weeks ago I visited San Diego for a brief vacation. On one day I went to the San Diego Zoo, which had rather impressive reviews everywhere but was a bit disappointed as it was nowhere near good as  they claimed to be. The next day, we headed for the SeaWorld San Diego, and this time I ...

WS208: Net Neutrality, Zero-Rating & Development: What’s the Data? – Wednesday, September 3 • 9:00am – 10:30am Link to Workshop page A roundtable to explore the arguments for and against “zero-rating,” which refers to the practice of offering free access to certain popular online services for customers of particular mobile networks. Several major service providers have entered into arrangements with ...

Setting the Scene Focus Session – Tuesday, September 2 • 11:00am – 12:30pm Sub-themes for IGF 2014 a) POLICIES ENABLING ACCESS Speaker: Rohan Samarajiva, LirneAsia, Sri Lanka Rohan will provide a bird’s eye view on progress and challenges in achieving affordable access for all. He will highlight controversial issues that came up in the last year, such as:  net ...

“Alibaba, the biggest eStore in China, has more total gross value of merchandise stockpiled than the entirety of Amazon in the US. So they thought: why don’t we have a sale? Now, China has a large population that is single – simply because nowadays, one of the “unofficial” requirements to be a partner is to have money and land – ...

“Alibaba, the biggest eStore in China, has more total gross value of merchandise stockpiled than the entirety of Amazon in the US. So they thought: why don’t we have a sale? Now, China has a large population that is single – simply because nowadays, one of the “unofficial” requirements to be a partner is to have money and land – ...

“Technology in itself is neutral. Science is neutral. But historically, technology has been used by those in power to remain in power. The point I’m maling is, ICT has its good sides and bad sides. We have this rhetoric from the World Bank saying that if you invest in broadband, your GDP will go up. I hope you don’t believe ...

Steve Jobs ගෙන් ඉගන ගන්න පුළුවන් පාඩම් 9ක් යනුවෙන් අපි Infographic නිර්මාණයක් ඔබත් සමග මීට දින කිහිපයකට පෙර බෙදාගත්තා. එම ලිපිය කියවපු කෙනෙක් අපිට Email කරලා තිබුනා Steve Jobs ගැන විස්තර තියන ලිපියක් දාන්න පුලුවන්ද කියලා. අන්තර්ජාලය තුල එවැනි ලිපි ගොඩක් තියනවා. ඒවා ඇසුරෙන් ලිපියක් ලියන්න පුළුවන් අපිට. එත් හුගක් අය Steve Jobs ගැන දන්න නිසා එවැනි ලිපියක් කියවන එක ...

Last Tuesday, the 99X Technology 3rd floor meeting room/auditorium was packed with developers from various companies here in Sri Lanka. The reason for this large gathering was of course, the Colombo Architecture meetup. The topic of this month’s meetup was Enterprise modernization conducted by Samudra Kanankearachchi. So what did we learn? APIs! We’ve heard about the importance about APIs back at ...

Horizon Lanka needs children’s movies I copied some educational movies to Horizon Lanka’s two computers’ hard disks. Children watch those movies very eagerly when they get a break after practicing computers. I was surprised when a group of grade 6 students preferred “Earth – Making of a Planet” over Jurassic Park. This encourages me to find more educational movies. I can explain the movies ...

Critical acclaim for Peth (ft. *imaad majeed) by STONAPATHI: “Next level Sri Lankan sound. Future bass from the bokka. Nicely done! Great track! Those sirens and chaos reminds of Public Enemy/NWA and Bomb Squad productions!” – Asif Ansar, Rude Boy Republic “Very nice work” – Asvajit “Too dope” – Himal Kotalawala, Department of SWAG “Good stuff. Catchy track. Harlem Shake! ...

Tech Guru Episode 04 – Technology in Sinhala #SmartCar #SamsungGalaxyFit #SenseByHello #DucatiAirBag #JIBO #Sinhala Every Wednesday @ 7.30 PM on Ada Derana 24×7 (Dialog TV Channel 13) Jibo Family Robot – 00:33 Smart Car by Benz – 03:05 Ducati Air Bags for MotorCycles – 05:56 Sense by Hello – 07:27 Samsung Galaxy Fit – 12:01 Segment of The Week: Aramuna ...

Tech Guru Episode 04 – Technology in Sinhala #SmartCar #SamsungGalaxyFit #SenseByHello #DucatiAirBag #JIBO #Sinhala Every Wednesday @ 7.30 PM on Ada Derana 24×7 (Dialog TV Channel 13) Jibo Family Robot – 00:33 Smart Car by Benz – 03:05 Ducati Air Bags for MotorCycles – 05:56 Sense by Hello – 07:27 Samsung Galaxy Fit – 12:01 Segment of The Week: Aramuna ...

Mobile COE Developer Boot Camp On Thursday (the 31st of July) mobile developers in and around Colombo gathered at the Dialog Futureworld Auditorium for a boot camp that was organized by SLASSCOM. Well, we aren’t sure if boot camp is the proper word, since the event didn’t resemble anything out of a boot camp in the movies. There were no angry former military sergeants screaming at everyone ...

What does big data say about Sri Lanka On 8th August 2014, LIRNEasia held an event titled “Big data for development: Responsible use of mobile meta-data to support public purposes” in Negombo, Sri Lanka that was attended by all the MNOs in Sri Lanka as well as MNOs/ industry representatives from Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. The purpose of the event was two-fold: Show how mobile network big data could provide ...

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