I remember the day Nadeesha told me that we would be organizing the Batch Queen Competition as part of the Freshers’ Welcome 2014. He said “Deiya wants us to organize BQ” and my first reaction was “Are you mad?! I’m not doing it.” Looking back, I’m glad I changed my mind. During the past few months my mind has been ...

The child in her still lives Renowned storyteller and artist Sybil Wettasinghe believes that art is the best method of communication “Next month I will be eighty seven years old. I prefer to be alone. My children are worried that I live upstairs alone. But quietness is something amazing. I admire it and it helps me live in my own world. I’m not worried to be ...

Abu Saeed Khan, who has been leading our engagement with UN ESCAP on the Asia Pacific Information Superhighway will chair the below described session scheduled for Monday, December 08, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Hospitality Lounge 5: Many countries around the world lack affordable backhaul and cross-border networks that enable local networks to connect to the wider internet. There ...

Netstarter’s E-commerce Now And Beyond An interesting new event has popped up on the calender: “E-commerce Now and Beyond”, set to take place on the 14th of October at Excel World. It’s done by Netstarter, a software outfit that specializes in web-based e-commerce solutions. More specifically, the Magento and Hybris platforms. We’ve got a few keynotes to look forward to – including “The future of retail” ...

The Azure Talk From TechTalk Colombo. World Trade Centre 22nd floor. Altitude: high enough to make your ears pop and give you a breath-taking view. This is Volume Ltd’s Sri Lanka office, office which was the venue of TechTalk. With this venue TechTalk has arguably set a record for being the event held at the highest point in Colombo to date. Okay so what exactly ...

Here are some verses of mine that I’ve written for my solo rap project as well as my band Rap This, Ko?, plus, my very first appearance in a music video, rapping, half lotus, on the boardroom table at work. I tried to encapsulate the little I have learned from advertising into this verse. The concept for the above was ...

SEVEN REASONS TO MEET JAGATH WEERASINGHE Jagath Weerasinghe As the Artist’s Table at the Saskia Fernando Gallery draws near we bring to you seven reasons why you should meet the host of  the first Artist’s Table. Jagath is never short for words and has the ability to keep people enraptured with different theories and ideas for long periods. This is also probably because his library consists of ...

The impact of cloud computing and M2M communication at the emerging economies was discussed at the ninth Internet Governance forum, that was held in Turkey, this September. Rohan Samarajiva, the founding chair of LIRNEasia spoke at the Workshop03:Cloud Computing & M2M: Impacts for Emerging Economies. Here is the youtube clip for the workshop 03. Go to 21:51 for Rohan’s take on ...

Artist’s Table with Jagath Weerasinghe Untitled-XII-Mixed-media-on-canvas Trekurious sat down with artist Jagath Weerasinghe to give guests an insight into the artist and host of for the Artist’s Table. Speaking on his work and the driving force behind his creations, he said, “there are several things that I can think of, firstly, living today has become a major hassle. You can’t make sense of what’s happening ...

ICTA and SLASSCOM are hosting a forum on “The Future Outlook of International Electronic Transactions Law” today – that’s the 17th September 2014 – from 6.00 – 7.30 pm. at Dialog Future World Auditorium, Excel World.  According to SLASSCOM, the topic will be addressed by keynote speaker, João Ribeiro, Head of Regional Centre for Asia and Pacific, UNCITRAL. Ribeiro, a ...

If you wait for me then I’ll come for you Although I’ve traveled far I always hold a place for you in my heart If you think of me If you miss me once in awhile Then I’ll return to you I’ll return and fill that space in your heart Remembering Your touch Your kiss […]

IKEA has a wonderful new ad poking fun at Apple by marketing their print catalog in the same breathless style. It’s a charming take on the merits of a book (no charging required, high resolution photos, instant loading) and really quite smart advertising. That said, it’s also a bit ironic. Don’t you think? 75% of the product images in this ...

Battle Rap: Imaad Majeed VS Larry T Hill It all started when Larry T Hill was co-hosting the Yes Home Grown Top 15 with Yazmin Yousuf and I was called up for a phoner. I picked on his fashion sense and revealed to Sri Lanka his aptitude at ballet. He didn’t take kindly to the former, and personally challenged me to a battle rap. When it came ...

Last Thursday, I paid a visit to the YES studio in Pannipitiya. I had a great time co-hosting the YES Home Grown Top 15 with Yazmin Yousuf. If you missed it, you can listen to the show via the podcast below:

CPRsouth 2014, the first time the event is being run as a merged conference including both African and Asian participants, is about to start in Maropeng, South Africa. The theme of this year’s conference is “What works, why, and how do we know?” The theme reflects the focus being placed this year on systematic reviews. The pre-conference tutorials commence on ...

Keep Your Fingers Ready: Virtusa’s New Hackathon is Here As we often say here, Sri Lanka’s been at the receiving end of a series of hackathons lately. Barely a month goes by without a new hackathon breaking the silence. Initial hackathons were held mostly by developer communities: now we’re seeing a shift towards industry giants actively lending a hand and rolling their own shows. Both have had successes – ...

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 ...

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