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Living in a small island in South Asia is not that sad. Compares to other developing nations, Sri Lanka is a still developing country. But, as times goes by I realized this country is poor with money but, rich in beauty and friendly people. So, I want to share to the world how is it like to live in this beautiful green pearl. I hope I could tell yo…
Minister Udaya Gammanpila slams SLPP General Secretary for demanding his resignation over fuel price hikes. Samagi Jana Balawegaya says it is ready to support the Government to reform the Prevention of Terrorism Act. Ranil Wikeremesinghe says Government’s duty is to retain the European Union’s GSP+ trade concessions. --- Send in a voice message: ht…
Bouquets and brickbats from China- Sri Lanka’s biggest investor. New guidelines to be introduced after lifting the travel restrictions. Both the Alpha and Delta variants of the Covid-19 virus have been found in Sri Lanka. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
.27,000 arrested for violating quarantine restrictions. State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal invites global firms to be part of Sri Lanka’s growth story. Prime Minister instructs to recall retired nurses to service to augment the Covid fight. Prisoners rights group the Committee for Protecting the Rights of Prisoners makes an urgent appeal to the Un…
.Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa invites global companies to select Sri Lanka as their “investment destination of choice. President has urged officials to implement the decision to use organic fertilizer despite the challenges. GMOA says the dependency on oxygen by Covid-19 patients has gone up by 441%. Government plans to vaccinate the entire pop…
.President Gotabaya Rajapaksa invites the world to invest in Sri Lanka. Government stakeholders to plan legal action on MV X-Press Pearl disaster. UNP has decided to send the party leader to Parliament as he is a mature politician, says the UNP's Deputy Leader. Sri Lanka to start manufacturing Sinovax vaccine next month. Move to co-produce Sputnik …
750 French naval personnel arrive in Sri Lanka under the bio bubble system. UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe calls for a Parliamentary Select Committee to be appointed to look into the MV XPress Pearl incident. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
President says the economy should not collapse despite the spread of COVID-19. Government denies fault over the X-Press Pearl. Sri Lankan foreign ministers responds to the US House of Representatives Resolution H. RES 413. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Trace restrictions within the country extended till June 14. MV X Press Pearl starts to sink raising fears about a potential oil leak. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
A team at the Sri Jayawardenepura University commences research on the Sputnik V vaccine's efficacy. President directs the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) to tow the MV X-Press Pearl into the deep seas off the coast of Colombo. Multiple properties in Colombo are to be opened up for investments under a Private Public Partnership model…
President appoints members to the Port City Commission. Former Prime Minister to enter the parliament on the sole UNP seat. Russia informs Sri Lanka that Sputnik V vaccine can be used as a single shot. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Sri Lanka plans to sue the owners of MV XPress Pearl. SJB MP Marikkar alleges that the government is paying more than Bangladesh for Sinopharm vaccines. Nurses go on sick leave today. JVP alleges that the government plans to bring in urban waste from China as carbonic fertilizer. Tvoao8yjnxtJbiz57547fs4Wxg59l21jxu743do1 --- Send in a voice message:…
Armed forces deployed to clean up the environmental damage caused by the MV X-Press Pearl. The Port City Economic Commission Bill comes into force. Astra Zeneca writes to SPC warning about procuring vaccines from sources other than the company. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message…
Temporary travel restriction on inbound travelers to be lifted on 1 June. New Attorney General takes oaths. COVID-19 vaccination drive extended to Kurunegala, Galle and Matara. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Another 500,000 Sinopharm vaccines arrive in Sri Lanka. US Embassy says advisory on terrorist threat level has not changed. Chinese government to fully sponsor the manufacture of Sinovac vaccine. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Travel restrictions extended till June 7. Government desperate to procure 600,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines. US issues a level 4 travel advisory on Sri Lanka. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
COVID-19 to be contained by June end. Government officials expects to complete inoculation of all by end of December. A future SJB government will amend the Port City Bill, says an SJB MP. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
No more big foreign loan projects. Government slams breaks on private Astra Zeneca imports. Parents of ex-Tiger combatants should be allowed to grieve. Chinese foreign minister to visit Sri Lanka next month. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Government calls on all global and local businesses to invest in the Port City. JVP claims that the government is using the quarantine laws to witch-hunt the opposition. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Port City bill passed in Parliament. Calls to lockdown the country for two weeks. UK minister of state for South Asia cancels planned visit to Sri Lanka. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Sri Lanka at risk of reporting 1 million COVID-19 cases within the next 100 days. SJB offers conditional support to the Port City Bill. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Parliamentary supremacy ensured over the Port city. Sri Lanka marks the 12th anniversary since the end of the war with the LTTE. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Country wide travel restrictions from Friday. Supreme Court says some sections of the Port City bill are inconsistent with the constitution. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Sri Lanka in discussions with more than 15 companies to secure Astra Zeneca vaccines. No final decision on home quarantine yet. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Home quarantine to be allowed for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients from tomorrow. One year since the arrest of poet Ahnaf Jazeem. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Sri Lanka receives funding from the World Bank for COVID-19 vaccination drive. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
BASL condemns custodial deaths of two prisoners and that they have all the hallmarks of extra-judicial killings. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Island wide travel restrictions imposed to curb the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Newspaper headlines on 12 May 2021 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Prime minister appointed the chair of ADB board of governors. AG says no legal impediment for Rishard to attend parliament. CaFFE says UNP betrayed supporters. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Port City Economic Commission Bill debate in parliament postponed. SLAF defends the proposed purchase of helicopters. 80 Indians nabbed while trying to illegally immigrate to Sri Lanka. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Stronger credit demand by state owned enterprises. The pandemic impacts salaries in dualistic ways in 2020. The opposition leader meets the Russian envoy. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
Chinese Foreign minister to visit Sri Lanka. World Press Freedom Day and Sri Lanka’s ranking. CBSL says Sri Lanka’s fiscal deficit has soared high. OIC issues statement condemning the PTA and its new regulations. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/srilankannewspodcast/message
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This week we thought of talking about a highly competitive space in the tech industry. Streaming.
The anchor butter fiasco was a case of horrible design. In this episode, we take a look at why design should be taken seriously and how to avoid obvious slip-ups.*****Design Symposium: https://www.readme.lk/design-symposium/dbrand on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dbrandDialog App Challenge: https://www.readme.lk/tech-school-kids-dialog-app-challenge…
So we recently met up with Ali Haris and his team behind Maldives' SparkHub initiative. Here's how the conversation went.
uki is a full scholarship based Accelerator program for Coding in Jaffna. A joint initiative by Yarl IT Hub and SERVE Foundation, uki is one that is aimed at those who don’t have access to university education or any other form of vocational education. Two years after our initial coverage we wanted to know what uki has been upto.…
The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka, or better known as ICTA, has a host of projects in the pipeline with each project targeting a different segment of the IT industry in Sri Lanka. In case you're not sure what these are exactly, have a listen to this one.ImagineIF: https://www.readme.lk/imagineif-colombo-uni/…
One of the panel discussions at Disrupt Asia 2018 titled, "Strategy and Policy: Will It Change Anything?" highlighted on the impact of strategy and policy in the IT industry. Part of the discussion brought up was the recently published Strategy and Policy document. Here's what Mangala Karunaratne from Calcey Technologies had to share with us.…
Ever thought one day you'll be able to consult your doctor in just 3 taps? That's exactly oDos is doing. The team even won $1 million in seed funding last year. We caught up with the co-Founders Heshan Fernando and Inshard Naizer at this year's Disrupt Asia. ODoc $1M funding: https://bit.ly/2B91NyB
Over the past decade, with the growth of social media we've witnessed the rise of social media influencers. Out of this, YouTubers play a prominent role. Even in Sri Lanka, Youtubers have been making a name for themselves. Andro Dollar is one of them.Andro Dollar: https://bit.ly/2OCYO3x
Innovation. We've heard the term being thrown around in a lot of discussions, particularly ones related to startups. But what would it take to integrate innovation into corporates?
Aloka Gunasekara is the Program Manager of StartupX Foundry, one of the more recent startup accelerators in Colombo. Aloka shares his thoughts with us on the current startup scene.StartupX Foundry: https://bit.ly/2vIhmIy
Arimac's Chamira Jayasinghe is no stranger to the gaming scene in Sri Lanka. After all, Arimac released a game of their own some time back. We thought of picking his brain on the recently seen surge in the gaming industry in Sri Lanka.Kanchadyudha: https://bit.ly/2KRRqP8Extraction Valley: https://bit.ly/2uZb9Ye…
The eSports industry in Sri Lanka has been one of steady growth over the years. Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of Gamer.lk resonates this fact owing to the growing enthusiasm towards eSports.History of Gamer.lk: https://bit.ly/2OA0vyrPlayExpo: https://bit.ly/2MbJqOF
Adhisha Gammanpila is the co-Founder of SurfEdge Technologies. He is also a student at the University of Sri Jayawardenapura. We bumped into Adhisha at Disrupt Asia 2018 and decided to have a chat. If you're an aspiring entrepreneur out there, do have a listen to this episode.