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The Trade & Export Landscape of Sri Lanka 2019 -2020

2020-02-17

The Trade & Export Landscape of Sri Lanka 2019 -2020

A combination of local and global terrorism, political turmoil and natural disaster saw the local, as well as the global economy, slowing down compared to the year 2018. Sri Lanka registered a GDP growth of 2.8% during the last year against 3.3% recorded in 2018, while the global GDP also grew at a subdued rate of 2.5%, mainly due to Chinese and the USA trade tension and low growth recorded in the EU and Japan.

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EDB organized a Tech Pavilion for INFOTEL – 2019

2019-08-11

EDB organized a Tech Pavilion for INFOTEL – 2019

The Export Development Board organized a Tech Pavilion for the 4th consecutive year at the INFOTEL exhibition with the intention of providing an opportunity for ICT companies & startups to promote their services/technologies and to meet both local and foreign clients. The companies/startups who exhibited at the exhibition commended on EDB efforts and said that they were able to gain exposure in the ICT/BPM industry and that experience can be leveraged to develop their business models.

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Cisco revamps its hardware for new Wi-Fi technology

2019-05-02   |  http://www.ft.lk/it-telecom-tech/Cisco-revamps-its-hardware-for-new-Wi-Fi-technology/50-677278

Cisco revamps its hardware for new Wi-Fi technology

Cisco Systems Inc said it is rolling out hardware for the next generation of Wi-Fi standards, giving a core part of its $28.2 billion infrastructure business a refresh and in the process aiming to garner more software revenue.

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Colombo Test Automation Conference 2018

2018-12-13

Colombo Test Automation Conference 2018

The Colombo Test Automation Conference (CTAC 2018) organised by SLASSCOM Quality Circle for the third consecutive year in Sri Lanka to provide a platform to all the test automation professionals to meet, present and challenge ideas was held on November 14, 2018 at BMICH, BCIS Auditorium, Colombo.

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Implementation of ‘IT Initiative’: Training program in fundamentals of data science

2018-12-05

Implementation of ‘IT Initiative’: Training program in fundamentals of data science

Another successful implementation of the National Budget 2018 though ‘IT Initiative’, marked with the inauguration of the Training Program in Fundamentals of Data Science was held on 29 October, at the Senate Hall of University of Colombo.

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Sri Lanka's Skilled IT professionals

2017-02-06

Sri Lanka's Skilled IT professionals

With 30 Sri Lankans out of each 100 having access to the internet and one in four households in the country owning at least one computer, Sri Lanka is making strides in increasing IT literacy among school children and youth across the island.

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Sri Lanka’s Growing Startup Culture

2017-01-27

Sri Lanka’s Growing Startup Culture

Each year 250,000 Sri Lankans reach the job market looking for new working opportunities. Since the government sector is filled to the brim, private sector organizations in Sri Lanka is faced with the responsibility of providing 8 out of 10 new jobs, which makes the spark of entrepreneurship, a necessity more than an option today.

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The Growth of ICT /BPM Sector in Sri Lanka

2017-01-20

The Growth of ICT /BPM Sector in Sri Lanka

Ranked at 14th in Global Services Location Index 2016, by AT Kearney and among the Top 20 Emerging Cities by Global Services Magazine, Sri Lanka recorded an over USD 800 million in export revenues in the BPM and ICT sector.

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Sri Lanka’s EDB opens online portal for service exporters

2015-02-18

Sri Lanka’s EDB opens online portal for service exporters

Sri Lanka's Export Development Board (EDB) said that it has opened a web portal for service exporters as a one stop for them to link with international partners.

The portal named as www. srilankaservicexport.com is free for exporters, the EDB said in a media statement.

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JITF 2015 – set to enhance the northern economy

2015-01-21

JITF 2015 – set to enhance the northern economy

The Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF), the most comprehensive and ‘looked forward to’ exhibition in the North will be held for the sixth consecutive year in the heart of Jaffna from the 23rd- 25th of January 2015..

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Sri Lanka launches third ICT survey with PwC

Sri Lanka launches third ICT survey with PwC

As ICT exports are projected to top $1Bn this year, Sri Lanka has launched the latest ICT Value Survey to find the national hi-tech exports it achieved in 2013/14-and all the ICT exporters are encouraged to actively take part in it.

“We have recognized the ICT industry to be a key player in our exports. We a looking for $1 billion exports this year” voiced Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka on Wednesday (18) in Colombo.

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