Articles Posted in 2015

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    OMAK’S top five tips for startups

    Ehantha Sirisena is the founder and Managing Director of Omak Technologies, a software developer that commenced operations in 2011. Omak builds software and applications that help restaurants manage operations. VDine, the company’s flagship product, was designed for restaurants to manage back office functions. From the…

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    Pharma Control Neros Fiddling While Colombo Burns With Falling Rupee

    When this columnist was barely five years old, and his family was living in a fairly large-sized town in the provinces, he was in the throes of high fever and repeated injections were not having…

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    The Web’s Latest Need: Instant Feedback

    Emojot – a web-based application used for quick user feedback gathering – started as a project at Sri Lanka’s top technology university, where Co-Founder Shahani Markus had been challenging her students to build tech businesses.…

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    Agriculture: Is low Productivity The Problem?

    King Parakramabahu I taxed paddy production at three distinct points, says Prof. K. M. de Silva in ‘A History of Sri Lanka’. Land Tax from those who cultivated royal lands was a major source of…

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    Switching to Digital Television: A Bumpy Road For Sri Lanka?

    Around the world, the technologies for TV content production, transmission and archiving are moving from analogue to digital. While satellite broadcasters went digital years ago, many terrestrial broadcasters are switching over during this decade. Some…

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    Going Digital

    Local companies have suddenly caught the Internet bug. From banks and hospitals to cab companies, everyone seems to be launching web portals and mobile apps. Even B2B businesses are making an active effort to offer…

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    Hideaways Around Galle

    Hotel rooms can be devoid of soul. In Sri Lanka, they are indistinguishable. From the mahogany dresser and matching bed to mass-produced art hung above the bedhead, hotel rooms have little character. Private villas –…

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    Sri Lanka must throw open its borders to foreign workers & immigrants, without many conditions

    Vehicle tires hum louder because the sweltering heat-melted tarmac grips the rubber more than usual. The shadeless landscape on one either side of the highway is carpeted in rice fields ready for harvesting before the…

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    Zen – Steven Enderby

    What are you most passionate about? My family (wife, four children and my mum back in Northern Ireland) and competitive sports (cycling and distance running in particular) What do you fear the most? I don’t…

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    The Travel Technology Takeover

    If long lines and crowded roadways are not your idea of a vacation, then be prepared, because travel seasons are the busiest they’ve ever been. Get ready to navigate foreign lands and mingle with the…