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DATE: Wednesday, 03rd July, 2013

TIME: 02:30pm

VENUE: Meeting Room, 01st Floor, Colombo Municipal Council, Town Hall,Colombo 07

The event was graced by:

  • A. J. M. Muzammil, Mayor of Colombo
  • U. L. Titus Perera, Deputy Mayor of Colombo
  • Ms. Bhadrani Jayawardhane, Municipal Commissioner, Colombo
  • Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam, Chief Medical Officer, CMC
  • Mr. M. Arshad, Chairman, Standing Committee on Health and Sanitation
  • Mr. Kapila Chandrasena, Acting CEO, Mobitel
  • A/Prof. May O. Lwin, Associate Professor & Principal Investigator, NTU
  • Dr. Newton Fernando, Senior Researcher & Principal Investigator, NTU
  • Prof. G. N. Wickramanayake, Director, University of Colombo School of Computing
  • Dr Firdosi Rustom Mehta, WHO Representative to Sri Lanka

Covered Video of Mobuzz event.

Live updates from the launch:


Singer Sri Lanka (PLC), national distributor for Huawei, has launched the much anticipated Ascend W1, and also simultaneously launched the Huawei Ascend G510 and Y300 smartphones in the local market.
Packed with enticing features, including a 4-inch display, 1GHz dual core possessor, a 5-megapixel AF dual camera with flash and 4GB onboard storage (with expandable storage up to 32GB), the Ascend W1 also has a powerful battery which gives users up to 470 hours of standby time, considered the longest among all smartphones in its class and considered extremely practical for users on the go.
“The Windows 8 mobile platform is considered the most intuitive and streamlined interface, placing focus on ease of use with the introduction of its innovative Modern UI, a key feature of which is the user’s ability to multi-task efficiently,” stated Asoka Pieris, CEO Singer Sri Lanka PLC. “The Ascend W1 is a smart and stylish alternative for consumers looking for great technology at a competitive price.”
“The Ascend W1, powered by the intuitive Microsoft Windows 8 operating system and featuring cutting-edge design, ensures that this is a smartphone geared for productivity and functionality to complement the consumer’s lifestyle,” explained Daniel Sun, CEO Huawei Technologies Lanka Ltd. “Seamlessly integrating Windows applications and tools from the familiar desktop Windows operating system, users will find that the Ascend W1 is akin to a personal computer in the palm of their hand.”
The Ascend G510, which was also launched with the Ascend W1, possesses great functionality; equipped with 1.2GHz dual-core CPU together with 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal memory, the smartphone boasts outstanding specifications in a smart and stylish package. In addition, the Ascend G510 also comes with a 4.5-inch 850×450 IPS display, 5-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel front camera and is powered by a 1750mAh battery utilising HUAWEI’s leading battery optimization technology, thus giving users 30% longer standby time. A key feature of the Ascend G510 is the NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities. Huawei’s Ascend Y300, targeted at youth, brings users the very best technology and smartphone experience in its class. The smartphone has a 4-inch screen, a 1730mAh battery, five megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash, panorama function and video record at 30 frames per second.
The Ascend Y300 runs Android 4.1 Jellybean, giving users access to hundreds of thousands of apps via the Google Play store. Face Detection is a new and exciting feature of Jelly Bean products which can be enjoyed by consumers in both the HUAWEI Y300 and G510 models. “We are excited about the introduction of this range of HUAWEI smartphones to the local market and to see our strong partner, Singer brings the Windows Phone 8 experience through the HUAWEI Ascend W1 to more Sri Lankans,” noted Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Country Manager – Microsoft Sri Lanka who was a special guest at the event.
The range of smartphones will be made available at Singer Mega, Singer Plus and Sisil World stores and dealers island-wide and are available with a two year warranty. Singer Sri Lanka PLC is exclusive distributor for the Huawei range of smartphones and devices in the country. With a 161 year tradition of service excellence, Singer is recognised for its diverse multi-brand product portfolio.
The company has a strong presence and expansive network island-wide in order to make Singer’s range of products easily accessible, and presently stocks a range of world-renowned Huawei devices.  Singer is the No. 01 destination for smart phones, stocking the world’s leading brands which are made available at over 390 Singer Mega, Singer Plus and Sisil World stores island-wide and offers the best range and value for money.

Source: Huawei Ascend G510 and Y300 simultaneously launched in the country DailyFT


M. D. Gunasena the leading publisher, printer and bookseller opened the M. D Gunasena Computer School recently diversifying its business in to IT education. The event was graced by Mr. Ananda Gunasena – Managing Director, Mr. Rajiv Gunasena – Deputy Managing Director, Mrs. Tharusha Gunasena – Education Consultant Oasis International School, the higher management of the company and Ms. Chintha Fernando – Principal of M. D Gunasena Oasis International School Colombo 12.

Speaking at the event, Ms. Chintha Fernando Principal of M. D. Gunasena Oasis International School, “The computer school will continue the tradition of keeping ones progression of knowledge at its core. This computer school is one of the latest educational ventures to continue the traditions of keeping the advancement of knowledge in par with our vision, “imparting knowledge, and building character”. The vision of M. D. Gunasena computer school is to “instill knowledge in everyone”.

The M. D. Gunasena Computer School will offer a variety of unconventional courses to suite every requirement, through expert and personalized teaching services. The Computer School is located at M. D. Gunasena Oasis International School Colombo 12, and caters to 50 students, with two dedicated computer labs. Courses on offer include, Information Technology for Kids, Stages 1, 2 and 3, Microsoft Office and Computer Hardware Basics. Quality IT courses are defined fulfilling development, design and networking from foundation level. The specialty of the course content is that it follows an international module both practically and theoretically.

Mr. Rajiv Gunasena, Deputy Managing Director – M. D. Gunasena reiterated, “In line with the values of our parent company, the computer school will continue to develop ones knowledge to face the future while preserving our values. As we celebrate our centenary anniversary this year, while embracing innovations and expansions we stand firmly on our founding principles, inculcating love, integrity, responsibility, humility and gratitude and continues to function on those values to this day”.
Pics courtesy PR Wire

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