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Trends are changing. The mindset of ‘No Girls are allowed in IT’ is changing. We bring to you InfoV 2014, an ICT Exhibition organized by Vishaka Vidyalaya. You read that right, a Girls school. Scheduled to take place at School premises itself, this event’s key objective is to spread the use of ICT among school children, in order for them to be Global Citizens.

Comprising of 5 main segments, such as

  • ICT Applications and Trade Exhibition
  • Mini Workshop on ICT themes by Industrial/Academia experts
  • Launching of an ICT Magazine with the winning article of the Trilingual Island wide ICT essay Competition
  • ICT Quiz Program
  • Games and Entertainment zone

ICT regulatory bodies, new inventions, institutions, ICT vendors, trade stalls and game zones are planned to happen throughout the day, where government bodies will showcase their latest ICT products, policies and services while the exhibition goes on.


2 students from Visakha Vidyalaya talk to us about the exhibition

Exhibition Plan – Overall Exhibition is planned under five main zones

Zone 1 – Academic: Universities and related Institutions
Zone 2 – Industry: Participants from ICT Industry
Zone 3 –Government: Research & Development Sector, Authorities and Security Forces
Zone 4 – Entertainment: Cyber Games, 4D Cinema, Kids’ zone and Food Fiesta
Zone 5 – Mini Workshops: Hot Topics on ICT (40-60 min each)

The event will be inaugurated on the 21st Friday from 3.00 pm while the exhibition for school children will start at 8.00 am. The exhibition will be open for general public only on 22nd Saturday from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Workshop Plan:

Date Time Topic Speaker
21/03/14 7.45-8.45am Virtuous Communication for Tomorrow Ms. Menaka Pathirana
Ms. Theralika Livera
Ms. Nilupulee Dombagahawatta
Regulatory Commission)
21/03/14 9.00-9.45 am Creating software Ms. Himeshi de Silva Register
21/03/14 10.15-11.15am Social Media Mr. Channa de Silva Register
21/03/14 11.45-12.30pm Oracle Academy and Careers in
Computer Science
Ms. Geetanjali Singh
(Oracle Corporation)
21/03/14 2.00-2.45 pm Fundamentals and applications of
agent technology
Mr. Asela Neligama Register
22/03/14 9.00-9.45 am Introduction to artificial intelligence Dr. Palitha Dassanayake Register
22/03/14 10.15-11.00am ICT in fashion industry Ms. Rukshanie Vidyaratne
Ms. Udari Bandara
22/03/14 11.30-12.30pm An Introduction to Google Search Mr. Rohan Jayaweera
(Google Sri Lanka)
22/03/14 2.00-2.45 pm A career guidance session for
a successful IT career
Dr. Ruvinda Rathnagoda Register
22/03/14 3.15-4.15 pm Collaborative Learning through
Mr. Harsha Randeniya
(Microsoft Corporation)

Please visit the event page here.



The second workshop for UX Colombo Meetup group is scheduled to happen on 30th of January 2014, at the Dialog Future World Auditorium. More info, here.

stay tuned for more Live updates as the event commences.


SLASSCOM acts at the catalyst of growth of the Sri Lankan IT, BPM and KPO industry by facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment, encouragement of research and innovation, and by supporting the creation of a progressive national policy framework.  Being the trade chamber of IT, BPM and KPO companies in the country, SLASSCOM has set the industry targets of USD 5 billion revenue and 200,000 job opportunities by 2022. In achieving this growth, SLASSCOM has initiated various activities and Future Careers is one such initiative focusing on generating capacity for the industry.

The Future Careers initiative has two fold objectives. Firstly, it is focused on connecting the Sri Lankan youth to the exciting and rewarding job opportunities in the knowledge services industry for them to become truly global citizens. Secondly, it is aimed at expanding the talent pool available to the industry as part of this Capacity building program.

The Future Careers initiative of SLASSCOM is currently planning to hold an awareness workshop targeting students from the schools located in Colombo district. The main aim of this workshop is to educate students and the teachers about the career paths available in the IT/BPM/KPO industry. This initiative is supported by ICTA – Sri Lanka and Ministry of Education. Event details are given below:

Date                      :  04/12/2013

Time                     : 8.00am to 5.00pm

Target audience   : 700 students in 4 batches = 2800 students

Venue                   : Open University of Sri Lanka – Nawala


Career counseling for participating students is also included in the agenda and personnel from IT/BPM industry are invited to join as industry career counselors to educate students about IT/BPM industry. Further, volunteers are also invited to manage activities of the event. The requirements for career counselors and volunteers are given below:

Requirement for career counselors

•             Sound knowledge about career paths in IT/BPM industry

•             Fluency in Sinhala and Tamil or Sinhala/Tamil

•             Availability on 04/12/2013 from 8.00am to 5.00pm


Requirement for volunteers

•             Ability to manage assigned tasks in managing the event

•             Availability on 04/12/2013 from 8.00am to 5.00pm


Notes :

•             Career counselor and volunteers will be called for a briefing on 2/12/2013 at 3.00pm at SLASSCOM Corporate Office.

•             Lunch and refreshments will be provided for career counselors and volunteers.


Please send nominations for career counselors and volunteers along with contact numbers and email addresses of nominees tocorpoffice@slasscom.lk. For more information call Hajara on 011 7884462.


The Sri Lanka Press Institute in collaboration with WAN-IFRA will be
conducting a workshop on “Writing for Digital Media” at its premises on the
29th and 30th of October 2013.

This course explains how writing for the web is different from print medium
and the factors which need to be considered when writing for the web. This
workshop focuses on hypermedia methods of information design for the
digital medium.
Internet users perceive information in a different, nonlinear way. Web
users skim content, they ignore details to read content faster, they even
modify left-right viewing habits in order to drill down more quickly.

The participants will become familiar with the most important steps in
constructing a web story and the style of writing that is required for
writing for new media. The training will also explain how to tap the social
media for new ideas, for obtaining information and promoting their content.

This program is designed for Reporters or journalists, Sub Editor, Editors
and Online Editors,  New Media Editors,  Social Media Editors,  Digital
media managers and Online content creators.




For more info about this event, click here.


Linkedin created by Reid Hoffman in 2002 is a social network for work professionals to connect, interact and also to recruit. Mashable states over 161 million professionals worldwide have connected with Linkedin since its official launch in May 2003. According to Linkedin, two or more new memberships are created passing second.

But a sad tale behind many of these millions of users is that they are not leveraging the true networking potential Linkedin has to offer. Most of them just create an account and add information for the sake of having a Linkedin profile without actually giving it a serious thought. Hence it would be wise to invest a little bit of time and effort to transform your rather ‘naked’ profile into a professionals attracting magnet.

Solomo IT Academy has given an elaborated guide to improve your Linkedin profile and make it apparent and distinguished from the rest of the pack. The most vital actions to be taken to revamp your profile are as follows:

  1. Review and Update Your Profile Frequently
  2. Build Your Network
  3. Be Visible and Valuable
  4. LinkedIn Endorsements
  5. Be Active on LinkedIn

There would be a workshop conducted by zMessenger and SolomoIT Australia on 22nd of October from 8.30 AM on wards with aim of ‘Social Selling Leads from LinkedIn’. diGIT IT Magazine is proud to be the Communications Partner for the event.

LinkedIn Training Colombo