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ICTA Board strengthened by leading industry tech personalities

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Sri Lanka’s technological transformation is at the forefront of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s vision for the country. To strengthen the execution of this digital roadmap, three strategic new appointments have been made to the board of the Information Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA).

The new appointments are leading Sri Lankan tech personalities and include Virtusa Executive Vice President, CIO and General Manager Madu Ratnayake, Orange Electric Managing Director Kushan Kodituwakku and Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka Director General Oshada Senanayake.

As the Group CIO and the Center Head for Virtusa Sri Lanka, Madu Ratnayake is responsible for Virtusa’s global digital strategy and Virtusa’s Sri Lankan operations. Virtusa is a US publicly-traded global information technology (IT) services company. He is an independent non-executive director of the National Bank (HNB) and Director of Sri Lanka CERT, the National Agency for Cyber Security. He is also the Chairman of the Advisory Committee ICT/BPM at EDB, Member of the National Advisory Council of The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and Member of the Employee Federation Ceylon (EFC) Council.

Kushan Kodituwakku is the Managing Director of Orange Electric (Orel Corporation), a Sri Lankan market leader and the largest manufacturer of electrical wiring accessories, exporting to over 25 countries with regional offices in Australia, Singapore, India, Dubai, UK and the USA. His entrepreneurial drive has seen him awarded many times, including the ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards. He is also a former chairman of the Chamber of Young Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE).

Oshada Senanayake is the Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka and is a board member of SLCERT, Sri Lanka’s apex body for cyber security. He gained a wealth of experience by previously heading Pyxle, a premier IT and digital services company in Sri Lanka. Keen on shaping Sri Lanka’s young professionals, he is also a visiting lecturer for University of Bedfordshire at the Oxford School of Business for post graduate MBA students.

With these latest appointments, the ICTA board further strengthened its ranks of industry leaders, technology entrepreneurs, academics and public sector technologists to steer digital Sri Lanka. Along with the above-mentioned appointments, the ICTA board now consists of Co-Founder of IFS Sri Lanka Jayantha De Silva (ICTA board Chairman); former SLASSCOM Chairman and 99X Technology CEO Mano Sekaram; Prof. Lalith Gamage, CEO of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), one of the country’s most successful public-private

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Sandas Aura offers ‘cosmic energy’ treatment for ailments

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Sandas Aura and Natural Healing centres in Battaramulla, Kurunegala and Gampaha offer the opportunity to experience the healing properties of this energy.

This programme is run by astrologer, Reiki master and spiritual treatment advisor K. A. U. Sarathchandra.

“Since the trinity of the mind, the spirit and the body are treated through universal cosmic energy treatment, not only physical diseases but also psychological and spiritual ailments too can be cured through this. This is a unique feature not found in other treatments,” he says.

“There are many universal cosmic energy based treatments in the world such as Reiki, Pranic, Cosmic, Anglican and Jore. Majority of the illnesses we get including non-communicable diseases, and the resultant suffering, can be cured through universal cosmic energy. You can get your your aura checked through the latest 3D aura machine and obtain universal cosmic energy treatments at the centre”, he says.

“Through Reiki treatment, not only can the curing of disease and suffering be alleviated but physical regeneration, reinvigoration and reimmunization can be developed. Through the immunity that results, the contracting of communicable diseases and viral diseases can be prevented”, Sarathchandra says.

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Dwaraka vegetarian spot opens in Mount Lavinia

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Dwaraka, a pure vegetarian spot for authentic North and South Indian flavors opened their second restaurant at No.10, Old Quarry Road, Mount Lavinia recently. The fully air conditioned restaurant has a spacious dining area that comfortably accommodates 100 diners with all modern facilities. In a move to be truly Indian in what is prepared, Dwaraka employs a set of chefs brought from India specialized in South Indian and North Indian cuisines. It offers more than a fine dining experience for a family with convenience and comforts .The location is ideal for spending more time with family or friends. Dwaraka – Mount Lavinia is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The main branch of Dwaraka situated at No 37, Jaya Road, Colombo 04, is open from 7 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.

Naan, parata, masala, rotty, chettinad cuisine, paneer, dosai, string hoppers ,rice, noodles ,fried rice, kottu, vadai, soup, biriyani, short-eats, salads, raita, starters, fruit juice, lassi, soft drinks, tea, coffee etc. are available at Dwaraka.

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Union Assurance makes way for kids to dream big

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The Union Assurance Sisumaga+ stall was abuzz at the Colombo International Book Fair with kids dreaming big about what they wanted to be when they grow up.  An interactive photo booth had aspiring kids posing as doctors, graduates, pilots, engineers and even YouTubers. The event was a hive of activity with raffle draws, scratch and win competitions and advisors educating parents on the possibilities for securing and protecting their children’s higher education aspirations. 

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