Path to a steady income
Today in Sri Lanka a trainee in this field draws an average salary of Rs 15,000 – 35,000 and after an year if he / she is updated with the current technology trends , he / she may be able to draw a salary in the region of Rs 150,000 .
But many in Sri Lanka are not aware that there are better opportunities in this field and the only thing needed is dedication and commitment to be a creative entrepreneur.
With the introduction of the computer, the speed of communication has increased drastically . It’s not necessary to possess expensive equipment such as printing machines / transformers or complex networks such as postal / courier networks, but a person with a computer or a smart phone has the opportunity to dessiminate information at a very high speed to anywhere in the world .
This was also changed in an unimaginable way when fb was introduced to the world in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and his friends while he was an undergraduate at Harward University. The introduction of other social media networks such as you tube in 2005 , instagram and pintrest in 2010 also facilitated the people to have a more speedy & comfortable communication system all over the world .
It is a common factor that many spend a considerable time with social media networks and waste resources such as time , money and do not gain much when compared to the resources that they spent. It is very sad to note that the facilities available in our country do not support much to educate people on how they can earn through social networking systems .
As such Auxx Me Network Pvt Ltd and POLYMATH College Pvt Ltd joined hands recently to provide the required knowledge to those who are interested in this area. This project is carried out with the collaboration of Skills Development Fund Ltd , an organisation that comes under the purview of the Ministry of Finance. ,
This joint venture will introduce couple of courses and start with ” Social Media Monatizing” which will support the students to become successful entrepreneurs by empowering them with all the necessary knowledge to sell their creativity. Once they gain the necessary knowledge and the skill , they will not only earn a good income but will also support Sri Lanka by bringing much needed foreign exchange .
” To earn money you need not to be a Hard Worker – but a Smart Worker . Many do not wish to be entrepreneurs as Return of Investment is too high . But anyone who follows one of these courses can earn an income more than what they could earn from a traditional job in the ICT industry in a very short time span if he / she uses ability and creativity in correct direction with commitment and dedication. My dream is to prepare 1000 such persons so that my motherland will automatically receive one million Dollars worth of foreign currency through them without sending an iota of resources from the country I was born .” Mr Madushka Dissanayaka, Chairman / CEO of Auxx Me enlightened the audience at the signing ceremony of the partnership agreement .Mr Upali Gunasekara , Principal / Director of POLYMATH College welcomed that idea and pledged fullest support to conduct courses aiming specially the school leavers who seek higher education opportunities in Sri Lanka and overseas.
Mr Madushka Dissanayaka is a pioneer in the Digital Entrepreneurship industry Sri Lanka with more than 12 years experience in the field. He is one of the best content writers Sri Lanka has produced so far bringing lots of foreign exchange to his Mother country . Recently one of his contents earned him Rs 3.6 million which contained merely not more than 650 words . His total portfolio has reached more than 23 million all over the world and bring lots of revenue to Sri Lanka .
This joint venture will introduce to Sri Lankans a new set of innovative professions and open the avenue for those who have a desire to sell their creativity and earn to lead a happy and comfortable life .
Share investors worried over Wealth and Heritage tax
By Hiran H Senewiratne
CSE trading kicked off on a positive note yesterday but the momentum could not be sustained for long owing to investor worries that the government is planning domestic debt restructuring involving the imposition of a wealth and heritage tax on citizens, market sources said.
Amid those developments both indices moved downwards. The All -Share Price Index went down by 131 points and S and P SL-20 declined by 46.8 points. Turnover stood at Rs 3.4 billion with four crossings. Those crossings were reported in Agalawattte Plantations, which crossed 45.3 million shares to the tune of Rs 1.5 billion, its shares traded at Rs 35, CTC 420,000 shares crossed for Rs 269 million and its shares traded at Rs 640, Cargills 100,000 shares crossed to the tune of Rs 24.5 million; its shares traded at Rs 245 and Hayleys 300,000 shares crossed for Rs 24 million; its shares traded at Rs 80.
In the retail market top seven companies that mainly contributed to the turnover were, SLT Rs 234 million (two million shares traded), Hayleys RS 121 million (1.5 million shares traded), Lanka IOC Rs 106 million (115,000 shares traded), Softlogic Capital Rs 69 million (5.6 million shares traded), CTC Rs 65.3 million (101,000 shares traded), Sampath Bank RS 54.7 million (one million shares traded) and Commercial Bank RS 52.5 million (801,000 shares traded).During the day 164 million share volumes changed hands in 20000 transactions.
Brandix ‘RightToRead’ initiative gains momentum enriching Sri Lanka students and transforming learning
Inspired by the challenge to provide Sri Lankan children with better access to learning materials and the transformative power to read and comprehend English, Brandix launched the ‘RightToRead’ project in 2018 in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
Accordingly, Brandix introduced the ‘ReadToMe’ English learning tool, created by English Helper – India, to improve reading and comprehension skills of Sri Lankan students. Last Monday, Julie Chung, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, visited Susamayawardhana Vidyalaya in Borella, to observe progress of the project and experience how children and educators in Sri Lanka engage with educational technology.
Brandix Lanka Limited, Director, Ajit Johnpillai, said: “Education is the most powerful tool to enrich communities and futures, and Brandix is committed to build a strong foundation for transformational learning for students across Sri Lanka. The progress we have made with RiteToRead over the past two years is promising, and the potential for change in the education sector harnessing such digital technologies is immeasurable. Brandix will continue its commitment to deliver Inspired Solutions for the people of Sri Lanka.”
Dialog TV Boosts Resilience and Capacity with Norsat Satellite Earth Station
Hytera, a leading global provider of professional communications technologies and solutions, is proud to announce the successful deployment of a new backup satellite station for Dialog TV, Sri Lanka’s No.1 satellite Pay TV service provider. The project was fulfilled in 2022 by Hytera and its subsidiary specialized in Satellite Communications (SatCom), Norsat International Inc. The new station enhances the resilience and capacity of Dialog TV’s existing system and ensures continuity of service in the event of damage due to natural disasters.
Dialog TV provides coverage over the entirety of Sri Lanka through the Intelsat 38 Ku-band satellite. As the business expanded, it opted for a backup solution to support its existing satellite station and to strengthen the network’s disaster tolerance.
Hytera and Norsat provided an end-to-end satellite earth station solution that includes the installation, integration, and setup of satellite antennas, a transmission and receiving system, a new network management system (NMS), and a carrier monitoring system (CMS). The NMS makes routine work easier and simpler for on-duty staff, as equipment status, parameter monitoring and configuration, and remote control of the devices can be viewed and accomplished via a single interface. The CMS monitors the carrier spectrum status of satellite signals in real-time and ensures stable signal transmission and receiving.
“We are excited to have been able to work with Dialog TV on this important project,” said Kevin Sun, Sales Director for Hytera South Asia, “Our ability to seamlessly integrate our new equipment and software with Dialog TV’s existing systems has helped to ensure a stable and reliable service for their millions of customers across Sri Lanka.”
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