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Softlogic teams-up with Huawei as Strategic Partner to introduce latest enterprise solutions

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World’s leading ICT solutions provider Huawei and Sri Lanka’s Softlogic Information Technologies Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, and one of the country’s leading software and hardware solutions providers, recently announced their partnership in enterprise solutions, Cloud and AI to bring innovative ICT solutions to the Sri Lankan market.

The digital economy is now firmly established as a core driver of growth to nations and its industries and the importance of digital technologies to the modern economy is undeniable.  Softlogic, which came into being as an IT company almost 3 decades ago, today holds a leading market position in the country for infrastructure modernization. It is in a unique position to help local organizations and Sri Lanka discover innovative ways to manage technology that helps shape business strategies to achieve growth.

“In the last decade many revolutions have taken place – the internet revolution, the mobile revolution and even the social media revolution: however there are a lot of organisations in Sri Lanka that have not adapted to these changes. What we are trying to do at Softlogic is to help them transform digitally. At Softlogic we possess a lot of experience to help organisations to make this transformation.” said Softlogic Information Technologies Chief Executive Officer/Director Roshan Rassool. He went on to add, “According to the world bank, the global economy is worth USD 86.598 trillion, out of which the digital economy contributes approximately 15% of the overall GDP and is anticipated to grow to 24.3% by 2025 (UNCTAD)”.

Huawei Sri Lanka CEO, Liang Yi speaking at the event stated that “The partnership with Softlogic will enable us to provide innovative solutions to the Sri Lankan market, mainly using the disruptive technologies of Huawei such as cloud, connectivity, AI and Smart City technologies. We have established a competitive information and communications technology (ICT) portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing.”

He further added that Huawei’s digital services are designed to help global businesses undertake their digital transformation journey. These digital services cover every step of the transformation process — and beyond — from strategic development and implementation to operational support, effectively helping customers successfully realize digital transformation, now and in the future.

“In today’s world, collaborative smart ecosystems are essential in a modern, connected office, which leverages cloud capabilities to deliver a seamless user-centric experience, designed to enhance the way teams work together wherever they work from” Liang Yi added.

He highlighted that Softlogic Technologies’ IT sector provides a platform for Huawei to provide a range of solutions along the IT value chain that could cater to the ICT landscape as well as a number of other industries including Education, Healthcare, Retail and Transport.

Huawei Enterprise provides a broad range of innovative ICT infrastructure products and solutions for vertical industries and enterprise customers worldwide. Being a global ICT solutions provider playing to its strengths in ICT development, Huawei makes full use of the latest technologies, and closely works with customers, partners, and industry experts to explore full potential.

“Softlogic aims to bring in world class solutions to the local market to assist in this digital business transformation, not just for businesses but even from a country perspective. Most existing organizations not just in Sri Lanka but across the globe, have continued to conduct their business in a manner in which they did during the pre-internet era. These gaps were clearly seen during the covid-19 ‘lockdown’ periods where organizations found themselves completely under prepared in their supply value chain and their availability to offer digital services online to capture new markets and gain the much needed efficiencies from a digital system. Hence our partnership with Huawei can only result in a win-win situation for both our customers”, said Rasool.



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2021 HUAWEI Women Developers Summit: Her Contributions

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HUAWEI Women Developers Summit was successfully closed recently, in which women from different fields and at different career development stages joined together and showed their empowerment. At the summit, several outstanding women representatives from science and technology were invited to share their technical knowledge, work experience, and personal stories, aiming to encourage more women to play a valuable role in science and technology in an active way.

HUAWEI Women Developers (HWD), the holder of this summit, empowers women developers to create world-changing apps and tools and encourages more women to join in with technological innovation by providing them with more resources, opportunities, and platforms for learning, communication, and self-expression, with the goal of building a more multiple ecosystem.

There are still many spaces and opportunities for women to develop themselves in science and technology. To eliminate the digital gender gap, Huawei has launched digital technology enablement programs for women in Ireland, Argentina, Bangladesh, Kenya, South Africa, and other countries or regions. The Operations Director of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service Developer Alliance gave a speech at the summit in which she said: “We really hope that more women can play a leading role in technological innovation with their own talents, values, and strengths.” As such, HWD will continuously provide more opportunities and support for women in tech.

Tang Wenjie, co-founder of Ladies Who Tech, participated in the topic Tech Has No Gender. She put forward her belief that the development of science and technology requires teams with gender diversity and more inclusiveness. Faced with existing gender stereotypes and strong prejudices, women need to be more courageous in designing and creating technological or digital products.

In the era of women’s startups, how women in tech balance the challenges and difficulties when starting up with a firm yet positive attitude has gained a lot of attention. Liu Yi, the co-founder of QIchat, encouraged women in tech to innovate and promote the advancement of science and technology by sharing her own experiences in the affordable and universal education domain.

Both the Product Director of HUAWEI Ads and User Experience Designer of Huawei 2012 Laboratories also discussed how women developers play a more important role in cross-technology fields from the perspectives of business thinking and technical practice. They insisted that women should attempt to make more contributions to the technology industry in different ways with an uncompromising and confident spirit.

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Innovative pipe borne LPG to Sri Lanka

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In the global energy landscape, LPG is considered the safest and the most environmentally sound choice suitable for a variety of functions – from household requirements to industrial consumption, LPG is increasingly emerging as the world’s preferred clean and green energy.

Although in house LPG cylinders have been used in Sri Lanka for a considerable period of time, the safest and the most modern option that is operational worldwide is pipe borne LPG that provides a safe and an easy accessible LPG solution, says Anil Koswatte, chairman & CEO of Litro Gas Lanka Limited & Litro Gas Terminal Lanka (Private) Limited, Sri Lanka’s national LPG provider.

As a measure of upscaling the LPG availability in Sri Lanka, Litro Gas Lanka will be introducing pipe borne LPG supply to households and consumers in Sri Lanka, giving them access to world class energy solutions, he adds.

“Litro Gas Lanka believes in delivering innovative and safe LPG solutions to our customers. Introducing the pipe borne LPG is a step towards ensuring the highest safety protocols in LPG supply – while also ensuring an easy and convenient way of delivery LPG to your home or work place. The LPG provided will be measured in litres, in keeping with global standards.”

Backed by a unique legacy that goes back 150 years, Litro Gas Lanka possesses a heritage that is rich with industry firsts; a part of that legacy was the network of gas pipes that delivered gas to households as far back as a century ago, installed by Ceylon Gas & Water Co, precursor of Litro Gas Lanka.

Today, as energy industry dynamics change with consumer demand, the company remains firmly committed to infusing change and transformation needed to meet changing requirements.

“We are taking the concept of LPG supply beyond that of bringing a cylinder home and stocking it in your kitchen. This will take the LPG availability to the next level, by giving our customers safe & easy accessibility to the energy they need on demand.”

“In keeping with the development goals for the energy sector outlined in H.E The President’s “Vistas of Prosperity & Splendour” economic vision, we believe that the Litro Gas Lanka LPG Pipeline Project would add value to customer proposition and enhance energy efficiency for all”, Koswatte adds.

Commenting on the project, Jayantha Basnayake, Director – Health, Safety & Environment/Professional Business – Litro Gas Lanka Limited says that the new project will optimize safety and improve convenience for the consumers – “LPG supply via a pipeline is the standard procedure for global LPG operations – we are introducing the same safety and ease of operations procedure to Sri Lanka with this.”

“As a Company engaged in the handling highly inflammable LPG as the core product, safety is a key value for us and for our customers. This process will rule out any compromises on safety given the fact that the installation is safely placed outside the living areas. We will be ensuring a 24/7 support service while also ensuring maximum safety levels”, he points out.

Litro Gas Lanka is a member of The World LPG Association (WLPGA); while adhering in all operational protocols to the global standards and parameters stipulated for the LPG industry, the Company will be deploying industry specific equipment, accessories and installations for its pipe line operation.

Litro Gas Lanka has obtained and following local and global standards of ISO (International Organization for Standardization), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), BS (British Standard), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and SLS (Sri Lanka Standards Institute) along with other safety protocols required by local authorities.

Janaka Pathirathna, Director – Sales & Marketing at Litro Gas Lanka says that on demand model of LPG supply ensures an uninterrupted supply, while giving customers a hassle free, doorstep service that is convenient and easy to obtain.

“It promises to be a unique and a world class product that comes with international standards in safety and customer experience. There will be several product categories & packages that will offer various benefits to customers, based on their specific needs. We will also introduce attractive payment methods for the convenience of customers, “he adds.

Litro Gas Lanka plays a pivotal role in the country’s energy sector with a 75% market share and a network of 42 distributors, over 14,000 points-of-sale, 1,500 home delivery hubs and a seamless supply of LPG throughout Sri Lanka. The Company maintains a strong market presence with their Litro Gas Home Delivery Mobile App and a dedicated 1311 customer care hotline.

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Ceylinco Life donates High Flow Nasal Cannula

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Ceylinco Life recently donated High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) equipment to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital at Kalubowila, responding to an urgent need to enhance the non-invasive ventilator facilities for patients with severe hypoxic respiratory failure.

The HFNC equipment donated by the company will be used at the four-bed surgical High Dependency Unit (HDU) previously donated by Ceylinco Life to Ward 24 of the hospital. The High Flow Nasal Cannula is used by the medical team to bridge patients being weaned from invasive ventilation.

Ceylinco Life has built, equipped and donated High Dependency Units to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, the National Hospital, Colombo, the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital and the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. HDUs are needed to upgrade a patient from normal care or as a step down from intensive care, helping release beds in the intensive care units. These units are used for post-surgery care, before transferring patients to the wards, or to treat an intensive disease.

Pictured here at the donation of High Flow Nasal Cannula equipment to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila are Ceylinco Life’s Senior Assistant General Manager – Alternative Channels & Emerging Business Lakshika Keragala (extreme left), the hospital’s Consultant Surgeon Dr Malith Nandasena, and medical and nursing staff of the hospital.

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