(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Microsoft held its inaugural ‘Data & AI Day’ for over 150 representatives from the ICT community at Galle Face Hotel, recently. The event—which featured keynote speakers, live demonstrations, and a chatbot showcase—revealed how new data and AI tools built on top of Microsoft’s cloud computing service, Azure, can be leveraged to improve competitive advantage."Microsoft Hosts Data & AI Day for Local ICT Community"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between India and Sri Lanka for promoting co-operation in Information Technology and Electronics (IT &E) field."MoU signed between India and Sri Lanka for promoting cooperation in the field of IT and Electronics"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Colombo Development Dialogues are convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the South Asia Centre of the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE-SAC), bringing together a diverse group of development thinkers, practitioners and policy-makers from the public and private sectors to discuss relevant issues pertaining to current national regional priorities."First of ‘Colombo Development Dialogues’ next month"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma made a timely return to form scoring a well-paced out innings of 89 off 61 balls to ensure a place for his team in the final of the Hero Nidahas trophy T20 tri-series."Sharma’s timely return to form gives India place in final"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Bribery Commission has filed an application in the Supreme Court (SC) seeking an order suspending the SC Interim Order dated February 26, 2018 preventing the Bribery Commission’s Director General from taking any further steps against former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court."Bribery Commission seeks to suspend Supreme Court order"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the government has no intention of banning Facebook, but certain measures will be taken and laws will be brought to ensure that it does not carry content aimed at disrupting communal and religious harmony."Social media will be filtered of racial, religious discord – PM"
(GERMANY, LANKAPUVATH) –Angela Merkel has been sworn in for a fourth term as German chancellor, after months of political wrangling that left her weakened."Angela Merkel sworn in for fourth term as German chancellor"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) commenced the purchasing of 2018 Maha harvest in the Eastern Province and collected 2, 000 Metric tons under the guaranteed price up to date, PMD Chairman M.B. Dissanayake told the Official Government News Portal."PMB commences purchasing of Maha harvest"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that he would work towards providing funds without loans anytime possible while giving assistance to the development progammes of Sri Lanka."Japanese – Sri Lankan State leaders agree to strengthen bilateral ties"