Under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has been reinventing itself as a company. Once and arch-nemesis of anything and everything open-source, Microsoft has come full circle and is now wholeheartedly embracing Linux, even going so far as to ship a Linux kernel in the next major Windows 10 update.
Meet the keepers of the Sufi faith on Sri Lanka’s East Coast. While the community was once a robust one, the number of faqirs (or seers) is steadily decreasing. Their numbers might be dwindling, but it is clear that their belief still stands strong.
Edirisinghe Brothers, one of Sri Lanka’s oldest automotive engineering firms is re-inventing itself for the hybrid age. It has now acquired capabilities in restoring lithium-ion batteries, which is good news for owners of hybrid and electric vehicles in Sri Lanka. At the recently concluded Ceylon Motor Show 2019, the company unveiled its latest project, a fully functional hybrid vehicle, conceptualised and fabricated entirely in Sri Lanka.
As a nation, we have taken pride in the fact that our literacy rate is very high—in fact, the highest in Asia. And yet, test results by the European language and travel school ‘Europeiska Ferieskolan’ rank Sri Lanka ‘Low’ in English Proficiency.
You know what’s cuter than your regular squirrel?
Flying squirrels! And Sri Lanka is home to two elusive species!
If you’ve never been able to keep a track of your medical records, you’re in luck — the government is rolling out e-health cards.
A Sri Lankan engineer was recently awarded a USD 10, 000 grant for developing an electric conversion kit for tuk-tuks, to reduce the pollution caused by them.
Meet Trinco’s only metal-casting, stone-carving craftsman whose work furnishes Kovils around the world.
K9 units are not something new to Sri Lanka. But with the Government looking to tighten the noose on drug-trade, the Cabinet is getting ready to import more sniffer dogs for narcotic detection.
While nobody was looking, Indian lodging giant OYO Rooms quietly commenced operations in Sri Lanka. Funded by famous venture capitalists such as Peter Thiel and Masayoshi Son of SoftBank, the company is famous for having revolutionised the budget and informal lodging sectors of India. Here’s what we found about OYO Rooms’ Sri Lankan operation.
The causes of mental illness are various, and childhood depression and anxiety are often ignored. The Ministry of Education, together with GIZ, tries to sow change in the education system to make sure every child receives the right psychosocial care when needed.
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