Sri Lanka Budget 2019

Sri Lanka Budget 2019

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera presented the 2019 National Budget of Sri Lanka on the 05th of March. The budget is ‘aimed at growth powered by private enterprise and is determined to pursue a liberal outward oriented economy’. This budget was also reported as being an extension of the Enterprise Sri Lanka concept that was introduced previously in the Blue-Green Budget. Many aspects of this budget have been spoken about widely since they were announced. This includes the Home Sweet Home loan system allows young couples or those buying a house…

Are we secure on the internet?

Are we secure on the internet?

While information communication technologies and social media platforms have impacted businesses positively and helped people stay connected, concerns around online safe, improper use of data, and breach of privacy by technology giants have raised new questions. A recent example is the statement issued by Apple Inc which states that a software patch will be issued for a bug that allows iPhone users to hear audio from users who have not yet accepted their calls. Reuters had successfully replicated the bug and discovered that it allows an iPhone user making a…

Psychometric warfare in Sri Lanka?

Psychometric warfare in Sri Lanka?

What is psychometric warfare and how destructive it can be to countries like Sri Lanka? With Cambridge analytica scandal: one of the biggest data breach in the modern world, the world had a glimpse at the hard time about to come with digital media. If the power of data is misused like that the future would not be bright as we expect. In brief, what Cambridge Analytica did was getting personal data of around 50 million users through social media and use those data to micro-target users to support political…

Brigadier Vs LTTE supporters Vs Social Media

Brigadier Vs LTTE supporters Vs Social Media

For past four days, Social Media is having a great number of mentions of Brigadier Priyankara Fernando. This was due to his throat cutting gesture to the protesters who were waving LTTE flags outside the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on Sri Lanka’s independence day. After the incident,the brigadier was immediately suspended for inquiries by the foreign ministry of Sri Lanka and later he was reinstated as ordered by President Maithripala Sirisena. We have picked a few from the large number of social media mentions regarding the matter. Outraged…

Alcohol Ban On Sri Lankan Women

Alcohol Ban On Sri Lankan Women

Since lifting the alcohol ban on women last week, social media had many postings regarding the decision and more and more opinions are being posted after President Sirisena reinstating the ban. As always with lifting the ban both positive and negative thoughts were published on it. Although the Spokesperson of Finance Ministry has said “The idea was to restore gender neutrality”, a lot of criticism was going on saying the government is encouraging the drinking and this would threaten the nation’s Buddhist values. Then on Sunday the President has said…