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Special Mentions

Category: e- Government & Institutions
The Official Government News Prtal of Sri Lanka (www.news.lk) (Special Mention)

A comprehensive web portal that disseminates Government news about current events and development activities reaches out to all Sri Lankans, here and abroad, in English, Sinhala and Tamil Language.

Producer- University of Colombo School of Computing with the Department of Government Information
District- Colombo
Language- English/Sinhala/Tamil


Category: e- Learning & Education
Nenasakmana (Special Mention)

The Nenasakmana Mobile Library is an innovative solution to reach remote rural areas with poor infrastructure and no internet facilities. The so called “mobile library” - a small van-sized “buddy” lorry incorporating four laptop computers powered by a solar panel and with connectivity provided through a dongle is a fantastic solution!
In addition to affording internet facilities to remote areas where many have not even seen a computer, the mobile library is equipped with educational CDs, newspapers, agricultural CDs and games.

Producer- Nenasala – Sooriyawewa
District- Hambantota
Language- Sinhala


Category: e- Learning & Education
Vidunena (Special Mention)

Vidunena is an e-Learning solution in the most competitive area of the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination - the Science Stream. It is a web based system designed and developed for the students of the G.C.E Advanced Level, Science Examination and covers the syllabuses of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Combined Mathematics. It facilitates self study and can be a boon in areas where good science teachers are scarce.

Producer- FELIDAE
District- Colombo
Language- English


Category: e- Science & Technology
Delsa / Dcache (Special Mention)

Dcache is a peer to peer web cache which increases the performance of web browsing without the help of any centralized caching system. Chat software shipped with Dcache enables users in the network to chat with each other without the help of any server.
Producer- Lanka Software Foundation
District- Colombo
Language- Sinhala/English

Category: e- Business & Commerce
SMS News (Special Mention)

SMS News is a grassroots initiative which uses Information and Communication Technologies to empower rural communities and help improve their daily lives. The project empowers farmers by giving insights to the behavior of market prices, as well information on new seeds varieties and fertilizers, enabling them to make informed decisions. Information of general interest to the community at large is also disseminated through this project - employment opportunities, vocational education courses and tips for good health & nutrition etc.

Producer- Digi.Divi.Foundation
District- Matale
Language- Sinhala


Category: e- Business & Commerce
www.srilankajobs.net (Special Mention)

www.srilankajobs.net is an online job bank which provides employment opportunities for rural communities in both the public and private sector jobs, as well as opportunities for vocational training and mutual job exchanges in the state sector. The site has a simple facility for online registration. Presently the site registers 3000 job seekers each month and is strengthened with bio data of over 120,000 job seekers.

Producer- Best Job Opportunity
District- Monaragala
Language- English/Sinhala

Category: e- Inclution & Participation
“AKURA” Sinhala Typing Tutor 1.0 (Special Mention)

Although the computer is now a household item in Sri Lanka it is only a handful that can use it in the Sinhala Language. Even though there is a Sinhala version of Windows it is not being put to good use for this same reason. Akura is a simple application which can resolve this problem by facilitating training for Sinhala touch typing.
Producer- E-Consultancy & Solutions
District- Colombo
Language- Sinhala