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Huawei co-sponsors e-Swabhimani awards

30 August, 2020
From left: Vice President, Huawei, Indika de Zoysa, Program Manager, ICTA, Indumini Kodikara, CEO, Huawei Sri Lanka, Liang Yi, Chairman, ICTA, Jayantha de Silva, CEO, ICT Mahinda B. Herath, CTO, ICTA, Hiranya Samarasekera and  Deputy CEO, Huawei, Xiao Hua Ricardo.
From left: Vice President, Huawei, Indika de Zoysa, Program Manager, ICTA, Indumini Kodikara, CEO, Huawei Sri Lanka, Liang Yi, Chairman, ICTA, Jayantha de Silva, CEO, ICT Mahinda B. Herath, CTO, ICTA, Hiranya Samarasekera and  Deputy CEO, Huawei, Xiao Hua Ricardo.

Huawei are the co-sponsors of the e-Swabhimani 2020 - Digital Social Impact Awards program that recognises the excellence of the use of Information and Communication Technology tools and applications for social wellbeing.

e-Swabhimani is an initiative of ICTA, the apex ICT institution of the Government. 

As a platform that hails ‘catalytic innovation’ for social change, e-Swabhimani appreciates digital solutions for the benefit of society. 

“We expect that this national award program would stimulate a greater interest in the development of a wide range of digital applications that would serve the needs of the society,” Chairman of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), Jayantha de Silva said. 

Aiming to felicitate fluid and intrigued social change e-Swabhimani 2020 calls for applications under several categories. The youth category has been introduced for those who are below 26. Along with the contribution to the society the applications will be evaluated for technical aspects and strategic aspects under each category. 

Chief Executive of Huawei Sri Lanka Liang Yi said, “Sri Lanka’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector continues to grow despite the pandemic, and the demand for skilled ICT talent is ever growing. We at Huawei hope to respond to this call to train and upskill ICT talent in collaboration with ICT industry partners such as ICTA with competitive advantage, and will continue to be a core driver of digital transformation in Sri Lanka.”

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