ICTA Hosts ‘e-Swabhimani’ Awards Celebrating Outstanding Digital Innovators with a positive Impact to Society

October 21, 2019

ICTA Hosts ‘e-Swabhimani’ Awards Celebrating Outstanding Digital Innovators
with a positive Impact to Society

Established as one of the most prestigious national events the e-Swabhimani Gala Awards 2019, organized by the Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) was held on 18th October at Shangri-La hotel. It was held with much pageantry to recognize and champion the nation’s digital social innovators.
The colourful event was graced by Hon. Ajith P Perera, Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology and a distinguished gathering of dignitaries including senior Government officials, industry leaders, digital entrepreneurs and media.
Nominations were accepted across nine categories including Government and Citizen Engagement, Health and Well-Being, Learning and Education, Environment and Green Energy, Culture and Tourism, Smart Settlement and Urbanization, Business and Commerce, Inclusion and Empowerment and Digital Entertainment.
Forty four outstanding digital innovations with social impact were honoured at the awards gala. Be it a simple SMS based solution, or a refined VR tool, these winners presents local value, quality of content and the social impact on the society.
How innovative were this year´s nominees using digital solutions to take action on local issues? How much impact do the projects make? Do they evoke change in the society? Carefully weighing all those options, the Grand Jury which comprised of seventeen eminent experts from the industry, academia and government selected the winners.

e-Swabhimani serves as a stepping stone to the World Summit Awards (WSA), a global initiative implemented within the framework of United Nation’s World Summit on Information Society (WSIS). It contributes to the UN sustainable development goals agenda by recognizing local digital content with an impact on society, demonstrating the richness and diversity of innovative applications. As ICTA is the National Expert for WSA in Sri Lanka, the Jury selected from among the winners, 6 nominations for submission to the WSA 2019.

Today it is a rapidly changing, highly interconnected and digitalized world. Creating positive social, economic and environmental change requires the smart use of digital innovation and interactive, local content. e-Swabhimani makes entrepreneurs believe, that they can make an impact.

LEARNING & EDUCATION

Winner Awards

IMG_3084

Eduscope Lecture Capture Solution by Eduscope (Pvt) Ltd

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magicbit by T.M.A.Tennakoon, A.T.A De Silva, A.G.T.S.Ambagahawaththa & A. A. D. S. H. Amarasinghe

IMG_3258

Candela e-Learning Software by  Candela Learning Technologies (Pvt) Ltd

Merit Awards

Certificate of Appriciation

IMG_3077

Sinhala Akuru App by M.A.D.C Premarathna

IMG_3072

Edumo by Ceyentra Technologies (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3068

Tamil Morphological Generator by InnCaps, Universiy of Moratuwa

INCLUSION & EMPOWERMENT

Winner Awards

IMG_3096

APPMAKER by Dialog Axiata PLC – ideamart

IMG_3093

ManKiwwa by Kubeira IT Park (Pvt) Ltd

3091

Govipola App by Croptronix (Pvt) Ltd

Certificate of Appriciation

IMG_3096

APPMAKER by Dialog Axiata PLC – ideamart

GOVERNMENT & CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

Winner Awards

IMG_3120

National Student Information System  by Data Management Division, Ministry of Education

IMG_3118

Project Management System by Chief Secretary’s Office of Western Province

Merit Awards

Certificate of Appriciation

IMG_3114

Online Bus Ticket Reservation System (OBTRS) by National Transport Commission

IMG_3110

General Transit Feed Specifications (GTFS) Project by  National Transport Commission

IMG_3105

CleanUp by Kaduwela Municipal Council

SMART SETTLEMENT & URBANIZATION

Winner Awards

IMG_3149

Smart Waste Management System by   P.B.Suresh Madushan, Ideal Six (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3146

Project Management System by Chief Secretary’s Office of Western Province

Merit Awards

Certificate of Appriciation

IMG_3145

Online Bus Ticket Reservation System (OBTRS) by National Transport Commission

IMG_3141

Smart Home Platform with Total Solutions by Sala Enterprises

CULTURE & TOURISM

Winner Awards

IMG_3176

Virtual Reality Solutions for Ancient Technology Museum of Polonnaruwa  by Arimac Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3169

iStay  by F Code Labs (Pvt) Ltd

Merit Awards

IMG_3167

www.niwadudeals.lk by  Niwadu Deals

IMG_3163

GuideMe :Real-time Travel Guide App by GuideME team (Umar Saibukandu, Chathura Subasinghe & Asoke Rathnayake)

HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Winner Awards

IMG_3197

Electronic Reproductive Health Management Information System by Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health

IMG_3195

Ambulance by 1990 Suwa Seriya Foundation, LakMobile Technology Solutions (Pvt) Ltd and Next Generation Services (Pvt) Ltd

Merit Awards

IMG_3188

FITZKY by Fitzky (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3185

Non-invasive Cardiovascular Health Monitoring Device by Jendo Innovations (Pvt) Ltd

DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

Winner Awards

IMG_3212

IMI Games BY Arimac Digital

IMG_3208

Dialog Mega Run App BY Arimac Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

Merit Awards

Certificate of Appriciation

IMG_3206

Music and Entertainment Programs of the Web Radio by Mahima Radio

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LiveRoom VR Platform by LiveRoom (Pvt) Ltd

BUSINESS & COMMERCE

Winner Awards

IMG_3256

LakSHOP by Coolbit Software Solutions (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3251

Smart Coop by Nanosoft Global (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3246

eZuite (Modern Cloud ERP Platform) by Enhanzer (Pvt) Ltd

Merit Awards

IMG_3244

Taxperts by Taxperts Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

IMG_3238

WynkAR by Arimac Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3234

Coffer (Mobile App) by Extrogene Software (Pvt) Ltd

Jurors Distinction Award

Certificate of Appriciation

IMG_3231

Welithota App by AasaIT Solutions

IMG_3227

Turtle Traveler App by Turtle Traveler App

IMG_3224

HackedON by Viraj Malaka Mahanama,  Amod Sachintha, Dhanaranjana Duranga Weerasinghe & Udesh Bandara

ENVIRONMENT & GREEN ENERGY

Winner Awards

IMG_3270

Thuru Mobile App BY Vibhava Solutions (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3265

Portal for Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Sri Lanka  BY Federation for Environmental, Climate and Technology

Merit Awards

IMG_3244

Taxperts by Taxperts Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

IMG_3238

WynkAR by Arimac Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

YOUTH AWARD

IMG_3273

Cookoo Eats by Vithursan & Vathsan Sharma

IMG_3280

HackedON by Viraj Malaka Mahanama, Amod Sachintha, Dhanaranjana Duranga Weerasinghe & Udesh Bandara

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ICTA Hosts ‘e-Swabhimani’ Awards Celebrating Outstanding Digital Innovators
with a positive Impact to Society

Established as one of the most prestigious national events the e-Swabhimani Gala Awards 2019, organized by the Information & Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) was held on 18th October at Shangri-La hotel. It was held with much pageantry to recognize and champion the nation’s digital social innovators.
The colourful event was graced by Hon. Ajith P Perera, Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology and a distinguished gathering of dignitaries including senior Government officials, industry leaders, digital entrepreneurs and media.
Nominations were accepted across nine categories including Government and Citizen Engagement, Health and Well-Being, Learning and Education, Environment and Green Energy, Culture and Tourism, Smart Settlement and Urbanization, Business and Commerce, Inclusion and Empowerment and Digital Entertainment.
Forty four outstanding digital innovations with social impact were honoured at the awards gala. Be it a simple SMS based solution, or a refined VR tool, these winners presents local value, quality of content and the social impact on the society.
How innovative were this year´s nominees using digital solutions to take action on local issues? How much impact do the projects make? Do they evoke change in the society? Carefully weighing all those options, the Grand Jury which comprised of seventeen eminent experts from the industry, academia and government selected the winners.

e-Swabhimani serves as a stepping stone to the World Summit Awards (WSA), a global initiative implemented within the framework of United Nation’s World Summit on Information Society (WSIS). It contributes to the UN sustainable development goals agenda by recognizing local digital content with an impact on society, demonstrating the richness and diversity of innovative applications. As ICTA is the National Expert for WSA in Sri Lanka, the Jury selected from among the winners, 6 nominations for submission to the WSA 2019.

Today it is a rapidly changing, highly interconnected and digitalized world. Creating positive social, economic and environmental change requires the smart use of digital innovation and interactive, local content. e-Swabhimani makes entrepreneurs believe, that they can make an impact.

LEARNING & EDUCATION

Winner Awards

IMG_3084

Eduscope Lecture Capture Solution by Eduscope (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3081

magicbit by T.M.A.Tennakoon, A.T.A De Silva, A.G.T.S.Ambagahawaththa & A. A. D. S. H. Amarasinghe

IMG_3258

Candela e-Learning Software by  Candela Learning Technologies (Pvt) Ltd

Merit Awards

Certificate of Appriciation

IMG_3077

Sinhala Akuru App by M.A.D.C Premarathna

IMG_3072

Edumo by Ceyentra Technologies (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3068

Tamil Morphological Generator by InnCaps, Universiy of Moratuwa

INCLUSION & EMPOWERMENT

Winner Awards

IMG_3096

APPMAKER by Dialog Axiata PLC – ideamart

IMG_3093

ManKiwwa by Kubeira IT Park (Pvt) Ltd

3091

Govipola App by Croptronix (Pvt) Ltd

Certificate of Appriciation

IMG_3096

APPMAKER by Dialog Axiata PLC – ideamart

GOVERNMENT & CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

Winner Awards

IMG_3120

National Student Information System  by Data Management Division, Ministry of Education

IMG_3118

Project Management System by Chief Secretary’s Office of Western Province

Merit Awards

Certificate of Appriciation

IMG_3114

Online Bus Ticket Reservation System (OBTRS) by National Transport Commission

IMG_3110

General Transit Feed Specifications (GTFS) Project by  National Transport Commission

IMG_3105

CleanUp by Kaduwela Municipal Council

SMART SETTLEMENT & URBANIZATION

Winner Awards

IMG_3149

Smart Waste Management System by   P.B.Suresh Madushan, Ideal Six (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3146

Project Management System by Chief Secretary’s Office of Western Province

Merit Awards

Certificate of Appriciation

IMG_3145

Online Bus Ticket Reservation System (OBTRS) by National Transport Commission

IMG_3141

Smart Home Platform with Total Solutions by Sala Enterprises

CULTURE & TOURISM

Winner Awards

IMG_3176

Virtual Reality Solutions for Ancient Technology Museum of Polonnaruwa  by Arimac Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3169

iStay  by F Code Labs (Pvt) Ltd

Merit Awards

IMG_3167

www.niwadudeals.lk by  Niwadu Deals

IMG_3163

GuideMe :Real-time Travel Guide App by GuideME team (Umar Saibukandu, Chathura Subasinghe & Asoke Rathnayake)

HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Winner Awards

IMG_3197

Electronic Reproductive Health Management Information System by Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Health

IMG_3195

Ambulance by 1990 Suwa Seriya Foundation, LakMobile Technology Solutions (Pvt) Ltd and Next Generation Services (Pvt) Ltd

Merit Awards

IMG_3188

FITZKY by Fitzky (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3185

Non-invasive Cardiovascular Health Monitoring Device by Jendo Innovations (Pvt) Ltd

DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

Winner Awards

IMG_3212

IMI Games BY Arimac Digital

IMG_3208

Dialog Mega Run App BY Arimac Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

Merit Awards

Certificate of Appriciation

IMG_3206

Music and Entertainment Programs of the Web Radio by Mahima Radio

IMG_3201

LiveRoom VR Platform by LiveRoom (Pvt) Ltd

BUSINESS & COMMERCE

Winner Awards

IMG_3256

LakSHOP by Coolbit Software Solutions (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3251

Smart Coop by Nanosoft Global (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3246

eZuite (Modern Cloud ERP Platform) by Enhanzer (Pvt) Ltd

Merit Awards

IMG_3244

Taxperts by Taxperts Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

IMG_3238

WynkAR by Arimac Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3234

Coffer (Mobile App) by Extrogene Software (Pvt) Ltd

Jurors Distinction Award

Certificate of Appriciation

IMG_3231

Welithota App by AasaIT Solutions

IMG_3227

Turtle Traveler App by Turtle Traveler App

IMG_3224

HackedON by Viraj Malaka Mahanama,  Amod Sachintha, Dhanaranjana Duranga Weerasinghe & Udesh Bandara

ENVIRONMENT & GREEN ENERGY

Winner Awards

IMG_3270

Thuru Mobile App BY Vibhava Solutions (Pvt) Ltd

IMG_3265

Portal for Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Sri Lanka  BY Federation for Environmental, Climate and Technology

Merit Awards

IMG_3244

Taxperts by Taxperts Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.

IMG_3238

WynkAR by Arimac Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

YOUTH AWARD

IMG_3273

Cookoo Eats by Vithursan & Vathsan Sharma

IMG_3280

HackedON by Viraj Malaka Mahanama, Amod Sachintha, Dhanaranjana Duranga Weerasinghe & Udesh Bandara