Compound statement

Statement from the ICT Community and STARTUPs in Sri Lanka – Adaderana Biz

We represent product, service and start-up companies in the ICT ecosystem in Sri Lanka. This community is a free and independent group of industry leaders who deeply value our civil liberties. Sri Lanka’s digital economy represents approximately 4.37% of GDP and is poised to grow exponentially in the years to come. We represent present and future businesses in this country and a growing ecosystem with the potential to attract foreign currencies.

Our concerns:

As a community, we are seriously concerned by the declaration of the state of emergency by His Excellency the President on the night of April 1, 2022. Our community is of the opinion that the declaration of the state of emergency does not is not the solution to the present socio-economic situation. We believe that the right approach is actually to open a dialogue between the political leaders and the voters of the country.

Over the past few months, our nation has faced extreme hardship including lack of electricity, fuel and basic imports needed to sustain our lives and livelihoods. But in addition to facing these challenges, most of this community struggles to advocate and justify to their stakeholders that Sri Lanka is a safe environment to create innovative businesses and products and provide ongoing services to global standards. The current situation is sending dangerous signals and in fact many of our community members have had to start looking outside of Sri Lanka for the continued delivery of their products and services. The economic impact created by the current situation is further aggravating the challenges facing our start-ups and will prevent needed investment and venture capital from entering the country. We implore the government to repeal the state of emergency as it creates more uncertainty among our stakeholders.

This ecosystem has most often developed on its own, relying on each other on the values ​​of freedom of expression and collaboration. Therefore, this ecosystem is strongly committed to protecting people’s basic civil liberties, including freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly.

This community, for its part, is committed to protecting the rights of its constituents and the fundamental civil liberties that we expect from a democratic nation-state. We believe that decisions that affect the country should be participatory and collaborative with our industry.

What we demand of you immediately:

  • Ensure stability in governance and budgetary management of inflation to give overall confidence to the ICT community.
  • Improve government decision-making to provide the minimum power required for the continuity of our industry and immediately introduce incentives for solar and other renewable energy solutions.
  • Give startups and small businesses access to the minimum dollars required to pay for essential services not available locally.
  • Remove the emergency, the curfew and the suppression of the rights of citizens to demonstrate peacefully and/or express their dissatisfaction with what they experience as serious difficulties.
  • Refrain from blocking access to the Internet and all social media sites during states of emergency that completely deprive startups that rely on access to their customers, suppliers and/or products through these channels.
  • We demand transparency and accountability at all levels of government.

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Signed hereby
Harsha Purasinghe – Microimage
Jeevan Gnanam – Veracity/Outbreak
Mangala Karunaratne – Calcey Technologies
Lankan Angels Network – Lankan Angels Network
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Startup Council – Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Startup Council
Fathhi Mohamed – Tableware
Chandima Cooray – ayubo.life
Shahani Markus – Emojit
Aloka Gunasekara – Rebel Tusker (Private) Limited
Dinusha Kornkaduwa – Augustory Corp
Eranga Weeraratne – Omobio
Oshadie Korale – XpressJobs
Sanjiva Weerwarana – WSO2
Brindha Selvadurai – Hatch Pvt Ltd
Randhula de Silva – Good Life X
Nathan Sivagananathan – Hatch Pvt Ltd
Rohith Pradeep – SAKS France
Yohan Wijesiriwardane – Payable
Mustafa Kassim – Roar Global
Dhanusha Muthukumarana – POTENZA PVT Limited
Raveen Wijayatilake – InGame Esports / Gamer.LK
Alagan Mahalingam – Rootcode Labs
Hasith Yaggahavita – 99x
Suresh Tharmarajah – ZILLIONe
Gazzaly – Maxsolpro Pvt Ltd
Hasitha Liyanage: Different
Dulitha Wijewantha – Cabbage Applications
Sivanathan Pragalathen – Peercore Nexgen (Pvt) Ltd
Nuzhi Meyen – Helios P2P
Jude Kumar – EatMe Global
Eyas Fazul – RHODA
Chameera Wijebandara – LiveRoom (Pvt) Ltd.
Tharindu Malawaraarachchi – Fcode Labs
Theekshana Kumara – VizuaMatix
Jayakrishnan Rajagopalasarma – Arogya Life Systems
Anojan Kaneshathas – Apptimus Tech
Wellington Perera – Virtulink Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.
Upendra Pieris – OREL IT Pvt Ltd
Enosh Praveen – Arteculate Asia
Farhard Hussain – Cemex Software (Pvt) Ltd.
Ziyam Kamil – Cenmetrix (Pvt) Ltd.
Jaikishen Jayesingha – Urbandine
Prashanth Premakumar – Agrithmics (Pvt) Ltd
Prasad Siriwardena – Sterling BPO Solutions Pvt Ltd
Wasaam Ismail – Integrated Buckles
Lakshan De Silva – SpectrifyAI
Fairooz Habeeb – Silverleap
Indu Nanayakkara – Impactor.
Ravith Silva – ingenieurskunst PVT ltd
Chathini Uduwana – Typefi Systems
Harsha Abegunasekara – Metana
Sanjaya Ratnayake – Pixel Clear (Pvt) ltd
Kalinga Gunawardhana – Ceydigital
Roshaan Ranasinghe – Tribefunds
Ajith Pasqual – Paraqum Technologies (Pvt) Ltd
Mohammed Fawaz – Curveup (PVT) LTD
Visharathan Kugamoorthy – Creo 360 (Pvt) Ltd
Prathlosh Paramasivam – Tectera (Pvt) Ltd
Mohammed Mafaz – Show & Tell (Pvt) Ltd
Aabith Sabeer – Simplebooks (Pvt) Ltd
Tharaka De Alwis – Your team in Asia
Buddhishan Manamperi – Fcode Laboratories
Shavini Fernando – OxiWear.Inc
Shenali de Silva – Good Life X
Johann De Cruz – BISTEC Global Services Pvt Ltd
Imesh Liyanage – TekSek Cyber ​​Security
Matti Hiob – Atlas Laboratories
Dhyresh Mendis – The Nescius
Irfan Ahmed – Innovation Quotient
Midushaun Rhodes – Not another agency
Tharindu Meepegama – IDawn Technologies
Mary Prabashi Fonseka – Bashi Media
Sabir Esufali – Shopbox
Heminda Jayaweera – venture frontier lanka
Aisha Wahab – Arteculate Asia
Saliya Withana – Enfection
Ziyam Abdeen – WinSYS Networks
Sachin Wickramasinghe – Thyaga
Madushanka Wanigasuriya – Adeona Technologies
Gayantha De Zoysa – Strive
Prasad Samarasinghe – Bellvantage
Andrew Jebaraj – Rocketeer Laboratories
Shivani A. Tyronne – Miris by Islandmom
Sashini Jinasena – Leo The Label (Pvt) Ltd
Surangi Perera – Island Nation (pvt) Ltd
Ismail Sadurdeen – Univise Pvt Ltd
Manesh Jayawardhana – Ceyentra Technologies
Chamira Prasad Jayasinghe – Arimac Lanka Pvt Ltd
Shavin Peiries – Very Bad Wizards
Bhagya Sandakelum – Blue fish. lk (Pvt) Ltd
Nuha Ghouse – Tutopia
Hiranya Samarasekera – CODICE
Wajira Wanigasekera – VSONE
Kaniahka Weeramunda – PayMedia
Sasindu Pathirana – DirectPay
Nelisa Algama – SquareHub
Joey Perera – Boost Metrics
Nimeshanan Kulendra – LearnWare (Pvt) Ltd
Zainab Miskin Lilac Kukuns – Relationship Wellness Shop
Jehan Wijesinghe – Product Tavern
Umanda Jayobandara – Ifonix
Kirlosh Warran – Leaap Media (Pvt) Ltd
Sankalpa Gamwarige – Nagarro
Sara Nazoor ALKE Sri Lanka – Handmade Jewelry
Khalid Antwerp – Trad X
Oenone Mills – Stationery Night Shades
Shenuka Umagiliya – Balamu Enterprises Ltd
Mangalee Goonetilleke – ReMAtics
Irosha de Silva – CreativeHub
Hansa Wijayausndara – Octopus BI
Damitha Jayarathna – Softcodeit
Sanjaya Elvitigala – eLearning.lk
Roshan Nilaweera – GEC Lanka
Kithmal Warnasoriya – Elysian Ridge
John Sriskandarajah – Telexar Technologies
Christiaan Quyn – DataSprig Pvt LTD
Tina Lobo – True
Duminda Dharmadasa
Nithushan Uthayakumar – Blue Lotus 360 Pvt Ltd
Umavisakan Nathan – Blue Lotus X International Pvt Ltd
Dhanika Perera – Pay here
Alister Joseph – Nova Corp
Suren Pinto Wavenet – International Pvt Ltd
Zulfer Jiffry – PickMe
Lahiru Parhmalal – Takas.lk
Prasad Hettiarachchi – Agaya Holdings (Private) Limited
Tharanga Perera – Sana Commerce Pvt Ltd
Migara Amithodhana – Magicbit
Sumedha Rubasinghe – Entgra (Pvt) Ltd
Sajini Jayawardena – Impactor.
Amjad Nazeer
Joel Damien
Dilanka Asiri – VeracityDev
Rifadh Simchek – Akto Solutions
CD Athuraliya – ConscientAI
Dilshan Kathriarachchi – Half-life
Izzath Bisthamy – Akto Solutions
Isuru prasad – Aeturnum
Abdul Mujeeb – FGC
Thangarajah Thavaruban – Fast Computer Network
Kevin Sundar Raj – APTR Development (Pvt) Ltd
Damian Perrin Vanniasinkam – Etenders.lk (Pvt) Ltd
Rumaiza Refai – Addicted to urban colors
Chaminda Kandamby – Superb Business Solutions (pvt) Ltd
Amaar Adamaly – The Sri Lanka Effect
Anjale Jayawardena – The Sri Lanka Effect
Thiyagaraj Somasundaram – EatMe Global
Omar Fatha – Rally Tellida
Nalina Wijesundara – Techlabs Global (Pvt) Ltd
Owin CK – Empire Clothing Club (Pvt) Ltd.
Safiya Sideek – Elements by Safiya
Sahan Ranasinghe – Sanota (Pvt.) Ltd
Anuradha Weeraman – ConceptVines
Amizhthini Nakkeeran – Aze IT Consultancy (Pvt) ltd
Anuruddha Rajapaksha – Serendib Systems
Roshanali Amarasekera – Spark 360 (Pvt) Ltd / Ceylon Organic House
Ijaz Ahamed Ilyas – Royal Sulaiha Holdings
Jobs of Yusra Aziz – Eliyas Podi
Ishara Kotagama – Plava Pvt. ltd.
Newan Vinthusa – Code94 Labs Pvt. ltd
Anjana Somathilake – Nuclei Technologies (Private) Limited
Ayami Wanasinghe – FI Sri Lanka
Randika Cooray – Lucytech (Pvt)Ltd
Sanna Khaled – Lucytech (Pvt)Ltd