Sri Lanka’s first-ever innovation and entrepreneurship-based tech reality TV show, Kotiyak Vatina Adahsak was conceptualised by Mobitel.
The objective of the programme was to inspire innovative ideas through a contest to address real life challenges through technological solutions. The Kotiyak Vatina Adahasak Season two Grand Finale witnessed four talented finalists. Sachira De Silva’s idea was about using ‘Sustainable Waste Management and Recyclable Technology’. He presented the idea of a waste management system that can generate energy. Shasika Munasinghe’s concept was a ‘Convenient Eye Disease Screening System’, which can diagnose a person’s potential blindness before it progresses. While, Aruna Jayasena came up with an innovative method to increase the flight time of UAVs.
Chaminda Kandamby’s idea was a ‘Multiple Use – One Card Platform’, which was developed to mark attendance of students in class. This could also be used as a multiple-use card to substitute money, to pay bus fare and as an ATM card as well.
Sharing his thoughts, Prabhath Gamage, General Manager – Enterprise Business, Mobitel said, “In recent years, our country has gained momentum in terms of technological innovation and a lot of innovators have come up with brilliant technological solutions for many common problems. Unfortunately, many of these talented individuals have given up on their dreams due to various constraints such as lack of financial assistance as well as inability to access experienced professionals who could mentor their concepts to fruition. Through Kotiyak Vatina Adahasak, Mobitel invites talented and skilled tech entrepreneurs to put their ideas into action. Mobitel will continue such innovative initiatives to nurture entrepreneurship and technology amongst millennials”.
The Kotiyak Vatina Adahasak reality show invites innovators from all around the country and of any age category to participate on the reality show by submitting their ideas which are backed by an ICT aspect.