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Thanks to mesh, Radhika communicates with her friends all over the world from her house

Radhika and Mahavilachchiya students communicate with the friends all over the world from their houses with mesh Internet technology.

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Mahabir Pun of Nepal wins Magsaysay Award for promoting Wireless Technology in a Nepali Village. A Likely Story to Mahavilachchiya WiFi project


The 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership

CITATION for Mahabir Pun
Ramon Magsaysay Award Presentation Ceremonies
31 August 2007, Manila, Philippines

Nangi Village, where Mahabir Pun was born, rests high in the Himalayan foothills of western Nepal. Here and in surrounding Myagdi District live the Pun Magar, whose men have soldiered for generations across the globe as Gurkhas. Yet, their worldly careers have done little to change their sleepy homeland, so far from the traffic patterns that knit together the rest of the world. Indeed, Nangi is seven hours’ hard climb from the nearest road. No telephone lines have ever reached it. Despite this, these days the people of Nangi are definitely connected to the world outside. Wireless Internet technology has made this possible. Mahabir Pun has made it happen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mahavilachchiya’s mesh Internet Project has been nominated for i4d Award 2007


Mahavilachchiya’s mesh Internet Project has been nominated for i4d Award 2007. Visit and vote. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rural BPO, Sri Lanka – What dreams may come true!


“However, now I am 19 years old and I am confident that we can do something for our village from the knowledge we gained during a period of about nine years from Horizon Lanka.” – An article written by Isuru Senevirathna, Horizon Lanka Foundation,
Sri Lanka
July 2007 | Vol. V No. 7 | Read the rest of this entry »

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Wi-fi explained – from Lakbima News


Courtesey Lakbima News

Wireless hotspots are spreading across the globe, with blanket wi-fi zones now being rolled out in many city centres. Operators are promising wireless surfing at the touch of a button from the park, the bus or the street corner. So what does the wireless future have to offer and will it live up to the hype? Read the rest of this entry »

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Mahavilachchiya in Sunday Times Today

Read this article on Mahavilachchiya in Sunday Times Today. Click Here to see the JPG Version. Click Here to see the PDF Version.


Overcoming the Challenges

Nishantha Kamaladasa

CEO, Distance Learning Centre Ltd

Computer literacy and the English language skills are necessary to build a competent employee required by the corporate sector. However this competency is absent in many educated youth. This is in spite of increased government and parental spending. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mr Nandasiri Wanninayaka’s Presentation at the Launch of eVillage Project

Click Here to download the PowerPoint presentation of Mr Nandasiri Wanninyaka’s speech at the official launch of the eVillage project yesterday, Friday, June 08, 2007 at DLC.

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