Tech On Wheels

A blue and green IT exhibition on wheels hit the roads of Colombo on Wednesday on its way to introduce information technology to rural Sri Lanka. A blue and green IT exhibition on wheels hit the roads of Colombo on Wednesday on its way to introduce information technology to rural Sri Lanka. “The idea is to drive IT awareness into Sri Lankan villages that never saw a computer before,” says Head of Marketing, PC House, Rizwan Anise.

The mobile IT lab is definitely eye catching in its blue and green colouring and probably equally forceful to the ear judging by the investment in sound systems

“It’s a tourist coach converted into a fully equipped, air-conditioned, IT exhibition. The transformation alone cost over Rs. 1 mn,” says Anise.

Equipped with projectors, sound systems and exhibition stalls, the bus is an Rs. 4 mn good deed from PC House and is part of a Rs. 15 mn CSR project that will see three more IT buses on local roads by December.

“They are designed to teach the history of information technology, its evolution and its benefits to Sri Lankan youth,” says Anise.

The company intends stimulating demand for IT and relat