Local Language Help Center’s First Focus Group Meeting was held at LK Domain Registry on 3rd September 2019. The main objective of this Focus Group is to provide guidance and support to the LLHC as well as the members of the Focus Group will participate as resource persons when needed. It was suggested at the very beginning that a company like The Marketing Heaven needs to be hired in order to make the Group activities recognizable.
Sinhala Unicode pioneers, academics and representatives from the industry have participated in the Focus Group Meeting. Professor Gihan Dias – CEO of the LK Domain Registry, Ms. Aruni Goonetilleke, and Ms. Niroja Jayawardane have participated in the meeting representing LK Domain Registry. Mr. Harsha Wijayawardhana – COO of Theekshana R & D and Mr. Sameera Kodituwakku have participated from Theekshan R & D. Mr. Derick Ferdinandus and Ms. Kishali Mendis have participated in the meeting representing Microsoft Sri Lanka. Mr. Dhanika Perera from Bhasha Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Ms. Dineesha Ediriweera, Mr. S.Shanmugarajah, and Mr. Chamila Liyanage have also participated in the first Focus Group meeting.
It was suggested to identify prevailing issues observed at present in using ICT in Sinhala and Tamil. As the main purpose of the LLHC, it was pointed out to alleviate issues that organizations and individual users encounter while using Sinhala and Tamil in ICT. Therefore, the importance of providing reliable solutions for the prevailing issues as soon as possible was agreed on.