Sri Lanka launches first grade wide Smart Classroom powered by XOLO

Following the success of the first and the only tab-based Smart Classroom in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution together with the Ministry of Education and CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd., introduced the first grade-wide deployment of Smart Classrooms at the Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Boys School on the 07th day of January 2019.

Moreover, these Smart Classrooms are powered by XOLO Smart Classroom platform. The software is developed and managed by CodeGen and endorsed by the Ministry of Education.

At the launch, Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Dr. Harsha de Silva stated, “Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Boys School, is the only school that has a fully integrated Smart Classroom solution. These are not just classrooms with Smart Boards but uses an intuitive learning platform. This is done in order to connect  teachers and students effectively. The continuity of this will be our responsibility, as we are here today for change. By 2022 we hope to transform one of the oldest schools in Sri Lanka into a Smart School.”

“Sri Lanka’s year on year per capita growth is just around 2.5%. It is extremely low if we are to match any developed country such as Singapore. Over 250,000 students pass out from schools, but only 50,000 students enter into the local University system in Sri Lanka. Have we ever analysed the potential of this future workforce, to find ways to optimise economic growth? Education is not about learning content, it is about being able to apply what we learn to solve real world problems. So, it’s time to move from content based to problem solving education.” Stated CodeGen International, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Harsha Subasinghe.

“XOLO Smart Classroom platform’s safety and monitoring features are widely used by the School’s administration and teachers. With real-time class monitoring and problem-based education system, this technology demonstrates an end-to-end education platform. This has enabled us to transform the way students learn.” Stated Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Boys School, Smart Classroom Teacher.

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Mathematics and Health Education teacher and teacher in charge of Cloud Smart Classroom, Punsandani Chanika Rathnayake said, “When comparing with the other students in school, the smart classroom students are performing well. They are very active and interested in studies. They come to school every day and they concentrate well on studies and extra-curricular activities. They take their tabs home for recharging every day. It is easy for us as we prepare for the lessons through presentations.”

“We make videos as well to conduct the lessons. The students download the lessons that we prepare through their tabs. The CodeGen Company trained us for about two weeks before starting the smart classroom. They gave us laptops to prepare lessons. The textbooks are uploaded to the tabs.  The school dialog wifi is filtered and students cannot access unnecessary websites. The Google search engine is also filtered. This system is not risky as some think as we have a backup system as well,” she said.

Civics Education teacher at Cloud Smart Classroom, Chandrika Kahandawala Arachchi said, “The children like this system because it is the new technology. They can download the lessons that we prepare through their tabs from anywhere if they have access to Internet. Students can participate in the day’s lesson even from home if they get absent to school. Assignments are done through the tabs. Some of these children got low marks last year in Grade six but now they have improved. I can see a huge change. If this system is introduced to all schools in Sri Lanka, it would be really great. We do a lot of homework after the introduction of this system. I go home after school and prepare the presentations through laptops. We do hard work but finally we are happy to see the outcome. These students get high marks. Compared to the previous years these children are also interested in doing the homework. The classroom management is easy now because all are attentive.”


A student from Grade Seven Smart Classroom, Ruvin Rashintha said that when he is free, he looks for educational related material on Google. “We do not need to buy exercise books and stationery now. It is very easy for us. Last year when our teacher told us to find pictures to paste, we needed to search in shops or cut from newspapers but now we can easily download from Google and paste it on the page in the tab. I like this system a lot. It encourages and motivates me to learn. I like coming to school every day now rather than before. We can download and read story books too during our leisure time,” he said.

Another Student mentioned that doing homework was not as boring as those days, its always a good time to learn with what XOLO has to offer.


The Principal of Sri Jayawardenepura Maha Vidyalaya Kotte, Major D.A.D. Wanaguru said, “The idea of the Smart Classroom was first initiated by Deputy Minister, Harsha de Silva. ‎The Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer at CodeGen, Dr. Harsha Subasinghe gave us the knowledge about Smart Classrooms. The smart board which represents a blackboard and the tab system concept was introduced to us by Dr. Subasinghe, CEO of CodeGen. He always coordinates with us to make things easy. The tabs were provided to us by the CodeGen Company. After we started the Smart Classrooms, we monitored the progress of the students.”

“Students can now read and learn, while taking handwritten notes on the same screen. It is a unified learning solution for students with smart content delivery and unlimited content availability in multi-media form. After implementing this new education concept, we have seen a tremendous progress of children in the 7E Smart Classroom. This pilot project has proved that students are now much more enthusiastic to learn in the classroom or even at home with minimal supervision; increasing student attendance up to 92.5 percent, and an average 24 percent performance increase in subjects, and the highest individual average of 87 percent at the term examination was from the Smart Classroom,” he said.

Principal Wanaguru said, “We have blocked all unnecessary sites and applications. There is a control panel through which the CodeGen company, teachers of the Smart Classroom and myself monitor and manage. We cannot hide from new technologies, but instead we must get used to it and get along with it. Technology is sometimes misused by children but here they cannot, as we manage it. We should not make technology our slave, instead we should be the managers of it. Today children have made technology their slaves. They go to unnecessary websites and search for things and think that it is something great.”

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CodeGen unveils the success of Sri Lanka’s first Smart Classroom

Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, together with the Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva, Western Province Education Minister Ranjit Somawansa, visited the XOLO Cloud Smart Classroom powered by CodeGen, at the Sri Jayawardenepura Maha Vidyalaya Kotte, last week.

The main objective of the visit was to check the phenomenal progress and the performance of the students, and to scrutinize how this successful learning concept can be applied to the rest of the country. At the event, the Prime Minister, instigated that the ministry will initially look at rolling out the XOLO Cloud Smart Classroom concept to 25 selected schools, while also focusing on the probable implementation of the Smart Classroom to all Advanced Level Students in years to come.

“XOLO Cloud Smart Classroom is World’s first where students can now read and learn, while taking handwritten notes on the same screen; a unified learning solution for students with smart content delivery and unlimited content availability in multi-media form. After implementing this new education concept, we have seen a tremendous progress of children in the 7E Smart Classroom. This pilot project has proved that students are now much more enthusiastic to learn in the classroom or even at home with minimal supervision; increasing student attendance up to 92.5%, and an average 24% performance increase in subjects, and the highest individual average of 87% at the term examination was from the Smart Classroom.” stated Sri Jayawardenepura Maha Vidyalaya Kotte Principal, Major D. A. D. Wanaguru.

“From teacher training, student progress monitoring and content delivery, for Sri Lanka’s first Smart Classroom; the students as well as the teachers have now mastered the technological aspects of the programme brilliantly. It is evident that, Just-in-time learning and smart content delivery were two of the key features, that transformed the performance of the classroom, with real-time student progress monitoring, and learning based around Problem solving techniques.” stated CodeGen International Project Manager, Pabasara Karunanayake.

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CodeGen extends technology to launch Sri Lanka’s first Cloud Smart Classroom

CodeGen International (Pvt). Ltd., integrated the first Cloud Smart Classroom in partnership with the Education Ministry of Sri Lanka at the Jayawardenapura Kotte Boys School, with the participation of Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva.

CodeGen’s Cloud Smart School technology was recognized by the Ministry of Education, and under the guidance of the ministry, the Cloud Smart Classroom was launched successfully as a pilot project. The company together with the ministry will closely monitor the progress and salient trends or gaps within this year to implement a long-term strategy to restructure Sri Lanka’s education system.

With the explosion of all things mobile, Cloud Smart Classroom solution will be the next catalyst to invigorate engagement between learners and educators alike. With the installation of child friendly smart tabs utilizing paperless edu-tech, powered by Cloud Smart School’s carefully designed in-built application can now be identified as the sole, unified solution developed locally to meet international standards in the education industry.

The Chief Executive Officer of CodeGen, Dr. Harsha Subasinghe, reiterated the importance of visiting the predicted world in 2030, where artificial intelligence will be the governing mechanism and millions of employees will look for citizens who own a particular skill set. He further explained, the need to introduce a platform which is content driven, based on problem-solving skills as it is the new age of education.

Company’s move to extend its Cloud Smart School revolutionary technology to digitize the educational landscape of Sri Lanka, reinforces CodeGen’s vision to future proof the education structure for students to develop twenty-first century skills, and to have an equal opportunity to compete in the job-market globally.

CodeGen, is a proven, agile and leading software provider in the global marketplace. The company envisions the future of education through pioneering edu-tech, to regenerate the learning ecosystem with Cloud Smart School, a student learning and school management platform developed by Ombo Technologies, a fully owned subsidiary of CodeGen.