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All Blog Posts Tagged 'lanka' (21)

How Shilpa Sayura became a Telecenter Sustainability Tool in Sri Lanka

In 2010 December we finished implementing Shilpa Sayura in 150th Nenasala Telecentre in Sri Lanka. Thanks to the hard work by many people during last four years; Shilpa Sayura, The Local Language e Learning System, now has become a sustainability tool in Nenasala Telecenters of Sri Lanka. I think it's an e-Sri Lanka, Nenasala, ICTA e-SDI, e fusion as well as a Global Telecenter and ICT4D success to be told again and again.…


Added by Niranjan Meegammana on April 14, 2013 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Sri Lanka to set up 14,000 ICT centers at village level

Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Sri Lankan President says that the 2013 budget proposal to set up 14,000 Nenasala ICT centers will be implemented within three years' time.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his budget for next year proposed to set up Nenasala centers in every Grama…


Added by Seu Yapa on November 13, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

First Nenasala (telecentre) specially dedicated for the police department launched


A Nenasala (wisdom outlet) was set up for the improvement of the ICT knowledge of the police department staff and their children…


Added by Seu Yapa on June 19, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

‘Nenasala’ ( Sri Lankan telecentre) opens in Abu Dhabi


The `Nenasala’ project, implemented under the e-Sri Lanka initiative was established overseas for the first time in Abu Dhabi for South Asian blue collar workers.

Set up at the Embassy…


Added by Seu Yapa on June 8, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments

First overseas ‘Nenasala’ launched in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


The first ‘Nenasala’ - wisdom outlet - outside Sri Lanka was set up in the United Arab Emirates recently.

The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) said…


Added by Seu Yapa on April 2, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Another Great Opportunity to join Dialog's ICT for Development Team (Sri Lanka)

Hi All

Please share this with people you know who would be interested to join.

We are looking for creative, talented and pro-active individual who is genuinely interested in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) field.

Position: full-time/contract

Area of work: e-Development

Education: Diploma holder/Undergraduate in ICT, e-commerce, development studies, business development, management, marketing, or any such relevant…


Added by Sameera Wijerathna on November 25, 2011 at 9:18pm — No Comments

ICT4D – D for Dog

Even though it sounds funny, the negligence of the primary stakeholders or the beneficiaries has been a key factor for the failures of the Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Projects.

Giving wrong tool for the right people as well as right tool for wrong people…


Added by Sameera Wijerathna on March 11, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments

ICT4D Truth

The concept of ICT4D is being abused by many people / companies / organizations for their own benefit. So now it is a challenge to convince people and get their support for genuine ICT4 Development (ICT4D) initiatives.

Following are some instances of fake ICT4D projects;

ICT4D projects to gain Political Mileage

ICT4D projects to get mere publicity

Projects just targeting Awards not real results

Projects to just… Continue

Added by Sameera Wijerathna on April 23, 2010 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Research on “Mobile Phones for Agricultural Development of Sri Lanka”

With the exponential growth of mobile telephony in developing world, mainly in Asia, Africa and Latin America, the mobile phone has become one of the best channels to reach the rural farmers.

Here in Sri Lanka, already there are some mobile phone (telephone) based initiatives to provide the agricultural and other related services. In this research some of the existing initiatives were studied to…

Added by Sameera Wijerathna on March 23, 2010 at 9:42pm — 2 Comments

Sri Lanka’s ICT industry shows potential to the world

Sri Lanka turned a new chapter in the field of Information Technology last Wednesday by conducting Asia’s premier ICT event, `e-Asia 2009’ at the BMICH.

The three-day exhibition was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Science and Technology Minister Prof. Tissa Vitharana and Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), Chairman Prof. P.W. Epasinghe were also present. ICTA was an organiser of the event.

Over 200 IT experts from the Asian… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on December 7, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

e-Asia 2009 the best event so far, say delegates

e-Asia 2009, the fourth in the series of the premier ICT event in Asia is the best e-Asia so far. This was the consensus of opinion expressed by all the delegates who offered their feedback at the last plenary session held at room B of BMICH Colombo last Friday evening.

"I have attended all the e-India and all the e-Asia conferences and exhibitions. I say that from all aspects including hospitality from the security personnel at the entrance to the head table e-Asia 2009 is by far… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on December 7, 2009 at 12:38pm — 19 Comments

eAsia takes Sri Lanka’s IT revolution forward


There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that this week for Sri Lanka’s ICT industry was all about e-Asia 2009, the international conference and exhibition hosted by the country’s Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) from December 2 to 4 at Colombo’s BMICH. If there was any doubt about its importance in the sphere of local ICT, one would only need to spend a… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on December 7, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Registrations now open for e-Asia 2009

eASiA2009, Asia's premier ICT event: conference and exhibition which is to be held in Sri Lanka at BMICH, Colombo from 02nd to 4th Dec 2009 is now ready to accept your registrations.

If you are interested in join with us, Please access following URL to register yourself.

Read More about e-Asia 2009…


Added by Seu Yapa on October 28, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

ICTA assists Microsoft Sri Lanka’s 'Gamata IT' launched in Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

IT revolution in Nivithigala, Sri Lanka

Launched in the national Year of English and Information Technology, Microsoft Sri Lanka in collaboration with Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka has launched groundbreaking “Gamata IT” initiative, a series of activities aimed at taking Information Technology to the most remote rural communities of Sri Lanka, is another step in the Company’s long term journey to making IT accessible to all Sri… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"e-Asia 2009 countdown narrows; Response far exceeds expectations"

e-Asia 2009 is looked forward to with tremendous interest both locally and internationally. So said Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) Chief Operating Officer Reshan Dewapura during his address to the ICTA Private Sector Forum meeting held at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo recently.

ICTA COO expressed joyful wonderment at the surge of interest in the premier Asian ICT event. “Interest in eAsia 2009, which is exactly at a 50-day countdown today, has… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 26, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

e-Arts from Sri Lanka

Nenasalas (National Telecentre Network) is considered to be a brainchild of President Mahinda Rajapaksa under the 'e-Sri Lanka Development initiative, operated by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) under its Information Infrastructure Programme, were largely responsible for Sri Lanka reaching a high level in ICT literacy. Therefore, ICTA of Sri Lanka is dedicated to take dividends of the Information and Communication Technology among its all communities.… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 22, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Upgraded service through “Government Information Centre”

The Re-engineering Government Programme (Re-Gov) of the Information & Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) has initiated a number of eServices and enabling projects to increase the efficiency of the citizen service delivery mechanism of the government. Having recognized the difficulty in obtaining the correct information by public which is related to citizen services provided by various government organizations, the Re-Gov Programme… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

“Nenasala Udanaya” - Regional Nenasala Convention & Award Ceremony

Sustainability of the telecentres is a great priority in the today’s telecentre movement as it plays a major role in disseminating the ICT knowledge to the rural community. Information Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), the dedicated government institution in Sri Lanka to promote ICT in rural villages, make tremendous efforts to improve the quality of the Nenasala (National telecentre) movement and to assure the continuous up and running of the centres that have been established around the… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on October 7, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Skills Development Training Program for Nenasala Operators

The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka has been mandated by the Government with the task of implementing the ICT Development Roadmap and the National Policy on Information Technology of the Government through the ‘e-Sri Lanka’ initiative with the sole intention of taking the dividends of ICT to every village, to every citizen. Therefore, ICTA has been empowered by the government of Sri Lanka in order to implement strategies and programs in both the Government… Continue

Added by Seu Yapa on September 21, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

President's far-sightedness created Nenasalas instead of internet-cafes: Tissa Vitharana

At a time when world funding bodies proposed the setting of internet-cafés in cities of Sri Lanka in a manner that would cater only to the rich elite President Mahinda Rajapaksa decided that Nenasalas or Wisdom Outlets should be set up instead island-wide to cater to the poor rural folk.

The Minister made this statement while participating in the first National Nenasala Convention held at the Western Province Aesthetic Resort in Colombo recently.

Although today the world's… Continue

Added by S Gavashkar on February 18, 2009 at 10:31pm — No Comments

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