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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on November 13, 2012 at 6:30pm —
The first ‘Nenasala’ - wisdom outlet - outside Sri Lanka was set up in the United Arab Emirates recently. Continue
The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) said…
Added by Seu Yapa on April 2, 2012 at 1:50pm —
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We are looking for creative, talented and pro-active individual who is genuinely interested in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) field.
Area of work: e-Development
Education: Diploma holder/Undergraduate in ICT, e-commerce, development studies, business development, management, marketing, or any such relevant… Continue
Added by Sameera Wijerathna on November 25, 2011 at 9:18pm —
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… Continue
Added by Sameera Wijerathna on March 11, 2011 at 11:46am —
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 —
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. Continue
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Seu Yapa on October 28, 2009 at 12:30pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —