The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) has decided to conclude the ‘e-Sri Lanka’ project but revamp and continue the e-Sri Lanka development initiative under the name ‘Smart Sri Lanka’.
ICTA CEO Reshan Dewapura underlined this when he participated at the Media Dialogue held at Hotel Galadari Colombo recently.
“As a result of bringing ‘e-Sri Lanka’ to a close, there wouldn’t be any stoppage of projects carried out under the “e-Sri Lanka” initiative half-way through”, said the ICTA CEO.
They would instead be updated and continued according to new technologies and strategies, he said adding that ICTA was currently in the process of planning “Smart Government, Smart Jobs, Smart Industries, Smart Information Society, Smart City and Smart leadership and Smart Project Management.
ICTA CEO pointed out that today ICT was the country’s fifth biggest exchange earner. Much work spread over the past decade had gone into Sri Lanka reaching this stage, he further said.