Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to set up 14,000 ICT centers at village level
Sun, Nov 11, 2012, 12:43 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 11, Colombo: 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 Niladari division as a special project to broaden the access to IT facilities.

The 2013 budget has allocated 750 million rupees to set up an ICT center in each of 14,000 Grama Niladari (village officer) areas of the country.

Such centers will be setup by rehabilitating abandoned schools and other public buildings such as places of worship Secretary Weeratunga said.

So far 691 Nenasala ICT centers have been established in 350 Divisional Secretariat areas.

They are to be equipped with modern computers and internet facilities and will be open to public for free use.

The President has also proposed an allocation of Rs. 300 million to Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) to promote training to improve and quality certification in the IT and BPO industry.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Tamil party urges public in north to submit evidence to UN investigation team - report
-- [4 hours ago]
Investment projects worth nearly Rs. 6 billion under operation in Sri Lanka's Jaffna district
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka doctors' union opposes training at state hospitals for private medical college students
-- [7 hours ago]
U.S. State Department announces 2016 Diversity Visa Program Registration
Emir of Qatar to visit Sri Lanka next month
Sri Lanka Navy seizes 1.7 kilograms of gold hidden in a dingy
Union Bank appointed as Primary Dealer in Sri Lankan government securities
Sri Lanka Muslim Council expresses concern over extremist monk's threats
Sri Lanka Supreme Court rejects petition to halt deportation of asylum seekers
Sampanthan to lead Sri Lanka Tamil party political group

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.