Information and Communication Technology Agency (Sri Lanka)

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Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
Government owned Company
Industry ICT For Development
Headquarters Colombo, SL
Key people
Mrs. Chitranganie Mubarak (Chairperson)
Muhunthan Canagey (MD/CEO)
Jayantha Fernando (Legal Advisor)
Number of employees
80
Website www.icta.lk

The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (Private) Limited (ICTA) is a company owned by the Government of Sri Lanka. ICTA was established to develop the economy of Sri Lanka through information and communication technologies (ICT). To this end, it works to improve both the technological capacity of the country, such as building infrastructure, and the readiness of its people, through education and human resources. It is also active in developing regulations around the use of technology and disseminating information worldwide about Sri Lankan ICT.

Establishment[edit]

ICTA was established under the Information and Communication Technology Act, No. 27 of 2003 and strengthened by the ICT Amendment Act No. 33 of 2008. ICTA is functioning under the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure. The main thrust of ICTA is to set ICT policy as well as guide and direct national ICT development activities.

The e-Swabhimani Award[edit]

The e-Swabhimani Awards

The e-Swabhimani is an initiative of the ICTA Sri Lanka aimed at recognizing excellence in digital content creation. It is expected that this national award would stimulate a greater interest in the development of a wide range of content and services that would serve the needs of society. The e-Swabhimani was launched in 2009 and selection process is being conducted along the lines of the World Summit Award and has input from the Digital Empowerment Foundation of India as the Knowledge Partner to ensure that the jury process conforms to international standards. This award is a stepping stone to other regional and international awards with all short listed submissions being nominated to the Manthan Award South Asia.[1]

List of Chairmen[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Award". e-Swabhimani. ICTA, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 

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