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Ambitious Sri Lankan project to usher in e-governance, by Champika Liyanaarachchi. OneWorld South Asia, 12 November 2003. "COLOMBO: Sri Lanka began preparing for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) way back in December 2002, after the Telecommunication and Regulatory Commission formed a working group to support WSIS activities..."
NCS to help in Sri Lanka e-govt move - Consultancy project awarded to units of SingTel, Ceylinco, by Amit Roy Choudhury. The Business Times, September 10, 2003. "SRI Lanka has roped in National Computer Systems (NCS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SingTel Group, as the lead consultant in its e-government initiative..."
e-Sri Lanka: reengineering government. Public Sector Technology and Management, June 5, 2005. "Manju Hathotuwa, CEO of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka, discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in reengineering the country’s government. Interview: James Smith..."
e-Government initiative to create people friendly public service. Daily News Online, 22 June 2005. "Successful implementation of the e-Government initiative will promote the country's public service to be more useful and helpful to the people of this country, said the Secretary to the Prime Minister Lalith Weeratunga..."
Sri Lanka opens e-Government Centre. Public Sector Technology and Management, June 24, 2005. "The country's Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse has opened Sri Lanka's e-Government Centre of Excellence..."
e-Government as a part of Sri Lanka’s overall development strategy, by Rohan Samarajiva and Ayesha Zainudeen. e-gov - The bimonthly magazine on e-Governance, May - June 2005. "In 2002, the-government of Sri Lanka embarked upon a broad development strategy, with a focus on services. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) were identified as one of the key drivers of national integration and economic growth. The eSri Lanka Initiative (eSL), which was designed in 2002-03, was intended to 'take the dividends of ICT to every village, to every citizen, to every business and transform the way Government works … [to] develop Sri Lanka's economy, alleviate poverty, and improve the quality of life and the opportunities for all of our people'..."
After the waves: the role of technology in the wake of the Tsunami. Public Sector Technology and Management, July 27, 2005. "Technology has been a key component of relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts in Sri Lanka following December's Tsunami. Report: James Smith..."Top
Accord with Microsoft, boost for job prospects. Sunday Observer, 9 November 2003. "In a further indication that the peaceful environment in Sri Lanka is winning new friends, a ground breaking deal was done with international computer software giant Microsoft last Wednesday. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Minister for Economic Reform, Science & Technology, Milinda Moragoda, for the Government and President, Microsoft Asia Pacific, Sanjay Mirchandani of Microsoft, to further Sri Lanka's efforts to transform itself into a Information Economy and extend the benefits of the digital world to many more of its citizens, particularly in education..."
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