The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) hosted the e-Swabhimani Award Gala 2014 recently (5) at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo. It was held under the patronage of Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and ICTA Chairman, Senior Presidential Advisor and Peradeniya University Chancellor Prof. P. W. Epasinghe.
Addressing the audience at the award ceremony, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Ranjith Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said: “New creations should be developed. But it is very important that we appreciate the developers. ICTA has taken steps to select the developers in a transparent manner from a large number of competitors and grant them awards. The ICT literacy that was about 4 per cent about a decade ago has now exceeded the 50 per cent mark. Recognition has much to do with improvement. This is so with the increase in the ICT literacy rate as well as in other great strides Sri Lanka has made in ICT both in Sri Lanka and in the international community”.