Says ICT is being used by Government as an instrument for rural empowerment
President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressed the gathering at the ceremonial inauguration of World Summit Awards on Wednesday at the Presidential Secretariat
It is my pleasure to be with all of you this evening as we inaugurate a unique global initiative – the World Summit Award Global Congress 2013. This event has brought together people of many different cultures, many countries and many nationalities.
We welcome you as guests of our country.
As Information and Communication Technology takes us to new heights, I believe it is our duty to ensure that no country or citizen is left behind. My Government has always been committed to ensuring that the benefits of technology are not limited to a privileged few, but reach all sections of our society.
e-Sri Lanka Development Initiative
It is with this vision that we launched the e-Sri Lanka Development Initiative. The National Policy pertaining to all our development activities is firmly based on this premise and the e-development agenda of my Government, is no exception.