The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka won a “best public sector organisation of the year” award at the FutureGov Summit 2012 awards ceremony held in Chiang Mai, Thailand recently.
The ‘Public Sector Organisation of the Year’ category, under which ICTA won the above award, was considered under sub-sections consisting of five geographical areas, namely, SAARC, North Asia, Oceania, Middle East and Asean. ICTA won the award as the best public sector organisation of the year under the geographical area of the SAARC region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Similarly four other public sector organisations won awards under the rest of the above-mentioned geographical areas. Accordingly the public sector organisations, the Hong Kong Police, the Western Australian Department of Local Government, the Bharain eGovernment Authority and Indonesia’s Surakarta City Government won awards as ‘best public sector organisation of the year’ respectively in the North Asia, Oceania, Middle East, and the ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, VietNam) regions.
The above award bagged by ICTA was one of the two awards won by Sri Lanka at the close of the three-day summit (17-19 Oct. 2012) at the Shangri La hotel.