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ICTA Achievements 2012

ICTA Achievements 2012

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ICTA Achievements January to August

PROGRAM AREA 1 - ICT POLICY, LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

This program focuses on developing the facilitating environment necessary for achieving the objectives of “eSri Lanka”. Its goal is to create a proactive policy and enabling environment that is supportive of ICT-based development, to develop ICT leadership and capacity, and to communicate these initiatives and policies to the wider stakeholder audience.

Security and e-Laws 

ICTA has been addressing the issue of formulating and incorporating into the country’s legal system suitable measures relating to ICT and creating a facilitating legal environment. ICTA has also addressed issues relating to protecting Sri Lanka’s information infrastructure. 

  • Data protection framework:   Continued work on finalizing the draft of Data Protection Framework. 
      • Supreme Court:     The Court case monitoring system for the Supreme Court and the Judicial Services Commission is being procured.   Eight proposals which have been received  are being evaluated.
      • Court of Appeal (CoA):  http://www.courtofappeal.lk:  
  • Electronic Bench order delivery system:  The pilot project which was in operation at the Court Room No 303 since early 2012 had been successfully completed. This has been replicated in all other (8) Court Houses in the Court of Appeal.  Short orders are being issued electronically immediately after pronouncing.    
  • Case file in electronic format:  This second pilot project commenced in the Registry.     Scanning of case files commenced.  The electronic document management system is being installed and will be customized.   The workflow has to be finalized and agreed upon by President Court of Appeal before the customization is completed.
  • Input mechanism: enables Judges to dictate their judgments to their PCs using voice without the necessity to input with keyboards. 
  • WLAN:  The LAN within the Court of Appeal is being implemented with Wi-Fi.   
  • Lanka Government Network Certificate Authority:  The LGN CA continues to issue server and user certifications to Government applications and users and 500 digital certificates for users have been issued.  LGN users are updating their Government Department websites hosted at the Government Internet Data Center (GIDC) using digital certificates.   

Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Coordination Center (SLCERT|CC)]:
ICTA established the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (Sri Lanka CERT) in 2006 to protect Sri Lanka’s information infrastructure.

  • Incident Handling and Consultancy -  typical work scenarios during this period were as follows:    Establishing, in agreement with the Central Bank (CBSL), Telecommunications Regulatory Commission and key banks, a formalized approach for handling phishing incidents to minimize response times;   handling Facebook abuse complaints; investigation into reported fake mail cases; technical assistance for a case of violating intellectual property rights and uploading content online; continuing assessments on Application and Network Security vulnerabilities for eGovernment applications and private organizations.

       

  • Awareness Programs, Conference and Workshops
    • Continued awareness program for private schools.  
    • Presentation on cyber warfare at Internet Society (ISOC) Conference.
    • Presentation on ‘Introduction to information security’ at the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies.
    • Roundtable discussion on “Cyber Security redefined” collaborated with Bandaranaike Center for International Studies in organizing the event and acted as resource persons.
    • The eNewsletter Cyber Guardian was distributed through SchoolNet.
    • Awareness material on the Flame virus was circulated.
    • Presentation made on cyber crime and the role of the media during the launch of new media center.

       

  • Infrastructure Development :
  • The National Certificate Authority (NCA) is being established.
  • Supported the formation of the local chapter of International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.
  • Bank CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team): Finalizing service and Governance models, Service Level Agreements, initiation of staffing activities and hardware procurement in conjunction with Lanka Clear, CBSL and Sri Lanka Banks’ Association (SLBA). 
  • Carried out consultancies and security assessments.

 

Local Languages Initiative (LLI):

The objective is to ensure that ICT can be used in Sinhala and Tamil, based on national and international standards, and to ensure that ICT in local languages is easy to use.   

  • Project launch:  a Local Language event was held in May at which the following projects were launched:
    • Sri Lanka Standard, SLS 1134 : 2011:  (Sri Lanka Standard Sinhala Character Code for Information Interchange).  This third revision of the standard was approved by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) as a Sri Lanka Standard.  This version includes encoding for Sinhala numerals.   It was launched in partnership with SLSI. 
    • Six new stylized Sinhala Unicode fonts, the Tamil font ‘Sri Tamil’ and six new stylized Tamil fonts (Chemmozhi series).
    • A book on how to develop Sinhala and Tamil Unicode fonts: this is an output of the training program on developing Unicode local language fonts. 
    • A Sinhala/Tamil keyboard driver (input method) for using Mac Operating System with the Sinhala Unicode font Mac Bhashitha and the Tamil Unicode font Sri Tamil.
  • Sinhala keying-in layout for mobiles:  An easy to use keying-in layout and keying-in sequences for mobiles for key-based input; touch screen input and for the QWERTY keypad was developed.

 

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E): 

ICTAusesM&E as a critical tool and process to measure the effectiveness and impact of the eSri Lanka initiative, leading to redesign if necessary and implementation of new strategies.

  • Survey reports:  the reports with respect to the following evaluations were finalized:

 Software Usage Survey;   Local language Outcome Evaluation Survey; ICT Human Resource Capacity Building Outcome Evaluation Survey;   ICTA Communications Survey; eSociety Development Initiative Survey.

  • Reports:  reports were prepared for the Colombo District progress review meeting; and for the progress review meeting of the Ministry of Telecommunications and IT.  The M&E final Evaluation report and Project completion report were finalized.
  • Field visitsField visits were made to two Nenasalas in Kurunegala in connection with the Strategic Communication Outcome Evaluation survey; visited Nenasalas in the Ratnapura district and the Gampaha district for the Strategic Communication Outcome Evaluation survey; and a monitoring visit was made with respect to the newly developed Hospital Health Information Management System at the Dompe Hospital.   
  • Deyata Kirula, National Development Program: Participated and contributed significantly in several meetings at the Ministry of Telecommunications and IT;  the Terms of Reference for the Deyata Kirula evaluation were prepared; participated with the Ministry of Telecommunications and IT in the Deyata Kirula exhibition to monitor the process of collecting data.   
  • Meetings with Stakeholders: Regular meeting were held with project managers on survey implementation, and meetings were also held with regard to the M&E Annual Evaluation.   Regular meetings were held with the Ministry of Telecommunications & IT on the eSri Lanka project progress.  The need to provide information to the Census 2012 was emphasized at the ‘Subarathi’ radio program on 2012-03-13.

 

  • Developing M&E Instruments and regular activities:  Carried out the following activities:  Regular collection of project specific data; entering and updating the PMIS of the Department of Foreign Aid and Budget Monitoring (FABM) of the Ministry of Finance and Planning; preparation of feedback forms for ICTA events and analyzing the level of adoption of the eGovernment Policy.

 

Strategic Communication:

The objective is to create broad awareness of the critical role of ICT in Government, business and society, and to communicate to the country and beyond what eSri Lanka is all about. 

Summary:  29 Events; 316 Press Releases; 29 advertisements; 6 publications; 78 media programs and covering “Deyata Kirula” 2012 Development Program.

  • Events: the following 29  events were covered:
  • Nenasala Openings:  14 Nenasala openings were covered.
  • Project launches:  launch of the BMD (Birth, Death and Marriage) certificates project in Hambantota; “eHealth” at the Elayapaththuwa and Thambutthegama Base Hospitals; eDiriya" ICT Training Center in Anuradhapura, and the “ePopulation Register” at the Colombo Divisional Secretariat  and the Local Language Project Launch –“ Empowerment of Local Languages in ICT”. 
  • eSociety Road Show in Matara on 2012-01-20.
  • Legal Process Outsourcing conference.
  • Provided partnership for the World Radio Day Conference .
  • Press Conferences on “Presentation of findings of the Country Competitiveness Study for IT/BPO and Knowledge Services Industry in Sri Lanka” and of the Project Management Institute.
  • Nenasala and Sri Lanka CERT stalls at International Scout Jamboree.
  • “Regional Project Management Conference 2012”.
  • South Asia eMobile Conference and Mini Infotel 2012 exhibition.
     
  • Press Releases and features :   Sinhala 189; Tamil 20; English 107; Total 316
  • Advertisements/supplements:  January 6; February 10; April 2; May 8; June 3; Total 29.
  • Publications :   During the period there were06 publications:

Sinhala newsletter “eViyamana” ; Tamil newsletter “eValai”  and  English newsletter “eGov” pertaining to the Re-engineering Government Program;   The ICTA corporate brochure “Ahasa”  (Sinhala);   Birth Marriages and Deaths (BMD) certificate project brochure (Sinhala); and the ICTA Annual Report 2010 (English). 

  •  Media Programs:  78 media programs were held: 
  • Nenapiyasa – TV program (over Rupavahini)                              - 13
  • Nenapiyasa – Sinhala radio program (over City FM)                    -  19
  • Subarathi – Sinhala radio program (over National Service)          -  23
  • Arivodayam - Tamil Radio program (over Thendral)                   -  23 
  • Deyata Kirula 2012 National Development Program in Anuradhapura from 2012-02-04 to 2012-02-13:   Organized ICT awareness sessions (“eDiriya” ICT Program, Free and Open Source Software, ICT Career Awareness Program) and exhibiting the BMD certificate program. 

 

 

PROGRAM AREA 2 -INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE

The objective was to create a user-friendly environment and technology infrastructure throughout Sri Lanka which enables citizens to have ready access to information, modern communications and electronic services and content which results in improvements in the quality of life.

Nenasala

      • Establishing Nenasala centers:
  • 52 new Nenasalas were implemented during the period: 

In the Anuradhapura district 19 Nenasalas were established in 18 Divisional Secretariat regions coinciding with the ‘Deyata Kirula’ development program;  and in Badulla (2), Colombo (1), Gampaha (3), Galle (1), Kalutara (1), Kandy (1), Kegalle (13), Kilinochchi (1), Kurunegala (1), Monaragala (2), Mullaitivu (3), Nuwara Eliya (2), Polonnaruwa (1) and Ratnapura (1) districts.

  • A Nenasala was established at the Abhimansala Wellness Resort in Anuradhapura.  This is a unique center because the users are disabled soldiers undergoing treatment at the Abhimansala facility. 
  • The first Nenasala overseas was implemented and launched on 2012-02-04 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the premises of Embassy of Sri Lanka. This Nenasala caters to over 200,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers in UAE and provides IT education and fulfills communication needs.
  • Hardware was procured for implementing 08 Nenasalas centers. This hardware comprises a solution based on virtual computing technology. With this solution it is possible to scale down the number of workstations to six per Nenasala. 
  • A project proposal to seek funding for establishing 60 new Nenasalas to coincide with Deyata Kirula 2013 has been submitted to the Ministry of Telecommunications and IT.  The centers will be implemented in the Ampara, Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa and Trincomalee districts.
  • Training:

ICTA and the Vocational Training Authority (VTA) of Sri Lanka had a discussion on collaborating to provide Government recognized IT training at Nenasalas and issuing authentic certificates to students. VTA is expected to invest in Nenasala centers which are performing well, for further enhancement.

A discussion was held with SL2College, an educational not-for-profit organization, which helps Sri Lankan students with their higher education by providing free information about higher education in Sri Lanka and overseas.  A joint venture is proposed with the Nenasalas to provide rural youth with information totally free of cost, on all aspects of higher education.

  • Monitoring and progress review:
  • Monitoring visits were made to Nenasalas in Badulla, Galle, Kegalle, Kurunegala, Matara, Nuwara Eliya, Polonnaruwa, Puttalam and Ratnapura districts.
  • Progress review meetings with recently established Nenasala owners were held at ICTA.
  • Regional Nenasala progress review meeting was held in Amapara for Nenasala operators of the Ampara district. 

 

PROGRAM AREA 3 - RE-ENGINEERING GOVERNMENT

This program pursues major and sustainable improvements in Government organizations’ efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of services. For this purpose, it reinforces and expands fundamental governance and public management reforms. 

  • Lanka Government Network-Stages 1&2 & Lanka Government Information Infrastructure (LGII):

All LGN contracts with Samsung closed on 2012-06-30.   Responsibilities of LGN were taken over by Lanka Government Information Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.”, (LGII), an ICTA subsidiary, fully owned by ICTA.     

  • LGN Stage 3- Additional Funding:   To connect 75 Government organizations in the North and East provinces to LGN and provide IT Infrastructure to 5 Districts – Jaffna, Killinochchi, Mannar, Mualtivu, Trincomalee and Batticaloa.  Planning and procurement in progress. Implementation to start in the first quarter 2013.
  • ePensions roll out :To rollout the ePensions system island wide and commence roll-out in a phased manner with the Army, Navy, Air Force and Western Province Divisional Secretariats  in Phase 1.  Preliminary activities are being completed for commencing phase 1 roll  in the fourth quarter 2012. 
  • BMD (Births, Marriages, Deaths) certificates project:   To replicate the BMD projects in Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Puttalam districts under the “Deyata Kirula” Development Program.  During the period, system deployment and training staff in the above three districts have been completed. The BMD certificates service is available at over 100 Divisional Secretariats.
  • Geographic Information system GISTo build the relationship between data and geographical locations and to highlight the information in the area maps of the respective Divisional Secretariat Divisions.  System development has been completed. User acceptance testing and data incorporation are in progress.  
  • ePopulation Register:  This  system was launched on 2012-07-07 in the Colombo District.  Awareness was carried out for the Puttalam District Divisional Secretariats on 2012-05-30. The Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts have been operational from 1st July 2012.
  • eLocal Government (eLG):  To develop and implement an ICT based solution which can be freely deployed at all Local Authorities (LAA) to meet their generic requirements.  The eLG-Phase1 software development covering ‘Collection of Revenue Receivables to LAA’ and ‘Issuance of Licenses/Certificates’ was initiated by signing the contract with the hSenid Joint Venture comprising hSenid Business Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Respere Pvt Ltd, and WSO2 Inc on  2012-06-27.     By the first week of September the consulting services for independently auditing this project will be procured, which will ensure the quality of the software development of the of Phase 1. 
  • eRegistrar of Companies (eROC):  to re-engineer processes, develop and implement an ICT based solution which can meet the requirements of the Department of the Registrar of Companies (DRC).  The contract for software development is ready for signing. The Department is also planning to hire an Audit Consultant.
  • ePresidents Fund: Software development has been completed and the project is ready to be launched.
  • Dengue Information Management System: Software development (1st phase) has been completed and the project is ready to be launched.
  • Lanka Gate Governance Framework formulation:  The Terms of Reference have been developed for a consultancy for carrying out a detailed study on the Lanka Gate Governance Framework.
  • Web:
  • New website development:  the overall objective was to develop 30 new websites for Government organizations:  out of these, 7 websites were launched during the period.   (23 had been launched earlier).
  • Revamping of Government websites:  23 websites had been launched earlier and 5 sites were launched during the reporting period.

 

  • Web portals: todevelop the Uva PC Portal comprising 33 websites including the sites of 5 Ministries, 17 Departments and 7 other organizations, and 4 special websites – those of the Governor’s office, the Chief Minister’s office, Council Secretariat and Chief Secretariat.  This is a pilot project where the developed websites will be replicated for other provinces. ICTA funded the replication for the Southern PC portal. 

In the Southern PC the selected 11 websites (out of 34 websites replicated by ICTA for uploading content) were launched during the period.   

  • DS Portal:   196 Divisional and District Secretariat websites were selected for inclusion in the Government Internet Data Center (GIDC) server.     
  • Developing the website and online dictionary for the Sinhala Dictionary Office:  to develop the online version of ‘Sinhala-Sinhala Concise Dictionary’ and trilingual website for Sinhala Dictionary Office.   The procurement activities have been completed.   The contract has been awarded and development has commenced.  The prototype of the Sinhala-Sinhala concise dictionary and the tri-lingual websites has been finalized.
    • eServices Projects: ICTA launched the following eServices in September: 

Government Organization

 

eService

Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka

1

Enquiry (SMS Based) on Reservoirs’ Storage Details.

Department of Examinations 

2

Issuance of Certificates and Copies.

3

Application for Re-correction.

National Water Supply &Drainage Board

4

Billing and Payment History & Bill Payments.

Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment

 

5

Examination results.

6

Employment Opportunities.

7

Payment Service.

Sri Lanka Railways

8

Purchase of Tender Documents.

Sri Lanka Tea Board

9

Reasonable Price Enquiry.

10

Elevational Average Price Enquiry.

Merchant Shipping Division

 

 

11

Issuance /Renewal of Shipping Agent License.

12

Issuance /Renewal - Container Operator License.

13

Issuance /Renewal - Freight Forwarders and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) License.

14

Vessel-wise license issuance.

15

Addition of Principals License issuance.

Department of Labor (EPF)

 

16

View and change EPF profile.

17

View EPF account details.

18

View refund status.

19

View housing loan details.

Dept. of Government Factory

20

Purchase of Tender Documents

Department of Motor Traffic

21

Online purchase of vehicle information.

22

Viewing of ongoing vehicle registration number by vehicle category.

 

PROGRAM AREA 4 - ICT HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

The objectives are to develop a trained pool of professionals in Government with ICT leadership skills and capacity; to equip Government employees with the required ICT, management, and technical skills including eGovernment competencies; and to provide learning opportunities for all citizens.

  • Basic ICT Skills Training for Government Officers:
  • Anuradhapura District Secretariat, 22 Divisional Secretariats and the staff of the provincial council of the North central province: Training on ICT skills for 550 Government officers from the above organizations was organized.  Data was gathered to finalize the training plan for the first 300 officers. At the end of the training each trainee will be able to sit for the ‘International Computer Driving License (ICDL)’ Examination, for obtaining an internationally recognized end user qualification.  Training  150 officers commenced in June. 

 

  • A certificate award ceremony was held in March for 160 Government officers from the Jaffna district secretariat and 15 divisional secretariats, who successfully completed the ICT Skills training and obtained the ICDL Certification.
  • ICT skills and Systems Administration skills training for Government officers working in the districts and divisional secretariats of Vavuniya, Mannar, Mulaitivu, Killinochchi and Trincomalee: ICTA has planned to provide training on basic ICT skills and systems administration skills for Government officers working in the above districts in 2012 and 2013.  Commenced a training need analysis in five districts to finalize the relevant details for commencing procurement activities.  
  • Postgraduate Diploma Course in eGovernment for CIOs, conducted by the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM):  to deliver the knowledge and skills required for CIOs to initiate, lead and manage eGovernment projects within their organizations. The course commenced in March 2012.

Diploma Certificates were awarded in May 2012 to 135 participants who successfully completed the Diploma course in November 2011 (phase 1 of the above course).      Phase 2 of the project commenced in March 2012 with 100 participants joining the program and it is scheduled to be completed in February 2013.

  • Computer Literacy for citizens ‘eDiriya’:A project to improve the ICT literacy of citizens commenced in October 2011. 50,000 citizens from among Samurdhi beneficiaries and rural school children were selected as beneficiaries. The training activities commenced in December 2011 with over 700 computer training centers joining the project to provide ICT literacy training island wide. As at end June 2012, 30,476 beneficiaries have completed the training. 

 

Computer training centers:  As part of the project ICTA established four fully equipped computer training centers in the North, the East and the North Central provinces in December 2011, and in Sabaragamuwa in May 2012.   The training center established in North Central province was opened in February 2012. 

PROGRAM AREA 5 - ICT INVESTMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

This program is geared towards catalyzing the development of the domestic ICT Industry, creating an enabling environment for ICT Industry growth, industry promotion and development and developing business linkages and country promotion.

  • Grants were given under the Strategy “Domestic Learning Seminars”, for training Industry professionals: 
  • The “Android Training Boot Camp- Introduction” and the “Android Training Boot Camp- Advanced” training courses were conducted by Marakana Inc. as proposed by Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM), in March 2012.
  • The ‘ITIL V3 Foundation’ course was conducted by QAI Global as proposed by the Federation of the IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) in February/March 2012.

 

  • The two rounds of the strategy “spiralation” have allowed 12 start-up companies to receive the grant. These grants provide seed capital up to 75% of total project cost or a maximum of USD 5000 whichever is lower, for start-up companies to develop their businesses. The “partner ecosystem” comprises 23 organizations.   The selected companies were mentored by experts through a series of workshops.   A sub program of this strategy “Spiralation Connect” was launched to provide a networking platform for potential new entrepreneurs to network with successful entrepreneurs and with technical and business mentors.   The first networking session was held in January. 
  • spiralation connect | open day:  held at ICTA in January 2012. This was a knowledge sharing session and attended by 15 new entrepreneurs who have developed their idea to a certain extent. The entrepreneurs had the opportunity to understand business dynamics and how they could market and commercialize their ideas.

 

  • spiralation connect | Kandy: The 2nd spiralation connect session was held in March 2012 and was organized in parallel to the Domestic IT SME Linkages initiative organized by ICTA. More than 35 participants, most of whom were from the University of Peradeniya, had the opportunity to learn key factors new entrepreneurs need to consider when they launch a technical start-up company.
  • spiralation connect | UCSC: A focused spiralation connect session was held for final year students from the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC),  who intended to take their final year project to the next level by launching a start-up. 15 students took part.   The session provided the opportunity to brainstorm each idea and identify different key elements which will bring these ideas closer to reality.
  • The “Business Linkages” strategypromotes international exposure for the domestic ICT Industry in designated countries. The third business promotion mission to Australia comprising a series of business promotion activities was organized in Sydney and Melbourne in May 2012.   Fifteen IT/ITES (IT Enabled Services) companies were part of the delegation. Activities of the mission are as below;
  • A Sri Lanka Pavilion at CeBIT Australia 2012 at which 11 companies exhibited.  This event brings in considerable leads for the participating companies and promotes Sri Lanka as an ICT Outsourcing destination.
  • Business Networking Event targeted to potential business clients/partners in Australia.  This provided networking opportunities for the participating companies.
  • Sri Lanka Expatriate Networking Events: two such events were held.  The events were targeted at Sri Lankan expatriates working in senior management positions in Australia who can partner with the Sri Lankan Industry to promote business.

 

  • An IT SME Exhibition was held in Kandy under the Strategy “Micro Enterprise Capacity Building”. IT SMEs from Kandy and other regions showcased their software products / solutions. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber of Commerce were engaged for reaching out to potential customers in the region. 
  • Career guidance seminars on the opportunities available in the IT/BPO industry were conducted at the “Deyata Kirula” Development Program in February.  More than 500 visitors including students participated.

 

  • Interviews are being conducted among the “Consultancy Grants” Strategy recipient companies to capture their experiences and results of carrying out a business development consultancy.
  • The findings of the study carried out by AT Kearney titled “Country Competitiveness Study of IT/BPO and Knowledge Services Industries in Sri Lanka” were presented to the stakeholders and key Government officials.  This assignment is for understanding Sri Lanka’s strengths needed for better marketing and to learn about the relative weaknesses and what can be done to alleviate them.  The findings and recommendations are expected to yield insight needed for addressing gaps and optimizing marketing efforts of Sri Lanka as an IT/BPO destination.

 

PROGRAM AREA 6 – eSociety

The objective is to take a bottom-up, collaborative approach to ICT for Development, harnessing both private and public sector’s special expertise and infrastructure, and the grassroots knowledge and presence of community based organizations to accomplish ICTA’s vision of taking the benefits of ICT to citizens.

  • World Summit Award:  The eSociety Project “Wiki Goviya” was awarded a World Summit Award in the eLearning and Education Category at an event held in Cairo in April.  It was among 40 award winning products from across the world.

 

  • WSA Mobile 2012: ICTA, as the National Expert for the World Summit Award called for nominations to the WSA Mobile Award 2012. An ICTA appointed Jury reviewed 32 applications and nominated 6 products for consideration at the WSA Mobile 2012.
  • mBillionth Award Grand Jury: ICTA served as a member of the Jury to select the best mobile applications from the South Asian Region. One product from Sri Lanka was amongst the winners.

 

  • South Asian Mobile Conference 2012:  ICTA hosted the South Asian Mobile Conference for the third successive year.  The conference was attended by over 300 participants.   Online payment was enabled through the Lanka Gate payment gateway. 
  • Community Assistance Program (CAP): All 143 projects have been successfully completed. 
  • CAP Project Sustainability Program: (for ensuring the continuation of the more successful community projects under the eSociety Development Initiative). All grants awarded have been successfully completed.

 

  • Partnership Assistance Program: All 34 projects have been successfully completed, including the implementation of an open source electronic patient record system in the Karawanella and Mawanella hospitals. Due to the success of this project, it is being replicated in several hospitals. 
  • Replication Assistance Program:  
  • The Hospital Health Information Management System, (HHIMS) has been replicated in three district hospitals in the Kegalle District – in Undugoda, Kithulgala and Deraniyagala.   Consequent to successfully implementing in hospitals in the Kegalle District, six hospitals in the Anuradhapura District, one in the Trincomalee District and one in the Kurunegala District were selected for implementation.  HHIMS was implemented in three of the Anuradhapura hospitals parallel to the Deyata Kirula National Development Program.   Implementation in the Kinniya Base Hospital in the Trincomalee District has commenced.

 

  • Mahavilachchiya Rural BPO Project:  the Uduvil Project which services Hayleys International Services was launched in March. (This has been successfully replicated in the Tsunami affected village of Seenigama and in Uduvil, Jaffna.)

 

  • English Learning Software: This self learning software is designed for A’ Level students and school leavers.  Software development has been completed and the product piloted at the English Language Teaching Unit of the Kelaniya University. The software has been presented to the Ministry of Higher Education and steps are underway to install it in English Language Teaching Units in other universities. 
  • eSociety Road Show:   The Road Show serves to showcase some of the more important projects of the eSociety program.  (It was held earlier in four locations - Jaffna, Batticaloa, Ratnapura, and Anuradhapura). The last Road Show was held in Matara with around 1300 participants - mostly school children.

 

  • Deploying ContentMobile Library for Digital Content: to take digital content to the door step of rural communities. About 110,000 CDs/DVDs with content have been distributed in all 25 districts. An awareness and training program on using content was carried out in each district.

 

  • Digital Content Repository: This is a web application for storing, accessing and sharing digital content to be made available freely for non-commercial activities.   The system is accessible at www.repository.lk.
  • Replicating eSociety Projects in the North and East:  Five projects have been selected for replication through the Nenasala Network in the North and East. The contract for replication of three of the five projects is to be awarded shortly.

 

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