The fourth of the ICTA-initiated ‘e-diriya’ IT Centres that are being set up in each Povince was declared open in the Sabaragamuwa Province recently.
Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister and Sabaragamuwa Povince Chief Minister Mahipala Herath jointly declared open the province-level centre at the Zonal Education office in Kegalle last Friday (17.5.2013).
Speaking on the occasion Telecommunication and IT Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya emphasised that while general development of the country is taking place, improvement was also taking place in information and technology. “ICT has the special characteristic of leveraging development by leapfrogging from unnecessary and tedious traditional stages without losing any good values in the process. The IT Centre set up today will greatly empower the public service personnel in the province. When those who provide public service are better empowered , the people will be better served. The centre will also go a long way in improving the employability level of specially school leavers and those who could not proceed to studies in the university. The centre will be a great boon to the unemployed graduates in gaining employment. The number of graduates to whom the Government has provided employment is around 52,000. This is a record”, the Minister underlined.