Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Ranjith Siyambalapitiys launched the Birth, Marriage and Death Certificate computerisation Project (BMD) in Bibile of the Monaragala district recently. The Minister's maiden official tour to Monaragala has brought benefits of ICT to the people who are living in very remote areas of Bibile.
"We will computerise all Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates in the district with the support of the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka," Minister Siyambalapitiya said after the inauguration of the project.
"During the last five years ICTA has proven its capability of developing this country through ICT and I am sure we can make Sri Lanka the 'Wonder of Asia' with the help of efficient Government organisations like ICTA," the Minister said.
The Minister commended ICTA's professional contribution to the national development of Sri Lanka and added that he would fulfill the ICT pledges of 'Mahinda Chinthana' in the years to come.
"President Mahinda Rajapaksa has given us the challenge of increasing the ICT literacy rate of the country to 75% by 2016. We all have to focus on that at any cost," the Minister added.