1. Lanka Government Network – LGN 2.0 and Wifi Facility
Build highly available, high speed, secure, reliable and centrally managed government network to link all government institutions to a single digital infrastructure.
2. P-Connect Fibre Network and Wifi Facility for Post Offices
Provide high speed Wide Area Network connectivity to post offices to connect with LGN main backbone. Establish a common digital infrastructure to postal network of Sri Lanka to share information and provide digital content and electronic services to the general public.
3. Lanka Government Cloud 2.0
When the current technology enhancements and trends are considered, it is essential to implement a fully-fledged cloud environment which is capable of facilitating the current and emerging requirements of government. Furthermore, ICTA is planning for new initiatives such as big data analytics, digital documentation and mGov applications which need a fully-fledged cloud environment.
In view of the above facts, ICTA intends to implement an industry standard cloud environment to serve as the version-2 of ‘Lanka Government Cloud’ to provide efficient, cost effective, reliable and secure services. This will be named as ‘LGC 2.0’.
4. Maintenance of Lanka Government Cloud 1.0 (LGC 1.0), Lanka Government Network 1.0 (LGN 1.0) and Upgrade LGII
Maintain the LGC 1.0 to provide the services which are already in use until a proper migration or alternative approach is finalized along with LGC 2.0 initiative.
Handing over the responsibility of maintaining the hardware layer of LGC 1.0 to a qualified service provider to avoid unnecessary management and technical overheads to ICTA.
1. Smooth maintenance and migration
2. Uninterrupted services
3. Avoid unnecessary overheads to ICTA allowing the technical/ management teams to focus on architectural and government needs.
4. Upgrade and Update systems management infrastructure for LGII operating center,
5. Enhance Operations Centre capabilities and service delivery
5. Government Data Centre Initiative
As the government consolidates and centralises it’s ICT technology and initiatives it is the norm to develop and deploy world class Government Data Centers (GDC) for incorporating this technology in a secure and safe environment. The initial stage is the GDC design and location study which will provide the following outcomes;
1) Standards for GDC to be implemented
2) Locations and environment factors to be considered
3) Physical and ICT security standards to be adhered to
4) Estimated cost for the building of the GDC infrastructure
6. Second Fibre Cable Connectivity via India
The objective is provide increasing internet/communications bandwidth to Sri Lanka to facilitate the increase in the demand for internet and other information technology and communication services. To also have a second cable which will provide backup in case a single cable failure.
1) Phase 1 2016 Project Study
2) Phase 2 2017 initial deployment and testing
3) Phase 3 2018 Full deployment and acceptance
7. Internet Backbone
Aligned with the national policy of digitizing the economy, several key infrastructure development initiatives will be implemented. The second versions of the Lanka Government Network (LGN) and Lanka Government Cloud (LGC) are key such initiatives which would contribute in making the government work processes more efficient.
LGN 2.0 aims at connecting a significant amount of government buildings/ locations and each location will be provided with wi-fi facility. Moreover, LGC 2.0 will be hosting an big data platform, mGov application, eGov applications, government websites, portals and other required common platforms, applications and services for citizens engagement.
The impact of the Internet on economic growth and prosperity is proven with every doubling of Internet speeds providing a positive impact of a minimum 0.3 percent to the GDP. ICTA is working collaboratively with Ministry of Education and related government organizations to provide Digital Education and Learning as one key initiative. Teachers, students and all other stakeholders across the country will benefit by these initiatives. Internet is a key requirement for all these initiatives.
Therefore, it is planned to implement a Internet backbone with adequate bandwidth.
8. Household Transfer Management (HTM)
Development of a Household Transfer Management (HTM) system for Ministry of Finance in order for efficiently managing Pensions, Social Welfare and Safety Net programms of the Government.
9. Birth Marriage and Death (BMD)
This project will also lead the way in terms of curbing corruption and malpractices in relation to counterfeit BMD certificates. It will also ensure that data in this regard is stored utilizing a secure and effective method, while allowing Ds staff to easily gain access to required certificates and information.
It is also intended to utilize the output of this project as inputs for the ePopulation Register projects as civil registration systems are an integral component of those projects.
Further, it should be noted that following re-engineering Government reforms carried out by ICTA for the Registrar Generals Department (RGD) as well as the DRP, the concept of issuing “Sri Lanka Identification Number (SLIN)” has already commenced.
10. Employee Provident Fund (EPF) & Employee Trust (ETF) Fund Consolidated centralized ICT Solution.
It is intended to initiate this project for develop an ICT solution consolidating the EPF and ETF Trust funds related services, to offer efficient services to stakeholder organizations.
11. eSamurdhi integrated welfare management program
Integrating the eSamurdhi with Single window for Sri Lanka Safety Net Management system.
Integration of eSamurdhi with Beneficiary evaluation and subsidy management solution to establish a proper beneficiary evaluation system based on different criteria and ranking.
12. eLocal Government (eLG) project
Enhance all citizen services provided by local government bodies and ensure proper security and audit policies. envisages developing and implementing an ICT based solution which can be freely deployed at all (Local Govt Authorities) LAA to meet their generic requirements in providing citizen services- Support & Maintenance, eLocal Government-phase II, Project Management & Infrastructure
13. eDS Phase 2- Revamped e-DS Solution Enhancement and implementation for pilot locations
Implement a fully integrated and an automated system to manage all services offered via Divisional Secretariats
14. ePopulation Register – Improvements to the existing solution – Phase 2
It is intended to improve the exising population register maintain by Department of Register General, solution and integrate with the national cross gov. infrastructure in order for facilitating information sharing.
15. National Security Operations Center
Forensic and cyber security infrastructure development and implementing cross border legal framework
Infrastructure development has been identified as one of the key areas towards achieving the national policy objective of digitization of economy. Usage of government networks and applications will be increased rapidly, and it is essential to ensure the security, availability and convenience.
ICTA plans to implement a National Security Operations Center as one key national initiative aligned with infrastructure developments. This will enable overcoming the barrier of identifying the cyber security attacks to the information systems in a proactive manner while ensuring the security and availability of government networks and services. This will build the trust on government services which would further facilitate increasing the usage of ICT enabled services.
16. National Certification Authority (NCA) project
Improve physical infrastructure and operation & annual auditing of National Certification Authority of Sri Lanka
NCA will enable a natinoal level PKI system to standardize the CSPs in Sri Lanka to provide better trust model for the digital key users.
17. Enhancement of Cyber Security and Digital Forensic Infrastructure of Sri Lanka CERT|CC
Enhancement of the existing technology infrastructure of Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Coordination Center (Sri Lanka CERT|CC) to further secure National/Government ICT services and its infrastructure.
18. Lanka Gate Infrastructure Maintenance /Related Services and Related Components
ICTA launched Lanka Gate, along with the first e-Government transactional online service; Online Revenue License Renewal (e-RL) in December 30th 2009. eRevenue License Solution was is a centralized motor vehicle Revenue License issuance system which is known as e-Revenue License system (e-RL). The e-RL system was launched along with the ‘Lanka Gate’
With a broader vision of having a single window for all government websites, information and to obtain services offered by the various government organizations ICTA consolidated the ‘Country Portal’ and ‘Government web portal’ and implemented a single Government Web Portal www.gov.lk. Now the new portal serves as the public interface for the ‘Lanka Gate’ as well as the Official Government Web Portal for the country.
19. Establishment of Digital Instruction services
It is intends to establish frameworks facilitating Digital Instructions services for Citizens in collaboration with government organizations and private sector service providers. All government online services shall be delivered via these framework. ICTA intends to put in place following frameworks initially.
– Framework for facilitating online payment instruction
– Framework for facilitating online Forms Submission
– Framework for facilitating online Documents Submission
– Framework for facilitating online Judicial Evidence Submission
With regard to payments, the framework shall facilitate acceptance of payments made via mobile, credit/debit cards and fund transfer via bank accounts.
20. Gov.lk Single window for cross government (cluster implementation) –
Intends to commence an initiative focused on providing government services, integration with key cluster organizations and offered via a single window.
The Imports and export cluster includes orgniazations such as Inland Revenue, Registrar of Companies and other stakeholder organizations; including recommending organizations for controlled items; such as Department of Excise, TRC, National Ozone Unit, Drugs Regulatory Authority, etc.
21. Setting up and maintenance of systems facilitating evidence based decision making (facilitating Right to Information related objectives
With the introduction of Right to Information (RTI) Act, there will be series of facilitating activities to formulate and share data and information from Government Organizations. This projects intends setting up and maintenance of systems facilitating Right to Information initiative/s including the supporting of open government initiatives and open government partnership initiatives.
22. Ratification, Awareness, Promotion and Monitoring of e-Government Policy and Strategy and related activities
Make sure that the e-Government Policy and e-Government Strategy is ratified and followed by the entire Government sector in Sri Lanka.
23. Lanka Interoperability Framework (LIFe)
Define data and process standards for selected information domains (Ex. Health Domain, Agriculture Domain etc, Ensure the interoperability in government information systems, easch domain must be supported by the designated organization
24. Cross government digital document system –
Implement a cross government digital document management system.
Implementation of Digital document management systems applications, storage, software and licensing for organizations. This will enable all documents to be digitized with digital signature and digitized copies stored in LGC 2.0 cloud storage.
25. Scanning and Digitizing of existing Government documents –
Digitize and store all government documents related to citizens in selected government organizations
( 2nd phase of the Cross government digital document system )
Initiative to scan, digitize and store with access control as per government data security policy and privacy laws all government documents related to citizens for organizations. This project is part of (phase 2) the same initiative there the first phase project “Cross government digital document system”
26. ICT Solution for Government Analyst’s Department (GAD)
Government Analyst’s Department (GAD) engages in very important function to assist the Government to ensure food safety and support law and order. GAD works with several other Government organizations closely; however GAD still uses manual operations and basic some legacy systems. ICT can significantly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the processes carried out by GAD. Both internal and external stakeholders of GAD and citizens will be benefit greatly by increasing the speed, efficiency and accuracy of GAD by introducing a proper ICT solution.
27. e-Motoring Solution –
Develop system to maintain database of all motor vehicles entering to the country.
Transportation is one of the key components which has direct impacts on economy of the country. As a nation aiming at reaching rapid developments goals throughout the next years, problems in transportation sector have to be solved. Areas such as increasing number of vehicles entering to the country, road traffic, expansions of expressways and railways, public transport, environmental impacts and convenience have become more important. In this context, effective usage of ICT, emerging technologies and proper governance and regulatory frameworks have to be in place.
The Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the register of motor vehicles, issuance of driving licenses, providing technical services related to motor vehicles and regulatory works related to the motor vehicles registered in Sri Lanka. With the increasing numbers of motor vehicles entering to the country, the need for comprehensive ICT solution has become essential. DMT, with the support and funding from ICT Agency (ICTA) has already done a comprehensive System Audit, Business Process Re-engineering study and a System Study. It is highly recommended to implement the new processes identified in the said studies. The concept was initiated back in 2004/05 and now it has become essential to implement the solution.
28. Study on Feasibility and Implementation Approach for a Unified Transport Card Solution
“Unified Transport Card Solution” can prove a convenient transport card to the citizen with simple and multiple top-up and touch-in-touch-out capabilities. Moreover, both private bus owners and government owned transport authorities will be benefited by greater visibility and control on the income and organizations like National Transport Commission (NTC) will be benefited from passenger information flow data to take future strategic decisions and to model better transport mechanisms and solutions.
Currently transport card facility is available one expressway in the country. Moreover, few attempts were made to introduce the same facility by private sector. However, these solutions have several limitations and therefore have not been successful as at now. Apart from the technical barriers, key issues such as user reluctance and attitudes have become major areas to be considered.
However the need exists and therefore it is essential to study the feasibility and implementation approach.
29. Development of Examination and Course Management System
In view of providing government services to citizens in friendly and efficient manner, ICTA indents to develop the Examination Management System as a common product which can be replicated in other government organizations. Furthermore, ICTA intends to enable Electronic Services to stakeholders to interact with SLIDA.
30. Government Application Productization
Standardization of applications
31. Implementation of Electronic Medical Records in Sri Lankan Government Hospitals
The purpose of this project is to improve quality and efficiency in health care services provided by the government hospitals in Sri Lanka by implementing electronic medical records and supportive information systems in 45 government hospitals throughout the country by end of the year 2016
32. e-Heritage Project – Cutting-edge Technology for Heritage Information
Improving the tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka by promoting culture and heritage tourism, using innovative technologies to provide location based information. The target of 1st year of this three year project is to complete Polonnaruwa historic sites with mobile applications and 3000 heritage content.
33. e-Swabhimani –
The National Best e-Content Award 2015-2016
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the creativity and diversity of locally developed content and to find digital solutions that have a strong impact on the society.
34. Lanka Accounting Standard and Monitoring Board, monitoring and evaluation system for financial statements
Develop a software solution to facilitate a document management to maintain financial statements provided by client organizations
Develop a solutions to analyse and report non conformities of the financial statement and take corrective actions
Train the users for using the system for their business operations
35. Setting up the National Spatial Data Infrastructure
Development of a single window for national Spatial Data services. Integration of all spatial data systems within the government
36. Development of electronic services (e-Services)
ICTA intends develop and launch a selected set of eServices and mServices, offered by government organizations. Further, ICTA intends to continue maintaining the existing Lanka Gate infrastructure to ensure availability of the services and smooth operation.
37. Government Information Center (GIC)
Provision of information about Government services in the most effective, efficient and friendly manner (through 1919 call center and GIC web site.
38. Implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation activities across the programme and projects
In order to ensure the achievement of planned/desired results under different program components, ICTA implements a comprehensive Results Based M&E system across all projects. As part of this M&E system, ICTA projects require gathering diverse data with broad coverage first to establish baselines and then to measure outcomes and impact.
39. Awareness and Promotion on ‘ICT for Government’ initiatives
There are many ICT for Government services deployed by investing large amount of funds but lacking consumption of services as the general public are unaware of the solutions. This project intends to deploy proper awareness campaigns so that the RoI for the overall projects could be reached.
40. Conducting ICT Capacity building initiatives for Government Officials at all levels
Overall goal of this initiative is to empower and build required capacities among public sector employees at all levels to enable effective delivery of citizen centric public services.
41. ICT in Education sector
Main goal of this initiative is to facilitate knowledge society through enabling lifelong learning opportunities through digital technologies for all
42. SMART Digital Classrooms
This aims to achieve the following by providing SMART Digital Classroom facilities to school children:
– Provide appropriate infrastructure & solutions to facilitate seamless delivery of digital education
– Strengthening education for sustainable development
43. Citizen Empowerment and Connectivity Development including Wi-Fi program
To empower citizens through providing improved and affordable access to ICT and digital services. This initiative will drive technology to citizens via programs like a million tabs.
1 Citizen Governenance System
Deployment to all citizens, via government location, with the objective of creating e-society among all citizens.
2 Digital technology to Citizens
Which will enable citizens to purchase Electronic Tabs at an affordable monthly rental with data packages, to facilitate use of technology this will be delivered with education content.
3 Telecentre Development
Enhancing existing telecentres to enable enhanced government services and education initiatives. This will enable citizens to be trained and on technology in consumption of government service and education.
43. ICT Human Resources Capacity Building for Citizens and other stakeholders
Provide strategic, technological & commercial foundation needed to encourage, and promote use of all social media and emerging Information & Communication Technologies and develop an environment conductive to the achievement of the nation’s intellectual, cultural and social aspirations through ICT.
44. Local language Initiative
1. Enable conversion of documents into editable formats & migration to Unicode. – OPtical character recognition enables the conversion of printed documents PDFs and images etc into editable formats
2. Enable Sinhala and Tamil speech recognition and text to speech,
3. procurement of Sinhala fonts
4. make suficiant number of unicode enable publishing fonts available.
45. Business Promotion
Marketing and communication strategy for the Sri Lankan IT-BPM industry
The Business Promotion project will focus on promoting Sri Lanka as a destination to source technology and skill. It will also promote the country as a viable destination to setup an offshore operation. This project will include activities related to the Country Branding and Business Promotion Strategy, Tech Start-up Support Strategy and the IT SME Strategy.
46. Enabling Environment Create better environment for the IT industry to grow with new business and facilitating private and public forums
Creating an environment for the growth of the IT and BPM Industry in Sri Lanka. This project will include activities related to the Career Guidance Support Strategy, Tech Start-up Support Strategy and the Public Private Partnerships Strategy.
47. Industry Capacity Building
Building business and technical skills of current and future IT Workforce. This project will include activities related to the Industry Knowledge Enhancement Strategy, Tech Start-up Support Strategy and the IT SME Strategy.
48. Implementation of Network Infrastructure.
Enhancing the ICT infrastructure with Wi-Fi, introduce collaborating platforms, devices and communication facilities for efficient and effective use and delivery of services between and within the organization.
49. Implementation of ICT infrastructure and secured Wi-Fi network
To enhance the effective services of the Ministries and Departments by enhancing the ICT infrastructure, systems and resources to expand the Government services and integrate with Lanka Government Network 2.0 and Lanka Government Cloud service platform for better and enhanced service delivery to its stakeholders.
50. Implementation of Video Conferencing facilities to 100 Ministries & Government organizations
An inter ministry/department video conferencing infrastructure and solution to enable these organisation to facilitate meetings via this facility. This initiative will enable attendees to connect to meeting and conferences from any location enabled with this facility.