Committee to expedite digitalization of government sector: RW | Sri Lanka News

The Government must accelerate the digitalization by digitalizing the Government sector and a Committee of Cabinet Ministers would be set up to ensure that the Government sector digitalization is done rapidly President Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

He said that the Government headed by him is committed to building a digitalized modern Sri Lanka.

The President made this observation addressing at the launching ceremony of the DIGIECON 2030, a digital economy 2030 master plan and a regulatory policy framework kick-off aimed at developing a regulatory framework and the master plan towards transforming the country into an inclusive digital economy. This event organized by the Ministry of Technology was held at the Temple Trees.

The Keynote address was delivered by Regional Cluster Lead for South Asia for Digital Development, World Bank Siddartha Raja on ‘Leveraging Digital Economy towards a Sustainable and Resilient Sri Lanka’.

The DIGIECON SRI LANKA 2023-2030 website was launched by President Ranil Wickremesinghe on this occasion and ICT associations extended their support.

The launch of DIGIECON 2030 which is a concept of President Ranil Wickremesinghe is a crucial step in Sri Lanka’s transformation towards an inclusive digital economy.
DIGIECON 2030 will also facilitate scaleups for over 50 of the most innovative start-ups, SMEs and technological developments in Sri Lanka, across a diverse range of industries with a platform to access global investors and markets.

Speaking further, President Wickremesinghe said that Rs. 100 million is set aside for universities and private sector institutions for this year to commence the development of a digital policy and another Rs. 1 billion next year for the research in the IT sector and Artificial Intelligence to develop digital economy.

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