ICTA, Sarvodaya partner to develop an integrated program to empower people through digital technology

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the National Sarvodaya Shramadana Association have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a joint program to empower the people through digital technology.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the President of the Lanka Sarvodaya Shramadana Association, Dr. Vinaya Ariyaratne and the CEO of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka, Mahinda B. Herath.

According to the Memorandum of Understanding, IT education programs implemented island wide by Sarvodaya Fusion, will be Implemented through project centers operated by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) such as Smart Social Circles and Suhuru Liya Nenasala.

There are nearly 900 smart social circles operating islandwide and about 75 Sarvodaya IT education centers will join them.

This is being implemented in line with the National Program for a Digital Technology Based Society.

It aims to provide the necessary support to improve the living standards of the rural population by creating awareness on the use of digital technology.

Jayantha De Silva, Chairman of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka, Sameera Jayawardena, Head of Development of the Agency, Maithri Malwattagoda, General Manager of Sarvodaya Fusion and Chuli de Silva, Advisor were also present at the signing ceremony.

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