“ICTA will manage, monitor and oversee all government digital services” Says the Secretary of Defense

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Defense Secretary Maj. Gen. Kamal Gunarathne said that the government has decided to implement all digital technology services and technology projects under the supervision and management of the ICT Agency.

He made this comment earlier today (23) at the Sri Lanka Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA)while addressing the staff said. Speaking further Mr. Kamal Gunaratne said, The decision was taken by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to implement the government’s digitalization policy more efficiently. and as such the Sri Lanka Information and Communication Technology Agency was taken over by the Ministry of Defense, which has a number of development ministries, because of its importance and necessity.

The Secretary emphasized that the President has given the agency the strength to achieve its goals and emphasized the need to work with dedication to achieve the relevant goals. The Chairman of the Agency, Jayantha de Silva, members of the Board of Directors, Prof. LalithGamage, Dr. SanjeewaWeeravarna, ReshanDewapura, WasanthaDeshapriyaManoriUnambuwa and Chief Executive Officer Mahinda B. Herath, Chief Technology Officer HiranyaSamarasekera and other officials were present at the occasion.

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