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National ICT Week to be celebrated in Sri Lanka

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In the National ICT Week, two conferences, SEARCC 2006 and IITC 2006, the Infotel Lanka Exhibition and a host of other events are going to be organised by the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka and others.

H.E. the President Mahinda Rajapaksa obtained Cabinet approval to declare the period 9th to 15th October as the National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Week in response to the request of the ICTA, Sri Lanka. It will emphasize the government's commitment towards supporting ICT. The ICT week will start with signing of the award of contract for the US$15M LakGovNet project sponsored by the Korean Government which will equip and digitally connect a large number of Divisional Secretariats, Ministries and key government departments to each other to interchange information as well as to provide ICT based citizen services. This would be followed by a seminar for Secretaries of Ministries on capitalising on the government ICT infrastructure which is being established by ICTA. The annual industry focused ICT conference of the South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) are scheduled to be held on 10th and 11th on theme is 'Value Creation in the Modern Economy'. The 8th International IT Conference on the theme 'Innovations for a Knowledge Economy' is scheduled to be held on the 12th and 13th.

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