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Govt. to unveil ‘Digital Economic Strategy’ soon

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The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) Chairman Prof.Rohan Samarajiva yesterday tipped that the Government is all set to announce a digital economic strategy in the next couple of weeks.

“The Government has come up with a digital economic strategy, a very well-considered, broadly consulted digital strategy.” It will be announced in the next few weeks, he said delivering the keynote address at the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE). 

The event was organised ICT Forum titled ‘Information technology and its role in the modern organisation held in Colombo yesterday.

He said the digital economic strategy will announce major initiatives that will focus on major export sectors of Sri Lanka.

“In the digital economic strategy we are looking beyond silos, we are looking at IT and BPM as integral part of the key verticals and key exports of the country. I think is very progressive initiative and a policy we can be proud of,” he emphasized. 

In a rapidly changing environment and industry, he said it was critical for the companies to focus and run fast even to remain in place. “We have to keep moving up the value chain. All over the world, Governments and companies are thinking of verticals and not as IT and BPM.”  

Prof.Samarajiva highlighted that 250 companies were supported under ICTA industry development program last year, while 94 of those have been supported to access foreign markets, hired 27 business development consultants for companies, assisted 75 companies to access to Australian market, In addition, 25 startups have been given exposure in Singapore and in Spain. 


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