Home / IT / Telecom / Tech/ Rohan Samarajiva elected Chairman, Asia Pacific Information Superhighway

Rohan Samarajiva elected Chairman, Asia Pacific Information Superhighway


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:00

Facebook

Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, the Chairman of the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka was elected as the Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) recently. AP-IS is the Steering Committee of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). He was elected at the Second Session of AP-IS in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Established in 1947, ESCAP is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. ESCAP works to overcome some of the region’s greatest challenges by providing results oriented projects, technical assistance and capacity building to member States.

The Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway initiative aims to increase the availability and affordability of broadband Internet across Asia and the Pacific, by strengthening the underlying Internet infrastructure in the region.

After he was elected, Prof. Samarajiva commented, “This is a moment of personal honour and privilege for me and my country. I know it is a challenge and need a significant commitment, but I am ready to accept it and contribute to the best of my ability.” Prof. Samarajiva acknowledged Minister of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment Harin Fernando for placing trust and confidence in his abilities and assigning to lead ICTA, the apex ICT institute of the Government of Sri Lanka. He also thanked the contributors of the Information Superhighway (AP-IS) Steering Committee and the Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Science, Technology and Innovation for their committed efforts. 

The CEO of the ICT Agency, Damith Hettihewa, also participated in the proceedings as a panellist on ‘Regional capacity building on information and communications technology for development’.

Congratulating Prof. Rohan Samarajiva on his new position, Harin Fernando added that under the leadership of Prof. Samarajiva, the new management of ICTA has been able to place the ICTA back on the track within a short period of time. 


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Is Sri Lanka under the dominance of a powerful cabal?

Saturday, 15 June 2019

There is a saying that “A fish rots from the head”. That is the expression used when a country’s leadership is seen as responsible for violence and unethical behaviour of its supporters and the citizens in general - agitating the majority commu


Behind the scenes

Saturday, 15 June 2019

We see and hear many things happening on the stage. Some we only hear about and do not see. More things are happening without being seen clearly. An observation with extensive view and survey will be the only means of bringing to light the true natur


My way or the Huawei: global battle for 5G dominance and its impact on Sri Lanka

Friday, 14 June 2019

The ongoing battle between the US and the Chinese tech giant Huawei is escalating due to both parties’ eagerness to dominate 5G technology, the next major global technological revolution. It will define the future of the World Wide Web, creating a


Plunder of public property by rulers

Friday, 14 June 2019

While the failure to build the modern nation has been the prime factor that had caused the wretchedness of Sri Lanka, plundering of public property by rulers when they are under their custody can be considered the next vital factor that had exacerbat


Columnists More