Abans laptops to empower Sri Lanka Knowledge Hub

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Abans recently contributed Laptops to the Knowledge Hub initiative in Sri Lanka, a program spearheaded by Lalith Weeratunga - Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka.   

Abans Director Tito Pestonjee presents a laptop to Dr. Sunil Nawaratne, Secretary for the Ministry of Higher Education. Indika De Zoysa - Intel, Country Business Manager - Sri Lanka, Jayasinghe – Additional Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Chatura Jayawardena, Senior Brand Manager - Abans, Saman Waduge- Senior Additional Secretary Presidential Secretariat, Lalith Waduge, Director ICT, Ministry of Higher Education, Mrs. Kamala Siriwardena – Chief Accountant, Ministry of Higher Education are also present

Mahinda Chintana - Vision for the Future envisages transforming Sri Lanka into a strategically important economic centre. Part of this vision entails the developing of five strategic knowledge hubs to usher Sri Lanka to the Knowledge Economy. A target has been set for the year 2015 to increase knowledge through broadband access to 60%, increase IT Literacy to 75%, provide 80,000 knowledge based jobs, increase foreign earnings by US$1 billion and to promote technology based local innovations and companies.

An ambitious action plan has already been put into motion. It requires the setting up of a high level task force, inviting Trans National Companies and companies with top brand names to participate, capacity building and skills development, identifying training requirements, facilitate programmes to train graduates and school leavers, facilitate accreditation of institutions and standardisation of tests, promote IT Parks in all provinces, encourage the use of IT solutions in government institutions, promotion of the industry locally and improve local infrastructure facilities.

Abans are agents in Sri Lanka for Computers and IT equipment from globally recognized and trusted brands such as HP, LG, Dell and Toshiba. Abans have made huge inroads into the Sri Lanka IT market, being the market leader for the past several years. Abans have frequently provided special promotional packages to professionals, employees in government departments, university students and school leavers in an effort to promote computer usage amongst a wide group of users. 

Abans offer consumers a wide range of genuine, complete IT solutions from the world’s finest brands to select from. All Computers and IT equipment sold by Abans carry a trusted guarantee of quality and an efficient and quick after sales service. Abans makes it possible for everyone to own a computer with affordable easy payment terms and Hire Purchase.