In coincidence with Deyata Kirula 2013, steps have been taken to improve access to ICT facilities in areas close to where Deyata Kirula 2013 is held, says the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA).
Accordingly, new ICTA-initiated Nenasala centres are scheduled to be set up in the Ampara, Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa Districts. ICTA said that a computer laboratory with modern facilities too is scheduled to be set up at the Hardy Advanced Technology Institute, Ampara. The Hardy Advanced Technology Institute, Ampara is proposed to be upgraded as the Ampara Hardy Technology University. As further components of this series of development activities parallel to the Deyata Kirula, multiple events are on the cards. It is in this backdrop that the Nenasala Computer Laboratory at the Hardy Advanced Technology Institute in Ampara will be launched. The launch of Intel Easy Steps Program will be another highlight in this connection. The Intel Easy Steps Program is a global IT awareness program developed by Intel Corporation. The handing over of personal computers to the Nenasala Computer Laboratory by Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC will also take place during Deyata Kirula this time (23-29 March). This will be a part of Singer’s commitment towards the development of IT in the area. Over 100 Nenasalas have been set up in the Ampara, Trincomalee, Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa Districts to date, said ICTA.