Get ready for digital revolution soon: PM

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Sri Lanka will have smart schools which will train students to prepare for the national digital strategy which would be a revolution, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

The Premier said this at the opening of a three-storey building at Galahitiyawa Hemamali Maha Vidyalaya in Ganemulla, last morning.

The Prime Minister said the first smart school will be set up at Kurunegala MV, while there will be such schools in Kandy and four in Colombo.

“Sri Lanka will undertake a programme to digitalise all government institutions like Latvia and Finland. These countries go along with digital economy with e-currency while most of other things are done online. Technology is developing. There will be driver-less vehicles in Sri Lanka soon. We are to march towards a new era,” he said.

He said students should be prepared for the future and stressed the e-school programme will fulfil this need.

“These schools will prepare the students in the future. Sri Lanka is planning to connect Inland Revenue Department, Immigration and Emigration Department and other institutions. Students in these schools will be trained to take up future challenges."

The Prime Minister said other schools will also gradually start IT with modern technology.

He said the cabinet had approved the distribution of tabs. Mr. Wickremesinghe said a cabinet subcommittee headed by Minister Kabir Hashim has been set up to look into the matter. “We will be able to distribute tabs in several months. This is the beginning of a revolution in education,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Sachith Thursday, 28 February 2019 07:41 PM

    I have to say just "HaHaHaHa"

    Unchikun Thursday, 28 February 2019 07:43 PM

    Digital is either zero or one. Nothing in between. Either you have or have not. We are already there except for the lucky politicians.

    Deepal Thursday, 28 February 2019 07:56 PM

    Poor children are going to school hungry, without shoes, no clean toilets, falling roofs, curriculum is a mess, no qualified teachers, and this man is trying to give them the "dire need of the day" Tabs. is he of sound mind?? are Sri Lankans who elect these guys have sound minds!

    Karu Thursday, 28 February 2019 08:22 PM

    Looks like PM is spending too much time on the internet and reading science fiction. Wasn't aware of the happenings in the Central Bank. Too smart

    Shan Thursday, 28 February 2019 08:25 PM

    This man thinks only of Colombo elites. There are 101 areas of essential needs in the country to attend before Digital.

    Kandy man Thursday, 28 February 2019 08:48 PM

    Most municipals do not offer the facility to pay online. For example, Kandy. This would be a good place to start.

    Bernard Weerasinghe Thursday, 28 February 2019 09:00 PM

    Just like his revolution with WiFi!!!

    Dickie Bird Thursday, 28 February 2019 09:25 PM

    For the last (04) years this guy and the Yahapalanaya has been speaking in future tense. Digital Strategies should have been introduced in the first year of Yahapalanaya

    sam silva Thursday, 28 February 2019 09:47 PM

    Mr. P M. Before you begin your new revolution please get the bond scam resolved so we could recover the funds to pay the loans without taxing the poor

    Ahmed Thursday, 28 February 2019 10:21 PM

    even though he is not really good in developing infrastructure we have to agree that he did something to sri lankas education sector

    Upul Thursday, 28 February 2019 10:25 PM

    As always a BIG talker with no output.

    Citizen Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:03 PM

    Get ready to go home.

    wijekoon Friday, 01 March 2019 01:29 AM

    Our Prime Minister himself is well educated and well informed person while most of the other leaders are less educated and introvert minded.We have failed so far, except few, to elect an educated and visionary leader to lead the country though we talk about our literacy level. That is why leaders like President always sabotage innovative proposals like digital education.If the people who have young children failed to understand the vision of PM definitely they will have to be lamented in the course of time that they did a crime against their children by going after opportunistic politicians.Those politicians who advise us all the time of the patriotism send their children for modern foreign education while obstructing here for new initiatives that are beneficial to ordinary masses. Think of this tragedy and come forward to grab the opportunities of the new world.

    TMA Friday, 01 March 2019 03:53 AM

    We were ready ages ago. But the guns didn't arrive

    Sonam Friday, 01 March 2019 04:35 AM

    Digital Revolution. Country is going to the dogs and this choothiya is talking about Digital Revolution. Baan Chooth.

    DillonDP Friday, 01 March 2019 06:11 AM

    With the level of our education system we so long generated many fools now i guess it would be smarter but yet fools


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