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All students in the advanced level stream will get tabs while university students will be able to buy tabs on a concessionary rate soon, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

Speaking at the Asia Pacific conference of German Business in Hong Kong, he said Sri Lanka has embarked on building a digital economy.

"We have embarked on developing WiFi zones in the country. We are in need of engineers especially in the IT sector. We also need IT training institutions and have kept that sector open," the Prime Minister said.

He said the government is focusing on the manufacturing sector other than infrastructure development. “Earlier we focused on infrastructure development but now we have integrated the manufacturing sector together with infrastructure development," he said. (Yohan Perera in Hong Kong)


  Comments - 18

  • Ravi Saturday, 05 November 2016 08:02 PM

    Tea plantation workers are severly hit with very law pay and facilities since it was taken over by the government.Why dont you consider them ?

    Nihal Amarasekera Sunday, 06 November 2016 12:43 PM

    Another bracelet talk.

    Citizen Sunday, 06 November 2016 10:01 AM

    Get Perpetual Treasuries to pay for this

    Iran Saturday, 05 November 2016 09:57 PM

    Give us bracelets please.

    lalu Saturday, 05 November 2016 09:39 PM

    Do you have to go all the way to Hongkong to say this..

    Promise Saturday, 05 November 2016 09:02 PM

    This is another broken promise of a politician.Schools do not have proper classrooms for students to learn.

    Selvyn Saturday, 05 November 2016 08:44 PM

    We keep doing toilet for a long time but we have not gone any far. Anyway PM is for both - economy and infra structure. So its good move via DM Android App

    ravin Saturday, 05 November 2016 08:14 PM

    some idiots putting comments are like ling gembo.

    rosebud Saturday, 05 November 2016 08:02 PM

    How would this sort out the mess our education system is in via DM Android App

    Sharon Saturday, 05 November 2016 11:39 AM

    Ane Sir. First start 100 day program. via DM iOS App

    Lanka Saturday, 05 November 2016 07:54 PM

    Give them books and fix their toilet facilities. You will be blessed!!

    Jagath Saturday, 05 November 2016 07:50 PM

    Better to install some good waters taps in schools before giving away tabs

    r86 Saturday, 05 November 2016 07:30 PM

    tabs are not priority in the country now.. via DM Android App

    Ruwan Saturday, 05 November 2016 07:23 PM

    You definitely need a tablet via DM Android App

    BV Saturday, 05 November 2016 07:09 PM


    Akila Saturday, 05 November 2016 01:50 PM

    absolutely correct. Most of schools dont have even proper toilet facilities

    Arnold Saturday, 05 November 2016 01:49 PM

    Oh please!! Do something practical please.

    mm Saturday, 05 November 2016 12:07 PM

    so many schools dont even have enough teachers or chairs and you want to give them tabs y via DM iOS App

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