Professor Rohan Samarajiva has been appointed the new Chairman of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) along with a new director board.
ICTA is the apex ICT organization of the government that operates under the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure.
Professor Samarajiva is a former Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, who contributed to the design of the e-Sri Lanka initiative which ICTA implemented from 2003.
He served on the ICTA board during the organization’s formative period.
“Within a week of receiving the letters of appointment, the board got to work in earnest, conducting a broad review of the activities of the agency,” Samarajiva was quoted as saying in an ICTA press communiqué issued yesterday.
“It is developing a plan to focus and consolidate the many ongoing projects and restore momentum to ICTA’s important role in working across multiple government departments, agencies and coordinating with private and civil-society stakeholders to ensure that digital initiatives contribute to efficient government, a dynamic economy and an inclusive society.
Although the ICTA statement said “professionals with knowledge and expertise in the software and business process outsourcing sectors, telecommunications, cyber security, government and verticals that are major users of ICTs have been appointed to the new board,” their names were not mentioned. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)