Mon, 21 Jun 2021 Today's Paper

Govt. creates new Technology Ministry

23 November 2020 12:02 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

  • Digitization is scope of subject   
  • SLSI held by Bandula G. placed under new ministry   
  • TRCSL, SLT, SLIIT, SL-CERT and DRP also in it   

By Kelum Bandara   

The presidential secretariat has announced the creation of a new ministry outlining the digitization of governance in coordination with the relevant sectors as its scope of subject.    

However, it is not yet clear who will be appointed to handle the new ministry. According to the gazette notification issued by the Presidential Secretariat, the Ministry has been assigned to expand digitization of governance by coordinating sectors such as education, health, social welfare, information technology and public service.   
The Presidential Secretariat has also detailed out the institutions and the specific tasks coming under the purview of the Technology Ministry.   


Ten institutions have been brought under its purview. Among them is Sri Lanka Standard Institution which was formerly held by Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardana.   


The others are Sri Lanka Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team, Sri Lanka Telecom, Industry Technology Institution, Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology, National Science and Technology Commission, all the information technology parks and the Department Registration of Persons.   


The Ministry is tasked with seven duties according to the gazette notification. The expansion of digital governance is foremost among them. The establishment of international electronic transaction systems and facilitation of them and promotion of investment in areas such as techno parks are also among duties entrusted with it.   
The Presidential Secretariat has issued this gazette notification as an amendment to the Gazette Extra Ordinary No. 2187/27 of 09.08.2020 which outlines duties and functions of the ministries.   

 

  • The Ministry is tasked with seven duties according to the gazette notification
  • The Presidential Secretariat has also detailed out the institutions and the specific tasks coming under the purview of the Ministry
See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 0

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Statistical blunders expose administrative weaknesses

Information helps save lives and during a pandemic a free-flow of vital, accu

Vavuniya tusker’s demise DID TOO MANY ‘COOKS’ SPOIL JUMBO’S RECOVERY?

On June 11 Sri Lanka lost another one of its magnificent tuskers that succumb

Life and Times of Dynamic “Thamby” Arumugan Thondaman

Thamby”in Tamil means younger brother. It is also used widely as a pet name



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.