eDevelopment in Sri Lanka progress
towards building an Open
Government
- a case study from South Asia
Priyanthi Daluwatte ...
Facts about Sri Lanka
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An island in the Indian ocean
Population 20.3 million
Middle level income (HDI ranks 92...
ICT Initiatives by
Sri Lankan Government
• Sri Lanka first recognized the need for the development
of ICT through the Nati...
Initiatives by
Sri Lankan Government (contd)
• The e-Sri Lanka initiative uses ICT to develop the
economy of Sri Lanka, re...
• Human Resource Capacity Building – government
employees to administer e-government services, basic
ICT education through...
Re-engineering the government
• Lanka Government Cloud is a community cloud and is
open only to Sri Lanka Government organ...
Government Information Centre
• One of the most popular interventions by the government
to reach the public is the interna...
Lanka Gate
• Lanka Gate will host the Country Portal, Mobile Portal,
associated e-Services
• A single window for governmen...
• Mobile Apps for
• Train schedules
• Fish prices
Under the Sri Lanka Gate, Open Data page is created and being further developed
Future Developments
• 2.0 of the e-Development Agenda as ‘Smart Sri Lanka’
• Version 1.0 e-Sri Lanka
“Moving beyond pure t...
Thank you
priyanthidaluwatte@yahoo.co.uk
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Internet Governance of Open Government Data
Workshop 303

Internet Governance Forum

22 October 2013
Bali, Indonesia


Priyanthi Daluwatte (Remote Panellist) Registrar
Northshore College of Business and Technology
Sri Lanka

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eDevelopment in Sri Lanka progress towards building an Open Government - a case study from South Asia

  1. 1. eDevelopment in Sri Lanka progress towards building an Open Government - a case study from South Asia Priyanthi Daluwatte (Remote Panellist) Registrar Northshore College of Business and Technology Sri Lanka IGF 2013,Bali
  2. 2. Facts about Sri Lanka • • • • • • An island in the Indian ocean Population 20.3 million Middle level income (HDI ranks 92) Literacy rate 92.2% IT literacy 40% Network Readiness Index 69th position out of 144, (71 in 2012) • Telephones per 100 persons (including cellular phones) 117 • Internet and e-mail 67.2 per 1,000 persons Source: Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Annual Report 2012 http://www.cbsl.gov.lk World Economic Forum The Global Information Technology Report 2013 http://www3.weforum.org/docs/GITR/2013/GITR_OverallRankings_2013.pdf
  3. 3. ICT Initiatives by Sri Lankan Government • Sri Lanka first recognized the need for the development of ICT through the National Computer Policy of 1983 • Computer and Information Technology Council of Sri Lanka set up in 1984 • ICT Act was enacted in 2003 • The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka established in 2003 • e-Sri Lanka Development Project launched in 2004 • Electronic Transaction Act 2006 • e-Government Policy approved by Cabinet in 2009
  4. 4. Initiatives by Sri Lankan Government (contd) • The e-Sri Lanka initiative uses ICT to develop the economy of Sri Lanka, reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of the people. • This vision will be realized through the following strategies – – – – – – – ICT Policy Leadership and Institutional Development Programme Information Infrastructure Re-engineering Government ICT Human Resource Development ICT Investment and Private Sector Development e-Society
  5. 5. • Human Resource Capacity Building – government employees to administer e-government services, basic ICT education through the telecentres for rural youth, trained pool of professionals, MBA programme on egovernance • Formulation and adoption of a National ICT Policy, ICT Action Plan and necessary Legal Framework • Establish knowledge centers (Nenasalas) 722 established throughout the country which provides affordable telecom services to the rural communities, ecitizen services, e-learning, IT literacy
  6. 6. Re-engineering the government • Lanka Government Cloud is a community cloud and is open only to Sri Lanka Government organizations • Lanka Gate (Lanka Interoperability Exchange) and Lanka Government Cloud have been developed to facilitate Open Government and Open data implementations • Lanka Gate initiative for eServices (Online Payment Services, Mobile Payment Services, SMS Services) • Over 500 government entities are connected • The government websites in 3 official languages (inclusive of English) Source: www.icta.lk www.srilanka.lk www.gov.lk
  7. 7. Government Information Centre • One of the most popular interventions by the government to reach the public is the internationally acclaimed GIC 1919 • In operation for over 7 years • A call centre which is operational on 14 hours x 7 days • About 2,500 calls daily in Sinhala, Tamil or English http://www.gic.gov.lk/gic/
  8. 8. Lanka Gate • Lanka Gate will host the Country Portal, Mobile Portal, associated e-Services • A single window for government services • Lanka Gate is provided with 20+ eServices. - eRevenue License Issuance - Issuance of Examination Certificates - View Last Issued Vehicle Number - On-line Water Bill Payments - Viewing of EPF Account Balances - Foreign Examination Results - Reservoir Water Level Details - Merchant Shipping Services - Tea Price Enquiry
  9. 9. • Mobile Apps for • Train schedules • Fish prices
  10. 10. Under the Sri Lanka Gate, Open Data page is created and being further developed
  11. 11. Future Developments • 2.0 of the e-Development Agenda as ‘Smart Sri Lanka’ • Version 1.0 e-Sri Lanka “Moving beyond pure technology and focusing more on innovation, transformation, entrepreneurship and inclusion” - CEO of ICT Agency • Smart Government • Smart Jobs • Smart People
  12. 12. Thank you priyanthidaluwatte@yahoo.co.uk

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