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The Information Infrastructure Program handles all activities that envision giving citizens affordable access to information, modern communication and electronic services at any time, from anywhere, enabling them to be a part of the global community. A question that is often asked is how an ICT Infrastructure programme contributes to a country’s development objectives? The answer has been seen empirically in many developing countries where the following indicators are directly related to growth:

  1. Connectivity – availability of a delivery channel for information and ICT services
  2. Accessibility – availability of connected access devices
  3. Content – availability of timely, relevant and localised applications, information and services.


A user-friendly environment and state-of-the-art technology infrastructure throughout Sri Lanka that enables all citizens to have ready access to information, modern communications, electronic services, and content that realize improvements in the quality of life.


  • Facilitate the installation of information and communication backbones (Rural Telecom Network) to provide competitive and affordable telecommunications services for various users and provide appropriate channels for delivery of e-citizen services, including but not limited to e-government services, e-commerce and e-learning.

  • Establishment of a network of 1000 ICT service delivery centres (Nenasalas) to empower the population in the rural areas of the country, through affordable access to information and communication technologies in local communities.

  • Design and implement Technical Architecture, Security and Standards (TASS) across government and all nationwide activities related to ICT.

  • Create a “single window” for citizens to access services provided by the government through establishing interoperability standards


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Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka

Kirimandala Mawatha,
Colombo 05.

Telephones:+94 11 2 369099, +94 11 2 369100
Fax Nos:+94 11 2 369091

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