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MPs not using their laptops in Parliament: Harin

Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando said yesterday that even 20 per cent of the laptops provided to the MPs were not used by them. He said order papers and other relevant documents were saved in these laptops to facilitate MPs in the House and added that most of …

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Computer literacy rate in urban areas reaches 41.1%

Director General of DCS Dr. Amara Satharasinghe yesterday said that Computer Literacy rate among those in the age group of aged 5-69 years of Sri Lanka had been estimated as 28.3 percent. The Urban sector reported the highest computer literacy rate of 41.1 percent among residential sectors while computer literacy …

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Sri Lanka to launch Rs. 3 bn fund to develop IT industry

government will launch IT Initiative, an exclusive fund to develop the IT industry with the assistance of the island’s universities. The Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera in his budget for next year announced that the government will launch its “Angel Fund for the IT industry” and invest Rs. 3 billion …

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Plan to cut roaming tariffs across South Asia in the works

International travellers across South Asian countries could look forward to a sharp cut in their roaming bills in the New Year. The telecom regulators of the South Asian countries are expected to bring out a proposal by December to cut down high roaming charges for subscribers travelling between member nations, …

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Free Wi-Fi for the public

Steps have been taken to create 100 Wi-Fi zones in the Colombo city as a first step of the countrywide programme to provide free Wi-Fi. The Colombo Municipal Council has initiated a scheme to set up 20 Wi-Fi zones within the city and more than 10 Wi-Fi zones are already …

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