‘India will help Lanka develop IT sector’

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in discussion with Indian Minister of Law and Justice , Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad. Law and Order and southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake was present

Indian Minister of Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad yesterday said India was ready to help Sri Lanka develop Information Technology sector and identify its new trends.

He said the Unified Mobile Application for New Age Governance launched by the Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka and India in New Delhi was operating successfully.

The Indian Minister made these sentiments when he met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday.

The Prime Minister said he expected to begin discussions with India through Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando to obtain Indian support to develop the IT industry in the country.

Minister Shankar Prasad said Prime Minister Wickremesinghe was among the world leaders who was striving to introduce Technology stream to the school curriculum.

The Prime Minister enlightened the Indian Minister about the government programme of providing tabs to each school student. They discussed cyber security as well. Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake said Sri Lanka is having discussion with Singaporean government on Cyber Security and the government expects to seek Indian assistance in this regard.

Prime Minister’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Taranjit Singh Sandhu were present.

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