Nerd Camp

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

A knowledge network intended to build up Asian capacity to create and maintain pro-poor, pro-market and innovation friendly policy and regulatory environments for information and communication, took off in Sri Lanka recently. A knowledge network intended to build up Asian capacity to create and maintain pro-poor, pro-market and innovation friendly policy and regulatory environments for information and communication, took off in Sri Lanka recently.

Prime
Minister Mahinda Rajapakse and ex-Science & Technology Minister Milinda Moragoda
kicked off the event, which was spearheaded by

LIRNEasia, a
newly set up unit, that promotes better governance and regulation of
ICTs in the Asian region.


Rajapakse said the initiative is “intended to build Asian based capacity for
helping our countries cross these mental barriers. LIRNEasia will focus on
knowledge work, on applied research, on documenting and dissemin