Network Track

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (L) and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe gesture as Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake (unseen) presents a supplementary budget to parliament, marking the first economic policy statement of the new government which came to power earlier in the month in Colombo on January 29, 2015. Sri Lanka's new government announced hefty taxes on top companies in a bid to raise revenue, accusing the previous regime of fudging the figures and leaving the economy in a "sad state". AFP PHOTO / Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sept 15, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lanka is on track to complete computer networking of 200 government offices, the state information technology agency said. The Lanka Government Network project hopes to connect 325 ministries, departments, provincial councils, district and divisional secretariats by the year-end the ICT agency said.

The ICTA has also developed High-level Information Security Policy for the government.

The policy was formulated, with the views and recommendations of several independent IT security experts and security agencies within the country, the agency said.

The ICTA and the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team (SLCERT) has conducted a network information security awareness program for officials from district and divisional secretariats in the Western Province.

The emergency response team was set up by ICTA to be the national center for cyber security.

“SLCERT has been mandated to be the focal point for preventing, protecting against, and responding to cyber security threats and vulnerabilities in Sri Lanka’s ICT infrastructure,” ICTA said.

This workshop was initiated to raise awareness regarding I