Test Pilot

The ICT Agency has put is current set of 16 pilot projects under review, with some completed and others needing to be scaled up. The ICT Agency has put is current set of 16 pilot projects under review, with some completed and others needing to be scaled up. The Ernest and Young review, due for completion in June will also identify funding needs for possible scaling up.

Coming under the World Bank funded e-Sri Lanka initiative, the pilot projects were an initial ingredient in quickly taking the benefit of information communication technology to rural areas and the public sector services.

Projects included a local language initiative, wholesale price monitoring system, government databases for policy making bodies and citizen services and training initiatives for state sector employees.

ICT Agency’s Shoban Rainford said while some projects would be replicated in other areas like the wholesale price monitoring system, other projects that have been completed are now moving into the second phase or scaling up.

Two initiatives, the e-Parliament and e-Cabinet, included in the list of pilot projects for instance hav